Thanks for the A2A on this one, it made me smile 🙂
There is an interesting phenomenon in airplanes where the sound is both muffled and amplified at the same time – and the frequency of the planes’ overall vibration/hum may actually help to dampen a normally loud snorer’s reverberation (while enhancing someone’s usual light snores to a thunderclap.)
Additionally, you might think that the noise you are hearing is coming from the seat next to you, where it is really coming from 6 rows back and 4 across.
Acoustics are so fun.
That said, a run-of-the-mill, non-engineer Flight Attendant will do what he or she can to maximize the comfort of the passengers. In this case, if there is a passenger who is irritated enough to complain about the snoring, then they might offer to reseat the awake passenger, offer them headphones, a beverage, etc.
They will generally not, however, wake the sleeping passenger. Let the person sleep – they are relaxed and therefore dealt with.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-right-way-for-a-flight-attendant-to-handle-a-person-who-is-loudly-snoring-on-the-plane
Originally Posted On: 2015-08-08