Tips and Tricks For Airline Travel Etiquette

When you are flying it is always important to be aware of your surroundings. Here are some tips and tricks that will make your next flight the best one ever.

1. Be considerate of the people around you. If you know that you are going to be sick or just don’t feel well, let a flight attendant know beforehand so they can better accomidate you.

2. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone! Sometimes a stranger can become a friend, especially when you have time on your hands as well as them.

3. If you bring snacks for yourself, please be considerate and share with others! But most importantly, enjoy the ride!

Utilize the correct tools offered by the airline: make sure to always check in for your flight 24 hours before departure to ensure you receive the seat you want. Show up early for your flight, as it is recommended you arrive 2-3 hours before your scheduled departure time.

Checked baggage fees must also be considered when planning travel. You can avoid these fees by packing light and only bringing a carry-on bag with you onto the plane, which will also save you time waiting at baggage claim after your flight. If necessary, bring a change of clothes in your carry-on in case your checked bag gets lost.

As you might have seen, I recently had the opportunity to give a talk at PyCon. I want to take this opportunity to share with you all some of the things I’ve learned about how to make your next flight better.

First of all, remember that every one of your fellow passengers is also afraid of flying. You are not alone. That’s why it’s important to remain calm and civil at all times.

Whenever you get on the plane, one of the first things you should do is check for any leaks or other possible hazards in your immediate surroundings. If there are any problems with your seat, report them immediately to a crew member.

If you can’t find a crew member, try asking another passenger if they can help you switch seats with someone who has more legroom or is closer to the front of the plane

We all know that traveling can be stressful sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some great tips on how to keep your cool when traveling across the country on a flight.

First of all, make sure that you get there early. Like I always say, “If you’re late, you’re not going to make it.” This is especially true for airplanes. Make sure you arrive at least two hours before your flight time. Not only will this give you time to get through security and check in, it will also help you avoid long lines and other hassles that may come at the last minute. It’s also important to remember that most airlines do not allow you to check in online or over the phone so getting there early is your best bet.

Secondly, make sure that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Airplanes are notorious for being cramped and uncomfortable so trying to squeeze into a pair of stilettos or a suit is going to make for an uncomfortable ride. Instead, opt for comfortable flats or sneakers and loose-fitting clothes such as jeans and t-shirts.

Finally, don’t forget about your carry on bag! A lot of people have started using carry-on bags these days because they find them so convenient; however

When you arrive at the airport, get in security line immediately. Once there, take off your shoes. Empty your pockets of change and keys. Double check to make sure you have done this. And still, when you get to the metal detector area, it is not uncommon for a key or some other loose object to cause the metal detector to beep.

If this happens, do not reach into your pockets to find the object yourself (even though you are pretty sure you know exactly which pocket the key is in). Do not start removing other objects from your pockets. Don’t even look down at your pocket or look like you are thinking of reaching into it.

If it is a key, they will ask you to remove it yourself. If it is a coin or something else, they will tell you that you need a full body search, or full-body pat down. You will now have to wait for this extra search to take place and hold up the line behind you. (All because of that one quarter in your pocket.)

When people fly, they tend to forget how to behave. We’re not talking about the woman who brings a tub of Nutella on the plane. You know what you’re getting into when you sit next to her.

We’re talking about the guy who will put his feet up on your armrest while you’re eating a chocolate croissant, wash it down with some Dunkin Donuts coffee and then fall asleep with his mouth open.

Here are some tips for avoiding such situations:

1.) Stay away from the person who shows up in a pink bathrobe and slippers, because that’s never good news. (It’s always best to dress for success when flying.)

2.) If you see a man trying to get on the plane with nine pairs of headphones around his neck like he’s going for some sort of world record in headphone ownership, move seats immediately.

3.) Run fast if you spot someone wearing a fanny pack full of snacks. It would be best to change seats before they board because that snack collection is going to smell as soon as they open it and they’ll probably offer you something that looks questionable.

Being a good passenger is a lot like being a good neighbor. You might not see them often, but when you do come into contact it’s important to be polite and considerate. Traveling by plane can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be if everyone just used their manners.

As my grandpa always said, “You get more with honey than with vinegar.” So here are some tips for making the most of your flight – without annoying your fellow passengers.

1. Bring headphones. Nobody likes listening to your music. If you’re willing to pay for the luxury of watching a movie on the plane, you should be willing to pay for headphones that won’t disturb everyone around you.

2. For the love of all that is holy, don’t recline your seat all the way back on a short flight! This isn’t going to make your trip any shorter and it’s probably going to annoy the person behind you trying to work on their laptop or eat their snack without breaking their neck.

3. Don’t put your feet up on the tray table in front of you unless you’re wearing socks and would be okay with other people putting their food there later on in the flight!

4. If you have kids,

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