A: No. While it is not technically illegal to paint your nails on an airplane, travelers must abide by the rules and regulations of both the FAA and the airline company. Most airlines discourage the use of nail polish aboard their planes and will request a user to stop using the product for the comfort of other passengers. The notable odor, flammable ingredients and the potential to stain clothing or areas of the airplane cabin are good reasons to remain courteous to others.
The drive for women to use methods to enhance their beauty stems back thousands of years. In fact, nail trends are a lot older than you might think and date back to 5,000 BC when fingertips in India were decorated with henna. Tombs of Babylonian soldiers uncovered manicure kits from 4,000 BC used in battle preparation. In hopes of striking fear into their enemies, soldiers would stain their nails with colors of black and green khol as a type of war paint. originating in China.