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Airplane Etiquette

Taking a flight this summer?  Not sure how I feel about taking your shoes and socks off (eww) but…

Here’s what’s considered OK (and not OK!) to do these days:

Is it okay to bring your own food on a flight?  94% said yes, even if it’s smelly.

Is it okay to take your shoes AND socks off?  90% said NO.

Is it socially acceptable to wear pajamas on a plane?  59% said yes.

is it okay to recline your seat?  Most people say yes, but it depends.  38% said go for it, another 52% said only if you ask first and 11% said never.

If you’re next to someone and there’s an empty seat in your row, should you move over?  Only 56% said yes.

Who gets the middle armrests?  34% said the person in the middle seat should.

Is it okay to ask someone to swap seats with you?  78% said yes (but that doesn’t mean they have to).

Is it okay to strike up a conversation with the stranger sitting next to you?  65% said yes.  Just don’t expect them to talk to you the entire flight and if they start reading or put headphones in, that’s your cue to wrap it up.