On Aug. 21, 2015, a Chinese woman was not allowed to board her flight from Beijing to Wenzhou in China. The lady in question was carrying a $190 (£123) worth bottle of Remy Martin XO Excellence and wasn’t allowed to carry it on board. The cognac lover that she was, she downed the entire bottle to avoid it getting wasted. When traveling by air, there are a few things that you should avoid to stay out of tricky situations. Click ahead to know more.
1. Let’s start with the booze! If alcoholic beverages are served on the flight, it does not mean that you’ll gulp down every drop that is available to you. Remember you are traveling with others, who might be wary of heavy drinkers.
2. Never use both the armrests. It might be convenient for you, but you need to respect the personal space of your co-passengers.
3. A polite conversation between you and your fellow passenger is fine. However, be mindful that they might enjoy flying in silence. If you notice them engrossed in reading or listening to music, do not force a conversation upon them.
4. The reclining chairs are meant for your comfort. But that does not mean you’ll recline them as far as you can. You need to be particularly careful if there’s a passenger with a kid or if there’s a tall passenger sitting behind you.
5. If you get the window seat, constantly getting up for a loo break will upset the passengers sitting next to you. It’s advisable that you visit the washroom before boarding the flight. And if you are one of those who finds it difficult to hold it for long, request for an aisle seat to avoid inconvenience.
6. Traveling with a kid can be quite an adventure. If he or she is just a few months old, make sure they are properly fed before the flight. Wailing babies are not a pleasant scenario for most passengers. If your kid is a toddler, he or she might be tempted to run around in the aircraft. Before boarding the flight, make them understand that they need to be well behaved. A small bribe might work wonders.
7. The in-flight crew has been trained to take care of the passengers well. Be polite and grateful to them always. Bothering them unnecessarily is unacceptable.
8. If you get the aisle seat, you need to be careful about your elbows and legs. Do not stick them out, as they’ll cause a hindrance to both the flight attendants as well as the co-passengers. It might even injure you.
9. If traveling in a group, especially going on or returning from your dream vacation, you might be super excited and not able to stop gushing about your vacation. Keep your voices low, as they might bother your fellow passengers.
10. Flight journeys can seem quite tedious. So passengers often listen to music or watch movies on their laptops. But make sure that you keep the volume down. Your co-passenger might not share the same taste as yours.
11. Make sure you arrange your hand baggage in the overhead storage above your own row. Utilizing the space allocated for other passengers is extremely rude.
12. The aforementioned point will hold true only if you carry the accepted quantity of hand baggage. Do not walk in with an overload of luggage, which will make it difficult not only to carry them inside the aircraft, but also accommodating them in the storage.
13. The ‘call button’ is to be used responsibly. If you see that the attendant is busy prepping for the meals, do not hit the button unless it is absolutely essential. Use your judgment wisely.
14. When you are a flyer, you need to make sure that your behavior and actions do not cause ill-effect for your co-passengers. If you like to wear perfume, keep it mild as someone might have an allergic reaction to it. Similarly, if you carry food, try not to pack pungent items as it might not be pleasant for the others.
15. Nobody likes passengers who shove their way out when the plane lands. Let the ones near the exit points get down first and then follow suit.
Source: MSN News