12 Things You Need to Stop Doing On A Plane

Because you’re probably an adult and we expect so much more of you.

  1. Using the aircraft bulkhead as a footrest.
    • The aircraft bulkhead is not your personal ottoman. It is not there for you to put your bare, un-socked, smelly feet on. Please keep your toesies covered and off our walls. Your seatmates will thank you.
  2. Using the lavatory barefoot, or with just socks on.
    • As you’ve probably heard before, that is not water your standing in. Besides, sometimes those planes turn around so quick at out-of-base stations that cleaners at that station don’t even have time to clean the lavatories properly. And to be honest, sometimes they forget, or just don’t clean them.
  3. Standing in the galley, while we are working.
    • I mean, do people just barge into your office without any warning and decide that it is the perfect space for them to strike a Warrior 3 pose, feed their baby, or pray to Buddha? I didn’t think so. The galley is our workspace, or our office so to speak, so please stay out.
  4. Running right onto the plane only to B-line it to the lavatory.
    • Were you not just sitting in the airport for two hours? Did you not even consider using the airport restroom? Or do you just have some strange fetish for holding your bladder until the last minute and using airplane lavatories?
  5. Ringing the flight attendant call button.
    • Unless it’s a medical emergency, then please do. Even ring it a couple of times to add urgency, to get our attention. That is truly what we are there for, and we do want to help you. But ringing your call light for a Vodka Soda, makes you look silly. How about stretching your legs, walking to the back galley, and asking in person?
  6. Clapping after landing.
    • For some odd reason, whatever it may be, this is sort of taboo. So next time you’re on a plane, and you want to express gratitude for a great flight, just tell the flight attendants ‘thank you’ as you deplane.
  7. Eating smelly foods that make the entire plane smell.
    • Why you thought cracking out the deep-fried Brussel sprouts you made last night for dinner on your way to Tulsa was a good idea, is truly beyond me. If you feel like bringing some of your own food, please make sure it is stink-free. Your fellow passengers and the cabin crew will thank you.
  8. Painting your nails, or using nail polish remover.
    • Not only does it stink, it is actually forbidden by the Federal Aviation Administration. The reason? The fumes are toxic, and with a recycled air system in place onboard the aircraft, the system can not filter the toxins from the recycled air. In plain English; you, fellow passengers, and the cabin crew will be forced to continue to breathe toxic air for the rest of your fifteen hour flight to Beijing.
  9. Grooming yourself.
    • What was going through your head when you decided that your flight from Detroit to Chicago would be the best time to cut your toenails. Ewww, gross.
  10. Drinking your own alcohol.
    • There’s some Federal Aviation Regulation that prohibits you from drinking your own alcohol brought on board. The reason: flight attendants need to serve you the alcohol, to monitor how much you are consuming. So just because you thought you could buy a few of those minis at the local liquor store for $1 instead of $8 onboard, wait till you land to consume them.
    • Travel Tip: If you fly business or first class most airlines will allow you to consume your own alcohol bought ahead of time, provided it is given to, and distributed by a flight attendant.
  11. Pulling the ashtray out when trying to open the lavatory door.
    • I don’t quite understand this one, have you never seen a door before? What makes you think that pulling out the little metal thing that has a picture of a cigarette with a line through it is going to open the lavatory door? Wouldn’t it just make much more sense to just ‘push’ where it says ‘push’?
  12. Thinking the overhead compartment is your own personal storage locker.
    • Generally you are allowed two carry-on items. One small light-weight item to be placed under the seat in front of you, provided it does not block the path to the aisle, and a bigger item that may be stowed in the overhead compartments. On average, a 737 holds anywhere from 140-170 people; what makes you think it is ok to use an entire overhead compartment for your small bag, suitcase, jacket, and whatever else you decided to smuggle past the gate agents. Have some curtesy for your fellow passengers, and just place one item in the bin.

Until next time kittens, XOXO.

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28 thoughts on “12 Things You Need to Stop Doing On A Plane

  1. I agree with most of these things but… I’ve barely made connections before and had I stopped to pee in between would have missed my flight! Plus, the airline industry used to 1- feed us, 2- pay their flight attendants better 3- keep your luggage for free, now they make billions in revenue off crappy snacks you’re forced to buy and luggage fees. You all need to actually be paid more $ it’s a rough job filled with mean unhappy people. My smelly curry from the night before is my rebellion at not being fed for free anymore. My 2 cents….

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  2. Well , you asking from the passengers not to stand but you asking them to stand and come to you for asking drinks ??!!
    So from your side we need to come to the flight with a sandwich,diaper, no bags, no small alcohol drinks(but we should buy in the plain) big bottle of water(no cock,because the noise of the pssssss will bother you)
    Go to work

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  3. People clap when they land because they are happy they arrived safely. It has absolutely nothing to do with the flight attendants. How narcissistic of them.

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  4. This is another reason airlines suck! Flight attendants are complaining more than the pilots now! Just do your job, be nice to the people who overpaid to travel on your airline and stop the bitchin!

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  5. The thing is, we have laws to follow. If they’re broken, we’re liable whether we personally broken them or a passenger did (on accident or on purpose from both parties). Our number 1 concern is your safety and the safety of others. That can be very stressful when you have a passenger you didn’t see sneaking their own alcohol on and consuming it. Or when passengers are standing in the galley (which is against some company policy) blocking us in.
    I’m not trying to argue with some of the posts or tell you what to do, just trying to inform. All it is is respect. For me personally, I will always be respectful… Even if I’m being disrespected.
    And to be honest, service is the last priority on our list. Safety safety safety! 🙂

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  6. Imagine if someone from Nordstrom’s posted this. Or a Four Seasons employee. Or some other industry brand that’s well known for providing amazing customer service. We all might be a little surprised. But coming from an industry that basically whips and yells at its customers like a herd of cattle, and then asks us to pay for the experience? Umm…dude, you need a new job. This post engenders no sympathy. It actually makes me want to intentionally do these things just to piss you off. Thanks for the tips.

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  7. I would love to make a list of things that flight attendants do or don’t do that they could be aware of as well. It’s a give and take situation and I am sorry to have to kiss ass to people who chose one of the most miserable jobs in the world.

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  8. I’ll tell you what I tell the movie theater industry: If you don’t want us bringing in our own food and drinks, stop charging 4, 5, 8 times the going rate for the ones you serve. Also, the reason I head to the bathroom right after I board is that I did not spend the last two hours sitting in the airport. I spent the last two hours sitting in a bar in the airport. If I have time to go to a bathroom in the terminal, I will. If not, I’ll go on the plane. If we weren’t required to be in the airport two hours before our flights, this would not be a problem.

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  9. What airline allows flights female flight attendants to look like this? Blouse unbuttoned very tacky. Number 13 should be if your crew looks like this woman fly on another airline.

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  10. What? Is this an PR campaign for flight attendants? Look, I pay a lot of money for a seat not designed to hold me. The service is not service, but cattle hearders.

    No. I will not stop going to the galley to stretch. It’s called an occupational hazard. Imagine if I complained about every little thing at work to make my life easier. .

    Self Absorbed cabin crew.

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  11. I fly in the USA as little as possible. The nastiest flight attendants I have ever seen. I am much happier flying around Asia. Much better attitude and service. Until you fly overseas, you cannot even begin to imagine the difference.

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  12. English is not my first language so sorry for the mistakes. Sometimes I guess the clapping hands at the end of a flight could be directed at you. But no. It can get emotional for people to come back to their own country after being forced to quit for some political reason, for example. Sometime people leaved all behind. And clapping hands are necessary to express the joy of coming back to their native land. My parents are from Chile. Had to leave in 1973 and weren’t able to come back before 1982. When we go back there, were not the only one on the same situation. All my family still lives there except for my parents and my brother. It’s still a very strong emotion to go back there and I can feel it when people clap at the end of a flight. So don’t judge people who claps when the airplane touch the ground. You don’t know them and don’t know their feelings. You don’t know what they’ve been through in their life. Let them have this moment of joy.

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  13. No lady, Agents aren’t there to make sure you arrive in one piece, they are actors in security theatre. I’m the guy that makes sure you arrive in one piece.

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  14. I feel you… not as a crew but as a passenger.

    – I am one of those who, when using the lavatory, cleans before and after I use it. Honestly, I am a bit of a germophobe. So I really hate it when there are tissues everywhere when there’s a properly marked “trash can” there. I also organize and dry the sink… (yup! I am one of those with OCD). I don’t know why people couldn’t just clean after themselves. Annoying!
    – I am a picky eater, so sometimes, I don’t eat the food you offer.
    – I sleep during travels, so I like those stickers that are distributed, together with socks, ear plugs, and blindfolds – as a compliment, with “wake when it’s time to eat” sign or “wake only for landing” (something like that). It helps.
    – I try to travel light so I often just bring a carry on. So when there’s no room in the overhead cabin, it ticks me off, meaning other passengers brought wayyy too much to be put on the overhead cabin.

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  15. Got it! Now as a DHS employee, here’s a few for pilots and flight attendants…

    1. Just because you work for the airlines or are the flight crew doesn’t mean you get special treatment going through checkpoint. You are subject to screening just like everyone else!

    2. Don’t get your undies in a tight space when you are randomly selected by the metal detecter for additional screening like a pat down or hand swabbing!

    3. When a TSA Agent instructs you to do something, before getting an attitude, remember: he/she works for the government and you don’t! Certain laws applies when it comes to harrassing a Federal Agent while on duty for the United States Government!

    And finally…

    4. Agents aren’t there to make your experience through check point a living Hell…they are there to make sure your plane reaches its destination in one piece!

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      1. Sort of like the complex “someone” has about revealing his/her true identity? No name, No face. Don’t you know the second you use an electronic device to connect to the internet, your identity is known? Now how you gon’ talk, then hide?

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  16. I am a flight attendant and you forget one of the biggest no-no’s. My biggest pet peeve is when I come to your row with my huge beverage /meal cart and I have to ask you 3 times (or wave you down or tap your shoulder because you are so engrossed in your movie/electronic device) what you want and you look up with your headphones on and just look at me. Then you figure out that I’m trying to talk to you so you finally take your ear phones off and say “what?”. Can you not see that I’m standing there?!!!

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    1. I had had it with this behavior, so last time someone did this I asked ” What’s your favorite color?”………Huh……..I asked again, ” What’s your favorite color” I asked again. ……..then I said “What do you really think I’m here for? ” and pointed at the cart. Then I smiled

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  17. I agree with all of these except #12. I am a big guy and I need all the room under my seat for my long legs. The reason the overhead compartments are crowded is because of the greedy airlines charging for checked baggage. I always check my main bag so that I don’t feel guilty putting all my allowed carry-ons in the overhead. I’ve been asked to put them under the seat and I always say OK but I want my $25 back. They never refund so I then say sorry but no! If the airlines want to continue to be greedy then they need to start charging people for carrying on their bags rather than those who want to check them. This because those carrying on have all the advantage for doing so. They don’t have to wait to drop their bag and they don’t have to wait at baggage claim.

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  18. That young lady is not properly attired and is a disgrace to the profession. Flight attendants do not wear their uniforms like that. I would like to know if that is your model, or an actual flight attendant????

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