17 inviolable rules of flight etiquette, according to Lifehacker readers

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Flights are for movies, books and music. Flights are not to catch up with old friends:

“Don’t stand in the aisle to talk to your friend sitting in a row. You two may be friends, but you are a stranger who invades my personal space throughout the conversation. ” –Dixie flatline

In addition, you can be separate from your partner during the flight. Readers of life hackers have some strong opinions about the location of seats for airlines that choose seats on the principle of “cattle call”, including To the southwest.

“If you are in the southwest, the empty space is free. Period. If you once boarded long before the rest of your group, you risk not sitting with them. If you want to sit with them, or sit with them, or sit behind a ton of empty rows to cover up those who quarrel between you and your group, but remember that you still do not have exclusive rights to the row in which you are. if you were sitting in the back of the plane. Starting early does not allow you to reserve rows for your group. Many people will be pleased if you politely ask if they can sit in another place, because someone comes to you, but you have no right to say “this place is occupied”, not to mention that someone is sitting in another place. If they are persistent, you need to find another place with the availability you are looking for. -[redacted]

“My south-western complaint: if I’m alone and sitting in the aisle or by the window, don’t ask me to give it up so you can sit with your other half. I would love to move for parents with children, but you can stay 90 minutes without sitting next to your boyfriend / girlfriend. Learn to be separate. –prayformojo98

The comment above touches on the obvious exception to this rule, which is to keep one parent with the child (or someone with any guardian they need).

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