Twitter users reacted with disgust to the site of an “inconsiderate” woman who draped her long hair over the back of the plane seat of another passenger.
The locks of the unnamed woman extended past the tray table and into the seatback pocket, resting not far from the knee of another traveler on a flight that allegedly took place in the States. -United.
A photo of the incident posted by @ Antman0528 on Twitter was shared by thousands of social media users last week, sparking a debate over airline etiquette.
“Completely inconsiderate and unnecessary,” @Smol_Wallaby said. “Saying this as a long haired companion. “
Another long-locked traveler added that the situation could have been easily avoided.
“A braid or an updo isn’t that difficult,” she said. “And honestly, if anyone wants long hair, they have to keep it to themselves, take care of it and brush,” says here. There is no justification for this.
A photo of a woman whose long hair takes up most of the table area of another passenger’s tray has angered Twitter users, who have called her behavior “reckless”
A woman called the passenger’s actions “selfish”, saying the hair should have been pulled up
@ tantum_erg0 added, “I am a terrible person and this is just an invitation for me to live with my character flaws. “
Another user, @LorisBigStory, said the same happened to him on a return flight from Belize.
“I put my elbow in it a few times,” she says. “I never baffled her. People are rude.
Other users said they would solve the problem by cutting the woman’s hair, prompting one woman to note that some snipers are allowed in the cabin.
Some Twitter users said they would cut the woman’s hair, prompting one woman to note that it is possible to carry scissors on a plane
“They sell TSA approved travel scissors,” @losthousewife regrets. “I’m amazed that more people don’t know about it. “
Others said they would take a more civilized approach by having the flight crew speak with the woman.
“I was a flight attendant – my advice is never to deal directly with a passenger,” @WorkPsychol said.
“Call the cabin crew, ask them to tell this person to remove hair immediately. It’s disgusting and it’s not hygienic.
Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman said the behavior was ‘invasive’ and unhygienic
Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman agreed the behavior was disturbing.
“While there could be things that would be worse, having someone’s hair strewn across the back of the chair does come closer to your personal space,” Gottsman told DailyMail.com. “Similar to having a hair in your food. It just seems intrusive, unhygienic and lack of common courtesy for the passenger.
She added: “It’s a bit like brushing your hair at the table. There are only basic rules of decorum to follow.
Investigation found that of all the things that annoy passengers on a plane (shown in a file photo), treating a flight attendant rudely was the most annoying
Gottsman said there are a number of ways passengers could work to resolve the hair-in-the-seat dilemma.
“Depending on the circumstances … either take it to the flight attendant and allow her to take care of it, or you can just say, ‘Excuse me, would you (please) get your hair out of the back. from the headquarters ? ”
She said passengers should always err on the side of caution and resist the urge to judge others.
A passenger might say, under Gottsman’s guidance, “I would appreciate you pulling your hair back because it’s in my space.” I cannot get my tablet and would like to use it. ‘
Travel etiquette has long been a sore point for airline passengers opposed to reclining seats, folding seats, armrests, and those who use electronic devices without a headset.
Masks have more recently joined the points of contention in the not-so-friendly skies.
More than half of Americans think the ways of travel have taken a nosedive in the pandemic, survey found
A recent survey found that 54% of Americans believe the pandemic has made manners worse off during flights.
According to the Value Penguin study, about a quarter of passengers said they took trips in which misbehaved passengers caused a plane to turn around.
Passengers said they were most upset in flight by other people rude to flight attendants, kicking seats and traveling while sick.
Other pet peeves included drunkenness, listening to music without headphones, consuming smelly food, and keeping the line of safety.
The rules for how to style one’s hair on board have largely escaped the radar – until now.