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7 Things You Should Avoid Doing On A Plane

Flying home for the Holidays? We’ve no doubt that many travellers will be kicking off the festive season with a tipple at the airport, but you still need to obey the year ’round rules! Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.com) has put together research that reveals the top things you should avoid doing on a plane.

They come with the possibility of a not-so festive fine, so keep the following flight rules in mind…

Things You Should Avoid Doing On A Plane

1. Disruptive Behaviour That Leads to the Plane Being Diverted

Potential outcome? Authorities will remove you from the flight and you will receive a £10,000 – £80,000 fine.

2. Acts of Drunkenness

Potential outcome? You receive a warning from flight attendants. Then, if it continues, you will be removed from the flight and get a fine of £5,000. Passengers could receive two years in prison!

3. Opening the Plane Doors Mid-Flight

Potential outcome? You will receive a warning from flight attendants and then be removed from the flight. You will also get a fine of up to £85,000.

4. Deliberately Blocking a Flight Attendant From Walking Down the Aisle or Out of the Galley

Potential outcome? You will receive a warning from flight attendants. You could potentially be removed from the flight, too, with a maximum fine of £19,000.

5. Using the Bathroom Whilst the Seat Belt Sign is On

Potential outcome? Passengers will receive a warning from flight attendants and receive a letter of warning about this being illegal.

things to avoid doing on plane

6. Smoking Onboard a Flight

Potential outcome? You will receive a warning from flight attendants. You could also be removed from the flight and receive a £500 – £250,000 fine.

7. Consuming Alcohol You Purchased in Duty Free Onboard the Flight

Potential outcome? You will receive a warning from flight attendants and then be removed from the flight. You could also receive a maximum fine of £2,000.

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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