Traveller etiquette

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kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

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huh ? Is this comment in the wrong thread perchance, John?

kanga9999

Member since 09 Apr 2017

Total posts 41

kimshep, I think John is referring to loud speaker phone conversations, where entering the conversation (might, hopefully) indicate just how disruptive the conversation is. Though in my experience, these people couldn't give a damn and are more likely to thump you than comply.

pointyendmark

Qatar Airways

Member since 06 Jul 2016

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I would just speak to the noisy pax myself, and have done several times. My most annoying incident was when a man was watching camel racing at full volume!

Ian_from_HKG

CX

Member since 05 Jun 2012

Total posts 57

I have variously tried pointedly asking someone if they would like to borrow some headphones (which they never have, but each time they have turned it down or, in the case of someone playing games, turn the sound off) or simply asking very politely if they would wear headphones. So far no bad reaction - but politeness seems to be the key.

CHJ67

Member since 17 Apr 2017

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Originally Posted by Joe

Lots of corporate demi gods out there too who act like nothing nothing short of obnoxious pigs when it comes to etiquette at hotels or in-flight.

Yes, agree. Like sticking bags, usually massive, in Business Class overhead lockers when they’re flying Economy. Saw an eagle-eyed member of Qantas cabin crew call this out the other day on a SYD to BNE flight. It was a moment of beauty as the “demi god” has to retrieve his massive bag and take it with him to Economy, tail between legs!


Pegasus

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Member since 26 Jun 2012

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I once listened to a person have a loud and detailed telephone conversation about his marketing scheme and how they were going to "win this business". After an annoying 30 minutes I quietly asked him, "do you know who I am?". No. "I'm your competition and I've heard every word you've said."

Progressive Traveller

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Member since 25 Mar 2021

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Last week on a flight from Cairns to Brisbane, I sat next to a middle-aged guy watching a movie without earphones. When the flight attendant asked him to put on earphones, he said he didn't have any on him and continued to watch his movie. I noticed he had his phone plugged into a powerbank hence why he wasn't using earphones! Not only did he not use earphones, but he put his smelly feet on the spare seat between us. Obviously living his best life without filters!

Progressive Traveller

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Member since 25 Mar 2021

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Last week on a flight from Cairns to Brisbane, I sat next to a middle-aged guy watching a movie without earphones. When the flight attendant asked him to put on earphones, he said he didn't have any on him and continued to watch his movie. I noticed he had his phone plugged into a powerbank hence why he wasn't using earphones! Not only did he not use earphones, but he put his smelly feet on the spare seat between us. Obviously living his best life without filters!

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 113

The other annoying thing is when you're in Y and the person next you on boarding reaches their seat and torpedo's their gear crashing onto their seat eg glasses, tablet, book etc(most of which they sometimes hardly ever use) onto the seat beside you then just crash down into their seat seemingly forgetting there is another person sitting beside them. Equally annoying is the person sitting behind you who uses your backrest as their support to sit and get up again oblivious to the fact of how disturbing it actually is ( That said I have no problem when it's a very elderly person who may need the support)

Last editedby Joe at Mar 31, 2021, 11:18 AM.

XWu

Member since 09 May 2020

Total posts 64

Granted “I didn’t have a headphone” may be used in some other airlines but surely it doesn’t work on QF flights unless using the latest phone/tablets with no headphone jack (QF headsets can be used on single headphone jack slots)?

Boeing-Tragic

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Jan 2018

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I'd have asked the flight attendant if they could offer that person a complimentary set of buds, or failing that, can I buy him/her a set. I think most flight attendants would have taken the hint and sorted the situation out quite promptly.

Boeing-Tragic

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Jan 2018

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Originally Posted by Pegasus

I once listened to a person have a loud and detailed telephone conversation about his marketing scheme and how they were going to "win this business". After an annoying 30 minutes I quietly asked him, "do you know who I am?". No. "I'm your competition and I've heard every word you've said."


NNnnnnnn-asty, but 'nasty-good'. Well done.

Dundas

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Member since 10 Nov 2012

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I was wearing headphones on a JAL flight from Hawaii to Tokyo when I was asked by a cabin attendant to turn the volume down, which I did. I hadn't even realised the sound could be heard by anyone else. But at least in my case the crew were doing their job.

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