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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Airplane Ethics

 arky1118: For real! I keep having smart / interesting conversation with (mostly decent) men on the plane. It's usually quite entertaining. Then we part ways, without needing follow up. Like a repetitive happy ending :)) Back in DXB. If given the chance, I'll probably try to stay in for a week on DND before my boss [suddenly decides] to call for me again. #zzz

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Here's an excerpt from The Passengers’ Airplane Behavior Bill of Rights. Decided to post it after Instagramming the photo above... Just a few basic guidelines to promote common sense & ease when traveling... P.S. This was not the topic of the said recent conversation.

Article I: The right to remove shoes
Passengers shall be allowed to remove shoes from their feet, but only if the aforementioned feet don’t stink or present health risks to other passengers. The right of the passenger to go to the lavatory without shoes shall not be infringed, as it is really your own business should you want to stand in the urine of others.


Article II: Freedom from unreasonable aromatic assault
No passenger shall, in the time of flight, be subjected to unreasonable aromas, be it from powerful perfume, foods redolent of onion, or other fragrance wholly unnecessary whilst on an airplane.

Article III: The right to reasonable light
All passengers shall be allowed the right to use their own overhead light to read when the cabin lights are turned off, as that is its intended use. No passenger shall be unwillingly bothered by the thoughtless opening of window shades during this period; window seat passengers are not delegated the power to blind their fellow passengers.

Article IV: The article of reclension
A well-justified act of reclining one’s seat shall not be prohibited at all times, apart from meal time and other times specified by the flight crew. All instances of reclension shall be preceded by a rearward glance so as not to unwittingly crush the patellas or portable electronic devices of the affected passenger.

Article V: Freedom of no speech
There shall be no requirement for other passengers to listen to you drone on about your child, cat or other subject not directly germane to an immediate inflight emergency situation. The right of other passengers to give you the ‘book-off’ shall not be infringed, nor shall you assist with the answer to 14-across if unprompted.

Article VI: The right to bear armrests
In all cases where an armrest is shared by two adjacent passengers, both parties must respect the right of the other to keep the armrest down. Passengers relegated to a middle seat shall be afforded special status, and aisle and window passengers shall endeavour to accommodate.

Article VII: Conditions of passenger quarters
Passengers shall not be subject to the rubbish of others crammed thoughtlessly into seat-back pockets, or tossed onto the floor in a cavalier fashion. Chewing gum shall not be pressed to any surface affixed to an aircraft.

How not to behave on an airplane: a passengers’ bill of rights: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/blog/2011/07/13/how-not-to-behave-on-an-airplane-a-passengers-bill-of-right

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