Being a flight attendant always sounds like a glamorous job. You get to jetset all over the world, see exotic places and wear a fancy uniform.
But, like all jobs there is a downside. It seems cabin crew members are often hit on and have to be professional while facing cheesy chat up lines and rude advances, reports the Express US.
Richard and Andrew, twoguysonaplane.com, are former flight attendants. They shared some of the worst things they’ve heard while flying with an airline.
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Apparently, there’s no shortage of awkward behaviour to discuss when it comes to passengers. The duo claim that on one occasion, when asked what they would like to drink a holidaymaker replied: "You, on ice."
Another tried to schmooze the staff by saying: "Well, would you look at that. A snack from a snack," when being handed a packet of pretzels.
Other passengers have tried to slip the flight crew their number by pretending it was rubbish they found on the floor. But, the crew would rather face crude chat up lines than verbal abuse – which is sadly also common.
Richard and Andrew claimed they’d once heard a crew member told: "You’re an overpaid vending machine." While others threw food all over the floor to get back at the flight attendants.
Another passenger even launched their suitcase at a crew member when there was no more room in the overhead locker. While one rude customer yanked on a flight attendant’s ponytail to get her attention.
The duo aren’t the only flight attendants to have complained about the way passengers treat them in the air. Posting onReddit , a flight attendant explained that a passenger had sought her out on social media after she worked on their flight.
She noted he was "annoying" while she was helping him, but was worried now she realised he’d found her down on the ground.
Posting online, the flight attendant said: "Recently someone requested to follow me on Instagram and I recognised this person as a [passenger] on one of my recent flights I just worked. He had been flirty with me and a little annoying about it on the plane.
"I’m a little creeped out that this passenger found me and it makes me want to not wear a name tag."
Meanwhile, Kali Harlow told the Daily Star : "I have had passengers look me up after a flight, it definitely happens. I’ve only had maybe one or two try to ask me out from doing so…" But, she didn't mind that as much as other behaviours.
Kali added: "The most annoying thing that passengers do is they blame the flight attendants for things that are out of our control. This happens because we are simply the face of the company and the easiest target to take their frustrations out on, us and the gate agents.
"They blame us because we have to go back to the gate, they blame us because their bag doesn’t fit, they blame us because they spilled their coffee on them outside of the terminal even though we were on the plane not even around them (yes this has happened to me) and they blame us because it’s a blizzard outside… the list goes on. As much as passengers think that we do and have control over everything, we don’t."
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