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Who would you want to sit next to on a cross country flight?

Asked by Seaofclouds (23087points) May 24th, 2010

I’m flying from the east coast (Philadelphia) to the west coast (Seattle) today by myself. The topic came up in chat and we were talking about who we would want to sit next to on the flight (not counting significant others). It was an interesting conversation, so I figured I’d bring it to all of fluther as well. So, who would you want to sit next to for the flight and why?

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jazmina88's avatar

His Holiness the Dalai Lama awesome

and willie nelson of course, he would have a guitar

Seaofclouds's avatar

Johnny Depp (for eye candy) and Natalie Portman (for eye candy and conversation).

susanc's avatar

Alan Rickman.

shego's avatar

I personally wouldn’t anybody sitting next to me famous or not. I really want to punch the person in the face who is sitting next to me, and using me as a pillow.
But since the question is who do I want to have sitting next to me, I would have to say my teddy bear, because it can’t snore, drool, or use me as a pillow.

perspicacious's avatar

I would prefer the seat next to me be empty.

sakura's avatar

If I had to I’d like to sit next to Christian Slater mmm It would help eliviate the boredom just by looking at him! Ermm I’d like to sit next to Cat Stevens, he seems an interesting bloke to chat to. Possibly the writers of lost to find out what the heck they were thinking making a series about not very much last so long! Jim Morrison Marc Bolan to get a little drunk with ;)

augustlan's avatar

Stephen King could tell me scary stories, my best friend would keep me laughing, President Obama would be very interesting. I’d love to pick his brain! Now, someone to sing me to sleep…

YARNLADY's avatar

Robin Williams

Fred931's avatar

John Locke. Waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

cookieman's avatar

Willie Shoemaker

Interesting conversion and plenty of room to stretch out.

mrentropy's avatar

A crying baby! Wait, no, I mean Bruce Campbell.

janbb's avatar

Bill Moyers

john65pennington's avatar

Wolfman Jack. he could tell me all about the music of the 60s and his DJ work at the radio station he worked and if American Graffiti, the movie, is authentic compared to those days in the 60s.

YARNLADY's avatar

@john65pennington—Have you visited the Wolfman Jack Museum ? You might enjoy it.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Pretty much anybody who doesn’t try to chat me up, doesn’t hog the arm rest, doesn’t jab their elbows into my sides, doesn’t take up a seat and a half, and who doesn’t smell.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Foghorn Leghorn ;)

john65pennington's avatar

Yarnlady, i visited the Wolfman site and read his history. i was actually around to listen to Wolfman Jack, starting in 1958. i was 15 and the radio signal bombarded Nashville. i began my love for rock and roll music with Wolfman Jack. he not only played rock and roll music, but he is responsible for the crossover of ryhthm and blues into rock and roll. yeah, i use to listen to the Wolfman each night. he difinetely had a style all his own. thanks for the info.

NeroCorvo's avatar

A deaf mute on sedatives would be nice.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Symbeline, to catch up on zombie lore.

Jude's avatar

Empty, please.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Stephen Fry or Michael Palin

Cruiser's avatar

Fergie, but I wonder if she would be in the mood for talking!

mrentropy's avatar

God. He’s got some esplainin’ to do.

Silhouette's avatar

The mother traveling with her first baby. She’s going to need all the support she can get and I’ve had some practice with this so maybe I could help a little.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Patrick Stewart. I’d just love to hear his accent for several hours. :-)

Primobabe's avatar

Someone who isn’t traveling with a screaming baby.

Yes, I like children, but it isn’t fun to be stuck—in close quarters and with nowhere else to go—with a baby who cries and howls non-stop. And, yes, I do have compassion for the parent who’s trying so hard to keep the baby quiet, but I wouldn’t choose to be that person’s seatmate for 6 hours.

mrentropy's avatar

Next to someone carrying an enraged cockatoo.

bunnygrl's avatar

Stephen Fry, the man is endlessly fascinating, the sweetest man alive and a great hugger :-) @susanc agreed <hugs> as you can tell from my profile pic
hugglys everyone xx

chels's avatar

Lily Allen.

Seaofclouds's avatar

You guys have some awesome choices! I haven’t started that leg of my journey yet, so who knows who I’ll be sitting next to. I do know that the flight is full, so at this point, I will be next to someone.

Kismet's avatar

My boyfriend would be lovely company, because I know I’d be able to sit next to him for a cross county flight and I can cuddle with him and make kissy faces.
He is my most favorite company.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Steven Spielberg
Mark Twain
Dean Koontz
George Lopez
Meryl Streep
Paul McCartney
John Steinbeck
Nikola Tesla

Nullo's avatar

Thor Heyerdahl. The most interesting anthropologist to ever have the results of his life-changing experiment filed under “neat stunt, but we’re thinking this now.”

WestRiverrat's avatar

Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf.

Ron_C's avatar

I fly, frequently ,from Pennsylvania to all around the world. If I can’t get business class, I prefer an aisle seat because I have a problem with blood clots in my right leg. Additionally, you don’t have to crawl over anyone to go the the bathroom or walk around.

Never, Never take a center seat if you are traveling alone.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Ron_C Amen to that!

Ron_C's avatar

I got off on a rant and forgot to answer the question.

If I had a choice, I’d sit next to Pres. Obama. He has had an interesting life, has some great ideas, I have some ideas to share with him.

This also means that I would be flying on Air Force One and I hear the seats are comfortable and the meals are pretty good. I don’t think they have a luggage weight limit either.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Who else could there be but Warren Buffet? I would love to be able to pick his brain.

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