Q: When I was on a JetBlue flight, the guy next to me didn't have headphones. I watched TV a little and then took out my laptop. When he saw me winding up the cord on my own headphones, he asked if he could borrow them. I said, "Oh, sorry, I'm actually going to use them again once I get my computer set up." But isn't that a little personal? It's like asking to borrow a comb or brush.
A: I agree -- especially if they're the ear-bud type. And on JetBlue he could have bought his own pair from a flight attendant for a couple of bucks.
Q: If a solo female traveler splits a cab to the airport with a man and a woman traveling together, who should sit up front with the driver? Also, let's say the solo traveler is going to Terminal A and the couple to Terminal C. The drop-off point for Terminal A comes before the drop-off for Terminal C. However, the couple's flight leaves 15 minutes before the solo traveler's. Who gets dropped off first?
A: I think the solo female traveler should sit in front. It would be weird to split up the couple. And the solo traveler should get dropped off first. There's no reason to skip Terminal A, drop off the couple at Terminal C and then drive all the way back.
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