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How you aggravate, annoy and occasionally outrage the cabin crew — and your fellow passengers

How you aggravate, annoy and occasionally outrage the cabin crew — and your fellow passengers

On any given flight, most passengers have a cellphone, a laptop, a tablet or other e-device with which they can watch movies, play video games or conduct business.

Although these diversions help relieve in-flight tedium and allow travelers to make effective use of their time, electronic devices often lead to behavior that leaves flight attendants shaking our heads.

During boarding on a recent flight, for example, an embarking passenger was so engrossed in his cellphone conversation that he dragged his roll-aboard past his assigned seat in Row 10 and continued barking into his phone until he reached the rear of the aircraft.

Realizing he had bypassed his seat by more than...

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