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What not to ask flight attendants: experts named three taboos

Olena RasenkoNews
Flight attendants should not fulfill personal requests

There are a number of issues that should not be raised in a conversation with a flight attendant on an airplane. This violates the rules of etiquette and creates a very unpleasant impression of you.

According to Best Life, the work of flight attendants is very difficult, especially if they spend the lion's share of their working time at high altitude. However, it is not this that exhausts them the most, but the fact that they have to answer inappropriate questions or are approached with tactless requests.

In particular, the publication turned to etiquette experts for advice and asked how to behave in the sky so as not to be considered ignorant. The experts gave some advice. In particular, they recommended never asking a flight attendant: "Can you look after my child?"

By asking this and other questions that require the flight attendants' attention for a long time, you prevent them from fulfilling their primary duty: to be responsible for flight safety.

What not to ask flight attendants: experts named three taboos

"People need to understand that there is more to being a flight attendant than just serving customers," said Julia Esteve Boyd, an international etiquette consultant and former flight attendant.

"Customer service is a very important aspect of the job, but safety is a priority," she emphasized.

She advised that if you need immediate assistance, first ask a fellow traveler or politely ask the flight attendant if they have time for a small favor.

"However, keep in mind that it's not the flight attendant's job to help you with personal problems," Boyd said.

Also, don' t ask the flight attendant to change seats.

"If your plane is half full, you may be tempted to ask the flight attendant to move to a seat with more space or away from the restroom. However, wait to ask at least until the plane is in the air. It's inconvenient, especially during landing, when there is little time to respond to these requests," Boyd emphasized.

What not to ask flight attendants: experts named three taboos

The expert also emphasized that you shouldn't demand comfort from the flight attendant if your flight is delayed.

"Of course, a two-hour delay on the runway or a tropical storm on your way is upsetting, but you should keep these feelings to yourself. Flight attendants are not responsible for weather, mechanical delays, additional fees or prices," said Jodi R.R. Smith of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting.

"If you're upset about something Mother Nature or the airline did, please don't yell at the flight attendants," she advised.

She also recommended distracting yourself with a movie, book, or a deep breath.

"Instead, lean back, fasten your seat belt, and watch your manners. You can be sure that you will get from point A to point B," she added.

As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Emirates flight attendants complained that they were forbidden to get fat and even threatened with punishment.

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