It is always important to check the fine print on your travel documents. It will give you a list of policies that can get you banned from boarding or kicked off their plane.
Each airline, just like cruise ships, have their own policies, and they do differ. However, they usually have a statement prohibiting a passenger from doing anything that endangers the safety or comfort of fellow passengers (which is all subject to the interpretation of the airline employees). If you are kicked off the plane, you are responsible for all of your travel arrangements hotel, airfare food etc.
Remember, travel insurance does not cover stupidity!
So, here are 9 ways to get kicked off a plane:
- Too much perfume or cologne. There are a lot of people who are allergic to perfumes. I would recommend waiting until you arrive before you put it on.
- Neglecting your hygiene. Now this one is touchy because, unfortunately, in some countries people do not bathe as frequently as others. Also, in some countries people do not use deodorant; some just stink. (Do not be an ugly American if you are traveling within a country where hygiene is not the same as in your country. Consider it part of the experience of traveling to that country.)
- Too much to drink. Visibly intoxicated passengers, whether it is drugs or alcohol, are not welcome on airplanes. One more thing: even if you appear to be drunk ( acting silly) you could still be banned from flying.
- Offensive, inappropriate clothing, such as dresses, skirts, and shorts that are too short, wearing no underwear ( I am not kidding), or wearing shirts with offensive writing
- Aggressive or loud-mouthed behavior, being demanding, or getting into a confrontation with another passenger.
- If the plane is carrying a full load and you are taking two seats because of your weight, you may be asked to leave. In some places, they now have scales that will weigh you. If you are too heavy you may not be able to get on the place.
- Ignoring the request to turn off electronic devices. This is disrespectful to the crew.
- Refusing to wear your seatbelt or buckle up a child. Federal Law (FAA) says that passengers are required to buckle up using the aircraft’s original seat belt.
- A screaming misbehaving child. Even if you are in Pampers you can still get kicked off a plane.
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