Stuck next to an annoying flier? Here’s what you can do about it.

Retha Charette remembers the most annoying flier. On a recent flight from Newark to Amsterdam, her seatmate opened her tray table, placed her infant on it and began to change the baby’s diaper.

“It’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen on a plane,” Charette says. “I didn’t know what to do.”

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a story like hers to tell. Charette, who writes a blog called Roaming Nanny, says she tries to keep her cool when she encounters an annoying flier.
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This is the final word on reclining your airplane seat

Stop reclining your airplane seat.

You. Yes, you.

Two domestic airlines already limit your ability to lean back in economy class. Even if the airline doesn’t make the decision for you, it’s the polite thing to do. And, most important, it’s the right thing to do.

“Seat reclining is one of the most irritating, inconvenient, self-indulgent habits,” says Simon Sapper, an organizational consultant and frequent traveler based in London. “Period.”
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