Lizzie Post, the great-great granddaughter of Emily Post, author, and co-host of The Awesome Etiquette Podcast, has agreed to weigh in on a few travel etiquette questions from a politesse perspective. She’s covered airplane seat backs, to recline or not to recline, arm rests and kids on flights. Here, she weighs in on general airport manners.
If you check your bag at the curb, should you tip?
You wouldn’t tip while checking your bag at the ticket counter, though?
Say you’re in a super-long line before getting to your gate. Advice?
What if you’re about to miss a flight because of the line? Is asking to cut an option?
How prepared should one get in the security line?
What if you think security is roughly handling your things during a bag search?
Is it OK to buy smelly food to bring on the plane?
Is it OK to put your things on chairs in crowded waiting rooms?
Any tips for parents with kids waiting at the gate?
Lots of people like to queue up early to board; when should you get in line?