An airline passenger's viral phone hack for watching in-flight entertainment sparks debate – as critics accuse her of being 'extremely rude'
- Ida Augusta, a content creator from Denmark, shared her hack on TikTok
- She used the headrest cover of the seat in front of her to hold up her phone
- Critics criticized her for turning the material around without asking permission first
A plane passenger has sparked outrage after revealing her hack for watching in-flight entertainment on a phone using someone else's headrest.
Ida Augusta, a micro-influencer from Denmark, has more than 60,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares videos about her life and travels.
The content creator, who uses the handle @idaaugustawent viral when she shared her trick of holding her cell phone on the back of the seat in front of her.
The video begins with Ida smiling at the camera as she walks down the aisle to her seat on her Norwegian Airlines flight.
Ida Augusta, a content creator from Denmark, went viral on TikTok after revealing her hack for watching in-flight entertainment on a phone
Before she sat down on her Norwegian Airlines flight, she turned the headrest covers of the seats in front of her so that they hung down in the back and faced her.
Ida and her travel partner then removed their cell phone cases, sandwiched the fabric between the cases and their devices, and snapped them back into place
Before she sits down, she turns the headrest covers on the seats in front of her so that they hang along the back and face her.
Ida and her travel partner then remove their cell phone cases, wedge the fabric between the cases and their devices, and snap them back into place.
The 10-second clip ends with them watching in-flight entertainment on their phones, which hang on the backs of the seats in front of them.
'Did you know?' she asked in the caption.
Ida's video has been viewed 2.5 million times and received more than 190 comments since it was posted on November 5.
However, it might have been better if she had demonstrated a similar hack, using a sick bag or napkin instead.
A lot of people criticized her for her 'right' and said she shouldn't have taken the headrest covers without asking the people in front of her first.
“The way they just turn it towards them without asking,” one person commented.
The 10-second clip ended with them watching in-flight entertainment on their phones, which hung on the backs of the seats in front of them.
Ida's video has been viewed 2.5 million times, but many people were unimpressed. Critics condemned her for not asking for permission first, saying she was 'rude' and 'entitled'
“It's not up to you to use it unless you ask the person in front,” someone else insisted.
“And I would take it right back because you didn't ask for it,” another shared.
Some also argued that the hack, which can only be used on planes with headrest covers, is also unsanitary.
'This is extremely rude. Those sheets are for hygienic reasons and you take them from the people in front of you,” responded a viewer.
It's just rude! And quite unsanitary, I wouldn't want my phone to be (where someone's) hair, sweat, etc. was,” someone else chimed in.
Others didn't understand what everyone in the comments was so angry about, saying it was “just a piece of cloth.”
One TikTok user suggested investing in airplane phone holders, saying the one she bought on Amazon only cost $12.
“Best purchase ever,” she wrote. “You should all have some.”