What Passengers Don’t Know About – Flight Attendant Secrets

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In the eyes of flight attendants and in the eyes of passengers, plane is two completely different worlds. Tips from flight attendants on how to get the maximum comfort from any flight.

Don’t feel ashamed of asking for more food.

The food that’s distributed on board an aircraft has a short shelf life. All excess containers with food are  discarded after the flight. Don’t be ashamed to ask a flight attendant for another serving.

Check the presence of a life vest before taking off.

There are passengers who steal life jackets from under their seats as a souvenir. Therefore, for safety reasons, check your seat before the flight to make sure the life vest is there.

If you accidentally smoked, use the ashtrays.

You might have noticed that, in spite of the fact that smoking on board is prohibited, there are ashtrays in the toilets.

People still smoke despite the fines. If you forget yourself for a moment and find yourself in the lavatory with a cigarette in your hand, be so kind as to use the ashtray. And then pay the fine.

Don’t be squeamish during the flight.

Most airlines only do a superficial cleanup after the flight. Blankets and pillows aren’t washed, just beautifully refolded. Food trays aren’t washed. The seat trays are wiped, the carpets are cleaned, but you cannot be sure there wasn’t a passenger at your seat who suddenly felt sick.

The lavatory door can be opened from the outside.

Flight attendants have their own keys in case a passenger is locked in the lavatory. Many aircrafts have the door lock mechanism installed under the “No smoking” sign on the toilet door. If you raise the flap with the cigarette image and turn the bolt, the door will open.

Be the last person to board.

If you checked in for a flight at a different time to your fellow traveler, there’s a solution. Board last, so you can see which seats are free. It gives you the opportunity to occupy any empty seat on board.

Don’t drink too much alcohol.

Flight attendants warn that one glass in the sky is equal to two on the ground. This is true. Altitude affects blood in such a way that alcohol during a flight affects you much more than on the ground.

Avoid the bulkhead seats.

If there are passengers with babies on board, they’ll take the bulkhead seats. So if you love cute screaming neighbors, you know which seat to choose.

Drink only bottled water.

The problem of filthy water on board aircrafts has gained a lot of attention since the scandalous study of the Wall Street Journal in 2002. The number of bacteria in water samples from 14 of the most popular airlines was hundreds of times higher than the established standard. Today’s situation hasn’t changed a lot. It’s better to drink only bottled liquid on board. Tea, coffee, and water from the sink should be avoided.

Refrain from applause at the end of the flight.

In some countries, passengers give ardent applause to the pilot for landing the aircraft.Crew may consider this gesture insulting.

The flight is not a roulette game; this is their job.


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