A flight attendant is lifting the lid on the common things that people should never do on a plane, from falling asleep with their head on the window to ignoring the safety demonstrations.
Tommy Cimato, who has more than 126,000 TikTok followers, has been using his platform to warn passengers against certain in-flight behaviors in his popular ‘Five Things You Should Never on an Airplane’ videos.
Nearly all of the things the Arizona native advised against were safety-related, with Cimato pointing out some of the most germ-covered areas on the plane that people should try to avoid at all costs.
Don’t do it: Flight attendant Tommy Cimato, who has more than 126,000 TikTok followers, has been using his platform to warn passengers against certain in-flight behaviors
Yikes: In one of his popular ‘Five Things You Should Never on an Airplane’ videos, he pointed out that the toilet and windows are some of the most germ-covered areas on the plane
Warning: Cimato said passengers shouldn’t wear shorts on an airplane if they can avoid it, saying: ‘You never know how clean it’s gonna be’
‘Do not ever go barefoot. Don’t take your shoes off,’ he insisted in his first of two videos, which was posted in July. ‘The floors are filthy. I see so many people do this and it’s just not sanitary. Don’t do it.’
Cimato went on to warn against getting up during turbulence and ignoring the flight attendants’ safety demos.
‘In the unlikely event of something happening, if you paid attention, you are 80 percent more likely to survive,’ he explained.
He also took issue with passengers snapping their fingers at the flight attendants, insisting it’s completely unnecessary.
More tips: The TikToker also suggested staying hydrated and telling a flight attendant if you’re feeling sick
Think twice: In another video, Cimato explained why people shouldn’t take off their shoes and walk around barefoot, saying: ‘The floors are filthy’
Safety first: He warned against standing up in turbulence and ignoring the flight attendants’ safety demonstrations
‘You shouldn’t be doing this in general,’ he noted, ‘but to get someone’s attention, you don’t need to be doing that.
Cimato ended the video with something many hurried passengers do at the end of a flight: get out of their seats as soon as the plane lands.
‘It is not safe,’ he explained. ‘You want to make sure you are seated until you are at the gate and the seat belt sign turns off.’
Cimato’s first ‘Five Things You Should Never on an Airplane’ video has been watched nearly 90,000 times, but it was his follow-up clip that went viral with more than 4.2 million views.
Don’t be rude: Cimato also took issue with passengers snapping their fingers at the flight attendants, insisting it’s completely unnecessary
Hang tight: Cimato ended the video with something many hurried passengers do at the end of a flight: get out of their seats as soon as the plane lands
The flight attendant focused on sanitation and health in the second TikTok, insisting people should watch what they touch in the bathroom.
‘Do not ever touch the flush button or lever with your bare hands,’ he said.
TOP 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO ON A PLANE
Do not ever go barefoot
Don’t ever get up during turbulence
Don’t ignore the flight attendants’ safety demos
Don’t snap your fingers at flight attendants
Do not get up when the plane lands
Do not ever touch the flush the bathroom toilet with your bare hands
Don’t forget to drink water
Do not fall asleep or lean your head on the window
Don’t wear shorts
Don’t feel afraid to let a flight attendant know if you’re feeling sick
‘It’s honestly just super unsanitary and it’s pretty gross, so when you flush, use a napkin or a tissue that’s in the lavatory.’
He advised against people falling asleep or leaning their heads on the windows for the same reason.
‘You’re not the only one who has done that, and you don’t know how many people or children have wiped their hands or other things all over the window,’ he explained.
Cimato also said passengers shouldn’t wear shorts on an airplane if they can avoid it, which surprised a number of viewers.
‘It’s the same thing as the window,’ he shared. ‘You never know how clean it’s gonna be. So if you have pants, you’re gonna have less germs.’
Cimato went on to stress the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated on a flying, saying people should aim ‘to have about 16 ounces for every flight.’
‘Don’t feel afraid to let a flight attendant know if you’re feeling sick,’ he concluded.
‘We are here to help, so if you need food, water, or an air sickness bag, please feel free to let us know.’
Many viewers admitted they were confused by his videos because they thought airplanes are sanitized after each flight, especially during the pandemic.
Cimato responded in the comments, explaining that while the plane is cleaned, some areas may get overlooked.
‘The ground crew does all the plane cleaning,’ he wrote. ‘They try their best to keep it clean, but this is just in case if it gets missed!’