Are You Guilty of These Travel No-No's?

You're not one of those people, are you?


Photo courtesy of Photodisc/Digital Vision

Check off each offensive thing you've done and we'll decide whether or not you should be allowed to travel!

  • Standing way too close to someone else in line, like a Seinfeld bit waiting to happen
  • Not having your Ziploc bag of liquids and stuff ready for the TSA guys
  • Taking forever to slip off your shoes for the whole security thing
  • Searing your too-revealing clothing into everyone else's eyeballs (let's just say "underbooty" and leave it at that)
  • Trying to shove your carry-on into the overhead compartment even though it's the size and weight of a Ford Focus
  • Manspreading (this also applies to women!)
  • Shebagging (Google it, and yes, this also applies to men!)
  • Hogging the armrest
  • Being a Chatty Cathy (is that still a thing anyone says?)
  • Half-screaming to your buddy sitting next to you rather than using your inside voice like Mrs. Llewellyn taught you in 1st grade
  • Cranking up your music so loud that even though you're wearing headphones, my ears are bleeding
  • Sneezing/coughing without covering your mouth
  • Traveling even when you're virulently ill and could contaminate everyone, ushering in a plague-ridden zombie apocalypse
  • Reclining your seat without checking behind you
  • Airing out your stinky feet once seated
  • Propping your feet up on something you're not supposed to (which, let's be honest, is everything)
  • Clipping your nails
  • Continuously pushing someone else's seat
  • Smelling like you haven't showered since Perfect Strangers was still on the air
  • Letting your rugrats wreak havoc without any real supervision on the plane/train/whatever
  • Changing a diaper outside of the bathroom (your baby's or your own!)
  • Guzzling Leaving Las Vegas-levels of booze
  • Eating pancakes out of a shopping bag
  • Dozing off on the stranger sitting next to you
  • Gawking at porn on your phone or laptop
  • Getting, ahem, busy underneath your airplane blanket – solo
  • Getting busy underneath your airplane blanket – with a partner
  • Filling the plane with the stench of your noxious lunch
  • Spending half the flight in the bathroom – what are you even doing in there?
  • Making a mad dash to be the first person off the plane/bus/train

About Maggie Tuten Tyner

Maggie wasn't born in Greenville, S.C., but she was certainly raised here, having called this her home for the last 20+ years.  She even graduated from local Furman University and went to work as an editor for 10Best shortly thereafter.

Her daydreams come mainly in the form of screenplays and novels, and her free time is spent watching movies, enjoying the gorgeous surrounding foothills or exploring the Greenville food scene – almost always alongside her husband.

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