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Ettiquette on long flights: How to handle these annoying situations?

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We have a VERY long flight coming up and will be trying to get at least a few hours' sleep. Based on past experiences, I'd like to get some feedback on what others think is acceptable w/regard to some issues that often come up even on short haul flights.

The first is how do you handle a fellow flyer who falls asleep near or next to you and snores VERY loudly when you are trying to get a bit of shuteye, or worse, breathes out very hard with many repeated loud snorts and gasps. In the past I've just let this go and found it can go on sometimes for the entire flight. Now, I know these people can't help it. Usually I've found it's an older, overweight man but not always. Is there a kind, polite way to handle this issue?

Another problem is those who don't check behind them before they recline their seat and suddenly SLAM it back as far as it can go. My husband is 6'3". We cannot afford to fly business or first class, so he has a lot of trouble finding ways to angle his legs to fit into the majority of seats (those w/little leg room). He has one bad knee to top it off and can't always get a bulkhead seat. So often someone I(you know who you are!) who even realizes they have wacked someone else's knees rather hardly does not even bring their seat back up an inch! PLEASE be kind and ease up a bit!

Last of all (and I know this will sound petty but it drives me NUTS!) is when some passengers seem to find it calming (or something?) to continually practice shuffling cards while flying. They tap the deck on the tray table over and over , and this makes a loud clacking sound. This and the flipping sound can be easily heard through earplugs. Maybe if they just put some sort of mousepad or cloth over their tray table it wouldn't be so loud (?).

Hoping for some legit and helpful replies.

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