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AirTran Offers Mile-High Netiquette Advice

You may soon find a new booklet in the pocket of your coach airline seat explaining proper airplane netiquette. On all AirTran Airways flights, alongside your SkyMall catalog and that pamphlet that illustrates how to survive the least traumatic plane crash possible, you'll now find useful tidbits like: "14B is not your office. It's an airline seat. Treat it as such," and "The lavatory is not your personal conference room." (Those are for real, by the way.)

AirTran is the first airline to offer Internet access on all of its flights, but Virgin America, Delta, American, and United are expected to be close behind. In the era of mile-high Internet, it's increasingly important to teach people the basic do's and don't's of using the Web in confined spaces.

There are not only etiquette concerns, however. When surfing the Web at 35,000 feet, with people sitting in what would normally be considered your "personal space," privacy is also a major issue. Keeping your fellow passengers' eyes off of your potentially sensitive personal and work documents may mean investing in a privacy filter.

Just remember, there is one rule about Web usage on an airplane that shouldn't need to be stated: no porn. [From: ABC News]

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