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airplane etiquette.

Ok, I know this is a random post, but I’m always amazed at how rude and thoughtless people are on airplanes. I’m not going to rant or rave, but I am going to provide a few in-flight tips. I realize that this is common knowledge for 99.9% of you (because any person with half a brain or an iota of self-awareness wouldn’t have to be told), but I thought I’d post just in case someone in that 0.1% stumbles upon my blog.

  • If your feet stink, do not take your shoes off. You stinky feet people know who you are. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that nobody else can smell them – everyone can. It’s disguising. Repulsive actually.
  • If you are watching a movie or playing a video game, use headphones. Not everyone wants to hear Mario Kart for DS (although I don’t deny that it’s a fantastic game).
  • Use your 12-inch voice when talking to the person next to you. No need to announce your vacation woes to the entire plane. I know you think the world revolves around you – but it actually doesn’t and most people don’t care.
  • Cover your mouth/nose when you cough/sneeze. I AM sorry that you don’t feel well, but passing your germs along to me isn’t going to help the situation. Gross, gross, gross.
  • If there is an older lady/gentleman or a new mom carrying a baby, help them put their bag in the overhead compartment. If this was your mother or grandmother, wouldn’t you want someone to help them?
  • When it is time to exit the plane, wait your turn. Unless you are sprinting to a connecting flight, you can wait your turn. I know it’s hard to believe, but everyone actually wants to get off the plane – not just you.
  • If the flight attendant is hitting on the person next to you, don’t keep interrupting the conversation. Just let them chat!

I think that’s it. Did I miss anything?

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