Which side of the airplane armrest is mine? How much should I tip on overseas travel?
You can think of the trip as starting from the arrival at the destination, but you can think of it as starting from the way to the airport. As soon as the announcement of boarding the aircraft was released, you would experience experiences that you do not normally do, such as waiting in line or getting on the plane to find a seat. We’ve compiled a list of what you should and shouldn’t do in these situations.
The starting point for a pleasant trip-an airport, but also a place where unpleasant experiences often occur. It is a space full of repeated waiting, endless standing lines, delays and discomfort. The best tip at the airport is to look around and move around so as not to disturb other passengers!
1. When the announcement comes out, let’s board the aircraft
Some airlines do not, but announcements are often made according to the order of boarding the aircraft according to the row of seats. We recommend that you do not wait in line to get on first, or because you don’t want to wait in line. It’s a rule. In addition, family passengers with children may be the first to board, so respect this as well.
2. Prepare travel-related documents in advance
At airport security checks and immigration, you must show your passport as well as your ticket. The same goes for boarding an aircraft. Even if you’ve put your bag deep while visiting duty-free shops or eating, prepare beforehand in front of the boarding gate of the aircraft. It takes a long time to take it out and cannot make other passengers uncomfortable. If it is unavoidable, it is also a way to go to the next passenger first to ask for understanding.
In-flight etiquette can be broadly explained in two ways. -Kindness and patience! You can look out of the window and look at the beautiful clouds, but since you have to fly for hours in an uncomfortable and cramped space, mutual consideration is not essential!
3. Pay attention to the size of your luggage
Each airline has its own cabin baggage size. Because it has to fit the size of the overhead shelf. Before packing, check in advance and prepare a bag. This makes it easier to load and unload luggage on the shelf, leaving space for other passengers’ luggage. If there are passengers who are struggling to put their luggage, why not help a little? With little consideration, you can make a pleasant trip to each other.
4. Let’s yield to the seat passengers in the middle of the armrests
Few passengers prefer the middle seat. It’s because you can’t fully see the wonderful scenery like a seat by the window, and you can’t extend your legs like a seat on the aisle. It is also uncomfortable to go to the bathroom. Let’s face this inconvenience and yield armrests for seated passengers.
5. Don’t invade your personal space
In the case of Economy Class, the personal space is very small, but don’t forget to be considerate of the passengers around you. Do not wear your elbows or spread your legs up to the seat next to you, or flip the seat back without asking for your understanding from the passengers behind you! Also, be aware that wearing headphones is a sign that you don’t want to be disturbed.
6. Be polite to the crew
We often see situations where we are blindly angry or irritated with flight attendants without knowing the situation. Remember to be polite as the crew didn’t design the seat size and don’t want delays in the aircraft.
The best thing about traveling is that you can experience different cultures and see how different people live. It is good to leave without knowing anything and have unexpected experiences, but it is also true that knowing is power. By knowing the basics of your travel destination and leaving, you can see more and reduce mistakes that locals might not know.
7. Let’s check the basic information of the travel destination
Each country has different cultures and etiquette. It is recommended that you know the basic information before traveling. It’s not difficult because it can be easily found at the back of a travel book or by searching the Internet. In Taiwan, it is not polite to point at a temple with your finger, and in Thailand, you should refrain from stroking your head or pointing at people or objects with your feet. It is also recommended to learn the language of the country. Even if it’s a short trip, you can enjoy a more enjoyable trip if you learn’Hello’,’Thank you’, and’Please’.
8. Tips culture
We often suffer from overseas travel because of a tip culture that we are not familiar with. Search the tip culture of your travel destination, and leave knowing whether the tip culture is and the appropriate amount. In restaurants in the United States or Canada, when you are satisfied with the service, you usually pay 15-20% of the payment amount, and in Europe, you usually pay 10-15%. On the other hand, there is no tipping culture in Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore, so let’s take a look.
9. Think positively
Even if the trip goes differently than you expected, there is no extra waste as much as spending a trip with complaints and complaints each time. The time, money, and mental consumption are considerable. It’s natural even on a solo trip, and nagging when traveling with friends or family! It is a process of expanding your horizons and accumulating experiences, so let’s enjoy the trip itself with a positive mind, except for really necessary complaints.