Airplane Etiquette To Make The Flight Pleasant
There really isn’t a nice way to say it, but rude passengers are extremely unpleasant. They make the flight horrible, aggravating, or downright irritating. From rear seat kicking to booze hounds, make sure to follow these five tips to avoid common airplane etiquette faux pas.
Be Courteous of Others
Remember the overhead bin is for everyone, this is one of the key aspects of airplane etiquette. If you have two carry-on bags, only place one in the overhead bin. Keep the smaller of the two at your feet.
Don’t Invade Space
Reclining your seat while flying is debatable and with flights providing scarcely any leg room, it’s no surprise passengers tend to go beyond nicely asking fellow passengers to remain upright. In fact, GadgetDuck even created a new gadget you slip against the back of a plane seat that blocks it from reclining! However, a good rule of thumb is if you don’t need to recline, avoid it.
Keep Your Kids in Line
Just because you’re exhausted, doesn’t mean your kids are no longer your responsibility. If you bring your child with you, keep them in line; and if you’re on a flight with a parent, have a heart. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how hard you try, the child will still unravel.
Sure sitting back and downing a few drinks is a great way to pass the time, but make sure you keep in control of yourself. Remember no one wants to deal with a rude/loud, booze smelling person, who constantly needs to use the restroom.
And the Armrest Goes To
Most experts agree, whoever is seating in the middle gets the armrest. Although there are some etiquette experts who disagree, in most cases it is only fair to yield over the armrest. After all, they don’t have any room to stretch out their feet, and there is nowhere for them to rest their head.