JetBlue has just released a new video (see below) that gently reprimands passengers who don’t know how to board a plane. Or rather, those who don’t know how to board a plane correctly.
How Not to Board a Plane
The amusing video is part of the airline’s flight etiquette series; Episode 5 shows a typical crazy boarding situation where it’s every man for himself. Even the pilot has trouble squeezing through the crowd.
There are lots of Don’ts in the video but not many Dos so here’s a quick refresher:
- Wait to be called: If you’re in row 14 and they’re boarding rows 15 to 20, wait your turn.
- Families: Most airlines no longer allow families with children to board early, but talk to the gate agent (politely!). Sometimes something can be worked out.
- Pay for early boarding: This can be pricy but not always; Southwest’s EarlyBird boarding for example is just $12.50 per person and allows a wider choice of seats in the airline’s open-seating cabins.
VIDEO: JetBlue’s How Not to Board a Flight.