1 Don’t Sleep During Takeoff or Landing….
You know that weird feeling in your ears upon takeoff and landing? That’s due to the changes in air pressure.
If you sleep through the air pressure changes you’re not able to equalize the pressure in your ears, which can result in an ear infection, eardrum damage, dizziness, nosebleeds, and as a worse case scenario, severe hearing loss.
2 Don’t Constantly Ring for Flight Attendants
That button should be used in the case of emergencies, or to highlight the urgency of a situation, or to ask an important question. If it’s a simple request, take a trip to the back galley and ask for what you want there.
3. Don’t Use the Tray Table as a Baby Changing Station
Just don’t. This is unsanitary as tray tables are not cleaned between flights and in a few hours someone will be using that same table to have their lunch, or even just rest their hands or items on. It’s also inconsiderate to your seat-mate.
Most airplane bathrooms have a changing table. If not, wack a cloth or blanket (for sanitary reasons) over the closed toilet seat as a makeshift table.
4. Don’t Go to the Bathroom with no Shoes on
As flight attendants don’t clean bathrooms during the flight, whatever mess—no matter how innocent it may appear—you encounter, could very well be a health hazard. Just keep your shoes on.
5 Don’t Put your Bare Feet on the Seats or Walls
You’re not supposed to put your feet up on the walls or seats, especially if they have a pungent odor. Be respectful of your fellow passengers. If you want to air out your toes, throw on slippers during the flight. Nobody wants to see or smell your feet inflight.
6 Don’t Be Inconsiderate with Food Choices
Yesterday’s lunch might be the most delicious thing in the world to you, but if it smells horrible, is dripping, squirting, or leaking all over the place, leave it in the fridge at home.
7 Don’t Use Stinky Nail Polish or Remover
As aircraft utilize recycled air systems, they can be harmful to passengers and cabin crew. These fumes can’t be properly filtered and that means an entire flight breathing potentially toxic air. It’s because of this that the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits use of both nail polish and nail polish remover on flights.
8 Don’t be Impatient
The more people rush, the slower things go. Don’t sucumbe to the infectious panicking of the crowds, as they scramble around, trying to gather their belongings while clogging up the isle in the process. It’s not a sinking ship!