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The new travel etiquette: How to conduct yourself on trains, planes and abroad

The new travel etiquette: How to conduct yourself on trains, planes and abroad

Inspired by The Cut’s viral (and admittedly “deranged”) list of rules for a post-Covid society, the travel desk thought it would compile a fresh etiquette guide for the modern traveller. Buckle up (and don’t unbuckle until that seatbelt sign is off): here’s our 25-point guide to being a good travel citizen this year.

Air travel

1. Get your hand luggage in order…

No one likes that person dropping pens, used tissues and screwed-up receipts as they rifle for their passport or liquids. So do yourself and all of us a favour by getting a cabin bag with a zip pocket or compartment at the front. Your passport and ticket go in here, for frequent whipping out; liquids that are ziplock-bag-ready go in a washbag towards the top or front of the main bag compartment, ready for the security tray. We had two pandemic years to think about this, people.

2. …then double check before the scanners

More bags are being pulled aside at security than ever before. And much as we’d like to say it’s never ours, even we’ve fallen foul of that one mini hand cream or nail polish in the darkest depths of our carry-on. The Conveyor Belt of Doom is stressful enough without us forgetful Frannies adding to it, so let’s all commit to a double-check this year.

3. Take-off narcoleptics should book the window seat

Are you one of those passengers who is reliably out like a light the minute they’re buckled in and leaning back against the headrest? As someone who finds sleeping on planes near impossible, I think you should be studied; but, more pressingly, why do you always seem to book the middle or aisle seat? If you don’t want people tapping, nudging, or (on one occasion) straddling you in a bid to get to the loo, reserve the window where you’ll be left in peace.

Know your airport essentials and have them to hand

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4. No judgment on airport drinking

Obviously we’re not advocating getting plastered pre-flight. But there’s a festive, timeless feel to an airport, so let your friend or partner have a glass of fizz at 10am, comment free, if they fancy. Equally, avoid giving the side-eye if your travel pal doesn’t want a drink at the airport.

5. It’s not a crime to recline

After much debate, the travel team can confirm that it is permissible to recline your plane seat, even on a short journey — as long as food and drink…

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