Illustration by Rovinsky, Vogue, December 1932William Norwich, Vogue
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This time of year brings a lot of travel, and where there is travel, there are occasional lapses in etiquette. Here's hoping your return isn't-or wasn't-bumpy, and here are seven simple, often ignored rules for making all your future in-transit travel-be it by plane, train, bus, or automobile- more agreeable.
1. Mind personal space.
With the exception of the outrageous incidents that make the tabloids, what disturbs most when traveling is anything that infringes on our personal space, like the lady piloting the armrest or the gentleman whose bags crowd at your feet, the contents spilling all over the place. There's the woman (sometimes it's a man) who has flipped their long hair over the seat so it hangs in front of you like a hirsute doily, the person reading a broadsheet newspaper, widely opened within a millimeter of your nose, or the seatmate who has fallen fast asleep on your shoulder. And we've all seen those arguments that erupt when