14 Rude Airplane Habits You Should Stop Doing!


Last Updated on March 9, 2021

Common sense dictates that we are polite to each other on every occasion, but there is a need to reinforce that idea when it comes to airplane etiquette. When you book a trip, you already know that it isn’t going to be all rainbows and sunshine and that there is a chance you are going to come across annoying situations. But you need to keep in mind that being on a plane means that you can’t get away and you can’t leave your seat, which means you will just have to deal with it, preferably without being nasty. So, here are some of the rude things passengers do on a plane – and that you definitively should avoid!

1. Bring Smelly Food On Board

Your table tray is there for a reason, and we know plane food can be quite expensive, but if you decide that you want to bring your own flood into the plane, try not to bring any food that has a strong smell to it. These kinds of odors will spread, and it can be uncomfortable to the person on the plane seat next to you to have to put up with the smell of your tuna sandwich. Plus, you should also be mindful regarding your own body odor – take a shower before getting into the plan and wear deodorant. You will not only be making the lives of your fellow passengers easier, but flight attendants will also appreciate this kind of common sense.

2. Take Pictures Of Other Passengers

This is simply good manners: do not take unauthorized pictures of people you don’t know and especially don’t mock people for what they are wearing or for what they are enjoying. Unless they are doing something that endangers someone or being violent towards someone, this is super disrespectful.

3. Make Noise

They teach you in school that keeping your voice down is a vital part of good behavior, and just because you are sky high it doesn’t mean you need to forget about that lesson. This also applies to watching a movie without earbuds, for example, or to playing video games with the sound turned on to maximum volume.


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