10 QUICK BASIC RULES OF FLIGHT'S ETIQUETTE
No matter if you travel a lot or a little, if you're going by economy or business class, you should know that both at the airport and inside the plane, there are rules of conduct to be observed. And, believe it or not, many people don't seem to know about their existence.
Therefore, the blog selected some basic rules of etiquette in these places! You surely will identify in this post various situations, which you have experienced, I know!
Oh, not that we have created these rules. They are coming from experts on the subject ! Enjoy the content and have a good flight! ; )
1 Remember how security works.
This is all about thinking a few steps ahead, so you get through the screening process as quickly as possible.
Before you get to the x-ray machine, take everything out of your pockets. Put it all in your bag, or the pocket of a coat that you'll put through the machine.
When you belongings come out, collect them quickly and move to a spot where you’re not blocking anyone. Then you can put your shoes and belt on.
2 Don't hog the overhead bin.
In the era of checked bag fees, carry-on space is at a premium. If you have two carry-on bags, keep the smaller one at your feet.
And, as the flight attendants will likely remind you, don't take up someone else's space by putting your bag in the bin horizontally.
3 Don’t fight the flight attendants over electronics.
The ban on the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing may be absurd (and soon to be done away with) but that doesn't mean it's not a rule.
Furthermore, the flight attendants didn't create it. Giving them a hard time is obnoxious, and just delays the plane getting to cruising altitude, when you can finally get back to Words with Friends.
4 If you must recline, do it carefully.
The right to recline one's seat is a topic of debate, but we say, if the seat goes back, take advantage.
If you don't want to open your wallet, make sure to look behind you before you recline. Maybe warn the fellow traveler whose space you are about to invade, so they can hang onto their drink or adjust their laptop.
5 Keep your children in check.
Both flights and misbehaving children can induce headaches. Together, they are almost certain to.
Parents, make an extra effort to keep your kids in check. You may be exhausted, but they are your responsibility.
For passengers with complaints: Talk to the parents, don’t scold the kid. It's not your place to correct the behavior of a stranger's child, and you're likely to annoy the only people who can stop the kicking of your seat.
6 Don't get hammered.
Having a few drinks is a fine way to pass the time, but keep yourself in check.
You open the door to annoying everyone around you, reeking of booze, and needing to get up to use the lavatory every 20 minutes.
7 Don't force anyone to talk to you.
If you feel like striking up a conversation, go ahead. You can meet new and interesting people, and maybe make the experience of air travel a bit more pleasant.
But if the other person is clearly not engaged, let it drop: Many people just want to endure the flight in silence, but will likely be too polite to just ignore you.
On the other hand, if someone starts talking to you and you don’t feel like chatting, be polite, but make it clear you have other things to do.
You can open a book, slowly put your headphones on, or just conk out.
8 Only get up at convenient times.
Think ahead when planning your bathroom breaks. If you see a flight attendant with a cart in the aisle, stay put.
You could easily end up with the cart between you and your seat. Depending on the flight attendant, you'll be stuck in the aisle until the service is complete, or delay service so the cart can back up and you can sit back down.
It goes without saying that getting up before the dinner trays have been collected is taboo.
9 Respect the lavatory.
This one's simple: Don't take a lot of time, and don't make a mess. There are probably people waiting to get in there, and they deserve a clean lavatory as much as you do.
10 Get off the plane politely and efficiently.
Remember that everyone is as eager to get off the plane as you are. Don't crowd into the aisle if there isn't room, and let everyone ahead of you get out before making a move.
You’ll have plenty of time to prepare before it’s your turn to exit, so make sure you have everything, and that you don't take any more time than you need to.
If everyone did their part, a lot of loss of energy would be avoided and the experience of flying would be much more enjoyable.