Can Flight Attendants Tell if You Don’t Put Your Phone Into Airplane Mode?
Pushing the limit to send that last text before takeoff could have consequences.It can be scary to witness a passenger break the rules on a plane, because flying is all about rules and safety. But these days, when just about every person has a smartphone in their pocket and many are expected to answer work emails at all hours, it’s super tempting to push the limits on airplane mode. What actually happens if someone forgets to (or worse, actively chooses not to) flip that little switch? We asked airline staffers about the basis of the safety step, and whether they can sense when a passenger is flouting the rules.
Figuring out the propercan be tricky business. Should we recline or should we not recline? Is outside food allowed? Are our emotional support animals as welcome as we think?
These are all questions travelers have had for decades.
Luckily,has released a data report of the most commonly accepted (and unaccepted) behaviors on airplanes. The study sampled a total of 1,219 adults in the U.S. in different generational categories, which included 342 Millennials, 319 Gen Xers, and 412 Baby Boomers. Considering that about one-third (36 percent) of all U.S. adults travel at least once a year, according to YouGov, this news came not a moment too soon.
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Remembering this tiny device could be a big deal! Airplane wings are built to be as smooth and aerodynamic as possible. While this is necessary during flights, it can become quite a detriment if a plane has to make an emergency landing in the water, creating a slippery surface for passengers exiting from doors located above the wings. In a video, airline pilot and YouTuber Captain Joe explained that passengers using the inflatable escape slides, which can come out in the event of an emergency landing, must step out onto the wings to get to the slides.
The first etiquette question the report tackles is how much talking is appropriate on a plane. According to YouGov, about 35 percent of all people surveyed said it’s best to “exchange pleasantries, nothing more” when you board a flight, while 32 percent said it was okay to “converse with them a little bit.” Only five percent said that a lot of conversation was appropriate or preferred on their flight. Sorry to all the Chatty Cathy’s out there.
Then, of course, there is the age-old question of whether to recline your seat. Surprisingly, 70 percent of all those surveyed said reclining was acceptable. There was some discrepancy between gender and income here as well, with men more likely than women to deem this behavior as alright (38 percent versus 29 percent). The same was true for people making more than $80,000 annually versus people making less than $40,000 annually (41 percent to 30 percent).
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As for the highly controversial practice ofon flights, the answer should be a no-brainer. Most Americans, 55 percent, said this behavior was unacceptable, although Millennials were more likely to let it slide while Baby Boomers are more likely to give you a side-eye.
In addition to these age-old etiquette questions, YouGov found out that a majority of participants (69 percent) are annoyed by smelly food on planes and that travelers are fairly split when it comes to emotional support animals. Dogs are still the most acceptable type of animal (66 percent approved), followed by cats (52 percent), and hamsters. The most unacceptable animals include snakes (66 percent) and(64 percent).
As for the elusive, only six percent of Americans admit that they’ve had sex on a plane, according to YouGov. Flight attendants everywhere are thanking their lucky stars that number isn’t higher.
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Travelers Who Book Basic Economy Tickets Are Actually Happier With Their Flights, Study Finds .
They do care about seat comfort, however — even more than in-flight Wi-Fi.Turns out, at Travel + Leisure we’re not alone in valuing comfortable seats above all else. In fact, a new report by travel organizing app TripIt showed fliers rated a good seat as six times more important than quality Wi-Fi.