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Old Oct 26, 07, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Trulyblues View Post
Typically I tap them on the arm and politely remind them that they need to have turned their devices off, and probably 25% of the time they just turn it over and pretend they did.
The only acceptable reasons to tap someone you do not have a personal connection with on an airplane:
  1. The pax has requested that you wake him in the event he is asleep when the FA comes with drinks/snacks/meals.
  2. The pax is seated between you and the aisle, and is asleep/zoned out to music/etc. and you need to get his attention to permit safe/polite passage to the aisle.

Any other touching is assault and battery in most states and usually unwelcome contact. If you have a problem with the actions of another passenger, take it to the FA.
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