Like many business people, I have to fly a lot. Rude flyers, bad flyers or rude passengers really bug me. In a given week, I might be in California, New Mexico, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, and Texas for my clients. Those who fly a lot, easily identify those who don't fly often. A worse category are those "frequent flyers" who are terrible passengers even when they do fly a lot. Such as the old fellow who stopped in First Class and refused to move into his seat, because he preferred to stand in the aisle. He just didn't want to sit down. He was blocking entry into the airplane to a large group, while he stood in the aisle adjusting his tie. I watched a woman physically almost pick the rude passenger up and move him into his seat, while the 25 or so waiting to get into our seats gave quiet cheers. Well, here are 13 of my pet peeves and I hope you will send me more by email from one of our company sites on the Global Perspectives Home Page.
13 TEACHINGS ON FLYING ETIQUETTE:
1. People who walk down the airplane aisle with purses, bags and multiple items that hit, bump or fly into the head, shoulders and face of sitting passengers. I have been hit by baby beds, archetect easles, backpacks, brief cases, computers, guitars, giant purses and kicked in the head by babies hanging onto their Mother's backs. What gives with these people? They are alike the people who stand in the middle of the aisle blocking everyone, refusing to give way while they manipulate their luggage, kids, or computers. Then after you have packed the luggage and folded your suit coat, closed the overhead, there are the ruthless ones who decide to cram into your overhead, move your luggage, smash your clothes or hat and cram their boxes into your fragile camera and computer bages. When they smash their luggage atop my clean and pressed business suit that I must wear for meetings, I get irritated.