Once you buy that ticket, whether you are traveling for business of pleasure there are a few pointers to make your flight comfortable not just for you but also for others. We have two categories of travellers, the first time travellers who are easy and the frequent flyers who are experts in air travel. They know everything about flying, will complain about everything on the flight and do not want to be told anything. Here are a few pointers to help you as you travel.
- During boarding kindly, place your luggage in the spaces provided and proceed to seat down in the least amount of time as you give way to other passengers, don't stand there looking around like you need an applause.
- If you want to place your jacket inside the overhead bins kindly fold it and place it on top of your luggage, avoid wasting space.
- If your bag is oversize, give it up for the hold, otherwise banging, pushing and forcing will not make it fit inside, really you can clearly tell it will not fit.... stop looking at the inflight crew, they are not there to perform magic.
- Avoid irritating behaviors such as hogging the armrest, taking someone else's seat without their consent, remove your headphone if you need to talk, the rest of the passengers don't care about what you need to say, kindly do not remove your shoes, this is not your bedroom and the aroma from your feet is too funky and very uncomfortable.
- Kindly allow inflight crew finish their duties i.e serving you before you start sending requests. Also wait on your seat as they finish their collection of trays if you need to use the bathroom, standing behind someone is not just annoying but creepy.
- The aisle is not a conference area, so is the crew galley area. Keep to your space, walking around is allowed, but don't overdo it.
- The bathroom is not a dressing table or a shower for that fact. Keep it quick and simple. If you don't know how to flush the loo, it is ok always ask but please don't leave your business there for the rest of us. That is just nasty and uncouth.
- The impact of alcohol is magnified at high altitudes; remember it’s not a bar. If the inflight crew decline to give you anymore alcohol, you must be as high as a kite.
- Use the call bell if you are dying or in some form of danger, if you need water walk to the galley and get it, it's good exercise
- If you are listening to music, we are glad you are enjoying but kindly don't crank it up that 4 seat rows away can hear, please note not everyone shares your musical sentiments.
- When the aircraft lands kindly remain seated...they do announce that, it's not for their own good they just want to ensure your medulla oblongata does not mess up the carpet.
- Some of the tips provided are common sense, but where human beings are concerned, common sense is not so common.
Have yourself a safe trip!