The Unknown Rules About Flying You Probably Didn't Even Know

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Passengers on plane

What do you mean I can't sit here?

As we learned earlier in the year with The Veronicas, there are things that you're not allowed to do on planes that we have no idea about. 

The twin singers, Lisa and Jessica Origliasso's beef with Qantas allegedly started due to a cabin crew member’s refusal to help with their cabin baggage.

The drama led to the pair being kicked off the flight. 

Unknown Rule #1:

CABIN CREW DON'T HAVE TO HELP WITH BAGS

Even though The Veronicas revealed on Instagram that there is no policy: 

"Since the incident, we have found out there is no such policy in place that prohibits cabin crew with the assistance of baggage."

News.com.au reports Qantas does have a policy that allows cabin crew to refuse requests for help with carry-on baggage. This came into effect amid concerns from the Flight Attendants Association of Australia about injuries to crew as a result of dealing with passengers’ increasingly heavy bags.

Unknown Rule #2:

JUST BECAUSE A SEAT IS EMPTY IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN HAVE IT

We see you eyeing off that aisle seat across from you. But you have a seat number for a reason and it's for your own safety. If you would like to move, you're going to win brownie points if you ask your flight attendant first. 

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Unknown Rule #3:

OI STINKY, YOU CAN'T FLY WITH US

So this one is a little awks. According to American Airlines they reserve the right to refuse to transport a passenger or have them removed from their flight at any point, if they "have an offensive odour not caused by a disability or illness".

Unknown Rule #4:

IF YOU'RE TOO CASHED UP, YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE COUNTRY

This one isn't so secret. It's not that you can't fly if you look too rich, it's if you're carrying too much cashola Kris Jenner. You have to declare foreign currency if you’re travelling in and out of Australia with more than $10,000.

Because we all walk around with thousands in our velcro wallets... 

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Written By Christina Cavaleri