Flights: It can be hard to know what’s going on in a flight attendant’s mind
Cabin crew for flights are hard at work while plane passengers sit back during the journey. They can often be seem smiling, giving safety demonstrations or handing out food and drink. However, there’s much more to the job than many people realise.
It can be hard to know what’s going on in a flight attendant’s mind as they politely serve passengers.
Some cabin crew have taken to the internet to share what they with they could tell fliers.
One thing a flight attendant said she wished travellers would do is share their magazines with crew.
This is because airline staff would relish the opportunity to read them in their breaks to beat the boredom.
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Flights: A flight attendant said she wished travellers would do is share their magazines with crew
“We really wish you would give us your magazine when you’re done with it (great to flip through while we break in the galley with the curtain closed),” one flight attendant posted on US knowledge-sharing site Quora.
The same cabin crew remember revealed a second thing they wish they could say.
This was the extent of how filthy airline toilets are.
“[We wish we could tell you] just how dirty the floor is,” she wrote.
“We think it’s disgusting when you do not wear shoes in to the lav (bathroom).”
Another explained they wished passengers wouldn’t use the call button so much.
“Flight crews hate the call button,” the Quora contributor wrote.
“If you want to get poor service, repeatedly use your call button every time you need some water, want to go to the bathroom, or just have a simple question.
Flights: Another explained they wished passengers wouldn’t use the call button so much
“Cabin crews are constantly walking around the cabin and if you’re patient they get to you soon.
“The call button is mostly for situations of a particular level of importance.”
A third flight attendant explained how vexing it can be when travellers don’t remove their earphones when speaking to crew.
“I addressed you, like you, I pointed at you. Can you please remove the earphones?” they complained of having to say to fliers.
“I really don’t have the luxury to stand besides you for five full minutes while you attempt to read my lips and eventually asked me to pull things out of my a**e.”
Another cabin crew member said they wished they could emphasise how much crew dislike it when passengers are in the galley.
“The galley is our work space, and the only space on the plane when we can take a breath between services, and call lights, as well as set up our carts for the current service and the next,” they wrote.
“Please don’t consider it your space to do yoga or stretches, it’s also not a children’s play area.”