31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

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1. Pressing the call button more than once when your flight attendant doesn’t show up immediately.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

Trust that if they haven’t shown up, they’re busy and will be with you as soon as they can.

2. Getting so drunk that you get smelly, messy, or belligerent.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

3. Giving your carry-on to your flight attendant and saying, “Find a place for this.”

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

The flight attendant job description doesn’t include heavy lifting. Do it yourself.

4. Touching them, poking them, or tugging at their uniform to get their attention.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

Especially since their butt is usually at your level. Nobody wants their butt poked.

5. And, even worse: Snapping or whistling.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

6. Expecting them to bend safety rules because you’re in a hurry to get off the plane.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

7. Sitting with your limbs sticking out into the aisle.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

The best way to piss someone off is to trip them.

8. Pressing the call button when they’re in the middle of serving meals/drinks.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

They literally have to take the trolley back to the galley, get you what you want, and then go get the trolley back. You know who else hates you in this situation? EVERYONE.

9. Leaving garbage in your seat pocket instead of handing it to them when they’re collecting it.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

They just end up having to clean that much longer when everyone’s off the plane.

10. Being rude to them about your flight being delayed.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

They literally have zero control over the situation.

11. Bringing a giant carry-on that takes up everyone else’s room.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

12. Complaining about the food. Your flight attendants didn’t cook it, and they’re eating it too.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

13. Doing any bodily maintenance on board: clipping your nails, putting on/taking off nail polish, or scratching where you shouldn’t be.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

Why do people sometimes think planes are exempt from the code of conduct for normal public places?

14. Leaving a mess in the bathroom.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

15. Throwing your coat/jacket at your flight attendant. Literally just say please and thank you, or handle it yourself.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

16. Trying to use the bathroom in a different section.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

(I.e., sitting in economy and trying to go pee in first class.)

17. Watching/playing/listening to something without your headphones on.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

18. Trying to talk to your flight attendant without taking your headphones off: both disrespectful and inconvenient.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

19. Hitting on them.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

They’re only being nice to you because it’s their job.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

20. Babies are babies, but if you have an older kid and you’re letting them run wild, you aren’t making anyone’s job easier.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

21. Also: Letting your kid hit the call button for fun.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

22. Assuming that their job is just to be “sky waiters.”

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

Your flight attendants are rigorously trained to keep you safe, and just happen to also serve you drinks.

23. Leaving gross stuff in the seat’s back pocket.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

If you need to get rid of chewed gum, used Q-tips, or soiled diapers, take them to the restroom trash can.

24. Chilling in the galleys for longer than a couple of minutes. You don’t realize it, but you’re definitely in the way.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

25. P.D.A.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

Sure, you have to be on this plane for several hours and maybe you can’t resist your boo, but surely it can wait. Nobody around you needs the show.

26. Body odor.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

If you’ve been traveling for longer than 12 hours, go ahead and re-deodorize for everyone else’s sake.

27. Pressing the call button during turbulence.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

Don’t make someone risk a broken ankle because you want orange juice.

28. Using the restroom during boarding or exiting, which slows down the entire process.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

If you can wait 10 minutes, you should.

29. Taking your shoes off and putting your bare feet up.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

Even if your feet are perfectly fragrant and beautiful, literally nobody wants to see them.

30. Whining about the seat in front of you being reclined.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You

31. Not saying “please” and “thank you.” Kindness is an easy way to make a difficult job more pleasant. Do it.

31 Ways To Make Your Flight Attendant Hate You
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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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