Recently, Expedia conducted a survey about airplane etiquette. The results were disturbing, to say the least. First off, in comparison to the same survey done a year ago, all bad behavior DOUBLED! For instance, “seat kickers.” The percentage of seat kickers went up from 36% to 67! More bad behavior on the rise…
*Inattentive parents (parents who pretend their kids aren’t annoying other passengers)
*Smelly passengers (body odor, cologne, stinky food, etc)
*The Boozer (a passenger that gets rowdy after drinking too much)
*Chatty Cathy (a passenger that talks TOO much)
*Carry-on Baggage (a passenger that tries to bring too much carry on stuff on board and squashes your bag while trying to cram his belonging in the overhead bin)
and the #1 complaint is still all about SEAT RECLINING (should we or shouldn’t we?) I wrote a great post about this when a certain device came out that stops any seat from reclining.
So look, here’s how I see it. Flying is pretty yucky these days between cramped seats, airport security, and flight delays/cancellations. So, my suggestion is that we all behave like ladies and gentlemen. This means being cordial and considerate to other passengers. Remember the Golden Rule? Do unto others as you would like done unto you…