The unspoken rules of air travel that you need to know

The unspoken rules of air travel that you need to know

Travelling by plane this Easter weekend? Here is the ultimate guide of things you need to know...

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If you didn't know, now you do...

The luxury of travel often comes with its own set of unspoken rules and etiquettes that help ensure a smooth and pleasant journey for everyone on board. 

Not so long ago, Carmen Reddy hopped on a flight where she was hit with a dilemma: to eat or not to eat a burger in the middle seat. The province weighed in with their diverse opinions but one thing was clear, air etiquette is a grey area. 

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Here's how we can help you navigate the skies and avoid any drama:

@cnn Who gets the armrests? Can I recline? Travel expert Samantha Brown answers these questions. #travel #traveltiktok #airplane ♬ original sound - CNN

As shared in the video above, there are so many unspoken rules when it comes to seating, but here are some tips for air travel in general:

  1. No cuts. Respect the line at boarding
  2. Don't be a nosy Nancy
  3. If headphones are on, do not bug the person
  4. Control your kids
  5. No taking shoes off
  6. Don't get up multiple times for unnecessary reasons if you are in the middle or window seat
  7. Thank the staff, always 

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East Coast Breakfast shared their very own unspoken rules which include; always socks and slops, no leaning or reclining a seat fully back, and no using other people's tray tables!

Happy travelling!

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