No one actually enjoys flying, not even flight attendants and pilots. But, they, at least, know all of the tips, stories, and secrets that the plane holds. Get ready to read some tips and stories from those who work behind the scenes of commercial airplanes. Proceed with caution, some of these will truly shock you!
The Floor Is Filthy
While most of us don't usually think we should be taking our shoes off in public, when it comes to long flights, the rules might change. We want to try and be comfortable, and what's a better way of doing that than going barefoot?
Well, according to the cabin crew you really shouldn't. The floor is filthy. If that wasn't clear enough, you also really shouldn't be eating anything off of the carpet.
Don't Be a Jerk
Some people think the only way to get their way is to raise their voices and bother the servers. Well, our sources say that's the wrong way to go.
This flight attendant lays it down: If you'll behave like a jerk, you'll be treated like one. Try to be nice for a change, it might prove to be a better choice.
We Didn't Want to Know That
Usually, when someone claims to have a dirty secret, all we want is to hear all of the details, like ALL of them. But, in this case, we think we might have been better off not knowing anything about our pillows and blankets.
They don't wash them? Like ever? Guess next time you're about to board a flight, make sure to bring your own sheets!
No Pay During a Delay
There's nothing we hate more than having our flight delayed, after already spending what we consider to be way too much time at the airport. The only thing one can do when this happens is to complain to the flight attendants.
But, get this, they actually don't get paid during that time, so you are basically disturbing them and they won't even see a pretty penny, or an ugly penny, from it.
If you want to stay on the cabin crew's good side, there are a couple of things to remember. Let's break it down for you; the first rule of the cabin crew is don't ask too many questions.
Specifically, don't ask "Where are we?" This might be exciting for you, as it's your first flight and you are dying to know if you're above Spain, France, or Germany but honestly, it doesn't really make a difference, does it?
Beware of the Coffee
Plane rides can be long and tedious, and while some try everything they can in order to get some sleep, there are always those who try to power through the flight.
If you belong to the second group you have probably found yourself drinking some disgusting airplane coffee. Ever wondered why airplane coffee tastes so bad? Well, now you know!
We'll Be the Judge of You
Usually, when boarding an aircraft the entire cabin crew stands next to the airplane doors and introduces themselves. If you're lucky they might give you a nice treat to make your flight sweeter.
But don't be fooled by their smiley faces and friendly attitudes, they may be greeting you but they only have one goal in mind: to assess that kind of passenger you're going to be. Try to make a good first impression!
Don't Be Trash!
Flight attendants might look like they are having the time of their lives flying to different countries and getting paid to travel. But the truth is, they have a hard job and they usually work long hours without many breaks.
This is why this person wants to ask you to give your cabin crew a break when it comes to cleaning your trash. It's a small sacrifice to make in order to make their job easier!
No Name Basis
We all like to imagine that behind the scenes the cabin crew has intricate intimate relationships with each other. Maybe these two flight attendants are dating, one of them might even be the pilot's ex!
But, alas, the truth is that most of the time, they barely know each other, which is why they use these terms of endearment.
How to Get the Good Stuff
Never underestimate the power of unprompted kindness! It's important to be nice because it makes everyone feel better. If that isn't enough to convince you that kindness is the way to go, see the following story!
A mere "good morning" greeting got this passenger enough alcoholic beverages to last the entire flight and maybe even his entire vacation.
No Seatbelt? Yes Fined
Have you ever gotten super annoyed with a flight attendant that just wouldn't stop harassing you about your seatbelt? Sure, seat belts are important, you think, but they are also annoying!
This is a free country, and this airline host isn't the boss of you! While that's all technically true, the hosts might get in trouble and get fined because of you! Come on, put it on, for your own safety and for the safety of the host's money.
We know that you guys are here for the drama! Well, there it is, the FAs might not always know each other, but when they do, there's a great chance they can't stand each other.
You will never know this if you are a mere passenger on a plane, but flight attendants live for the drama, and the gossip, and it makes sense! These guys sometimes work over 12-hour shifts and barely get any sleep, wouldn't you be cranky?
Sleep Like a Pilot
Have you ever dreamt of having a bed of your own at work? Of taking a little nap mid-day, just to build up the energy to get back to work? Cabin crews are already living that dream.
As a passenger, you won't get the same luxury, unless you pay extra for the first class. But just know that somewhere, hidden away, there is a room full of beds, just for the crew!
No Poking Please!
Flight hostesses are known for having to weather some difficult storms, and we're not talking about literal storms, as these don't usually interfere with flying as much as you'd expect.
We are talking about the storm that builds inside of you when someone pokes you. No your kid or your partner, but a total stranger! Try not to poke your FAs, and if you have to, could you please make sure you poke them in an appropriate place?
In Cold Blood
Well, well, well, we knew the airplane's crew can't be trusted! There's a reason why we think only raising our voice will get us what we want because apparently, they don't listen to us at all!
At least not when it comes to the temperatures. In the case you complain the air is too cool for your taste, the FAs will do nothing but lie to you, in cold blood, no doubt.
Don't Fix What's Broken
Would you consider yourself a lucky person? You might, but let's face it, we can't all be lucky. Most of us aren't, and that's true on the ground as well as up in the air. Let us break the news to you, the planes you board aren't usually as new and shiny as you'd like to imagine.
Most of the time, at least one part is broken. But don't worry, apparently, most of these airplanes are still good to help you get to your destination.
Dead or Alive
We hate to be the ones who have to break it to you, but when people who have passed away have to be transported from one country to the other, they are usually carried away in the same way that we do — on an airplane.
Next time you fly abroad, take a minute to think about how there's a slight chance the aircraft you are on is inhabited not only by the living but also by the dead.
Never Trust the Crew
The crew lies to you, it's just a part of their job description. Right next to "serve food" and "explain the safety guidelines" there's the "never tell them what's actually going on."
This FA's confession brings forth a dilemma: would you want to know a truth that will freak you out and you can do nothing about? Or do you prefer to be lied to and let the experts handle it? That's what we thought.
No Training Needed
For many careers, you have to get some type of formal education or training before you can start working. Being a flight attendant is one of them. It can get tricky to get the job, as well as getting through the training.
But the funny thing is, that most of the time they don't even use anything they've learned during the training! But, that's a good thing, it means there aren't too many emergencies.
Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
You should always look at the glass half full, even if it's filled with fizzy Diet Coke. Listen, if the worst part about your job is pouring Diet Coke, it sounds like you're doing great in life!
But we have to admit that this one is unclear to us for many reasons. Firstly, what makes Diet Coke so different? If anyone knows the answer, please let us know! Secondly, can't the passenger pour Diet Coke for themselves?
High and Dry
You'd think having the ability to try different foods and drinks from all over the world is part of the perks of being a frequent flyer, i.e a flight attendant. Alas, it seems that the grass is not always greener on the other side, not to mention the air and the water on the plane...
Well, apparently being so high up in the air, as well as drinking water from all over the world results in notably flakey skin. Our jobs sure give us stress, but at least our skin is still intact!
It's Not Funny!
We all know this story more intimately than we'd like to admit — we swore that this time we'd pack lightly, it's just a three-day trip, right? Well, it didn't work, and here we are again, trying to pass a huge suitcase as a little carry-on bag. In these moments we usually hope no one can see us.
Sadly, it is the cabin crew's job to notice what's going on with us, hopefully, they won't tell anyone about this shameful secret.
Dirty Little Secret
We all have our dirty little secrets, things we wouldn't want anyone to know, cause they'd destroy our reputation. Well, airlines also have a couple, but their secrets are bigger and well.. smellier.
Apparently, the seats by the bathroom are the worst ones to occupy, as when things get explosive in the toilet, the mechanics put all different types of icky and smelly parts and equipment on them.
No Hairspray Ma'am!
We all know that some things should never be brought onto an airplane, but some people just can't survive without their hairspray or vape. We do sympathize, we know you gotta make sure your hair stays on fleek during a 13-hour flight, that's a basic human need!
But, just like vapes, hairspray should not be used on the plane. You'd think this is pretty self-explanatory, but with today's passengers, apparently, nothing is.
Don't Break the Ice
Just moments before our relaxing vacation is about to start, we really don't want to be thinking about anything bad or scary. We want to shut down and have someone else think for us.
Well, sadly, you always gotta keep your eyes open, even on a plane. If someone tries to serve you tap water — just say no! Fun fact: the ice is cool to drink, as it doesn't come from the plane's storage tanks.
A Well-Known Secret
When we imagine what it's like to be an FA, we usually think about fantastic restaurants and shops all around the world.
Well, here's a well-known secret: we are not wrong in thinking that's what the cabin crew actually cares about. They even make sure to search for the best restaurants in advance, and we might be able to pick up a couple of tricks from them!
Getting Away With It
We know what you're really here for. You want to find little sneaky tricks to save a couple of dollars, and hey, we can't blame you! Saving money is the best hobby a person can take up.
Well, get this, if you chose to check your bags at the gate, you might be able to avoid paying for them! It's worth a try, don't you think?
For More Options
First-class fliers, we have all heard about them, but we've never seen one in the flesh. We mean, we might have but since we're stuck in economy, we'd never know. This tip is only for them though, so those of you who aren't first-classers can move along.
It turns out that if you want to make sure you'll get to pick your meal before everyone else you just gotta sit in the first two rows. We have to admit this tip didn't really blow our minds, you know?
The Healthy Choice
This Alerion Aviation flight attendant is here to make sure you guys are well-fed with the following tip: We all know that airport food is pretty much the worst. Not only is it at least double the price of anything outside the airport, but it's also not what we would call gourmet, and that's an understatement.
So, instead of wasting money on chips, try to pack some healthier options in advance, it's that simple!
No Jet Lag
If there's one problem in life we have not yet found a solution to, it must be the jet lag problem. How can one even function when day literally becomes night all of a sudden? Well, if you thought you had it bad, think about this, flight attendants probably have jet lag all the time!
But this also means they must have developed tricks as to how to handle it or even prevent it! A homeopathic supplement? A bit underwhelming, but we'll take it!
Keep Calm and Fly on
We all know at least one person who is petrified of flying. Hell, we might even be that person ourselves. We assume that someone who chose to be on planes all day, as a job, would never understand our suffering, but at least they are used to dealing with people who have that problem, and they got some tips.
That's great and all, but have they considered that many are also afraid of the ocean and sailing? Can't we envision we are doing something safer, like staying in bed?
Sweatpants Out, Suits, In!
When we know we have a long flight ahead of us, all we want is to get into some comfy soft sweatpants.
But, the truth is, you could actually gain a lot more by wearing a fancy dress or a suit. If you dress for success you’re more likely to be given freebies! So next time you are flying, consider wearing something regal yet uncomfortable. Is it going to be worth it? That's up to you.
Iron It Out
Those of us who fly for business and not pleasure know how awkward it can be when you’ve just gotten off a plane, you look like a mess, your clothes are wrinkly, but you've got to get to a meeting and look presentable. Don’t have a flat iron?
Get one, they’re super useful not just for your hair, but also for your clothes! Honestly, this one is pretty neat, and we might use it when we need to look our best after a long flight.
Less Shoes, More Space
Those who fly several times a week, or even a day, know just how important smart packing is. While we all want to have a lot of outfit options, it’s actually smarter to pack only what you really need.
According to the cabin crew, it’s actually shoes that take up the most space in our luggage. Also, rolling your clothes instead of folding them may prove to be the best way not to go overweight with your luggage!
Spilling the Beans
Have you ever wondered why flight attendants go through the trouble of pouring your drink into a plastic cup instead of just giving you your can of soda? You might’ve thought that you were being tricked somehow, but it’s actually just common courtesy and a tribute to the good old days.
If you really want to pour your drink yourself, you can just ask the flight attendant! Who knew?
A Nice Souvenir
Flying can leave your skin and lips extremely dry. This isn't going to make for a great start to your vacation or business trip.
A simple, obvious, trick would be to bring some lip balm with you, but a nice twist is that you can always get lip balm at the airport of the country you’re leaving and have a cool little last-minute souvenir. Now about that high altitude dryness, do you think birds get dry beaks and feathers?
Who doesn’t appreciate a good party? We sure know that we do! But, alas, we usually have to show up for work the next day, and can't really live up to our full party potential.
Well, according to this guy who dated a flight attendant, this isn’t the case for air-servers! If you’ve heard of a delayed flight, there is a chance it's because someone was just partying way too hard!
It's a Miracle!
During a flight, you’re so high up in the air, there is a great chance you’re closer to God than you’ll ever be! This could be the reason why so many miracles happen on planes!
But really, could you imagine going through all that trouble just to get to board the plane first? These people should at least have both the decency and the shame to keep the act going for the entire duration of the flight!
The Biggest Airline Secret
This advice is mysterious, to say the least. First of all, why does the flight attendant feel like she has to remain anonymous? Is she doing OK? Is this the biggest secret airlines have been hiding from us all along? And why these seats specifically?
What are we going to gain from sitting in them? Guess if you have first-class tickets you’ll have to try and see.
Lift It Yourself
Anyone who’s ever had a customer service job knows that customers can get a little ridiculous with their expectations and demands. This flight attendant wants you to know that if something that you packed is too heavy for you to carry, it is the same for her! If you know basic physics, that’s pretty obvious!
So be kind to your flight attendant who probably has to carry multiple bags a day. They will appreciate the gesture.
An Automatic Pilot
Many little kids dream of being pilots when they grow up. Honestly, they have good reasons — it’s a very respectable job to have, and we've also heard it pays well. The funny thing is that apparently, you don’t really have to do much for all of that money and respect.
After you’ve already become a pilot, you can be chill. How chill? You can sleep on the job and no one will know.
Most of us know that we would get fired if we were ever to sleep on the job. For flight attendants and cabin crew, this is a regular occurrence as they sometimes have to work 12-hour shifts or even more.
This means they have a secret room with beds that you’ll never see! Where is it? We will never know, well, because the cabin crew doesn't want to tell us. We're officially not invited.
A Luxury Meal
Nobody actually likes airplane food. We all know that, right? This is because it’s just bad! Most of the time it’s just canned food that has been sitting somewhere on the plane for God knows how long.
But, a cool trick is that if you ask for a kosher meal, it’s going to have to be prepared on the same day and you'll get to eat some fresh food. What a luxury!
It has already been established that apparently, airplanes are not as clear as we would want them to be.
This even extends to your private table as apparently, they don’t ever clean it! Don’t ever put any food on it or you might catch something you wouldn’t wanna catch. Wonder what would it take for them to finally sanitize it.
Most of us would get fired if we did not show up for work, but oddly enough this isn’t the case for flight attendants. This person, who used to date a flight attendant, shares that because they had a very strong union you could pretty much not show up for work and not suffer any consequences.
This is a bummer for those who fly as passengers but honestly kinda cool for those flight attendants who like to party and are not great with either consistent hours or responsibility.
Pack Your Parachute
We would never ever support treating flight attendants in a rude manner. We do have to wonder, though, what does "removing someone" from the plane mean? If it hasn’t taken off yet, sure.
Though the person did pay for their ticket! But when everyone is up in the air, we really do hope they have safe ways of removing people. Maybe they get a parachute?
Hollywood movies have set unrealistic expectations about our lives. One of them is to get it going in public, unexpected places. Some people have decided that life can imitate art and decided to try to do it on the plane.
If you think you could get away with it too, without anyone noticing, think again! Workers know exactly what you’re doing and apparently can also open the door at any moment.
As law-abiding citizens, it’s hard for us to imagine anyone being so unhinged on the plane, or anywhere for that matter, that they would need it to be restrained. But flight attendants have seen it all and lived to tell the tale.
This person is confessing that they have flex restraints on the plane, so make sure you behave! It’s hard for us to imagine what one could do to find themselves restrained on a plane, but maybe it's better that way.
No Temper Tantrums
Traveling with children is no picnic and that’s an understatement. Parents could use any help they could get and even the smallest of tips can change their lives. This FA recommends packing the car seat with you.
Sounds counterintuitive, right? Who has room in their suitcase for such a thing? But, children don’t like change and using the car seat on the plane or when you get to a new country might help reduce temper tantrums and result in a nicer trip and happier parents.
Planes (thankfully) have a strict no-tolerance policy when it comes to aggressive behavior. Things can spiral out of control when people are locked in aircraft in the middle of the sky for often multiple hours. Also, as annoying as it is, crying babies are a part of the flying experience as much bad food.
These teens should learn some manners, and show a little bit of understanding, especially when the mother herself is trying hard to calm down her baby on the flight.
When you gotta go, you gotta go. Even if going means doing your business for four hours straight. Other people need the bathroom, buddy! Turns out the dude just fell asleep, was he not aware he could do that in his seat?
All jokes aside, like many other nervous flyers, he probably took some sleeping aid and a glass of wine to help him along. The result? Falling asleep in the bathroom for the duration of the flight!
Struck by Lightning
There's nothing more frightening than seeing a flash of lightning alongside a lonely little plane up in the night sky. And to think about the folks in the actual plane!
Well, when that exact thing went down, this flight attendant didn't even know that it happened. Naturally, the passengers were equally none the wiser. Thankfully it was not particularly noticeable, aside from the loud band that was heard by (probably) everybody.
Hottie On Board
As passengers board a plane, our minds are elsewhere. Whether it's getting over the nerves of the actual flight, the imminent destination, or simply the number of things we packed and if we left behind that nice micro-fiber towel we love using for traveling. When you're a flight attendant, however, it's just another day at the office.
An office where we every day, even multiple times a day, you're greeted with brand new faces, some of which are pretty easy on the eyes. If there's one on board that sparks some interest of a particular flight attendant, it'll be the talk of the town- erm...flight. Who wouldn't want to be a rafite?
Watch Those Floors
Stepping onto a plane, one would think that the place has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Apparently, this is not the case and post-flight, the aircraft gets a light "dusting." We don't want to get into much detail about those toilets but it sounds it like one should pack their own disinfectant spray.
During long flights, babies might freely roam around a little, for a little bit of a stretch, but by the sound of it, that's not a great idea. Keep those babies strictly off the floor and if they need some movement, lay down a towel beside your seat.
Paid By the Hour
If you're a flight attendant that is getting paid only you're on the clock, you're going to board that plane whether it's moving or not, even if that flight is delayed! How can we blame them? They would be silly to waste all that time at the airport or anywhere else while they wait during flight delays.
Let's hope that most pilots give the flight attendants permission to do that. It seems fair enough!
Passengers, You've Been Warned
It's no secret that flight attendants have to be put with a lot. Tired, nervous, and sometimes outright silly passengers (that suitcase is not going to fit, sir,) These many travelers fill the plane, and the air stewards are there to make sure it all goes as smoothly and pleasantly as possible.
So what's the least we can do? Treat them nicely, right? Sounds reasonable. If you're one of those special few who feel like they can get away with it, just remember, the cabin crew will have you pegged for a Rude Ralph. Not only that, but you'll get a note in the airline database and soon everyone will know!
No Heavy Lifting
There's a reason luggage has wheels, it's heavy! So when a flight attendant finds themselves in a position of lifting up a bag to stow in the overhead, it's reasonable that they might politely decline. Hand luggage can go up to 12 kg on some flights and lifting up many of those could potentially result in an injury.
We know it's tough, but try to pack a bag or suitcase that is light enough to lift yourselves. It would be unpleasant if a flight attendant got injured on the job for lifting up your suitcase when it's technically not in the job description.
Clean Up On Aisle Six
There are some couples so passionate that anymore more fuel (vodka) will only result in a fiery rage. Such an example seems to be this couple who flew from Russia to Dubai. Things apparently got so out of hand that the cabin crew had to physically separate them like misbehaving kids in middle school.
As if that wasn't dramatic enough, the events that unfolded resembled more of a kindergarten incident than middle school. We hope the woman had an extra change of clothes in her carry-on because flying to Dubai with a wet bottom sounds rather unpleasant.
Pack Your Lunch
We're quite sure that after you read this you might stop complaining about airplane food. Because, unlike some people on the plane, meals are actually served. We're not experts and have no idea about airline management, but surely packing a few extra meals for the crew is not that excessive?
We hate to hear that flight attendants go hungry on long international flights but on the upside, perhaps the things they pack are actually far tastier. Let's just hope they get access to microwaves or fridges if they have to keep their food fresh.
No Secrets On Board
We know that there are a lot of rules on board, but truthfully the long list of "don'ts" is only there to keep everyone safe and make the plane go from A to B as smoothly as possible. Naturally, there are those who don't quite see it that way and try being their rule-breaking ways to the plane.
As sneaky as these people think they are, cabin crew have spent their time on many a flight and know exactly what to watch out for. So, if you think of sneaking in a vape, taking your pants off or any other bathroom shenanigans, know that you are being watched.
Airline companies know those plane interiors and everything that comes with it, such as, trays, handles, armrests, etc are subject to wear and tear. Don't fret if you find that a tray has cracked off the hinges or something when opening it. No you're not super strong, it just probably needs to be replaced.
No one is going to charge you with this either, simply tell the in-flight staff and they'll have it repaired for the next flight, That way, you'll also prevent unnecessary delays. Don't worry, no broken trays are going to result in plane jail or serious fines.
Seatbelts don't seem like much when you're 30 000 feet above the air, but when it comes to turbulence, it can prevent quite a bit. The rocking and shaking you get in a plane during airflow shifts is less traumatic if you're safely buckled up in your seat. There's no reason to kick up a fuss.
It's only for your safety after all! The next time a flight attendant asks you to strap in, don't resist. Getting a bump on your head after hitting a bulkhead is not a nice way to spend the next seven hours.
There's a Designated Spot for That
According to this flight attendant, these sorts of accidents happen way more often than they're happy to admit. For the adults on board, we're concerned about how this is such a common occurrence. On the other hand, with long flights and only two stalls, maybe it makes sense.
With that said, sounds like those airplane floors have seen some things. Please make sure to take care of your business ASAP, and just in case, keep your shoes on as you we imagine you'd be less thrilled to walk around touching those floors.
Drinks On the Plane
For folks trying to save a few bucks, the whole BYOB deal doesn't quite "fly" for many airlines. We know it's pricey but it's better to opt for the drinks that the in-flight service offers. The reason for this? The crew would rather monitor the number of drinks you're having on a flight for safety reasons.
While it might sound a little annoying (we're all grown-ups) but, unfortunately, there are always a few bad eggs that ruin it for everyone else. If you don't to buy anything on the plane, simply wait until you land. Alternatively, indulge yourself in one glass of bubbly and call it a day.
Is This Right For You?
Being a flight attendant sounds like a pretty cool job. Right? Apparently, it's not all it's cracked up to be and layovers are simply not long enough to enjoy a city let alone shower and sleep. Landing in Paris and rushing through the city just so you can freshen up doesn't sound like a great way to travel.
Still, we're sure not all flights are like that and maybe conditions vary between airlines. On a bad day, you're in a foreign country trying to get some sleep, on a good day, you might get some time to explore the area!
Having a crying baby on a flight can be rather annoying, but they're cute and helpless so we forgive them, but if there's one type of person that's more difficult to have on a flight than a tired and confused baby, it's a famous person. Musicians and filmstars are notorious for causing plane drama.
In this case, a certain well-known rapper made a real disturbance but was not treated like the king he thought he was. The plane simply turned around, landed and kicked him and his entourage off. Sounds like it wasn't a private jet, which might even be a little more embarrassing.
The FBI Is Calling
You're flying to Majorca, you've waited all year for this and soon you're toes are going to be sinking into beach sand as you look out at that turquoise wonder that is the water. Unfortunately, seated next to you happens to be a dangerous criminal on the FBI's most-wanted list.
That is a pretty horrible experience, and we're sorry for those folks who had to fly with such a hardened criminal, especially for the individual seated right beside them. It does make for a gripping story at dinner though!
Crack a Window Open
One might think that a plane can get rather stuffy with those windows shut all day. The air is actually purified and replaced every few minutes so you don't have to worry about that, but with all that fresh air in plain view, it might look quite enticing (to some) to open the window and feel the rush.
The only problem is, this isn't exactly a car zooming down the highway, and opening a window during flight would result in pure catastrophe. Thankfully it's near impossible, but this woman thought she'd try her luck.
No Coffee For You!
It's stressful being a flight attendant, you have to tend to everyone on a big plane with many passengers. Serving meals, answering questions, assisting with luggage, and even just serving cups of coffee. As a passenger, it's important to know what you'll get what you want, but you might have to be a tiny bit patient.
If only this gentleman knew this virtue. We also don't quite get the rush, you're on a flight for several hours so you're not going anywhere! Still, it was too hard for this man to wait for his coffee.
When you're a dancer on a plane, you should be expected to receive top-notch treatment. That means served before everyone else, tended to round the clock, and always at the expense of everyone else. We're kidding! We don't see why this woman is so special.
The diva move of throwing the cup at the flight attendant is where we draw the line. We're sure that if it was up to the cabin crew, they would have turned that plane right around and simply removed her from the flight.
This woman got a little confused on the plane, and that was not helped by the Ambien she took to calm her nerves down. In fact, she just got up and put herself in another man's pod, a total stranger to boot. When confronted by the flight attendant, she spoke her mind!
When you're in a daze and on a sleeping pill in the middle of a flight, strange things can happen. We're sure she wouldn't pull these kinds of shenanigans on a regular day.
The Missing Teeth
When getting off a plane, we tend to do a quick scan of all our belongings, because let's face it, after a good seven hours, a dozy passenger could easily leave behind a bag, a set of headphones, perhaps the book they were reading. But these things are mostly on our person.
When it comes to teeth, things are a little different. This poor old lady probably set her false teeth somewhere discreet so that none of her fellow passengers would get freaked out, but in the process completely misplaced them. Thankfully eventually received them via mail, let's hope her Thanksgiving meal wasn't terribly compromised.
A refreshing cup of ice water on a stuffy plane can help make the journey a little more pleasant, but if it's right at the start of the flight and the ice has not been broken up yet, you might need to call a little on your inner Yoda. Jokes aside, worst-case scenario, if there is no ice, just toughen up and drink water with no ice!
This woman however was having none of it and opted to go thirsty than just having a cup of water with no ice. We find that a tad childish and wouldn't be surprised if the flight attendant rolled her eyes (in her head.)
Planes can be meeting places for people from all walks of life, coming and going to various destinations for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes we can tell its an average family on vacation, or a businessman or woman on going on a work trip, other times its less obvious.
We don't know the backstory for this old man dressed as an elf, and neither did any of the flight staff, that being said, it's still entertaining to behold. Maybe he was really just trying to get the North Pole in preparation for Christmas. We imagine October is a bust toymaking season.
Apparently, not everyone can hold themselves together on a long flight. After this accident, this woman, in an attempt to clean up the mess made it worse. We suppose we sort of appreciate the effort as it would have been a rather smelly journey. Unfortauneyly her plans were foiled.
Airplane sinks aren't equipped for such heavy-duty loads and are really only meant to handle a little bit of soap and water going down the drain. Sadly, she ruined everyone's journey.
It's important to keep in mind that when ordering BBQ ribs, it tends to come basted in BBQ sauce, hence the name. This woman didn't get the memo and tried to get her BBQ ribs without the very sauce that makes them BBQ. Bit of a Mindbender if you ask us.
The woman also had the audacity to complain about not getting what she wanted. Thankfully the flight attendant's supervisor totally understood that this order was pretty unreasonable.
It's not advisable to let off any bad odors in a plane. The windows are sealed shut and you're stuck in there for hours. Not to mention the fact that when meals are served, everyone eating is subjected to doing so in a horrible smell. It's just cruelty.
This man went even a step further and started clipping his toenails, which is pretty insensitive to everyone. Come on ma, just wait until you land and take care of your feet at home.
We're not exactly sure what caused this man to descend into such confusion, it's not exactly like you can recognize where you are from the sky, but clearly, he had gotten it deep into his head that he was on the wrong flight and headed for the wrong destination.
If that was true, he would have definitely cottoned onto that at security checks or at least noticed his boarding pass. After some hours of coming to his senses, the man thankfully realized that everything was okay.
A Bumpy Ride
Turbulence can be a frightening experience, not only for the nerves but also for the digestive system. After a few too many plane snacks, a shaky plane can get those tummy juices swirling. At some point, the only place they can go is up and out, and that's precisely what happened here.
Our heart goes out to the passengers on board, as well as that person who lost their lunch on a plane. Oh, and of course, the flight attendants who had to handle the mess!