YYZA330 From Canada, joined May 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5437 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”?
B777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 752 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5322 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.
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4774 posts, RR: 25 Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 5263 times:
What a great thread
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.
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.
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4624 posts, RR: 38 Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5139 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.
Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5877 posts, RR: 28 Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4866 times:
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?
Sh0rtybr0wn From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 528 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4763 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.
Mcamargo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 129 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4672 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.
NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1281 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4600 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!
- 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?