airplane rules

Flight Mate Etiquette 101

So you’re off on a holiday or long distance flight. You’ve booked your car into a safe car parking at the airport at an amazing rate with Alpha Airport Parking.

You’ve taken advantage of their free shuttle service to get you to the terminal on time to catch your flight and have arranged for them to service and detail the car for you whilst you are away.

Alpha Airport Parking are aware of your return details and will be there to meet you when you arrive back home to get you back to your car in speedy time.

What Else Should You Consider?

If you have ever taken a flight, be it big or small, you will be well aware that a confined space creates its own pitfalls.

If you are planning on this type of travel then the most important consideration you can offer your co-passengers is good hygiene. There can be nothing worse than being stuck in a seat next to someone who has not bathed recently and is giving off a sweaty body funk. Don’t make the mistake of thinking no one will notice.

Likewise, fresh breath is a big bonus in a confined space.

Making sure you have showered before a flight is a gift to yourself and fellow travellers. You will definitely be more comfortable. You don’t want to over it by piling on too much cologne or perfume though as this could create the same discomfort as smelling manky would.

If you decide to pack food or snacks for the trip, be mindful of what it is. Opening up a tuna fish sandwich or eating a paw-paw can really create effects on fellow passengers that could have very unsavoury outcomes. Low odour foods definitely work best in cramped conditions.

For some, flying is a piece of cake and they are well used to the ups and downs of flight turbulence. If you are not one of these people, it is a really good idea to seek help and create some coping mechanisms so that you do not end up on your flight mates lap.

Finally, some people like to chat on flights and some don’t. If you are a chatty person, it is wise to suss out the passengers with you in a gentle way. Some may share the need or desire for small talk and some may be happy to discuss the search for inner meaning in life. Don’t push yourself onto anybody who is giving you the signal they want you to be quiet.

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