Ok this has been covered "'elsewhere"' but I thought it was a good thing to keep going on any forum... Ill kick off with mine 1996 December: Downgraded from Royal First Class to Economy on Thai Arways BKK_LHR AFTER occupying my seat and polishing off a glass of bubbly as there was a Thai royal personage with a last minute medical emergency so the first Class cabin was emptied out I was on an op-up to first and Business was full So to the back with me! That makes you miserable I can tell you, an upgrade becoming a DOUBLE downgrade.... all the medical brouhahaha also meant a more than 2 hour delay already so would miss my connection to helsinki and would need to renegotiate all this across different terminals....Hence quite depressed On takeoff perked up a bit because there was a flight attendant on board who I knew quite well. However next to me in the aisle seat (middle empty) was a passenger who began drinking...and drinking... When meal service started the drinks flow ebbed a bit as there was quite naturally no one to respond to the bell.. The passengers storms off to the galley .. I take advantage of his vacating the aisle seat to go to the loo and find my friend in the galley...in tears and the man storming off past me to his seat Appears he had accused her of racial discrimination She, gentle soul, was hurt humiliated etc etc I miss my meal comforting her; they give me some cup noodles which i eat with her --- playing the fool to cheer her up. When I return to seat the offended and by now plastered co passenger eyes me suspicously... Accuses me of ""carrying on"" etc .. Mutters dark threats... he is big and I am scared Moved to a middle seat in row of 4 at my request.. snorers on either side. Someone possibly with a bereavement crying quietly in the far aisle.... video mainscreen directly in front of my nose Am asked by cabin crew to depose to British Transport Police on unruly pax behaviour on arrtival... Given that this happened to someone I know, didnt want to seem churlish about my connection. So miss connection spend close on 4 hours at Heathrow deposing and all sorts of things and get to helsinki at 8pm, thuis having missed my presentation slot at 5 pm. not so bad I guess but is my worst and merits telling here only because it was a failry bizarre combination of circumstances that collectively made the flight a nightmare PS: TG sent me a beautiful set of 4 china cups as a gift, delivered home to me in NYC I still have them so it wasnt all bad.!!