Passenger Drapes Her Hair Over The Seat Back Behind Her, Nearly Dips It In Coffee

On September 29, a woman flying Star Alliance airline Aegean from Athens to Amsterdam decided to let it all hang out. Her hair, that is. Sitting behind her was a food blogger with a big internet presence. So I’m not really sure she minded, for her it was content gold even if the behavior was reprehensible.

Oddly the blogger comments on the woman’s beautiful and freshly-washed hair. But it did drape down far enough that it almost grazed the coffee cup on the tray behind her. She found the whole thing ‘cute’.

@julie.b.christensen The joy of traveling. #omgjustdont #pleasedont #lol #traveletiquette ♬ Funny Song – Cavendish Music

It’s even more of a problem when the plane has seat back video, but the hair blocks your view. Those tvs have touch screens and those aren’t being cleaned nearly as often as you’d think, too.

We all fall into one of two camps, which one are you?

  • Scissors
  • Gum

Or maybe you’re a “dip the hair in coffee” kind of passenger? I suppose the right answer is to say something, politely, or enlist crew to say something. So let’s just assume a polite request is ignored. What do you do?

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  1. Just flip the hair back over and into her face. That’s particularly effective if she’s trying to eat or drink when you do it. (No sense in dipping her hair into your food. Ruin hers.)

  2. women have a natural narcissism and entitlement about them. It’s part of their genetic code, most lose it when they have children.

  3. You can bring super glue onto the plane, it’s a fantastic show to watch her try to get up after having her hair superglued to the back for the seat.

  4. Scissor definitely. Just cut up about 4″ and 3″ wide. Leave the rest of the hair. Put the cut hairs in an empty glass and stick the glass in the overhead bin. See how long it takes a woman so stupid she would drape her hair in your space in the first place to notice that a big rectangle of her hair is missing.

  5. +1 Raj- yes, I think the solution is simpler. Just don’t tell the woman in front of you to throw her hair over the top for your video of the day. No normal human being would do that.

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