Air Travel Etiquette: The Great Overhead Luggage Debate

December 12, 2023 3:42 pm in by

Ready to take off into the world of plane etiquette? Buckle up, folks, as we delve into the heated online debate concerning what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to stowing your carry-on items. Our journey starts with globetrotter Daniel Bennett, whose recent TikTok video has garnered more than 6 million views.

According to him, you can size up a person’s character by observing their luggage arranging manners on a flight — simple ground rules: carry-on in the overhead compartment, personal items under the seat. Break the norms, and you’re on the naughty list!

@dxnielbennett straight to jail #airport #travel #goodpeople ♬ original sound – Daniel Bennett
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Now, there’s a specific breed of travellers who inspire collective groans from us all: the jacket-stowers. Bennett humorously suggests these overhead-bin-hoggers should be sentenced to life in the prison! The Internet agrees, the comment section singing choruses of agreement, with tales of joyous flight attendants calling out these cabin culprits.

But the debate isn’t as one-sided as you’d think. A few brave souls dare to defend the ‘overhead-everything’ flyers. They argue, if you’ve ditched the roller bag, you’ve earned the right to stow a backpack up top. According to one touted ‘unpopular opinion’, our legroom shouldn’t get compromised because others pack like they’re moving houses.

So, next time you fly, remember the overhead-bin etiquette. Or, prepare yourself for some serious side-eye… and potentially, a lifetime jail sentence (just kidding!). Happy flying!