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.
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!
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!
Don't Be Trash!
Flight attendants might look like they are having the time of their lives flying to different countries and getting paid to travel. But the truth is, they have a hard job, and they usually work long hours without many breaks. Now imagine that, on top of the grueling hours, they have to deal with collecting thousands of people’s trash, and some passengers really don’t make it easy by stacking their trash like a tower of Legos.
This is why this person wants to ask you to give your cabin crew a break when it comes to cleaning your trash. It's a small sacrifice to make in order to make their job easier!
No Name Basis
We all like to imagine that behind the scenes the cabin crew has intricate intimate relationships with each other. Maybe these two flight attendants are dating, one of them might even be the pilot's ex! But, alas, the truth is that most of the time, they barely know each other, which is why they use these terms of endearment.
Sorry to break it to you, but that whole soap opera story you concocted in your head about the two young flight attendants on your 10-hour flight, is most probably them being nice because they don’t even remember each other’s names!