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Old Oct 26, 07, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by DevilDog438 View Post
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.
Aren't we being a tad bit dramatic here? The reason I always thought that all electronic devices are banned during takeoff/landing was to have your undivided attention in case of an emergency since it's most likely to happen during takeoff/landing.

Last edited by stockmanjr; Oct 26, 07 at 4:03 pm
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