After what has felt like the longest six months in eternity, holidays are finally back on the cards for Brits – to a limited number of destinations, of course.
Nevertheless, sunny beach getaways and cultural city breaks are here and you best believe we’re ready to make the most of it.
But, now we’re finally allowed to travel across international waters, it might be a good idea for us to refresh our travel memory. You know, since it’s been almost half a year since we were legally allowed to fly abroad for leisure purposes.
Anyway, luckily for us, one flight attendant has put together the ultimate ‘what not to do’ list for flying, and we’re taking notes.
Emirates flight attendant Dani took to TikTok to list the things “you should NEVER do when flying as a passenger.”
“The first rule, according to Dani, is that you should never “go to the lavatory with no shoes on,” for pretty gross reasons.
“I cringe every time I see a passenger walk in a lavatory with bare feet or socks. The planes are generally turned around in less that 20 minutes before they are boarded again and rarely receive more than a quick scrub in the bathroom floor,” another cabin crew member previously explained on Reddit. That liquid on the bathroom floor? Yeah, it’s not water.”
Anyway, Dani’s next golden rule is to never “use the tray table and TV without sanitising it first.” Again, this is fairly self-explanatory, particularly during Covid times.
It’s no secret that cabin crew have limited time between flights to get the plane cleaned up, and it’s often only enough time to clear all the rubbish, meaning there’s a good chance that surface areas have not been sanitised. So, you know what to do, people – keep packing those Dettol wipes and hand sanitiser.
Next, Dani says you should never “stand up as soon as the plane lands,” which the cabin crew do tell people, on every single flight. And, yet, people still do it, on every single flight. Not only is it annoying, but it’s actually against the rules. Just stop it.
Last but not least, Dani says you should never “join the mile high club.” We’ll let you make your own mind up about that one.