When I sit facing the passengers during take-offs and landings, I couldn’t help but take notice of this: sleeping style. I have nothing better to do then but to place them under categories:

1) The Chinese Poet
the kind where the head turns a complete circle, or sometimes swings a little like a pendulum, just like how a Chinese poet shakes his head when he recites a good Chinese poem!

2) The Elevator Needle
you know, those old-fashion elevators where the location of the elevator cabin is indicated by a needle? These sleepers’ head will slide slowly, either left or right…and then goes right back to starting position [straight up]. And the process goes on and on and on…until we wake them up!

3) The Venus Fly Trap
he he….in typical fashion, this type of sleeper sleeps with their mouth hanging open – once or twice, you may even see the drool…yeap, just like a Venus Fly Trap!

4) The Fisherman
oh, this is rather common, where the head bops up and down. Just like the fishing rod when you go fishing. Especially when using the Apollo. You gotta jerk it up and down to get fish!

5) The Yoga-Neck
ouch..this is rather painful to watch. The head starts of like the elevator needle, only difference is that it’ll stop when the head reaches the shoulder. And it stays there! So you can really see the stretched muscle [read : feel the coming pain] on the neck. Ouch!

6) The Troubled Sleeper
this type of sleeper gives me the impression that they have the world on their shoulders. They frown when they sleep! Their forehead is wrinkled, and their eyebrows almost meet in the middle… a little disturbing to watch, actually

So which one are you??


My office in AirAsia is none other than our fuel-efficient, brand new, young and modern A320! (And the term prefered is Flight Attendant, not Cabin Crew, thank you!)

I get to meet different people from different countries, lifestyles, religions and occupations everyday. And the stories they shared with me often falls victim to the topic of my blogs!

With this blog, I can say goodbye to the free Coca-colas I get from my friends in exchange for flight stories…oh well!


  1. hahahah.. good one venice ..BTW .. i belong to the fisherman category! that is exactly why i always bring along my shawl and wrap it around my head so that nobody can see my face the the position of my head while sleeping!

  2. thought I’d add to the list =)

    7) The Oozing Deadweight

    A combination of Yoga-Neck and Venus Fly Trap, this type of sleeper would simply tuck the head down all the way until the chin comes in contact with the chest. It would stay there for a considerably long duration, until awoken, after which the person will feel a very sharp pain at the back of the neck from overstretching. There will also be several wet patches in various locations from pant thighs to shirt pockets.

  3. Venice Reply

    Haha, good one too, Amirul!
    Erm, it wouldn’t be from experience you were writing about, would it? Haha…let’s hope not!

    Anyway, thanks for reading my post, people!~

  4. Anthony Dylan Reply

    I think the venus fly trap is soooooo common man!!! Sometimes I wish to open up a sachet of nescafe and pour warm water to make a drink in the feloow’s mouth!!!!

  5. hmmm, I think I belong to the elevator needle category, …

    venice, do u know which kind of style sleeping is the good one for sleeping in the plane???

    just curious….

  6. Hey..Ven I think I’m ahh err The Yoga-Neck one…but the best place to sleep in yourr mom sofa!!

  7. Venice Reply

    Haha, thank you Darien! With that said, I shall try my best to blog more cabin happenings!

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