Singapore Expats Forum

airplane seating etiquette

Discuss about the latest news & interesting topics, real life experience or other out of topic discussions with locals & expatriates in Singapore.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34469
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Aug 2016 8:57 pm

I think the OP is getting a bit upset as she's not getting the support she thought she would get. Frankly, I don't care where you are from. Age doesn't garner and favours in of itself. Especially if they are being a douche and not getting up automatically. I usually save a good healthy fart for those types. The next time there is no hesitation on their part. Happens more on Singapore buses than anywhere else though.

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 10567
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 01 Aug 2016 9:17 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:You mean an aisle seat not isle seat strong eagle :lol:
Same here, I'm tall and there's no point in me trying to contract my legs..so I get up irregardless of gender


Ai'll have to fix that speeling errer one of these days.

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9288
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby x9200 » Mon, 01 Aug 2016 9:36 pm

The OP is angry with the girl for the way the girl acted, where I think majority including myself would consider her behaviour impolite but misses the fact, that it has nothing to do with getting up from the seat to help someone to pass through.

User avatar
poodlek
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 878
Joined: Mon, 10 May 2010
Location: Taipa, Macau
Contact:

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby poodlek » Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:49 pm

To flip it around, I've only seen people NOT get up in Asia. I find it irritating and rude that a slight shift to the side of one's knees is considered sufficient in economy class seating. I always presume the person seated would rather not have their newspaper squished by my ass and their toes not stepped on, but if you refuse to get up, I likely won't force you, I'll just try not to lose my balance and land in your lap.

earthfriendly
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1869
Joined: Sat, 20 Aug 2005

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 1:05 am

the.pr.holder wrote:videotaping the passengers? I think that would offend them,


You can always make a video out of a simulated scenario, involving friends / family or people willing to partake in this exercise. Does not even need to be in an airplane. Can be done right there in the privacy of your own home. Use your imagination, my friend. Imagination. Actually it is a brilliant concept, to present your ideas in a visual format. A picture (video) is worth a thousand words. It will save you from having to write numerous post to get your point across.

earthfriendly
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1869
Joined: Sat, 20 Aug 2005

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 1:24 am

the.pr.holder wrote:so why are asians so want to be westernized?


Loaded with labels huh? "asians", "westernized" . When a person relies heavily on stereotypes to process the world and other people, this is exactly what they will get. The inability to see each human being for who they are, on the inside. Just the shell, the casing. Also, end up being boxed in. It is not freeing nor liberating to live this way.

This statement also smacks of "us vs them". This way of thinking leads to:
- nationalism
- terrorism
- tribalism
- anger issue
- irrationality

And it limits one, preventing one from optimising all the opportunities out there. In the world. When a person opens up his mind and heart, he will get what he wants in life, easier.

I don't believe in blindly following pop culture / attitudes / behaviors. There is a reason why certain social norms are in place for a specific culture. Here in the USA, people like their personal space and I choose to respect that. I don't go out of my way to be intentionally offensive! Remember, the headlines of the mainland Chinese tourists trying to export their behaviors overseas. Is it well-received by the rest of the world. That is what happens when you choose not to respect the customs of the host country? It is not just the western countries. It is no longer an issue of Asian vs Westerners. Many Asian countries find them "boorish". They made headlines in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand.... I shall reserve my own opinion on them, as I understand as a country / culture, they have gone thru a lot and there is a reason why they behave that way.
Last edited by earthfriendly on Tue, 02 Aug 2016 1:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 10567
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 1:31 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I usually save a good healthy fart for those types.



:lol: :cool: :devil: :oops!:

User avatar
rajagainstthemachine
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2805
Joined: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Location: Singapore

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 9:34 am

BBCWatcher wrote:For other rude behaviors, Instagram is useful.


so you are advocating taking a picture of offender and putting it on instagram in grand STOMP style where
a. it doesn't solve YOUR CURRENT problem :roll:
b. instead of dealing with the minor situation you have with a passenger.

sounds like you don't have the balls to deal with it face to face.This is the lamest advice I've ever heard.
take a pic and put it somewhere, so effing what? who cares?
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

User avatar
rajagainstthemachine
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2805
Joined: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Location: Singapore

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 9:40 am

I had to fly once to Washington DC from Qatar, long ass flight and i'm in the middle next to an old woman who had a lot of knee trouble sitting in aisle.. it was physically challenging for her to get up each time I had to use the toilets. she suggested i just stand on my seat and jump over her and on the way back in i used to hop over her somehow. it was a workable solution, talk to your co passengers, chit chat with them a bit, usually that goes a long way to help you ease your tension.. and please don't try and passenger shame...., whatever shame people on social media like BBCW suggests.. oh God!
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9288
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby x9200 » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:13 am

What's wrong in shaming an AH? People may have different reasons but I guess nobody suggested to shame an old handicapped lady.

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 10567
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:23 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:it was physically challenging for her to get up each time I had to use the toilets.


Damn! Frequent pissers... the worst kind of seat mate. I can drink a half liter of 12 year old single malt and piss once on the Narita-Houston flight.

What to do with the willy who downs one four ounce can of diet coke and needs to go water his lizard?

:twisted: =D>

User avatar
rajagainstthemachine
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2805
Joined: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Location: Singapore

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:36 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:it was physically challenging for her to get up each time I had to use the toilets.


Damn! Frequent pissers... the worst kind of seat mate. I can drink a half liter of 12 year old single malt and piss once on the Narita-Houston flight.

What to do with the willy who downs one four ounce can of diet coke and needs to go water his lizard?

:twisted: =D>


oh well come to think of it.. i used the toilets twice, but on qatar they kept serving these delicious mini sandwich thingies, it was insane to not go to the galley once in a while to peck away at a few.. :-"
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

bgd
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1236
Joined: Wed, 25 Jul 2007

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby bgd » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:38 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
What to do with the willy who downs one four ounce can of diet coke and needs to go water his lizard?

:twisted: =D>


Put them in the aisle seat. :)

User avatar
rajagainstthemachine
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2805
Joined: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Location: Singapore

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:39 am

x9200 wrote:What's wrong in shaming an AH? People may have different reasons but I guess nobody suggested to shame an old handicapped lady.


people seem to think the way to "shame someone publicly" is to take their picture and upload it somewhere..lost in the midst of trillions of other shamed pics, where shamed person isn't going to see it, the shamer thinks he's scored a point, in the end nobody gives a fish tit.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

User avatar
rajagainstthemachine
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2805
Joined: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Location: Singapore

Re: airplane seating etiquette

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:40 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
x9200 wrote:What's wrong in shaming an AH? People may have different reasons but I guess nobody suggested to shame an old handicapped lady.


people seem to think the way to "shame someone publicly" is to take their picture and upload it somewhere..lost in the midst of trillions of other shamed pics, where shamed person isn't going to see it or is completely unaware, the shamer thinks he's scored a point, in the end nobody gives a fish tit.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests