17 Unbreakable Rules of Flight Etiquette, According to Lifehacker Readers
Flights are for films, books, and tunes. Flights are not for catching up with aged pals:
“Don’t stand in the aisle to communicate to your close friend sitting down a row aside. You two may be friends, but you’re a stranger invading my personal house for the complete discussion.” —Dixie-Flatline
Also, it’s all right to be aside from your journey partner for the duration of the flight. Lifehacker readers have some powerful opinions about seat arrangements for airways that do a “cattle call” fashion of seat choice, like Southwest.
“If you are on Southwest, an empty seat is an obtainable seat. Period of time. If you someway boarded extended just before the rest of your group, then you operate the chance of not sitting with them. If you want to sit with them, both board with them or sit further than a ton of empty rows to protect those acquiring on in between you and your team, but keep in mind that you however really do not have exceptional legal rights to the row you are in even if you sat at the back again of the airplane. Having on early doesn’t give you authorization to reserve rows for your team. A lot of individuals will be awesome if you politely inquire if they could sit elsewhere given that you have someone coming but it is not your suitable to say ‘this seat is taken,’ allow by yourself have to have somebody to sit elsewhere. If they’re persistent, it is on you to find yet another seat with the availability you are hunting for.” —[redacted]
“My Southwest gripe: If I’m by itself and seated in an aisle or window seat, don’t ask me to give it up so you can sit with your major other. I’ll gladly go for parents with young children, but you can go for 90 minutes with not remaining seated subsequent to your boyfriend/girlfriend. Find out to be apart.” —prayformojo98
The remark previously mentioned touches on the clear exception to this rule, which is holding a dad or mum with their child (or an individual with regardless of what style of caretaker they have to have).