There are times on every flight that you just wish there were a set of rules that every passenger should be forced to obey. Not the laws or regulations that are in place now, but rules of basic common decency, respect and manners. Well now your prayers have been answered!
We’ve all been there, stuck on a long haul flight for what seems like an eternity with what seems to be every sociopath and nutjob the powers that be could fit onto the plane with you, having to endure their selfish behaviour in silent fury lest our own actions are called into question and we are hauled off the plane in handcuffs on landing. Or even worse, you yourself might be displaying some of the behaviours and traits that causes every other passenger around you to dream happily of a thousand ways you could be removed from your seat permanently.
These same ill mannered grievances, behaviours and annoyances emerge on almost every flight to annoy the average passenger, the same inconsiderate people that cause all of our journeys to be almost intolerable descents into some airline hell.
So to solve all that, like some all knowing deity imparting wisdom via stone tablets, these rules should be displayed on every plane and recited by every steward and stewardess right after the safety announcements, aimed solely at those people who make long – and short – flights miserable for everyone. You know who you are!
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