I hope this is the right forum section for this... A thread in this section discussed how to avoid/deal with smelly/loud/large etc. seat mates-- basically anyone unpleasant to sit next to. I think we've all had good seat mates at times-- people who were considerate, kept to themselves, had a good sense of flight etiquette, but has anyone had a really great seatmate? Someone you didn't know prior to that flight, whose company you really enjoyed, and whose presence enhanced your trip? I don't think I ever have, although I did once sit next to a guy who was starting a frequent flyer site for Australian business travelers, and we had a very interesting conversation during our flight. My sister-in-law had the best seat mate-- they hit it off so well, they're now married! Just wondering if there are any good/fun stories to balance out the all-too-common 9it seems) bad ones (my apologies if there is a thread like this already!).