Flight attendant gives examples of what not to do on an aircraft
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Cabin crew member Dan Air has shared the things flight attendants hate the most, which includes very common questions passengers ask their crew during a flight.
Dan listed the “things you should never say to your cabin crew”.
Where are we now?
“Sorry but my built-in GPS isn’t working at the moment, that’s what the moving map is for.
“I know the Captain’s public announcement is pretty dull, but if you’d bothered to listen you would have heard him tell you, in every minute little detail, the exact route we have taken to get here and where we’re off to next.”
I have a bomb
Dan said: “Surely no one would ever be that stupid to say this on an aeroplane. Wrong! It actually happens more often than you think.
“Not funny at all. Not only will it get you into trouble with the crew and fellow passengers, but it could also land you in a police cell.”
Can you put my bag up for me?
Dan explained why this is “one of the biggest pet peeves for crew around the world”.
“It’s quite simple: You bring it you sling it. You pack it you stack it. You tow it, you stow it.
“If you’ve decided not to check your bag in then you better be damn sure you can actually lift it into the overhead locker yourself. Believe it or not, it’s not our job to lift your bag for you.
“If we lifted every bag that we were asked to we’d end up like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and will you pay the bills if we hurt ourselves? Didn’t think so.”
They let me the last time I flew
The flight attendant said: “To be frank, I don’t care whether the crew on the last flight let you smoke in the toilet and start a conga line up and down the aisles all flight – It’s not happening on my flight.
“You might find our rules and regulations silly and annoying, but by enforcing them we’re just doing our job so please let us get on with it.”
Can I stand here for a while?
Dan simply said: “No, you can’t.
“If you even need to ask that question then the answer will always be no.
“The galley is not a place where you should loiter. Not only is it our work space but it’s also our rest area.”
Can I have an upgrade? Something else to eat?
“Sorry but you’ve got to have the money honey, if we’d wanted to upgrade you we would have by now.
“Stop asking. It won’t happen,” he said.
“And no, there is nothing else to eat. This is an Airbus, not Asda.”
What do you have?
“Every. Single. Day.
“Would you ask the waiter in a restaurant to list every single item they serve… no! Not only is there a brochure or magazine in your seat pocket, but we’ve also made an announcement detailing the products we have.
“Asking when we get to you holds up other people who are still waiting and it’s very tiring having to repeat yourself all day. Believe it or not, there are other people on this plane besides yourself.”
When asked to choose what cabin crew hate the most, Dan explained: “Each of those wind me up, to be honest. The ‘can you put my bag up for me’ is a big pet peeve for most cabin crew.
“It’s not that we don’t want to help you. It’s just that if you can’t lift it yourself then you really shouldn’t have brought it on board.
“However, my most hated one has to be ‘you’re just a waiter/waitress in the sky’ because we are so much more than that. Thankfully today flying is much safer than it used to be. Therefore our first aid and emergency skills are highlighted less than they used to be. But that’s not to say that we still don’t use them.
“This was highlighted only recently by the Philippine Airlines crew who helped a mother give birth mid-flight,” he explained.
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