Travel is great. Travelling, however, sometimes leaves a lot to be desired.
Long delays, a lack of sleep, being crammed into economy class with a ‘spirited’ six-year-old merrily kicking the back of your seat. For several hours.
Thankfully, most of us recognise that showing a little consideration to our fellow passengers goes a long way in making the experience slightly more tolerable.
That is unless you’re one of the travellers below.
From sprawling across multiple seats to displaying their underwear in a packed cabin, exasperating behaviour like this shows why #traveletiquette matters.
1. Rapunzel is that you?
There’s nothing more annoying than someone else’s stuff intruding into your personal space when you’re trying to relax on a plane. When it’s their hair, however, it’s more akin to an all-out assault.
— Explore Abroad ✈️ (@explore_abroad) April 23, 2018
2. When you don’t want to wait for the dryer cycle to finish
Speaking of oversharing, some things need to stay between you and your tightly secured luggage. Pants – yes, pants – is one of those things.
— Karlea Abel (@sassyQIqueen) February 23, 2018
3. I want to be alone
Unless you’re travelling with your imaginary friend (and he absolutely insists on a window seat), sometimes you have to accept that you’ll be sitting next to a stranger. Use the opportunity to make a real friend.
— Jinksy (@simon_jinks) June 11, 2015
4. When food is life (or death)
No one likes the pungent stench of someone else’s snack when they’re stuffed into an aeroplane cabin. But for those with life threatening allergies, it’s significantly more serious than mere irritation.
sorry that my life threatening disability is an inconvenience for ur usual snacking habits! next time ill think twice before trying to travel and not die simultaneously. thanks for the enlightenment !!
xoxo gossip girl https://t.co/QRwNTIlOW5
— anna ⚡️ (@AnnaManae) July 26, 2018
5. A rude awakening
People snore and that’s no fun. But waking up to being (not so) surreptitiously filmed is a whole other level of poor travel etiquette. Just move seats, perhaps?
I was so tired from all the travel that I fell asleep on the train down from Manchester only to wake up to see mother & daughter (60s/30s) laughing at me, but the daughter was recording me on her phone.
It felt so violating. I was probably snoring but not sure I deserved that.
— Dayo the Champagne Socialist 🥂 (@TrophyHusbandD) January 10, 2019
6. Barefeet at 30,000 feet
Yes, it’s probably more comfortable. Yes, it gives an airing to an otherwise-overly sweaty body part. No, we don’t want them touching us. Not even a little bit.
— Gundy (@TheGundyShow) January 25, 2017