I’ve traveled enough in my life to have certain things down to a science when it comes to airport and airplane etiquette.
But a lot of people haven’t gotten the memo yet on how to behave when traveling this way.
Frequent flyers took to AskReddit to talk about what they want other travelers to know.
“Before going through security, please don’t wear a million pieces of jewelry.
It takes forever to get through and holds everyone up.”
2. Move it or lose it.
“After going through security with your shoes off, don’t stand in the middle of where everyone goes through.
Put your shoes back on in one of the designated areas/benches — or else you’re just a roadblock.”
3. Take a look.
“I’ve flown over a million miles so hopefully this helps.
Make sure to check behind you before you throw your seat back when reclining.”
4. Stow it below.
“The overhead bins are shared spaces.
If you have a backpack, it’s best under the seat in front of you to save room in the overhead.”
5. Be prepared.
“Have your boarding pass, your ID, and passport (if applicable) on-hand BEFORE you approach the gate.”
6. Flying 101.
“Depending on the plane, the person in the window seat gets the wall and an armrest, the middle person gets two armrests, the aisle person gets a little extra leg room and an armrest.”
7. Please and thank you.
“Treat your flight attendants with respect.
Most of all flying is inherently miserable, so don’t be a d**k.”
8. Leave me alone.
“If a person has headphones on, earbuds in, whatever, don’t try to make small talk.
It’s nothing personal, but some people have really long days at airports.
Can’t tell you how many red-eyes I’ve caught after waiting standby all day and just don’t want to talk.”
9. Makes it faster.
“For the love of God, if everyone could learn that people should get out of their seat by alternating rows, de-boarding would be so much easier.”
10. Just take it easy.
“When they start the boarding process, you don’t have to stand up and queue.
It usually takes a long time and you have a seat assigned to you anyway, so relax a bit more before your flight.”
11. Thank you!
“If your kid kicks my seat one more time — ugh!
Control your kids and correct them.”
12. The polite thing to do.
“Shower and wear deodorant prior to flying.
We are in a windowless aircraft.”
13. Don’t gross people out.
“Keep your hair, feet, and hands to your f**king self.”
Now it’s your turn.
In the comments, tell us what flying etiquette you wish people knew about.
We’d love to hear from you!