They’re trained to be polite and take charge in an emergency. But flight attendants are also front line staff and they have to deal with frustrated flyers and bad passengers while trying to do their job.
Behind the friendly demeanour, there are things that passengers do that get them fuming. Business Insider recently asked dozens of flight attendants to list what bugs them the most. Here are the top 20:
1. Blaming Flight Attendants for Everything
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2. Doing Yoga
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3. Asking for a Pen
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4. Hogging the Overhead Bins
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5. Putting Your Feet on Walls and Tables
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6. Bringing a Heavy Carry-on Bag
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7. Leaving Your Headphones on
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8. Making a Mess
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9. Bad Timing
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10. Not Reading the Menu
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11. Getting Upset Over the Food
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12. Acting Entitled
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13. More Foot Faux Pas
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14. Drinking too Much
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15. Using the Call Button
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17. Snapping Your Fingers to Call the Flight Attendant
18. Using the Toilet When You Shouldn’t
19. Ignoring the Safety Presentation
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20. Not Saying Hello
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