What do people think when flying

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  1. jgg630

    jgg630 Silver Member

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    I just got off a flight and I noticed 3 things that annoyed me about other passengers.

    1. When do men think rules don't apply to them. Flight attendants repeatedly asked passengers to turn off electronic devices. They acted like they had never heard of this before.

    2. Why do people think its ok to take your shoes off on plane when you have no socks on. I have a picture of a man with shoes off and bare feet all over back of seat in front of him and in the pocket on the magazines. All I can say is disgusting.

    3. Same gentleman in #2 as well as gentleman behind him did not put on seatbelt for landing. Again I guess to good too follow rules that everyone else does or is it something else.
     
  2. MSYgirl

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    I also think of three things when flying:

    1. Are we there yet?
    2. Please let me sleep.
    3. I hope she comes back around again for more drink orders.
     
  3. Laptop Nomad

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    I think these three things.
    1. I hope the person next to me does not want to talk to me through the whole flight.
    2. Are the movies any good.
    3. Where is my Scotch? :)
     
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    I agree with the other two. On this one even the FAA agrees the rule should be eliminated, as do several major airliners, but it is winding the typical bureaucratic path to adoption. Frankly I know I'm advocating selective rule compliance. Seat belts, sanitation, cleanliness and quiet enjoyment are all hygiene issues. iPads and Kindles aren't. While we are at it, cleanliness in the lavs is my #1.
     
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    When I fly, I'm thinking the following:

    1. I hope I make my connection (when I have one)
    2. I hope the person in front of me doesn't recline their seat
    3. I hope there's no loud people sitting near me
     
  6. desamo

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    Well, the seat belts are also there to prevent passengers from caroming around the cabin, so it's more than hygiene. Arguably, one aspect of the electronics rule is similar: preventing injuries from flying objects at the riskiest parts of the flight.
     
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    I refer to them as 'hygiene' in the context of something that is basic and unquestionable by informed people. I.e. it either takes massive ignorance or profound stupidity to ignore these issues.
     
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    One thing I think when I'm flying with my wife on any airline in coach:

    - damnit, I have to sit in the middle seat AGAIN?!?

    One thing I think when I fly on Southwest by myself:

    - ooh, that middle seat in row 3 is open!
     
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    No, that argument doesn't hold when a hard cover book weighting more than Kindle is allowed (not to mention lap child.)
    Not paying attention or not hearing FA announcements doesn't work either because ear plugs are allowed (and even supplied by airline themselves.)
     
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    All of which are true, but I always put everything away during takeoff and landing, even when I was reading hardback books (I now only use e-books).
     
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    I am usually thinking about the great destination I am heading to and the fun and adventure ahead. Common courtesy, safety and hygiene should come naturally.
     
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    Regardless of actual behavior I do not think much about this one, but I do pack everything away just before adding so I can quickly escape.
     
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    -Yay I get to go somewhere
    -Why the hell did I drink so much and pick a window seat?
    -I'm going to get so much work done on this fligh......zzzzzz
     
  14. Mapsmith
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    Servo, do what I have started doing. Book aisles across from each other. That way you don't get stuck in the middle. I have also found out that the seats immediately behind the Exit Row seem to keep the middle open the longest. So we try and book those.
     
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    In my experiences that's by no means restricted to men. I quite find both genders capable of being jerks.
     

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