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Know Before You Go: How to Behave When You Fly

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When it comes to air travel, we’re all in it together. And one bad traveler can ruin a flight for everyone. Bad travel etiquette can be as noticeable as loud conversations and smelly food. Or it can be more subtle behaviors like armrest hogging or untimely bathroom visits.

Gandhi said, “be the change you want to see in the world.” Guess what, it applies to air travel too. Know before you go as Alyssa Caverley shares the five essential rules of travel etiquette.

For more smart traveler secrets, check out the other episodes of Know Before You Go series including the best travel technology, how to choose the right hotel, how to travel solo, how to avoid the most common travel fees, how to prevent lost luggage, how to sight-see on public transportation and how to cruise safely.

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By Alyssa Caverley for

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