If you want to stay on the cabin crew’s good side, there are a couple of things to remember. Let’s break it down for you; the first rule to not annoy the cabin crew is don’t ask too many questions.
Specifically, don’t ask “Where are we?” This might be exciting for you, as it’s your first flight and you are dying to know if you’re above Spain, France, or Germany, but honestly, it doesn’t really make a difference, does it? Well, it certainly makes a difference to a flight attendant, who has probably been asked this at least 10 times in an hour and most probably has no idea where the plane is at that particular moment!
We'll Be the Judge of You
Usually, when boarding an aircraft, the entire cabin crew stands next to the airplane doors and introduces themselves. If you have some luck by your side, they might give you a nice treat to make your flight sweeter.
But don't be fooled by their smiley faces and friendly attitudes, they may be greeting you, but they only have one goal in mind: to assess what kind of passenger you're going to be. So try to make a good first impression, because the last thing you want is to be pegged as the nightmare passenger that the entire cabin crew is warned about beforehand.
Beware of the Coffee
Plane rides can be long and tedious, and while some try everything they can in order to get some sleep, there are always those who try to power through the flight. No matter what, they will continuously watch movies, stuff themselves with candy and stay away over transatlantic journeys. If you belong to the second group you have probably found yourself drinking some disgusting airplane coffee too.
Seriously, try to think of a time when the coffee wasn’t a tasteless, watered-down version of what it’s supposed to be. Ever wondered why airplane coffee tastes so bad? Well, now you know! Avoid airplane coffee at all costs!
No Pay During a Delay
There's nothing we hate more than having our flight delayed, after already spending what we consider to be way too much time at the airport. The only thing one can do when this happens is to complain to the flight attendants.
But, get this, they actually don't get paid during that time, so you are basically disturbing them, and they won't even see a pretty penny, or an ugly penny, for that matter. It’s enough to drive someone crazy to be working extra hours for free, and now top that off with screaming customers demanding answers that they don’t even have. Take a moment to think about that next time you want to unleash your rage on any flight attendant regarding a delay. Ask nicely!
We Didn't Want to Know That
Usually, when someone claims to have a dirty secret, all we want is to hear all the details, like ALL of them. But, in this case, we think we might have been better off not knowing anything about our pillows and blankets. We are all under the impression that as soon as we step off a plane a giant cleaning crew comes on board and puts the pillows and sheets in a giant industrial washing machine with bleach. Wrong.
According to flight attendants, they don't wash them – ever. So next time you're about to board a flight, make sure to bring your own sheets!