Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Close Quarters

I am flying on a SWA 737 that has 23 rows of six seats per row. That's 3 seats on each side of the aisle. That makes 92 total seats that are aisle or window seats.

I had boarding pass B9, making me the 69th passenger to board after pre-boards, so how the hell did I end up in a center seat? I know for a fact there were not 23 pre-boards.

So anyway, I'm now stuck in a center seat on row 15, next to a guy who is in serious need of a shower, and more importantly, some deodorant. Seriously, is this kind of B.O. acceptable in ANY culture?

I tried to align the air vent in such a way to create an airwall to block the smell, but this is only having intermittent success. My neck is hurting from trying to cock my head to the left side of the airwall, and still the smell is breaking through.

I also tried to position my newspaper in a way to further block the smell, but the air stream from the vent is blowing the paper and actually fanning the stench around making it worse.

Thank God this is a short flight.

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1 comment:

Jarhead™ said...

I know SWA is convenient and all...

...but is it really worth it?

I flew SWA from SLC to TPA about 6 years ago and it was the worst flight I've ever been on. I swore I'd never fly them again. The cattle-call boardings, overbooked flights, seats shoehorned into the planes, flight-attendants trying to be funny that you wish would just shutthehellup.

Never again.