There have been a lot of stories recently of people acting like fools on flights. (Seriously what is happening?) A flight attendant decided to write an article about the things they wished you would stop doing on flight. They even asked other flight attendants to add to the list!
Some of these are common sense things, but since flight attendants are mentioning it, it probably happens more than you realize.
Here are the 17 things you shouldn't do on a flight:
- Ignoring us at the boarding door is a little rude
- Don't ask us if you're going to make your tight connection when we are landing on time -- If you give yourself less than an hour between flights, you're pushing it.
- Please stop poking us to get our attention -- What? There are so many other ways to get their attention: the call button, speaking to the, raising your hand. Literally anything other than touching them.
- Taking your shoes off on the plane is pretty gross -- please stop.
- Try not to ask us for a blanket — they usually don't have a bunch of extras
- We don't like when you ring the call bell to hand us trash -- Flight attendants come thru to collect trash (with gloves and a trash bag). Chances are if you ring the bell, they don't have those things.
- When you leave your headphones on while talking to us, it's harder for us to communicate
- It's not a wise idea to get up to use the bathroom as soon as you get on the plane or we take off-- This can cause boarding to be slower and when the seat belt sign goes off is when they typically start their service. it's best to use the bathroom before boarding or after they finish their service.
- We can't allow you to play music or videos out loud at full volume
- Don't bother arguing with us over the face-mask policy
- Please stop using the galley as your personal yoga studio
- Telling me what other airlines do won't change anything-- Every airline is different.
- Waking up your neighbor to hand them a snack or drink isn't as polite as you think -- If they want as snack when they wake up they can ring the call button.
- You can ask where we're flying over, but we probably don't know
- Getting up during turbulence puts you and those around you at risk
- Not watching your children can be unsafe and unfair to other passengers and the crew
- Try not to take your frustrations out on us