I’ve always been a bit of a travel fiend, and my frequent travels coupled with my friendly nature have made for some very interesting encounters over the years!
Case in point:
A few years ago, my friends and I flew out to San Francisco for Labor Day weekend. We tried coordinating our airline reservations so that we would all have at least one friend sitting next to us on the flights, as they were 5 and 6 hour flights. On the way there, we were all in two rows and were happy as clams.
We had a fantastic trip and headed to the airport to fly back to Miami…and that’s when we realized that we weren’t all sitting together as we thought we were. While our seats looked like they were next to each other, this plane had the rows alternating, so that we were divided.
I happened to be sitting ALL ALONE in a row of 5 people while the rest of my friends were at least near each other.
That’s where my friendly personality came in handy…while we were hanging out at the airport getting ready to board our flight, a young guy was asking me a ton of questions about Miami. It was his first time going to Miami and he had heard me talking to my friends about going home, so he had a million questions for me! All of my friends were laughing and teasing me for being nice and helping him plan some activities, but I ignored them.
That’s what travelers do; we help other travelers!
After we boarded the plane and realized what happened with our seating arrangement, and I realized that I was going to be alone, I was not a happy camper. To add insult to injury, the movie wasn’t functioning on this flight so we had no in-flight entertainment.
SAY WHAT!?! Now, this was back in 2007, before I had an iPhone or iPad…I hadn’t even brought a book because I thought I’d be chatting with my friends for the entire flight home.
And then I realized who was sitting next to my friend across the way: the guy that chatted me up in the terminal.
I asked him if he minded trading seats with me, and he was happy to help me out!
You see, you never really know who you are going to meet in an airport…and sometimes the experience of meeting new people can be the highlight of your trip!
I love hearing stories about people meeting while they are in the airport, I always find them interesting! That is why I was especially excited to watch this Sears #ConnectingFlights video!
Can you imagine meeting a stranger in an airport and falling in love? After watching this hilarious video by Sears, you just might!
Warning: watch out for that fridge!
Alright, my fellow travelers, I know you have some stories for me, spill the beans!
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you in an airport?
This is a sponsored post, I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.