There was a time when airline travel had a touch of glamor to it. People would dress up and conduct themselves in a civilized manner. Flight attendants (or stewardesses, as they were called) were respected. Everyone was on their best behavior as they jetted off into the skies.
Times have changed. Plane flights today are no more glamorous than an inner-city bus trip. Mutual respect seems to have gone out the window. Those of us with manners have little recourse when affronted by selfish, unhygienic, misbehaving cabinmates. Have cheap flight tickets made air travel too base for civilized folk?
Well, now you can take back a little power and at least document these inconsiderate offenders. PassengerShaming.com is a social media site by former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen where people can post snaps of these inflight ingrates. It may not change anything, but at least we can commiserate and, hopefully, make people think twice about how they conduct themselves on public planes. Here is some extreme photo evidence of passengers behaving badly above the clouds.
1. Keep Your Shirt Buttoned Up, Please
Do we really have to say this? I don’t care how hot and stuffy it might be on the flight. Keep your shirt buttoned up and your belly to yourself. Nobody wants to see this at 30 thousand feet. And what’s with that hat, sir?