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User currently offlineYYZA330 From Canada, joined May 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6152 times:

Airline DO NOT list:

I thought it might be interesting if we put together an airline "do not list”. The things you just don't do on an airplane. I don’t think this has ever been done on here before, so here we go…….

DO NOT Use a blanket or pillow unless you know for sure it has been cleaned and/or is wrapped. Even when wrapped, you would be surprised. Airlines such as Air Canada who charge for a blanket/pillow set for use on all Trans-con flights are your best bet.

DO NOT Drink coffee or tea poured out from airline coffee and tea pots. Thos things don’t always get taken off to be washed, and can get pretty disgusting after a while. I was on an Air France flight a few years ago in Business Class, and they had these awesome cups pre packages with instant coffee or a tea bag. The Flight Attendant would pull the cover tab, and pour hot water into the cup. Better option compared to more conventional methods I think. Or, buy your own coffee or tea purchased from the “secure” gate area.
-Same goes for water consumption. Drinking lots of water is very important, especially on long flights. Again, you would be surprised how many airlines use the disgusting belly loaded potable water for passenger drinking water. Unless you see it being poured from a bottle, and know the seal has been broken by the crew, buy your own, again, in the “secure” gate area.

DO NOT USE THE LAVATORY BAREFOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so disgusting, maybe the most disgusting thing you can do in an airplane. Don’t even stretch your legs onboard unless you have shoes or slippers on. When I first started my career, I warned people about this. I guess one too many people have looked at me with a puzzled look and asked why, so I don’t bother anymore. People, that’s not always water on the floor, and even if it is, it’s still gross. Would you go to the public bathroom in a shopping mall and take your shoes and socks off before using it? NO!

I have plenty more, but I think those are my personal top 3 when I’m a passenger. What’s on your “do not list”?

YYZA330

[Edited 2007-11-26 09:07:20]

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User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

Do Not use the 'seat back pocket' in front of you as a garbage pail! This is gross people...would you use the cracks on your couch for garbage?

User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6037 times:



Quoting YYZA330 (Thread starter):
The Flight Attendant would pull the cover tab, and pour hot water into the cup.

Do they take-off and wash the hot water pot?

Do NOT snore!
Do NOT let your kids kick the seat in front of them.
Do NOT talk about your entire life to strangers.
Do NOT fall asleep on the person next to you and drool.
Do NOT take your entire life with you in your carry-on.
Do NOT take your sweet time loading your carry-on luggage in the overhead bin compartment.
Do NOT argue with a passenger that claims you're in their seat. Take a look at your ticket first.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3124 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5991 times:



Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 2):
Take a look at your ticket first.

I would take a look at my boarding pass ...  Big grin

My list...

DO NOT recline your seat without giving a thought to the poor guy behind you...
DO NOT lower your window shade during T/O's and landings....


User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5986 times:



Quoting YYZA330 (Thread starter):
DO NOT USE THE LAVATORY BAREFOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People really do this? Too gross.

Do not stick chewing gum under the armrests. It's a nasty surprise for the next passenger to use that seat.

-Ayubogg



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5978 times:

What a great thread  Smile

Do Not mention anything remotely related to firearms, bombs, hostages, or tell the flight attendants while in the air that you wish to see the Captain.

Do Not make an ASS of yourself.

Do Not ever let anyone know if your career is in the aviation industry, just listen to all the authorities on nothing "know it all passengers around you" who offer their free advice on what is happening at this point in flight or a delay at the runway etc.!

Quoting YYZA330 (Thread starter):
DO NOT USE THE LAVATORY BAREFOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so disgusting, maybe the most disgusting thing you can do in an airplane

At least put some nice socks on that will soak up all the junk so your feet are able to get a nice soaking experience.  ill 
Would you walk into the restroom at an NFL game in your bare feet or only with socks on your feet? If so then you're in need of therapy, but come on people, if not in need of the therapy then why do it on a plane?



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5929 times:



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 3):
I would take a look at my boarding pass ...

Ticket/boarding pass, same difference! lol.


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5928 times:

On top of all that...

DO NOT stop in the middle of the jetway to get something out of your bag or fold down your stroller thereby holding up the entire line of pax behind you, move to one side.

DO NOT sit down and proceed to talk loudly into your cell phone about how you just made a million dollar sale. First, I don't care. Second, your still a douche. And third, just shut up.  Smile


User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5909 times:



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 3):
DO NOT recline your seat without giving a thought to the poor guy behind you...

I actually don't care about the person behind me. I feel like it's my right to recline. I guess I'm rude.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5892 times:



Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 8):
I guess I'm rude.

You get points for honesty.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5856 times:

DO NOT stop in the aisle to put your 700 pound carry on into the overhead bin. It can be done (I've done it and seen it done) just as easily from in front of the aisle seat of your row.


Nobody served our republic like Republic!
User currently offlineMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 876 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

DO NOT fart/pass gas (especially if you know what you have inside of you the biological equivalent of a tomahawk missile).


"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5855 times:



Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 6):

Ticket/boarding pass, same difference! lol.

Nope. Big grin

Your ticket is burden of proof that you purchased a spot on that airplane ... but most them these days are electronic, so you never see them.

Your boarding pass is the document that actually gets you on the plane.  Smile



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4634 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

If you have small children DO NOT travel with a giant yuppy stroller with freakin bike tires for wheels and then act shocked that it doesn't fit onboard. Not only that, but those things injure rampers because they're so bloody awkward.


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5613 times:



Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 8):
I actually don't care about the person behind me. I feel like it's my right to recline. I guess I'm rude.

Ditto. It's not that I'm being rude we all have the same amount of cramped space in the back, I just want to get comfortable. If you choose not to recline that's your deal.


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5581 times:
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Quoting Ayubogg (Reply 4):
Quoting YYZA330 (Thread starter):
DO NOT USE THE LAVATORY BAREFOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People really do this? Too gross.

I've used it in my socks, but not barefoot.

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 13):
If you have small children DO NOT travel with a giant yuppy stroller with freakin bike tires for wheels and then act shocked that it doesn't fit onboard. Not only that, but those things injure rampers because they're so bloody awkward.

I hate those things. Nothing like seeing those brought on a CRJ. Why do people need such big strollers these days?

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 8):
I feel like it's my right to recline. I guess I'm rude.

Your right. It is your right to recline, if you were not supposed to the seat wouldn't recline.

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 2):
Do NOT talk about your entire life to strangers.

I like talking to strangers.



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7760 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5552 times:

How about DO NOT cut holes in the bottoms of Barf bags. My dad got in trouble for that when he was in college years ago.

And how about dont get drunk on the plane and make puppets out the barf bags and wake half the plane up on a red eye. My Cousin got in trouble for that.



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User currently offlineSBBRTech From Brazil, joined Jul 2007, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5525 times:

Do not board before checking whether your deodorant has lost the battle against your B.O.


"I'm beginning to get the hang of this flying business" - C3PO
User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

Do NOT keep pressing that button when your reading light does not switch on. The cabin crew will be thankful for not having to turn up and hearing "but I didn't call you"  Wink

User currently offlineSh0rtybr0wn From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

Do not be a freak and pull up your window shade every 3 minutes during a transpac flight when the cabin is dark just so you can catch a glimpse of a whale, or an island , or a pretty cloud or whatever.

Do not bellow. Only talk as loud as you need to be understood. Most people grasp this concept but there are always several buffoons shouting inane garbage to the person next to them so loud it can be heard 30 rows away.

Do not fly if you are too fat. But if you do, get an aisle seat so you can lean away from your seatmate and not crush him/her.


User currently offlineMcamargo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5387 times:



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 3):
DO NOT recline your seat without giving a thought to the poor guy behind you...

I recline on Y flights longer than 3 hours, but I never recline the full length, always the absolute minimum...
I ALWAYS ask the person behind me if I reclined too much or if it's made them uncomfortable... at least do that. I appreciate when people ask me if it's okay if they recline.



I live for the day mainline returns to BRO...
User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5562 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

Do not wear flip-flops. So many times I have seen the beverage cart rearrange the toes of somebody dozing. (I suspect the FA' s shed no tears on these occasions. )


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

LOL! This post is too much. Aside from the above mentioned, I have a couple of "DO's":

- Please DO exercise manners when onboard an aircraft. I mean this as a seatmate-to-seatmate scenario. Seriously folks, too many arguments start over circumstances that could've been solved with a simple "Ah yes, my apologies." If you're going to be 'trapped in a metal tube' for x-amount of time with these people, the last thing you want is high tensions, yes?

- Please DO (at least TRY) to use the facilities in the terminal before boarding. It never ceases to amaze me how many people line up to use the restrooms onboard the plane during the boarding process, possibly even delaying a flight. And this is when the bathrooms in the terminal were *not* crowded! Even when a flight has been delayed, and there has been ample time to use the bathrooms, folks still tend to wait until they get onboard, then 'swim' through a crowd of people behind them to get back to the lav. If you don't want the flight to leave any later, make sure you make that deposit beforehand. You'll be on your way to many happy returns!  wink 

- Finally, as much as I'd like to believe you've "heard it all before", please DO lend the FA's just a few moments of your time when they conduct their safety demo. I want to laugh at and throttle people at the same time when it's said over the PA: "ladies and gentlemen, we have closed the main cabin door. Please turn off ALL cell phones and electronic devices at this time". And some smartie-pants who previously said "yeah yeah i hear this all the time" is the first person told to turn off their cell phone later on after the safety demo. Hmmmm... had you actually heard it all before - and paid attention - certainly, there would be no need for us to say "excuse me ma'am/sir, but we made an announcement five minutes ago asking everyone to turn off their cell phones. would you mind turning yours off now please?" because you would've already known (and respected) that request, yes?

Cheers!



Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlineCytz_pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5262 times:

DON'T crowd the gate area when boarding starts, if you haven't been called yet. I HATE having to push and shove just to get on the plane. If it's not your turn to board stay the hell back!!!

DON'T stand up to pee in the lavatories. Too much room for accidents. And if you have one, you damn well better be cleaning it up!

DON'T stand up the moment the plane's engines shut off. You know you're not going to be able to get off for several minutes, why does every passenger have to jump up at the same time???

Feel free to recline, but DON'T shove the seat back backwards at high speed! I was on a flight where someone did that the moment the plane took off and I was in pain for the next hour!

DON'T choose a window seat if you're going to have the shade down the entire flight!!!

I think my wife would add:

DON'T explain every facet of airport/airline operations, ATC and the theory of flight every time I have a question about a flight being on time!

[Edited 2007-11-26 12:19:43]

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5208 times:



Quoting Cytz_pilot (Reply 23):
DON'T choose a window seat if you're going to have the shade down the entire flight!!!

Or if you have overactive bladder.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
25 Mauiman31 : Don't set up a "vanity" with mirror on your tray table, and completely re-do your hair and make up before landing. Use the lav. Don't change your clot
26 Post contains images RJwrench85 : DO NOT rush to deboard as if there were a fire burning inside the aircraft. Its like church. Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 etc etc Smooth and steady. Those who pu
27 Ctbarnes : Here are a few more 'do's' Please DO treat each other with dignity and respect. This goes for customers and crew members. Thinking paying a fare entit
28 Post contains images Gr8Circle : You, Sir, are a rare breed.... not like all the meanies up there who want to recline their seats and to hell with the guy behind.... Hey, I like doin
29 Tavong : DO NOT Applaud when the plane lands. DO NOT take the seat you haven´t been assigned. DO NOT try to know more than the F/A or the Pilots. DO NO
30 Bartonsayswhat : DO NOT put your garbage in the seat pocket. Put it on the floor before you put in in the pocket. The groomers would much rather pick it up off the flo
31 FlyASAGuy2005 : Thank you! Sadly, I see someone do it on every flight. As the old saying goes, "there's always one". To put their BIG freakin children in that looks
32 Multimark : Eewwwww. A CNN article recently rated airplane lavs as one of the germiest places you'll encounter. The toilet system is virtually designed to blast
33 N710PS : I would be hated by many than because my window shade stays open ALL the time. And Yes I recline all the way every time because am a very tall person.
34 Post contains images ExFATboy : Well, these aren't entirely voluntary functions, sometimes it can't be helped HEAR HEAR! I had two consecutive flights (AVC-RDD-PDX, PDX-FAT) over Th
35 SeattleFlyer : DON'T talk throughout the entire duration of the flight DON'T use the seat in front of you to pull yourself out of your own seat - ESPECIALLY if the p
36 SkyGirl : funny story regarding this. I was working a 57, in the aft galley with 2 other f/a's when this guy came back barefoot. All 3 of us screamed in horror
37 AeroMexico777 : May I ask why? At least in Mexico Ive seen that this is a tradition and I kinda like it... my perosnal DONT DO NOT ignore your kids. They tend to mak
38 Post contains images Abrelosojos : = Oh, but I love this tradition! = But. sometimes one does . Adding to the list ... DO NOT "adjust" your sleeping position by kicking the back of the
39 Msnell : Don't do this if there are only two of you in the vicinity, it gives it away slightly! If there is a full load and you can't help it, wait for someon
40 BE77 : I'm normally of the 'check things first' school of thought - basically, I will check on a short haul (for me
41 Post contains images BE77 : Do not, ever, for any reason, get impatient with things. It only makes it worse for you, and it won't make it any better, ever. It won't even make you
42 BHD : DO NOT turn up at check in at ETD thinking the check in closes 30mins prior to departure rule doesnt apply to you and that they will hold the plane ju
43 IAirAllie : That is just as nasty. Yes, lets wear something absorbent so I can savor urine puddle later. The question is do they enjoy listening? Why? I glance b
44 Post contains images JetMech : DO spare a thought for the poor engineer that has to unblock toilets after people attempt to flush unflushable items ! Regards, JetMech
45 Bicoastal : Do not remove your shoes during take off and landing. Yes, there are emergencies. Do you really want to evacuate the aircraft in your stocking fee?
46 N231YE : ...and please, if you're in coach, and it often takes several minutes to deplane after a long haul flight, rather than just stand up in the middle of
47 Abrelosojos : = Ok. Please tell me why this is cardinal sin. I'd have to go to confession several time over because I have chosen so many flights out of FF loyalti
48 Viscount724 : I also avoid touching the flush handle/knob or lavatory door handle with my bare hands (in any public facilities, not just on aircraft). I use a pape
49 Pilotboi : Or better yet, just give it to the F/A when they come around to pick up trash. Thanks for your consideration. I just had one of those hunkers the oth
50 TR763 : Totally agree!!! I had a terrible experience once flying MIA-GRU with TAM, an 8 hours flight, with a damn stinky person right beside me!! It was SOOO
51 Post contains images PlunaCRJ : People actually do that? Amazing. Why not? It is a nice tradition that praises the crew for a great landing... or protests against a hard one. It is
52 IAirAllie : Or the inflight magazine or the safety card. I've made that nasty little discover several times. YUCK. Just swallow it people it is not going to sit
53 FlyboyOz : DO NOT wear sexy clothes (such as short skirt and large bare collar) and few clothes to wear, NO babies are allowed to scream! DO NOT press cabin crew
54 United319 : my do nots are more related to air travel in general.... DO NOT WRAP YOUR BAG IN SARAN WRAP (AKA PLASTIC RAP), that is so difficult to get in and out
55 Post contains images ExFATboy : Wow, that's a commendable customer service attitude While I agree that passengers are, on average, a little fast to complain, and don't always follow
56 Don81603 : Unless it's a 100% flight, this is a good way to get rid of an annoying twit who sat next to you Me thinks someone picked the wrong week to quit smok
57 Post contains images ZWRampRat : DO NOT argue with the gate agent, ramp agent, of FA in regard to the size of your carry-on when asked to gate check it. It's not going to fit! You are
58 Kmh1956 : Snap your gum in my ear. Suck your teeth....or floss in your seat. Stick your smelly-ass bare feet in my seat space. Talk loudly to your seatmate (or
59 Deskflier : Usually, a polite question/apology will allow you to recline your seat without totally setting off the temper of the passenger behind you. It will sa
60 IAirAllie : Deskflier, I only recline as much as needed for the given activity (full for sleep/less to read). I aways bring my seat up for meals. Again I never as
61 JetBlueAUS : Believe it or not, when it comes to this... I have found that if you are polite and considerate to these kinds of workers eventually they won't be as
62 NorthstarBoy : How about do not get drunk and pee on a fellow passenger! (I know, it sounds outlandish, but it actually happened, when i was working at an after hour
63 Pilotboi : This happened just yesterday. The last women (and she boarded about 5 minutes after everyone else) boarding a CRJ-700 had to stand there and try to e
64 CoolGuy : Actually, it depends on what the person looks like. What if you actually do know more than the pilots (i.e. they say "you know more than I do!") If I
65 United319 : Eh lighten up a little bit, as much as the customers drive me crazy, I would never talk to them that way, its just not my style. I just think that ki
66 United319 : And what difference does it make if its a legacy carrier or low fare carrier??? I recieved that kind of service from both types of carriers.
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