‘People are generally disgusting on planes’: Air stewards tell all and reveal what you must NEVER do on a flight
- Flight attendants shared their mid-air horror stories about feral passengers
- Crew claim there is a lot happening on board that travellers know nothing about
- Passengers have been urged to never walk barefoot into the plane bathroom
Flight attendants have shared their mid-air horror stories and revealed what you must never do on a plane.
While being an air stewards might seem like an appealing job with great travel perks the reality is far less glamorous it seems.
Current and former Australian flight crew have taken to Reddit to unveil what some sick passengers do while waiting for their drinks.
‘People are generally disgusting on planes,’ one person said.
Current and former Australian flight crew have taken to Reddit to unveil what some sick passengers do while waiting for their drinks
‘People frequently do disgusting things on their tray tables (I’ve seen people change diapers, clip toenails and wipe boogers to name a few), though these discoveries pale in comparison to human faeces under a seat,’ they said.
Crew members listed the many horrors they have come across while on job.
Many flight attendants said passengers with heavy bags were frustrating as they expected flight crew to lift them into the overhead lockers, which left some with injuries.
‘If you pack it, you lift it,’ one person said.
Another person said there were many incidents that occur on planes that passengers would not think possible.
‘My last flight an elderly man accidentally sh** on the floor, stepped in it, and walked on like it was nothing,’ said one former flight attendant.
They also warned to be wary of toilet floors on the plane. And told passengers to make sure they keep their shoes on when heading to the bathroom.
Many flight attendants said passengers with heavy bags were frustrating as they expected flight crew to lift them into the overhead lockers, which left some with injuries
‘Please do not ever walk into a toilet with bare feet. I promise you, 9 times out of 10, that is not water on the floor.’
‘They are often absolutely disgusting and get deep cleaned only at the end of a route… For us this could be from one side of the world to the other… imagine how lovely they are at the end of a 12 hour flight with 200 people using them.’
Another issue flight attendants have faced was passengers trying to trick the system.
Apparently a lot the time couples will book separate seats – one in premium economy and the other in economy. As they go to board the plane they then try to get seats together in premium economy.
‘All this to save a few bucks on the second premium seat.’