Here’s how to not piss off your flight attendant

Passenger Manners 101: What not to say to flight attendants

If you think plane journeys are bad, spare a thought for the poor cabin crew who have to deal with badly behaved passengers on a daily basis.

Flight attendants have been lifting the lid on their customers’ most annoying habits – and the list is endless.

Oversized cabin luggage, travelers ignoring the safety demos and horny passengers are all issues that staff confront regularly, according to an online forum on Reddit.

So if you want to stay on the good side of the crew on your next flight, try avoiding these pet hates…

<h3Work out where your own seat is

CallMe said: “I have often seen people show their boarding pass and ask where their seats are.

“It’s a big straight tube. How hard can it be?”


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Don’t flirt with the crew

Unreg said: “The most annoying have to be the Mile High Club requests – no I don’t want to come to the bathroom with you.”

Turn off your mobile phone during landing

UberGerbil said: “If you’re asked to turn it off. Turn It Off. It’s not your plane.

“It isn’t that bad to be away from your device for 20-30 minutes – read a real book or magazine with real pages occasionally.”

Don’t play with yourself

NiKva 1744 said: “Those who think they are j***ing off discreetly beneath their in-flight blankets, but who really aren’t. We know.”

Don’t ask for a full run-down of the drinks trolley

Sad_Pandaa said: “Being asked what drinks you have gets old.


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“If I had to list off every single beverage we had off to everyone who asked everyday I would lose my voice. Just ask for something and if we don’t have it we’ll go from there.”

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Throw your rubbish away

Kimgoesrawrrr said: “Throw your own trash away. We walk through the aisle with trash bags, there’s often a big trash bin on your way out and, if not, a trash can right inside the terminal.

“The worst part was the bathrooms and the pockets on the back of the chairs. I have to reach my hand in there and pull stuff out.

“The number of times I have stuck my hand in gum or bloody tissues is too darn high.”

Don’t complain about delayed flights

Inked1986 said: “We can’t control the weather and we aren’t responsible for booking your tickets, so please don’t get mad at us if you are about to miss your connection.

“If you’re flying through Chicago in January with a twenty minute layover, you’re gonna have a bad time.”


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Be quiet during the safety demo

Yellowwbird said: “If you’re in the front with me while I’m demonstrating, or in the back with me while I’m speaking the safety demo, please be quiet and courteous.

“If you’re having a loud conversation and talking over me, it is distracting.”

Leave your personal belongings behind in an evacuation

Lennarn said: “Don’t bring your carry-on when evacuating.”

Don’t bring over-sized carry-on luggage

UberGerbil said: “If you want to carry all of your items on the plane please for the love of god make sure your carry on items are not too big and that you don’t have to many.”

Keep your children under control

Del said: “Keep in mind your kids have to follow the same laws the rest of us do, and ignoring that is only putting your kid at risk. Make sure they buckle up. If they don’t like it, too bad.

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“And don’t ever left your kids run up and down the aisle, it’s dangerous for them, it’s rude to us, and it bothers everyone else.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun.

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