I'm a flight attendant and there are 3 etiquette rules you should always follow – including who gets the armrests

A FLIGHT attendant has shared her top etiquette tips for passengers wanting to behave correctly while travelling.

The unnamed 35-year-old flight attendant has been flying with a US airline for 14 years.

Speaking to Insider, she revealed what it was like to be flight crew, including working through the pandemic, what it's like having kids with the job as well as how much she loved meeting passengers.

She also shared her best advice, with three top tips.

She said: "If I could give an airline-etiquette PSA, I'd say I wish more passengers knew middle seat armrests are for the middle seat passenger — both of them."

Other flight attendants and travel experts have backed her up.

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Cabin crew member Boris Millan explained the Confessions on the Fly podcast: "They did a lot of research in the UK for some reason about this – when you sit in the middle seat, you get to have…"

At which point LJ interjects: "You get both armrests!" And Boris agrees: "It's common sense, guys. It's common sense."

Dealchecker's Travel Expert, Rosie Panter also told Cosmopolitan: "It’s universally accepted that the middle seat passenger has drawn the short straw, so they should get the luxury of both armrests."

Another piece of etiquette advice the flight attendant gave was to never do your exercise on a plane.

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She added: "If you do yoga in the back galley, your butt is in my face.

Sadly this isn't unusual – one couple was slammed for performing yoga at the back of the plane, while another woman left travellers stunned after doing the downward dog in the middle of the aisle.

And the last piece of advice the flight attendant gave was making sure passengers know what is really on the floor of the bathroom.

She added: "The 'water' on the bathroom floor is pee."

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Many flight attendants over the years have warned passengers against going to the bathroom without shoes on for this reason.

You should never remove your shoes at all during a flight, according to crew, due to the danger it poses in an emergency.

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