Plane Etiquette: What Not to Do (We’re Begging You) Hannah Winsten March 11, 2014 Air Travel, Travel Tips Flying is supposed to be easy. But when you’re scrunched into those teeny, tiny seats, the people around you can really be the make or break of an otherwise happy flight. So, in the interest of everyone getting through this cramped ride in the sky, let’s all agree to follow these ground rules, mmkay? 1.) Don’t talk my ear off. We’ve all been there—you’re settling in for a nice in-flight nap, when Chatty McChatterbox plops down next to you. Cue the eye rolls and the desperate attempts to escape their constant stream of pointless small talk. Don’t be that person. Instead, let’s exchange quick pleasantries and spend the rest of the flight in silence. 2.) Don’t recline into my lap. We get it. Everyone will recline those tiny chairs. We’re not telling you not to. But please don’t recline them all the way into the row behind you? Not cool. 3.) If you’ve got the coveted aisle seat, don’t fall asleep with your tray table down. You, dear aisle-seat-sitter, have the responsibility to let everyone else sitting in your row get up whenever they please. Falling asleep with your tray table down makes you a barricade. And that’s clearly negligent of your responsibilities. Shape up. 4.) No snuggling, please. My shoulder is not a pillow. Don’t treat it like one. 5.) And finally, don’t hog the armrests, the legroom, or the overhead luggage bin. Space is precious on an airplane, and sharing is caring. What airplane etiquette rules do you think we should all abide by? Tell us below! Photo Credit: caribb, (id) Xposed Photography, Tony Crider, KobyMaxwell [H/T to Gawker.] Hannah Winsten is a staff writer for the Miles Away blog.