A flight attendant has told us three things she hates about passengers. Here are three pet peeves I have against flight attendants.
Three Reasonable “Pet Peeves” I Have Against Flight Attendants
An American Airlines flight attendant named Ally Case shares that she has three particular “pet peeves” about passengers, including:
- Talking during the safety demonstration
- Expecting flight attendants to help with your bags
- Poking flight attendants
I think those points of concern are all reasonable. Talking loudly during a manual safety demonstration is rude to those who may be trying to pay attention. Poking flight attendants for something like a beverage or to collect your trash is just uncouth. While I do think flight attendants should be willing to help with bags, their contracts do not require it and some passengers stuff so much into their carry-on bags that this may be a good thing…
But let me use this opportunity to share three pet peeves I have about flight attendants:
- Talking loudly in the galley
- Frowning when addressing passengers
- Failing to monitor cabin
Let me quickly elaborate.
Don’t talk loudly in the galley!
It is unacceptable for flight attendants to carry on in loud conversation in the galley, especially on overnight flights when passengers are trying to sleep.
Don’t frown when addressing passengers!
Notice, I’m not insisting that flight attendants must always smile…that may be asking a bit much. But I can never understand why some flight attendants must be so gruff or rude. Have the decency to treat passengers with respect or find another line of work.
Don’t fail to monitor cabin!
The cabin should be monitored during the flight. I do not like it when flight attendants perform a beverage or meal service at the start of the flight then totally disappear for the rest of the flight. The culture against using the flight attendant call button in the USA makes this even more important.
In my experience, most flight attendants, even in the USA, are just fine. They are courteous, service-oriented, and kind. So while these may be my personal pet peeves, I do not mean to insinuate that I encounter these problems frequently.
Still, if flight attendants are going to count up all their pet peeves against passengers, I think it only reasonable we state our own pet peeves.
What are you pet peeves against flight attendants?
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