Thanks to reader Joe for sending me this Reddit video of a female passenger sitting on the aisle washing her skimpy designer underwear mid-flight in a plastic drink cup, taking her mask off to smell it and then lift it up to the overhead air vent. And I thought I’d seen it all …

It’s not clear which airline or route this took place on but multiple commenters think it’s fake. I’m not so sure. I believe it may have happened because it’s not the first time a passenger has washed their clothes or even their underwear on a flight … and it most likely won’t be the last. Below is a video of another woman drying her underwear using the overhead air vent in 2018.

I’ve never seen anyone do laundry in-flight but if that’s what we’re doing now, I should have washed my wife’s shirt after my then two-year-old threw up on her mid-flight. I just happened to be snapping photos out the window and I somehow caught the action mid-air and Natalie’s horrified look. Here’s that photo and story.

I’ve seen many terrible things on flights from women cutting and painting their toenails (not allowed) to a guy who couldn’t wait to use the bathroom ask the flight attendant for a plastic bag and pee in it next to the door. That just happened in November and he had some sort of health problems so the flight attendants gave him a pass but I could hear them all talking about the fact that they’d never had that happened before on a flight.

Perhaps the craziest thing I’ve ever seen on a flight was when a woman on my Cathay Pacific flight between Hong Kong and Bangkok started flossing her teeth with her HAIR! Yep.

What’s the worst thing you’ve seen passengers do in-flight? Leave a comment below!


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4 Comments On "Female Passenger Does Laundry Mid-Flight at Her Seat - What's the Craziest Thing You've Seen?"
  1. Kathryn A Blok|

    Not the worst ever, but the dad in the family seated in front of me kept whipping his dreadlocks in my space/face. Just when I “got over” this, the mom whipped out a container of tuna salad for them to share. Phew!!!

  2. David Campbell|

    This looks staged to me. I’m sure that happens a lot. Surely there is no one who’s this ignorant traveling unsupervised…. unless she’s “acting”.

  3. judy m.|

    we boarded our flight, and i was going to my seat, and there in my seat was a large dog. the dog’s nonchalent owner in the adjacent seat, did not want to relinquish my seat to me. he said oh, you want to sit here? well yeah i did pay for the seat!.
    another time, i went to my seat, and the cushion was missing.. the flight attendant said oh the cushion got “dirty.”

  4. Au Hoo|

    I think the underwear incident is definitely staged. Still incredibly disgusting.

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