We've all been there during a flight; you're sat in the window or aisle seat and need to go to the loo, or want to get up and stretch your legs.
Of course that means politely asking everyone else on your row (who happen to be blocking your path) to get up to let you out.
It seems that most of us Brits are too polite, as new research from Expedia revealed that nearly a quarter of us admit to staying in their seat and waiting until the passenger gets up as we don't want to wake them up.
But what are the rules?
Fear not fellow Brits, as etiquette expert William Hanson has teamed up with Expedia to share those unwritten flight etiquette rules.
Despite our reluctance to wake others up, William says it's "perfectly acceptable to do so".
In fact, he points out it can be very awkward for everyone involved if you try clambering over them.
He told Mirror Online exclusively: "Especially considering eight per cent of passengers have been woken up by their neighbours climbing over them, which is both a peculiar and startling way to rouse from a slumber. A gentle nudge and an apologetic smile is all it takes."
But what if you're the one on the aisle seat and you're starting to feel a little sleepy?
Turns out there's a common courtesy to be found here too.
William advises: "If you are in a middle or aisle seat, please alert your neighbours that you will probably fall asleep and how it’s totally fine for them to gently nudge you should they need to vacate their own seat and stretch their legs.
"This can help minimise any worry they may be having about disturbing you."
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