Who would you like to sit with on a plane?

If you could choose one person to sit next to on a flight, who would it be?

Synovate Travel and Leisure recently asked over 1000 business-travelers and below are the top results in order of preference. The survey doesn’t mention why these were chosen though — but here are my snippets.

  1. Oprah Winfrey (As sad as that sounds, I think she’d be fun to sit next to)
  2. Bill Gates (I would like to talk to him about the work he does in India)
  3. Angelina Jolie (Hmmm. Nah, she’s this mixture of wild and noble. I’m not sure I’d be able to break into her)
  4. Hillary Clinton (Nah…)
  5. George Bush (No thank you)

Another similar survey listed :

  • The Pope (No comment)
  • The Dalai Lama (I’d like to sit next to him and meditate. No, seriously.)
  • Barak Obama (Nah…as you can see, American politics is not on my preference list).

I would have said Richard Branson, he is a box of surprises and his life fascinates me. Or perhaps David Copperfield, I’ve always had the desire to meet him.

Who is your “dream” flight seat neighbor? And why?