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Passenger Terrifies Seatmates by Flying in His Boxer Shorts, Goes Viral

You could say he was flying by the seat of his pants.

Flying in economy class is becoming more and more of a social experiment as it pertains to the limits of human patience—especially now that both the seats and bathrooms are shrinking. Faced with several hours of extreme discomfort, plane etiquette has fallen a long way from the days of getting dressed in your Sunday best for a flight. People take off their shoes, place their feet up on someone else's chair, and engage in spartan battles over the armrest.

But one air traveler really took things up on a notch. This week, Twitter user Lizzie Thompson was on an Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles, when the man in the seat across from her actually took off his pants.

Then, just to really make himself feel at home, he also took off his socks and spread his legs out against the wall.

Things only got more bizarre from there. "He just shouted at a man who boarded with a ukulele (also have questions) to COME SIT WITH ME AND MAKE SOME MUSIC," Thompson wrote. Apparently, airline staff were "unconcerned" by these antics. They offered her another seat, but apparently shrugged off the fact that a man in his boxers was having a jam session on an 11 hour flight.

Two hours in, the man swiped four bottles of wine from the cart and fell asleep. When he awoke, he put on his puffer jacket, presumably because he was cold, but, evidently, not his pants.

The story has a happy ending, however. He did, eventually, put his pants back on.

Thompson's thread immediately went viral because it is, of course, hysterical.

And while many people criticized the man for his blatant disregard for other passengers, some applauded him for his ability to make a long-haul flight as close as possible to a Saturday night at home.

And for proof that not everything that happens on a flight is terrible, check out the heartwarming, viral exchange that occurred when Timothée Chalamet was seated next to one of his biggest fans.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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