Three flights in the last two weeks have been diverted due to bad behavior (reclining-related issues). Former flight attendant and internationally recognized etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore offers the following tips to make the skies more friendly and your trip less stressful:
- Prepare ahead of time. Research the rules of your particular airline to find out what luggage requirements they have. If you plan to leave from a busy airport, give yourself enough time to go through security and make it to your gate — even if there are long lines. Prior planning will help relieve stress.