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The thing is, you can do something to minimize the hassles. In fact, you may be the very person causing trouble and delays in the airport. Here are some basic (yet always overlooked) airport etiquette to remember.
Arrive early. When your ticket says that you need to be at the airport two hours before boarding, don't wave your hand in dismissal and say "Yeah right, boarding is 45 minutes before takeoff anyway." When you check in late, you might cause delays, plus you'll most likely stress out the airline staff you deal with on the ground.
Know which items are allowed on board. This will save you the unnecessary haggling, and then having to say bye to your prized perfume in a 250-ml bottle. The people behind you on your queue will thank you for being a good passenger and airport buddy.
Keep your carry-on baggage in the overhead bin. You don't want to go through an obstacle course of bags when you need to go to the lavatory, so extend the same courtesy to the other passengers in the flight. If you want to keep a bag near, make sure it doesn't invade the space of the person seated next to you.
Be cooperative to strict airport security personnel than to ride a plane with a suicide bomber. Morbid, but hey, that already happened. That's why sometimes they're not nice as you expect because they're dealing with security.
Lastlly be courteous to airport staff. There's no exception, whether you're flying Jetstar or Cathay Pacific , you will be searched. Dominique Garcia is travel writer and has been travelling a lot using Skyscanner which provides cheap flights online.