A flight attendant has shared her top etiquette tips for passengers who want to behave properly while traveling.
The unnamed 35-year-old has been flying with a US airline for 14 years.
Speaking to Insider, she opened up about what it was like to be a cabin crew member, including working during the pandemic, having kids with the job and how much she loved meeting passengers.
She also shared her best advice with three top tips.
She said: “If I could give an airline etiquette PSA I would say I wish I wish more passengers knew that the center seat armrests are for the center seat passenger – both.”
Other flight attendants and travel experts have had her back.
Cabin crew member Boris Millan told the Confessions on the Fly podcast: “They’ve done a lot of research on this in the UK for some reason – if you’re in the middle seat you have to…”
At this point, LJ interjects, “You get both armrests!” And Boris agrees, “It’s common sense, guys. It’s common sense.”
Dealchecker’s travel expert, Rosie Panter, told Cosmopolitan: “It’s widely accepted that the passenger in the middle seat got the short end of the stick, so they should get the luxury of both armrests.”
Another piece of etiquette advice given by the flight attendant was to never exercise on the plane.
She added: “When you do yoga in the back galley your butt is in my face.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon — a couple was slammed for doing yoga in the back of the plane, while another woman left travelers stunned after doing downward-facing dog mid-aisle.
And the flight attendant’s final advice was to show the passengers what’s really on the bathroom floor.
She added, “The ‘water’ on the bathroom floor is piss.”
Many flight attendants over the years have warned passengers not to go to the bathroom without shoes for this reason.
According to the crew, you should never take off your shoes during a flight because of the danger in an emergency.
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