Friday, July 15, 2022

Airline Etiquette

If you have traveled by air recently, you know that it is chaotic, at best, at the airports. Delayed flights or canceled flights can ruin vacations, cause much heartache to those traveling to attend weddings or funerals, and generally disrupt your plans. If you are lucky to actually board your flight on time and get on your way to your destination, there still could be a lot of unpleasantness ahead!

It seems a lot of air travelers leave their manners at home and bad behavior in flight is not uncommon these days.

Please keep in mind these airline etiquette guidelines:

~After boarding the plane, find your seat and place your carry on bag in the bin above your seat (unless directed by the Flight Attendant to place it elsewhere). 

~Respect the Flight Attendant and the rules onboard…otherwise, you may find yourself on a no-fly list and in trouble with law enforcement. 

~Observe any mask mandates.

~Please do not bring smelly food onboard…please. 

~Respect your limited space. Don’t recline your seat on a short flight. If you simply must, do it slowly. 

~Allow the person seated in the middle seat to use both armrests.

~Don’t remove your shoes and socks.

~Don’t be a seat kicker. On my last flight, the child behind me kicked my seat during the entire flight. The adult with him never said a word. I didn’t say anything, but it was soooooo annoying. 

~After the plane has landed, do not cut in line and rush to the front…that is just tacky and a pet peeve of mine!


Donna said...

The seat kickers are the worst. My daughter and granddaughter flew up here to Indianapolis from Dallas. I'll have to ask her about passenger behavior on their flight.

Unknown said...

I agree with all that you said. I would also recommend bringing your own drink on board. Most of my flights have cut beverage service short or did not serve at all. People were complaining all around but it's just part of flying now. Your point about jumping up and rushing to get off was so on point for my last flight...several elderly people needed a bit more time and were basically shoved while they were standing up. It was awful.