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The 10 Worst People To Sit Next to on a Plane

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Sartre was the first to say hell is other people. And never has that adage been more true than when you fly. Here are the 10 worst passengers in air travel today.

1. The Crying Baby

The poor child? Poor you. Nothing you can do with this one but grimace and smile and hope that you’re only on a commuter flight. Otherwise it will be a long one. Learn from past times and bring earplugs. Parents can be proactive: Offer an apology and maybe buy a round for those in closest proximity, it’ll make everyone nicer. Cash works too. If you’re feeling extra nice, offer to help the parent with hoisting their bags into the overhead bin, or keeping their drink on your tray–a less-harried parent can mean a much calmer baby.