Tag Archives: airplane etiquette

Who Gets the Airplane Armrest

Who gets the airplane armrest?

Is it the person in the middle seat?

There have been in-the-air battles over who gets the airplane armrest. On a recent flight I boarded last, knowing I had a reserved window seat. The woman in the middle seat had claimed and was firmly holding her position—both elbows...
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Pitching a fit on an airplane

Pitching a fit on an airplane

When we board an airplane, most of us try to find an empty row, choosing either the aisle or window seat. But, when you are at the end of the line, your seat selection diminishes. You know that feeling as you slowly step onto the plane, your neck stretches...
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11 airplane etiquette rules; if only we could

11 airplane etiquette rules; if only we could

If only we could... Flight Attendant Announcement: "In the seat-back pocket you'll find a laminated sheet titled, Airplane Etiquette. If you do not follow these rules, we will add your name to the "all-the-airlines-in-the-world database."  After four infractions, your fare will be doubled for all future flights." What...
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10 ways you are being a self-centered airplane seatmate

10 ways you are being a self-centered airplane seatmate.

Don't assume because you've paid for first-class tickets, you'll be sitting next to someone with first-class social skills. Unfortunately, airlines don't make you sign an agreement: I (insert traveler), promise to be considerate and courteous, or else, at the discretion of the...
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Reclining Airplane Seats

Your comfort is all we care about when flying the friendly skies. 

If the flight is long or taking off late at night, reclining your airplane seat is a nice feature. However, there are a few etiquette rules to consider when pushing the recline button. We've all been on board with the traveler...
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Wearing a Mask on the Plane

You find the perfect seat on the airplane, and then...

There you are, boarding the plane. You see a mom holding her infant--pass.  You see an ample man who is already encroaching on the seat next to him--pass.  Ah, you see a woman looking down at the airline magazine seemingly flying solo, so you...
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