Flying is unpredictable. You never know when there will be delays, cancellations, or other problems that arise during your trip. Those who fly frequently will typically follow the unspoken rules of flying etiquette. Whether you have encountered them on a trip or just wanting to know what to look out for, make sure to avoid these mistakes infrequent flyers make.
The Line Cutter
Generally these flyers will either pretend they didn’t hear or understand what was said, and then proceed to wander into the first group when they should actually be in one of the last.
The Germ Spreader
Frequent flyers are aware you want to keep any germs you have to yourself. However, many infrequent flyers are more likely to sneeze or cough without covering their mouth. Sometimes they may even go further and touch your seat, tray table, armrests, etc. without having washed their hands or using sanitizer.
The Barefoot Bravado
Whether these flyers think they have cute painted toes or just trying to relax, will place their bare feet on when they go to the bathroom, on the wall, window, trays, etc. During long flights it can be understandable to want to take your shoes off. However, keep your feet on the floor.
The Chatty Cathy
Yes, it is okay to talk to who you’re sitting with or other passengers on board. However, know when to stop. Remember not everyone wants to talk to other passengers on the plane.
The Stinky Food Passenger
It’s common to bring snacks and food on to a flight, but avoid the more pungent smelling foods. Remember there are other passengers, and nobody else wants to smell your Limburger cheese.