Who's in my seat? Dream travel buddies for long flights

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Cape Town - A celebrity? A billionaire? Or your best friend? Who would be your dream travel buddy on those long overseas trips?

Maybe you want some eye-candy for the trip, or someone who can keep a decent conversation. Perhaps you're more interested in someone providing entertainment, make you laugh or just generally keep you upbeat when the flights starts to drag. 

And maybe you just want snuggle up to your loved one or take silly selfies with your bestie. 

SEE: #WheresMyWindow? Passengers who thought they'd booked a window seat unimpressed!

In celebration of 55 years in servicing its South African flight route, Lufthansa hosted a twitter chat via Traveller24 - which gave travellers a chance to win two economy class tickets.

(The winner will be announced on 16 October and in the Traveller24 newsletter. Entrants had to participate in the chat and sign up to the newsletter - see the details here.)

And eager travellers wanting to head to Europe turned out in their droves - with the #Lufthansa55_ZA hashtag trending in the top five across South Africa on Friday 29 September.  

ALSO SEE: 'Peace of mind': What readers think of a 'no middle seat' for women on planes initiative

We asked the Tweeple who they wanted to sit next to on those long flights, and here are their answers.

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