Airline Passenger Sparks Outrage Over “Inconsiderate”, “Unnecessary” Behavior

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If you’ve flown with any amount of frequency, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of airline annoyances — from crowded airports to face mask woes amid COVID-19 — on mother returning from Walt Disney World Resort was even asked to “glue” a mask to her toddler’s face — there’s really no telling what is going to happen you board a flight.

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Recently, a U.S. man named Anthony took to Twitter to share his outrage about a fellow passenger’s “inconsiderate” hair behavior on a flight. Alongside a photo of an unknown passenger’s long hair draped over his seat tray, he wrote:

Would this p*** you off?

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Commenters immediately began responding and the post is currently up to nearly 30,000 likes.

SmolWallaby wrote:

Completely inconsiderate & unnecessary. Saying this as a fellow long-hair haver

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One of the most liked comments on the original post — it has nearly 5,000 likes — was written by a Twitter user going by Sassafrass, who has strong opinions regarding the in-flight hair situation:

I would quietly lower the tray, let her hair fall in and then close it up again. Yes. It would p*** me off and I’d tell her to keep it in her seat. If she gets p***y, offer to cut it.

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T_C commiserated and shared his own photo of a similar occurrence:

It happened to me a few years ago on a 99% empty Southwest flight (I sat first) and she sat right in front of me, could’ve chosen any of the hundred+ empty seats. I had to wait to reach altitude before I could move

Some social media users, however, were unbothered by the woman’s hair etiquette. One commenter said:

Lol nah. If I need the tray I’d just let her know I need to get under her hair for a sec. but why would I get mad? Flight over soon, on my merry way

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At this time, it remains unknown which airline this situation occurred on or where the flight was headed. However, the viral post could potentially spark airlines — including Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and more major carriers that offer direct flights to Disney World travelers going to Orlando International Airport (MCO) — to implement policies related to hair etiquette.

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If you are looking to travel to Central Florida for Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration — which began on October 1, 2021 and extends into 2023 — keep in mind that Southwest Airlines recently debuted a limited-time Disney-themed plane that will travel to MCO throughout the party in the Parks.

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The original announcement about the plane reads:

Introducing Our Walt Disney World® Resort-Themed Boeing 737-700

Meet the newest magical promotional livery in our fleet! This Boeing 737-700 aircraft is a high-flying tribute to 50 years of both Southwest and @WaltDisneyWorld Resort connecting People to the magic and moments that matter most. There are plenty of surprises in store as the plane Makes its way to a very speCial statiOn! Plane spotters, track our progress: N954WN #Southwest50 #DisneyWorld50




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