When readers shared their own travel tips and several really stood out as worth highlighting.
Here’s one that seemed too obvious to mention, and then I thought about the controversy surrounding some other basic hygiene and etiquette advice.
Always wear shoes when visiting an airplane lavatory. That wet floor isn’t necessarily just water…
Let me take this even further.
- Always wear socks through airport security. This isn’t just my preference not to see male toes, and women this means you too.
- Recommending shoes in the airplane lavatory sort of implies you’d need to put the shoes back on, that you had otherwise taken them off.
- That’s fine, but may I suggest if the airline gives you a blanket in a shrink wrap bag to open it and put that on the floor in front of your seat at your feet?
- And use any airline-provided slippers in an international premium cabin. Airline socks are better than nothing but insufficient, i think.
Have you ever seen anyone go into an airline lavatory without shoes or slippers on? Yuck.