December 08, 2015
Written early in the last century, Emily Post’s Etiquette covered decorum and manners to be demonstrated in all sorts of everyday situations as well as etiquette to be displayed when attending a special event such as a wedding. Emily’s ideas were written before airlines existed in the numbers they now do, and before air travel became the most convenient and popular way to get from place to place. Yes, she dealt with etiquette for travel via ‘railroad train’ and ‘steamer’, as well as rules to follow when ‘traveling abroad’. While much of her philosophy is still extremely relevant and useful, what we need now is a book (or blog :-)) dealing with “Rules of Etiquette for Airline Passengers”.
It likely would be very easy to fill a book with tips and pointers of what constitutes a polite and considerate airline passenger. Rather than bombard you with hundreds of ideas, we’ll start off with 10 very basic rules which, if followed, could turn a necessary ho-hum flight into a – dare we say – ‘pleasant’ experience.
Follow these etiquette rules and make everyone’s day go a little bit better. Emily Post would be so very proud of you
Written by Emma Ghattas