Category Archives: Travel Etiquette

Ten Rules of Flying Etiquette for the Traveling World

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A young girl annoying the passenger in front. The recent unfortunate scuffle on United Airlines involving a passenger who was “reaccommodated”–whatever that is—has brought the focus squarely back to the issue of air travel. Perhaps you can still remember a time when traveling by plane was actually something you looked forward

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Ouch! Flying Is Painful!

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Carry-on luggage in overhead storage compartment on commercial airplane. When was the last time you flew? I just returned from a cross-country trip from Savannah to Spokane where I presented a four-hour seminar to an engaged and engaging audience of paraeducators. I flew diagonally across the United States. To get to

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Travel Tips for The Tipping Traveler

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Tipping can be challenging and confusing. AWN and Marriott International have partnered on a initiative that will remind hotel guests that housekeepers deserve a monetary show of gratitude in addition to the doormen and bellmen. These "tips" will help you sort through whom to tip and how much.

So Who Does Get the Armrest?

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I just came across a delightful article about airplane etiquette, or perhaps the lack of it, written by Scott McCartney for the Wall Street Journal.  His research and comments struck a major chord with me as someone who finds herself in the air more than on the ground. Anyone who flies and finds himself in economy

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When You Wear The Company Logo

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It was the last leg of a long journey home from my most recent trip to Bangalore where I have been offering seminars and individual coaching sessions on global etiquette to an international client. After almost 30 hours en route, I was exhausted.  As I boarded my final flight for Savannah, the mere thought of

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