Things to never say to flight attendants
Flight attendants have seen it all and heard it all. Professionally trained and highly experienced by the time they’re ever on a flight with you, there’s not much that can surprise them. But it turns out there’s quite a lot that can annoy them…
“It fit on my last flight…”
“One of my favourites was the passengers who insisted that the oversized bags they were trying to stuff under a seat or into an overhead bin should be allowed onboard as a carry-on because ‘it fit on my last flight,’” Candace Johnson, a flight attendant during the late 1970s and early 1980s, tells Reader’s Digest. “No, it doesn’t because it didn’t. Now go check that bag and stop wasting our time.”
“Can you help get my bag up?”
Johnson also points out that if you can’t lift/carry your own carry-on, then you really shouldn’t consider it a “carry-on.” Check it instead, rather than asking your flight attendant for assistance. It’s actually not their job to do your heavy lifting.