Is AirTran the pot or the kettle? It’s hard to say, but the airline that has done a great job of making passengers uncomfortable – think of it as the Greyhound experience of the sky – is now telling passengers how they can keep from making their fellow fliers unhappy. It’s like giving a stern warning and nothing more to a bank robber caught in the act: it won’t do much.
Nonetheless, now that AirTran has wireless internet service on all its flights, the airline has issued Internetiquette: A Guide to Keeping Everyone in Line While They’re Online. This list of suggestions will be found in every seatback pocket, right with the emergency card.
This isn’t exactly a new concern. The debate over in-flight porn may be behind us but is not forgotten. And, even non-sexual computer interaction may involve some actions that disturb other passengers – from muttering to yourself to shuffling papers around.
So, what does AirTran recommend? Find out after the jump.
1. Flight attendants are not tech support (no shit)
2. Online investors shouldn’t give advice to other passengers (would be nice even on flights without wi-fi)
3. Be aware of anyone who could be reading over your shoulder
4. Don’t offer to land the plane for the flight crew
Yeah, not much to work with … you can check out the list here.