Airline Etiquette Survey Seeks Answers On – Personal Space, Armrests, Reclined Seats, & Annoying Talker In-Flight Issues

A survey from from the Travel Leaders Group seeks to find “best practices” for airline etiquette as answered by other frequent travelers:

If you are seated in the middle seat on an airplane and the people on either side of you staked out the armrests, what would you do?
Say something directly to your seatmates. 27.9%
Call a flight attendant and let him/her handle the situation. 2.6%
Sit quietly and say nothing. 48.9%
Not sure. 20.6%

If the person in the airline seat in front of you invaded your personal space with an article of clothing and/or their hair so it was directly in front of you, what would you do?
Say something directly to the person. 68.9%
Call a flight attendant and let him/her handle the situation. 9.3%
Sit quietly and say nothing. 13.0%
Not sure. 8.8%

If the person in the airline seat in front of you reclined their seat so much that you were unable to lower you tray table or perhaps unable to open up a laptop, what would you do?
Say something directly to the person. 55.4%
Call a flight attendant and let him/her handle the situation. 21.8%
Sit quietly and say nothing. 15.1%
Not sure. 7.7%

If the person in the airline seat in front of you ignored crew member instructions to have their seat back upright for takeoff and/or landing, what would you do?
Say something directly to the person. 13.4%
Call a flight attendant and let him/her handle the situation. 28.1%
Sit quietly and say nothing. 50.1%
Not sure. 8.4%

If you were on a flight next to a person who insisted on trying to talk to you the entire flight, what would you do?
Use a book or other reading materials to try to limit the conversation. 38.1%
Put on headphones and use a book or other reading materials to limit conversation. 18.9%
Engage them in conversation for the whole flight. 12.2%
Specifically let that person know that you would prefer not to talk. 10.4%
Put on headphones to try to limit the conversation. 8.7%
Pretend to sleep to try to limit the conversation. 7.4%
Put on headphones and pretend to sleep. 4.3%

If you were on a flight with someone who talked so loudly that half the plane could hear them, what would you do?
Say something directly to the person. 14.4%
Call a flight attendant and let him/her handle the situation. 27.9%
Sit quietly and say nothing. 36.0%
Not sure. 21.7%

What would you do if it appeared parents of a screaming child aboard a plane were not making any attempt to comfort/control their child?
Say something directly to the person. 7.9%
Call a flight attendant and let him/her handle the situation. 46.7%
Sit quietly and say nothing. 30.6%
Not sure. 14.8%

Comments

  1. if i’m annoyed and no one has the BAlls to do or say something or handle things i can be the biggest asshole out there! I say SCREWEM all!! bring food and stink out the plane!! thats cattle class for ya’!

  2. I wish airlines would start printing Etiquette cards for people to read. Print them on the back of “barf Bags” or in the safety cards.

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