By: John Lester - Staff Writer
Published: Apr 26, 2021
Airplane Etiquette Tips

Airplane Etiquette Tips

Airplane Etiquette. Here are a few tips for being etiquette on an airplane full of frequent flyers. Some of the most obnoxious in-flight behavior is often perpetrated by business travelers who feel they are entitled to special treatment.

Most problems occur in the cramped, overcrowded coach sections of airplanes. The airplane etiquette missteps usually center around luggage, personal space and talking. Follow these simple steps and your flight will be easier for everyone, including yourself.

Airplane Etiquette

When boarding: Don’t carry-on excessive luggage or oversize bags. Don’t linger. Carry your bag in front of you as you walk down the aisle. Store your bag under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin adjacent to your seat. Sit in your assigned seat until everyone has boarded. If you are traveling alone and someone asks to switch seats to join a family member or colleague - be a sport.

When Settling In: Don’t Hog the Armrests. Don’t recline your seat all the way. Don’t invade your neighbor’s “personal space”. If you’re listening to music with a Walkman, don’t crank up the sound too much — it is irritating to listen to.

In Flight: Don’t force your conversation on the person next to you. Don’t grab the seat in front of you when you are getting up. Don’t kick the seat in front of you. Don’t stand in front of the in-flight movie. Don’t hold business meetings in the aisle. Don’t clog up the aisles while the flight attendants are using the food and beverage carts. Don’t get drunk.


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