Airline attendants plead with passengers: Stop doing this!

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Please adjust your tray tables and fasten your seat belts: This is going to be a bumpy set of revelations. Turns out that while we may have lots to beef about when it comes to flying the mostly friendly skies, our smiling airline attendants are hiding a laundry list of complaints.

That list comes from the Facebook page Flight Attendant Career Connection (as reported in the Huffington Post) which is run by former attendant-turned-author Abbie Unger, so let’s just say these come direct from the source. To keep your flight attendants happy, please cease:

Taking ages to know what drink you want.

Says user Corinne Spring, “You’ve seen me walking down the aisle with the drink cart for 20 minutes already.”

Deciding to use the bathroom right before the plane sets down.

“You’ve had HOURS to do so,” said user Joe DiGregorio.

Along those same lines: Going to the toilet while meals are being served.

“Seriously … you’re in my way,” said Spring.

Leaving trash in your seat back pocket.

“We walk through doing a garbage pickup every 10 minutes!” said user Valerie Reiter Kennebeck. Hint: That airsickness bag you probably haven’t used is great for the really gross stuff.

Using the galley as a clubhouse.

“Do I come to your office to do yoga and hang around?!” asked user Nia Monet.

There are, of course, many more. So now that you know, think you’ll change your wicked ways? provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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