Top 10 things flight attendants wish you would stop doing while…

Air hostesses and their male counterparts are fragile beings, exposed daily to the savagery of ever more infuriating passengers. In their place, we would probably have fallen in love a long time ago!

1. Extend your legs on the seat in front of you

First, it is prohibited for security reasons. Second, it’s not very hygienic. Third, you are not in your living room! In addition, it forces the hostesses to talk to you as if you were a badly brought up kid. Even your parents never dared to speak to you in that tone!

2. Think of the plane as a playground

The kids, it’s sometimes turbulent, especially on the plane. But that’s no reason to let them play in the aisles as if it were a sandbox. In addition to being disgusting given the number of people passing by, it forces the flight attendants to play nannies, reminding parents that in the event of turbulence, their kid risks turning into a flank glued to the ceiling of the the cabin.

3. Thinking we can have a picnic during the flight

It’s not because you have the right to bring your own food on board that you really have to organize a bbq. It happens more and more often that passengers board with hearty meals, very greasy, which in addition to embalming the whole aircraft, regularly leave nasty stains on the seat as a souvenir. And we’re not talking about travelers who ask flight attendants to wash their tupperware…

4. Thinking flight attendants are maids

On average, an air hostess or a steward must take care of about fifty passengers on each flight. Impossible under these conditions to respond to all requests. Especially when you talk to them like they’re minions. And contrary to what one might imagine, these are not the most disrespectful business class passengers. Those of low-cost flights would sometimes be even more relous.

5. Getting a little too comfortable

During long-haul flights, it is advisable to make yourself comfortable, but some passengers sometimes take this instruction a little too literally…

6. Try at all costs to fit your suitcase in the luggage compartment

And too bad if it overflows a little, or if you have to clear one or two suitcases of other passengers to slip yours in. As for the stewardess who bothers you to store your luggage a little further away, she can always chatter away, there’s no way you’ll leave your precious gear out of sight.

7. Voluntarily disgust the toilets

One would think that the toilets of an airplane are preserved from the beaufitude of some who cannot help but leave a very dirty trace of their passage on the throne. However, it is enough to listen to the crew members, to see that the toilets of the plane are not spared. These would be regular victims of acts of voluntary degradation, not to mention a crying lack of hygiene. And inevitably, it is the hostesses and stewards who are on the front line to deal with criticism from other passengers, and having to clean up if necessary.

8. Flirt heavily

The fantasy of the air hostess is tenacious, but the essence of fantasy is to remain one. No need to want to achieve it at all costs. Even if it means being clumsy throughout the flight. Apparently also works more and more often with stewards.

9. Insist on taking a look at the cockpit

Some companies forbid it. Others accept in certain cases, such as for children, or passengers who are too stressed. In all cases, the on-board personnel only apply the instructions given to them. Needless to insist at the risk this time of becoming downright suspicious.

10. Believing that no one sees you groping under your blanket

Whether you are alone, or helped by your neighbor, stop thinking that no one knows what you are cooking. It shows from the end of the aisle, not to mention those suspicious movements that you clumsily try to hide. And above all, be nice: avoid putting it everywhere. At worst, go to the bathroom, alone or accompanied.

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