Travel Expert: Do you Agree With These Airplane Etiquette Suggestions?
On our recent family vacation, we flew to Miami to hop on a cruise. If we’re going to cruise I prefer to embark from the port in Bayonne, New Jersey. This way we don’t have to fly. I’m not a fan of flying, but it’s necessary if you want to expand your travel options.
One of the reasons is that personal space is scarce and patience can wear thin. Unwritten rules and in-flight etiquette can often lead to an unpleasant story to tell. In an article with People, travel expert, writer, and advisor Nicole Campoy Jackson of Fora Travel addressed some of the most aggravating topics among passengers.
In discussing the debate over whether it’s acceptable to remove shoes during a flight, Jackson provided insights on how travelers can strike a balance between comfort and consideration. While acknowledging the desire for relaxation, she highlighted the importance of being mindful of fellow passengers and practicing good hygiene. I love to take my shoes off, it makes me more comfortable like I am at home. However, I don’t do it because people don’t like it, and that’s ok.
The contentious issue of seat reclining also took the spotlight. The travel authority advised passengers to exercise restraint when reclining, particularly on shorter flights and during meal services. I don’t fully comprehend this one. The seat reclines about an inch.
I’m not sure why people get so upset about this. Just keep it in the upright position, and if you want to recline, check with the person behind me. Most people would rather say “no,” but if you ask nicely, they appreciate it and don’t want to be viewed as a jerk. Let them believe they’re giving permission, and then they won’t really complain.
Playing music without headphones is a definite no. “It’s not cool to assume that everyone around you is okay with hearing whatever it is that you’re watching. It’s just about taking a moment to consider the people around you. Again, maybe I don’t travel enough to have experienced this. I didn’t realize this was even an issue.
Jackson is simply reminding us of the significance of being aware of the needs of our fellow passengers to maintain a pleasant in-flight experience. This is true for airplanes or anywhere we share smaller, confined spaces with strangers.
All of Taylor Swift’s Surprise Songs on the Eras Tour
Ever since Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras Tour back in March, she announced to her fans that she would perform two surprise acoustic songs at every show. With the first show taking place in Glendale, Arizona, Swift made good on that promise and performed “Mirrorball” from folklore and “Tim McGraw” from her 2006 self-titled debut album. Since then, the award-winning singer-songwriter has kept up with her promise.
With ten studio albums, three re-recorded studio albums (so far), five extended plays, and four live albums under her belt, Swift said that she has enough songs to cover the 52-date trek without repeating any songs. However, if she ever feels like she didn’t give a performance her all, there’s a chance she might perform it again. She also said there would be an exception of songs from Midnights, which might get played more than once on the tour. Swift has already hinted that this is what happened with her April 1 performance of “Clean,” which was requested by her opener Gracie Abrams in Arlington, Texas. On a TikTok stream of the show, Swift commented that she could have played the song “better in a higher key, so that’s technically a mess up.” She played the song again a month later in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
As we previously reported, Swift kicked off her Eras Tour on March 17 with the release of a re-recording of songs “Eyes Open,” “Safe & Sound” and “If This Was a Movie.” She also released her previously-leaked song “All the Girls You Loved Before.” Fitting with the theme of her Eras Tour, which
Gossip website TMZ recently reported that camera crews have been at almost every concert stop thus far. Sources were not able to reveal any plans to release the footage on streaming or in theaters, like her five previous concert docs. Take a look below at every surprise song Swift has performed so far on her Eras Tour: