Pet Peeve: When You Don’t Listen to Your Flight Attendant’s Directions
It’s easy to forget that being told to stay seated is mainly for your safety. Curb that enthusiasm and listen to orders given by the pilot and flight attendants. “Upon landing, this doesn’t give everyone to right to get up. It’s not safe and just because you see the flight attendants up, it’s not free range for every passenger.” — Rachel Williams, flight attendant for nine years
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Pet Peeve: We Are Not Your Babysitters
If you are flying with children, remember that they are STILL your responsibility. “Asking me to watch your child while you use the toilet. This was serious issue because god forbid there was turbulence and the child went flying. Guess who would be left to blame?” — Anna Aplatt, flight attendant for two years
Pet Peeve: Being Rude
Remember, your flight attendant probably hasn’t been home in awhile. It’s important to be on your best behaviour. “Being on reserve for four times out of the year for 15 years was very tiring. Now that I’m retired I mainly don’t like that they took away my travel privileges” — Nadia Waite, flight attendant for 25+ years