The 7 Commandments of In-Flight Etiquette
Prepare thy shit before boarding. Don’t bottleneck the aisle, dude. Or dudette. If you cannot lift your bag up into the overhead, you should check it! Duh!
Thou shalt not recline thy seat. Unless the passenger in front of you does. Then: free-for-all. This is probably the least followed rule, after buckling your seat belt, and turning off all electronic devices. Nobody is listening!!
Honour thy neighbor’s space. Don’t cross the armrest. Middle-seat gets first dibs on both. Most people do not know this rule. Why not post it somewhere on the plane?
Thou shalt shut thy kids up. I say feed them, bring toys and games, and then medicate, medicate, medicate!
Thou shalt not unsheath thy stinky feet. Seriously. Keep your shoes on. This ought to be another posted rule, especially for the idiots wearing flip-flops. Do you think the Asiana tragedy would be enough to encourage regular shoes to help your safe and speedy exit out of a burning plane?
Thou shalt not wake thy sleeping neighbor. Unless he drools on your shoulder. The exception, of course, is if she is extremely attractive, and prone to cuddle.
Thou shalt not break wind. If you must, visit the lavatory. Again, this rule is broken as much as the others. I have been on flights where total fumigation and gas masks were needed.
Six travel security and web access issues that could ruin your trip. These include:
•Approximately 90% of WiFi networks at public hotspots such as cafes, hotels, and airports are not secure. Thus, connecting to the Internet via these unsecured WiFi networks leave you vulnerable to having your personal and private information stolen by hackers and cyber criminals.
•Access to certain websites and content is restricted or blocked in certain countries.
•Scammers may try various methods to scam you.
•Using public computers in hotel business centers or computer cafes creates security risks.
•Mobile data charges can be significant in some countries, especially in Japan and Switzerland.
•Data breach as a result of lost or stolen devices.
Some people I know never buy anything on the internet unless they use a third-party like PayPal.