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Don't Do These 4 Things To Me While We Are On A Plane

Updated on January 15, 2015

Nowadays it seems that some people don't have any courtesy while they are flying on a plane. Sometimes they might just forget to have it or they don't really pay attention to things they are doing or they just don't care; Regardless of the reason, be aware of what you are doing.

With that said, please don't do these things to me while we are on a plane. And it's not just me, as other passengers will likely not want you to do these things to.



Please Don't Elbow Me In The Face

When I am sitting on a plane and minding my own business or if I am sound asleep, I appreciate not being elbowed in the face. If you need to get up and get by me, then by all means, go right ahead, but the unnecessary elbow to my forehead is uncalled for. Also, if you're walking down the aisle and you walk on by me, watch the elbows. Or, if you have to stop next to my seat, again, please do not elbow me in the head.

Just watch where your arms are going and you will prevent elbowing me and other passengers.

Don't Continually Fart Next To Me

Passing gas is natural and sometimes you just have to fart while you are on a plane. Especially if it's a long flight. However, if you're sitting next to me, I would appreciate it if you didn't continue to pass wind. Letting out 1-2 is fine, but if you're letting them rip one after another, just for the sake of doing it, then I really don't appreciate this and would really love it if you could just go to the restroom and doing your farting there. Plus, the other passengers might not appreciate you passing wind and continuing to do it throughout the duration of the flight.


Don't Take My Food

Many long distance flight serve meals, and even though you're sitting right next to me, doesn't give you the right to take it. Sure, the salad and grilled chicken may look delicious and taste delicious, but you need to fight that temptation feeling and refrain from reaching over to my tray and helping yourself to my food. This is rude and if you do this, then you really shouldn't be because most people don't want you taking their food. Also, unless offered, don't ask me if you can have some of the food that was served to me on the plane.

Don't Swear At Me Or Near Me

If I have never met you before and you sit next to me on the plane, or you're sitting behind me or in front of me, please don't sweat at me. And don't swear near me because there really is no need for foul language to be used on a flight. If using foul language is second nature to you, then force yourself to not do it. Not only will I appreciate it, but the person next to you and around you, as well as the stewardesses will appreciate it too.

Other Things You Should Do To Me

There are so many other things people shouldn't do to me while we are flying, but the four discussed above are some of the ones that stick out the most. It's not hard to have plane courtesy.

With the above said, there are other things you shouldn't do to me. Such as:

1. Hold My Hand- Don't even think about trying to hold my hand. I don't know you and I don't really want to hold your hand. I don't know anything about you, nor am I on a plane for hand holding with strangers, therefore just don't do it to me.

2. Rest Your Head On My Shoulder- Please, I know you're tired, but I don't care who you are, please don't rest your head on my shoulder. Thank you!

3. Complain That You Cannot Put Your Seat All The Way Back- If sitting in front of me and you want to recline your seat, then go ahead. It's not my place to tell you that you can't. However, if your think your seat isn't reclining as far back as it should, then don't blame me for it and complain to me about it. It's not my fault.

There are so many other things people shouldn't do to me while we are flying, but the four discussed above are some of the ones that stick out the most. It's not hard to have plane courtesy. If you don't have courtesy, then practice it!

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