Young Woman's Flight Turns into a Nightmare: Who's Really at Fault?

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Ever been stuck on a long-haul flight with a chatty seatmate? 😴 Imagine that, but with a twist. Our heroine, a 19-year-old young woman, boards an 11-hour flight, hoping to catch up on some much-needed sleep. But her plans are thwarted by 'C', a fellow passenger who just can't take a hint. Despite her polite attempts to signal she's not in the mood for conversation, 'C' persists. The drama unfolds... 🛫🗣️🙄

A Long Flight and an Unexpected Seatmate

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The Unwanted Conversation Begins

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The Struggle to Get Some Shut-eye

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A Brief Respite

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The Tug-of-War Continues

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The Breaking Point

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An Attempt at Reconciliation

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The Final Straw

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The Public Outburst

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The Escape

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The Aftermath

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A Turbulent Flight: Who's the Real Villain Here?

In the end, our heroine finds herself questioning her actions. Did she do the right thing? Could she have been more patient? After all, 'C' was autistic and perhaps didn't fully grasp the social cues. But then again, everyone has the right to their personal space and peace, don't they? 😕 Let's hear what the internet has to say about this high-altitude drama. 🍿

"NTA. Dude was creepy." - A flight encounter gone wrong 😂

DogsReadingBooks | DogsReadingBooks

NTA: Stand up for yourself and don't let others harass you! 💪

panic_bread | panic_bread

NTA - Commenter calls out person with claimed autism for using it as an excuse to trample boundaries. Replies agree and share similar experiences. 😡

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NTA: Autistic person's social boundary misunderstood, leads to conflict. 😔

BaltimoreBadger23 | BaltimoreBadger23

NTA. Autistic woman shares disturbing experience of being touched on plane.

Delicious_Wish8712 | Delicious_Wish8712

"NTA, being neurodivergent doesn't excuse harassment. Autistic person agrees."

bluelion70 | bluelion70

🚀 Nightmare flight with an autistic incel: NTA for setting boundaries!

tiannatorres | tiannatorres

"NTA: Autistic man's entitlement turns into woman-hating incel issue."

tatersprout | tatersprout

NTA. Autism doesn't justify creepy behavior. Trust your instincts.

palidez | palidez

NTA. Polite request ignored, creepy dude crossed boundaries. 👎

Jahjahsgirl0808 | Jahjahsgirl0808

No excuse for harassment. Stand up against ableism. ✊

OrcEight | OrcEight

Autistic commenter calls out rude passenger, labels him an incel.

389idha10 | 389idha10

NTA. Flight separation with son, but kind gesture to teenager.

goboinouterspace | goboinouterspace

NTA: Social interaction is optional, not an obligation 🙌

clariwench | clariwench

Respecting boundaries is key, even with social difficulties. 💙

sad_codfish | sad_codfish

NTA, but don't make excuses. Set boundaries and prioritize yourself. ✨

MissTheWire | MissTheWire

Boundary violation on flight causes nightmare. NTA for trying.

Jumpy_Palpitation185 | Jumpy_Palpitation185

👏 NTA! Some people abuse autism as an excuse for bad behavior.

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Empowered woman stands up for herself on a nightmare flight ✈️

Fegjgg5783 | Fegjgg5783

NTA for shutting down unwanted conversation. 🙅‍♀️

greatboiwonder | greatboiwonder

Flight nightmare with entitled man, but flight attendant saves the day 😅

Whysocomplicat3d | Whysocomplicat3d

Insightful comment on interacting with autistic individuals 💙

allegedgeniusofjoe | allegedgeniusofjoe

Don't assume you have to cater to someone's happiness. 🙄

DwightMcRamathorn | DwightMcRamathorn

Misogynistic Nice Guy™ feels entitled to woman's time and attention

BorderlineBadBrain | BorderlineBadBrain

OP stands up to a persistent creep on a flight 👏

fade89away | fade89away

Autistic person stands up against entitled Nice Guy™. NTA 👏

MulticolourMonster | MulticolourMonster

You're not obligated to entertain or be a therapist. 🙅‍♀️

Boeing367-80 | Boeing367-80

Passenger refuses to be a therapist for nosy seatmate 🙅‍♀️

Foundation_Wrong | Foundation_Wrong

Setting boundaries and enforcing them: NTA 🚫🕰️

AggravatingBread6 | AggravatingBread6

NTA. Autistic guy seeks sympathy, but you owe him nothing. 🙅

Badger-of-Horrors | Badger-of-Horrors

NTA. Boundaries ignored. 🙅

Mean_Macaroni59 | Mean_Macaroni59

Setting boundaries with people, even those with disabilities 👍

ADHDLifer | ADHDLifer

Passenger stands up for herself against an annoying seatmate. 🙌

DarkBlueDovah | DarkBlueDovah

NTA. Polite, firm, and ignored - you handled it perfectly! 👍

Various-Bridge-325 | Various-Bridge-325

Stand up against unacceptable behavior! 💪

Special-Drawer-4046 | Special-Drawer-4046

Autistic guy's invasive behavior guilt trips woman, she's NTA 🙌

Simplordx69 | Simplordx69

Autistic activist shuts down misogyny accusations with powerful message ✊

spectrophilias | spectrophilias

Navigating social cues can be tough. Better to be clear upfront.

viginti_tres | viginti_tres

Stand your ground! You don't owe anyone anything! 🙌

Big_Black_Daddy123 | Big_Black_Daddy123

Polite request for alone time leads to explosive confrontation. 😳

newsbug75 | newsbug75

NTA. You handled the situation perfectly. 👏

88just_wondering | 88just_wondering

NTA, calling out ableism and standing up against entitled behavior. ✊


Fed up with entitled men on public transportation. NTA! 🙅‍♀️

Enough-Builder-2230 | Enough-Builder-2230

NTA: Autistic person faces entitled incel on nightmare flight 😡

mreloquent | mreloquent

NTA. Entitled stranger disregards boundaries and disturbs everyone on plane.

taylorshadowmorgan | taylorshadowmorgan

ADHD and autism: Setting boundaries and dealing with annoying behavior 😒

LionsLioness | LionsLioness

NTA. You did nothing wrong. 👏

LadyNemesiss | LadyNemesiss

Setting boundaries: Autism is not an excuse for inappropriate behavior 😴📺

cersei01lannister | cersei01lannister

NTA. Kindness prevails in this flight nightmare. ✈️

Rock_Successful | Rock_Successful

Autistic man's predatory behavior on flight: Victim's relief and support ❤️

Astro-tc | Astro-tc

Empathy and accountability for disability discrimination on the flight ✈️

Elevator_Latter | Elevator_Latter

Engaging and understanding response to an autistic person's experience ✨

-acidlean- | -acidlean-

NTA. Coercive control is abusive. Don't let anyone guilt trip you.

Shepasaurus_Rex | Shepasaurus_Rex

Commenter defends the person and calls out their incel status. NTA

ValkyrieSword | ValkyrieSword

Not the a**hole. Find out who's really at fault! 😮

nim_opet | nim_opet

Autistic person shares experience of monologuing, OP not the a**hole

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NTA. Don't let one creepy guy define the autistic community. 😎

spider-trans-02 | spider-trans-02

NTA. Polite rejection doesn't excuse his pattern of bothering women 👎

cobaltaureus | cobaltaureus

NTA, don't worry about it! 🤷‍♀️ He wanted to apologize.

Terra88draco | Terra88draco

NTA, handling a difficult situation on a flight with finesse ✈️

TripleTheHamster | TripleTheHamster

"Not all men are bad, but this guy was pushy. NTA!"

FartFace319 | FartFace319

"Nice Guy" turns into entitled jerk, gets a reality check 😏

Legion1117 | Legion1117

NTA, no need to explain yourself. ✌️

CampClear | CampClear

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