We know that you guys are here for the drama! Well, there it is, the FAs might not always know each other, but when they do, there’s a great chance they can’t stand each other. You will never know this if you are a mere passenger on a plane, but flight attendants live for the drama and the gossip, and it makes sense!
These guys sometimes work over 12-hour shifts and barely get any sleep, wouldn’t you be cranky? Combine this with the sheer boredom these people might experience on long flights back-to-back. What better way to pass the time than some juicy gossip?
No Poking Please!
Flight hostesses are known for having to weather some difficult storms, and we're not talking about literal storms, as these don't usually interfere with flying as much as you'd expect. We are talking about the storm that builds inside of you when someone pokes you. Not your kid or your partner, but a total stranger!
Think of how angry it would make you for an unknown passerby to poke or touch you, now imagine you’re stuck with that person in a plane for God knows how many hours. Please do not poke your FAs, and if you absolutely have to, could you please make sure you poke them in an appropriate place?
Sleep Like a Pilot
Have you ever dreamt of having a bed of your own at work? Of taking a little nap midday, just to build up the energy to get back to work? Cabin crews are already living that dream. As a passenger, you won't get the same luxury, unless you pay extra for the first class. But just know that somewhere, hidden away, there is a room full of beds, just for the crew.
And honestly, they deserve it – imagine having to sleep sitting down for back-to-back 10-hour flights? Anybody would be liable to have a nervous breakdown, and you definitely don’t want that happening to anyone onboard.
No Seatbelt? Yes Fined
Have you ever gotten super annoyed with a flight attendant that just wouldn't stop harassing you about your seatbelt? Sure, seat belts are important, you think, but they are also annoying! This is a free country, and this airline host isn't the boss of you! While that's all technically true, the hosts might get in trouble and get fined because of you.
Come on, put it on, for your own safety and for the safety of the host's money. After all, why should they be punished because you can’t bring yourself to put on a simple seat belt? In all fairness, it should be the passenger who’s fined if they don’t comply.
How to Get the Good Stuff
Never underestimate the power of unprompted kindness! It's important to be nice because it makes everyone feel better. If that isn't enough to convince you that kindness is the way to go, read the following story!
A mere "good morning" greeting got this passenger enough alcoholic beverages to last the entire flight and maybe even his entire vacation. So even if you’re having a bad day or are really not looking forward to the long flight ahead, always smile and greet the cabin crew, it’ll make a tedious flight much better. And hey, you might even get some free snacks out of it.