Vacations do not technically start until people arrive at their destinations and their suitcases have been unpacked.
The journey can be the most stressful part of any getaway – especially if boarding a plane is the mode of transport.
After enduring traffic getting to the airport, checking in, going through long lines of security, and finding your gate, the flight itself should be a relatively comfortable experience.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Redditor tiuchingtheowiay just rode a plane for the first time and found themselves in a tense situation.
The Original Poster (OP) turned to the “Am I the A**hole” (AITA) subReddit and asked:
“AITA for asking a guy on a plane to not play videos without headphones?”
The OP wrote:
“Pretty self explanatory, the guy next to me on a 5 hour plane ride kept playing let’s play gaming videos without headphones, disturbing the peace of everyone around him.”
“I asked him politely if he had any earbuds and he said no, so I asked him if he could stop playing the videos.”
“He said that it’s a shared airplane and he can do whatever he wants. I told him that there are people who don’t want to hear his videos and to be more considerate.”
“He then told me I was being inconsiderate to him wanting to watch. I flagged a flight crew member and asked to get another seat because of him, and she instead asked him to turn it off.”
“When we got off the plane he spit at my shoes and told me to f’k off if I ever see him again. This was my first time on a plane and I don’t know the etiquette.”
Strangers on the internet were asked to declare one of the following:
- NTA – Not The A**hole
- YTA – You’re The A**hole
- ESH – Everyone Sucks Here
- NAH – No A**holes Here
Most Redditors declared NTA.
“I don’t know what country you’re in, but spitting on you is considered assault in a lot of areas. And no, this dude was totally the a**hole by every culture’s societal standard. NTA.” – godrestsinreason
“spitting during a pandemic lol – that could have landed the guy in jail immediately.”
“OP why didn’t you tell the staff??” – Mesapholis
“NTA, people playing vids without headphones in public makes me rage, I can guarantee you everyone on that flight was pissed off.” – missiontomedicine
“Yeah, the rules on public transport are very similar to the rules for men using urinals:”
“No making unnecessary noise”
“Stay within the boundaries of your space”
“Keep a 1 spot gap between you and anyone else when possible” – daemin
“NTA. It’s universally an a**hole move to play videos out loud on public transportation without headphones. He was 100% the a**hole and I’m sorry you had to deal with him.” – swingmadacrossthesun
“NTA, the guy should be banned from flying, assholes of this size might seriously unbalance an airplane, causing it to crash land.” – Obakewriter
“Woah NTA. It’s common courtesy to have headphones in a public area. He was extremely rude, and spitting is not only horrible, but during a pandemic???”
“I’m sorry someone made your first flight this unpleasant.” – akoudagawaismywaifu
“NTA. Pretty basic stuff; if you are listening to a video in an enclosed space you use earbuds. Spitting on your shoes was outrageous behavior.” – zwergschnauzer