Tis the season! Time to revisit “10 Ways to Avoid Being that Annoying Airline Passenger

It’s easy to complain about rude airline passengers, but haven’t we all committed an airline etiquette faux pas at some point? Here are 10 ways to get through your next flight without alienating your fellow travelers.


By Tracy Stewart, Airfarewatchdog.com

Everyone loves the holidays, but before you belly up to the table for turkey and pie, you’ll have to suffer through the flight home. And while there’s not much you can do about long lines and delayed departures, there is one little thing you can do to make the trip more bearable for yourself and others: Don’t be annoying!

Oh sure, you’re a joy to be around at home (no, really, everyone says so!), but the airport is enough to frazzle the nerves of the most even-tempered traveler. That’s why — in addition to last year’s suggestions — we’re compiled 10 ways you can be on your best behavior at the airport and on the plane.

1. Do your homework so you don’t hold up the line. Read up on any baggage fees and weight restrictions imposed by your airline, and make sure your luggage is up to snuff. Do not be that person with a suitcase open on the floor, cramming boots into a carry-on or teetering under the weight of six hideous Christmas sweaters — all in an effort to dodge an overweight baggage fee. Not only is it beneath you to be scrambling around on the ground like a raccoon in the garbage, it’s also annoying — for you, for the passengers behind you, and for the agent checking you in.

Read all 10 at www.frommers.com 

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