New Delhi: Days after a video of a man punching a reclined seat of a woman sitting in front of him went viral in the US, the Ministry of Civil Aviation in India shared ‘etiquette of flying’ and asked passengers to be ‘considerate of other people’s space’. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Cancels 16 Special Train Services From May 7 | Check Full List Here
With hashtags #BeAResponsibleTraveller and #EtiquettesOfFlying, the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Saturday tweeted,”A little bit of basic good manners and respect are always worth a thumbs up. Your seat is not a sleeper berth. Don’t be inconsiderate of other people’s space.” Also Read - Horoscope, Today, May 6, Thursday: Cancer Will Be Expressive Today, Enthusiastic Day For Capricorns
Furthermore, the ministry advised passengers, “With the limited space you have, if you must recline, do it carefully. Always think about the people around you because no one wants your head in their laps.”
Earlier on Friday, the ministry had urged travelers to be considerate of the cabin storage space. “Don’t be a binhog, be a responsible traveller and travel smart,” the ministry wrote on the micro-blogging site.
These advisories came after an American Airlines passenger posted a video of a man punching the back of her reclined seat.
“Here’s a great jackhole! He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times – HARD, at which point I began videoing him, and he resigned to this behaviour. The other jackhole is the AmericanAir flight attendant who reprimanded me and offered him (a complimentary) rum!”, the woman wrote along with the video, that went viral on the social media.