Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Etiquette for flyers

Great snippet from a piece with Andrew W.K. in the current edition of the excellent Aussie skate, art and subculture quarterly, Monster Children. And it's true. Being in the middle seat has zero benefits. No view out the window and being able to crash out on a long-haul flight. Not being able to grab stuff from the overhead locker or go to the bathroom without having to disturb others. While we're on the issue of airline etiquette, do people really need to put their seat back all the way the instant the seat belt light goes out? On certain planes - the swanky Airbus jets that Thai Airways fly between Perth and Bangkok, for instance - the economy class seats recline so far back that it's actually impossible for the person behind to eat their meal or watch their television screen. Yes, first world problems, indeed, but I don't think there's anything wrong with making a call for considerate behaviour either.