October 7, 2013
Nine in ten travelers wanted reclining seats banned or at least restricted to set times on short-haul flights.
We’ve all been there. The moment we forget the seat in front reclines, when suddenly it does. And our knees are crushed.
According to the Telegraph, “the vast majority of passengers would rather lose the right to recline than put up with having their table and leg space compromised by someone else.
Results of a poll of 1000 fliers for Skyscanner, a flight search website, found that nine in ten travelers wanted reclining seats banned or at least restricted to set times on short-haul flights.
It also revealed that young female passengers were the most likely to be considerate when reclining. “
So, until then, you can seek seats behind young, female passengers.
The story explains “the results showed that, if reclining seats were an option, 70 per cent of passengers admitted to being selfish and said they would recline while sitting in front of a pregnant woman. Another 80 per cent said they wouldn’t care if the person behind was frail or elderly. “
A separate survey for CabinCrew.com revealed that more than 60 percent of international cabin crew had witnessed an argument between passengers over reclining seats.
Cynthia Lett was on the air live with Larry Mantle on KPCC – the NPR affiliate in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 3 on AirTalk. www.scpr.or/airtalk.
Page Six has reported that Al Jazeera America has a ban on cursing in the newsroom. Cynthia and Larry discussed whether cursing is ever OK in the workplace. Some questions answered are whether people are more lenient toward verbal cursing as opposed to curing in email. Also, is cursing more tolerable when it’s not directed at a particular person but at a situation?
Please listen in. What do you think?
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I just came across this video acted by University of Virginia students in an effort to showcase current and historical manners. Very important and cleverly demonstrated.
To gain a long-term customer, you need to develop a long-term relationship with them. For a client to stay long- term, they have expectations of being treated better than others.
During this week’s episode of Modern Civility on BlogTalkRadio, John Breheny of Brooks Brothers Clothiers will discuss with Cynthia Lett how he and his company have succeeded in building their high-end clientele by building long-term relationships. They will also discuss the points of etiquette you need to know in order to achieve the client base you seek. Cynthia and her guest will also open up the phone lines for questions. During the live broadcast listeners can call in at (347) 857-2488.
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