Poll Reveals Most Unacceptable Things People Do On a Flight

Since last year’s video of Tiffany Gomas’ legendary meltdown (she claimed a passenger on the plane was “not real”) and the innumerable other passenger tantrums that followed in viral videos, in-flight drama has skyrocketed.

These cases have provoked heated arguments regarding the acceptable and unacceptable behavior onboard commercial aircraft.

There was an online debate after a lady got into an altercation with another passenger in November, accusing them of “pushing her seat repeatedly” while she reclined it.

A different woman recently made headlines when she got into a battle over whether the window blind should be up or down.

However, a recent study by YouGov has shown the American public’s true opinion on what actions are acceptable and what are definitely not when flying.

According to the survey, 86% of people think it’s undesirable to allow their children to play in the aisle, and 82% believe that becoming drunk is unacceptable as well.

Precisely, the same number of people said it’s annoying when people get up while the plane is experiencing turbulence, and 81% said it’s a major faux pas to watch a movie without headphones.

Additionally, 79% of passengers think it’s improper to leave garbage in the seatback pocket when boarding and landing, and 74% of passengers disapprove of utilizing both armrests at the same time when seated next to someone.

Some 68% of people think it’s unacceptable to eat food with an overpowering aroma, and another 66% think it’s inappropriate not to pay attention during the safety demonstration.

Other faux pas include talking on the phone, bringing a little dog on board, not fastening your seatbelt after the light is off, and continuing to use the overhead light even after turning off the cabin lights.

Some behaviors are found to be acceptable, such as using a laptop on the tray table, waking a fellow passenger to use the restroom, and pressing the call button to get refreshments from the flight attendant.

According to YouGov, people’s views on airplane etiquette are influenced by how often they fly. Those who fly more frequently tend to be less tolerant of certain behaviors.