- A flight attendant shared the things she hates passengers doing the most
Flying is an unfortunate necessity when it comes to long distance travel with the need for organisation, the worry about timings and the cramped, confined space of an aeroplane combining to dampen the excitement of a holiday.
Passengers are notorious for often being obnoxious towards others or simply inconsiderate of those around them.
It is not just travellers who get annoyed by the antics of their fellow flyers though, as a flight attendant has revealed the three things that they wish passengers would stop doing on board flights.
Posting to Reddit, an unnamed 33-year-old flight attendant created a thread to answer other users’ questions about the job experience.
Pictured: An Air Asia steward serving food and drinks to passengers on a flight (File image)
Responding to a question that asked ‘If you could magically waive a wand and have passengers stop doing three thing on planes; what would they be?’, she gave some surprising remarks in reply.
Her first thing she said she would change would be for passengers to ‘stop taking their shoes off and walking around in socks or barefoot.’
When asked by another user as to why this could be bothersome for cabin crew members, she replied: ‘Because it’s disgusting, smelly and you’re in public. Manners go a long way.’
Secondly, the flight attendant felt that too many passengers are eager to overshare their issues with a flight attendant, which she illustrated by using a rather graphic example.
She said: ‘Stop telling us too much information like ‘can I go to the bathroom, I’m having diarrhea’.
She completed her wish list by touching on a topic that is important to many passengers when having to endure a flight: personal privacy.
‘For the love of everything that’s holy, use headphones. Nobody wants to hear your music or movie,’ the flight attendant said.
Raising a point about whether it would be ok to use slippers provided by an airline on a flight, even though they may expose the smell of one’s feet more easily, the crew member said that would be permissible.
Jacqueline R., from Toronto, laid out several ‘dont’s’ for prospective passengers wanting to stay on their flight attendant’s good side
It comes as another flight attendant, Jacqueline R., who works on Air Canada and has been a flight attendant for nearly seven years, said what passengers should avoid doing if they don’t want to annoy crew members in a clip on TikTok.
‘Your flight attendants love it when you’re super respectful because we are dealing with a lot, as much as you are dealing with a lot,’ she began. ‘We want to be so kind to you and we try our best.’
The Toronto native went on to emphasize: ‘Your flight attendants hate it when you’re mean, because we want to be nice. So just be nice. Just smile, just say “Hey, how are you? We’re gonna do the best to treat you good.”‘
‘Do not come on board and demand things. Just ask us nicely. And we will honestly try our best,’ she explained.
‘Just try to remember that, like yourself, we are people too. And we want to make sure that you have the best travel experience. So all we ask is that you be nice.
‘Our number one ick is passengers who are mean for no reason.’