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Are you nice to flight attendances? I sure hope you're not one of those tools who does one of the following. Especially #4. How would you like to be on the job AND pee your pants? Thought so.

10 flight attendant annoyances from an American Airlines Flight Attendant

  1. Know how to turn off your call light (especially when you press it accidentally). Few things are more annoying -- and time consuming -- than a person ringing their call button over and over again just to tell us they pressed it accidentally and didn’t know how to turn it off.

  2. Know what you want to drink ahead of time. If we ask you what you would like to drink, don’t ask us, “What do you have?”

  3. Bring a suitcase that you can carry. Don’t expect the flight attendants to lift your bags when you can’t lift it yourself.  The public should be aware that it is not the flight attendant’s job to lift your bag.  In fact, workman’s compensation will not cover any flight attendant injury if it involves lifting passengers’ bags.  It is not part of the flight attendant’s job description or responsibility to lift anyone else’s bags.

  4. If you see a flight attendant in line to use the restroom, do not cut in front of us. We have bladders, too.

  5. Do not ask a flight attendant about his or her schedule. 

  6. Do not ask a flight attendant if they have to share rooms on a layover.

  7. If you see a flight attendant in uniform sitting in a passenger seat during the whole flight, this means that he/she is not working and is also a passenger.  Please do not hand them your trash or ask them for drinks.

  8. If a flight attendant is sitting next to you (in uniform). They are not working. Please do not keep asking questions (especially if the flight attendant is trying to get some sleep). Chances are they have jet lag, so sleep is necessary but is very hard to do when the person next to them insists on having a conversation.

  9. Flight attendants bend over backwards as long as you are nice.  If you are rude, you probably won’t get much sympathy from a flight attendant.

  10. People think that airplanes have everything are appalled if we don’t have the following: baby diapers (moms: bring your own baby necessities); water (don’t ask to buy the bottles of water. We use the bottles for the whole flight and they are not for sale); food (we are not a restaurant), so eat before you board the aircraft, or bring your food on the plane.

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11/10/2010 9:18PM
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