Being flight attendants is challenging because they have to take care of hundreds passengers while confined to a tight space. Not to mention that passengers are different so not all of them are always nice. Working in cramped space with strangers can be overwhelming but of course flight attendants are trained. However, we can make their job a little easier that you can even make them your friend.
Making your flight attendant’s job a little easier during a flight
Flight attendants have a say to reward passengers such as giving free cocktail or an upgraded seat. However, even without the intention of gaining some rewards, why not making their job a little easier just for the sake of kindness and goodwill? And you can do it with these tips.
Always be nice when interacting with flight attendants. You don’t have to invade their personal space because saying thank you or compliment their good job can be enough. Even a smile can make them feel more appreciated. Saying hello with a smile to your flight attendants and the cabin crew won’t hurt anyone. In fact, it can brighten up their day.
It means do not fumbling around something and make other people behind you wait for long. It is kind of disturbing especially when you block the way. Hence, be efficient with what you carry and how you move in the cabin. It will help everyone to get into their seat quicker which in return will make the flight crew also happy.
Listen to what they say
Take out your earbuds when your flight attendants are coming down the aisle with foods or drinks. At least take one of your earbuds so you can hear them better. It can be exhausting for your flight attendants to keep repeating the same questions just because their passengers are unwilling to take of their earbuds just for few seconds.
Treat them as equals
Do not treat your flight attendants as your baby sitter. It is not their job to change your baby’s diaper or feed your baby. It is fine to ask for small favor like asking flight attendant to watch your baby for few minutes while you are in the toilet especially when you have no travel companion. However, do not ask them to do what you have to do.
You can be friendly to your flight attendants like making conversation with them. However, keep it short and don’t take their time or space. Chatting with them for more than 10 minutes then you are being annoying. If you need to the galley to stretch, ask for permission first because it is their space.
Be more mindful and pay attention
It is flight attendants’ job to keep passengers safe during the flight so make sure to pay attention when they give the safety instruction. Also, leave the cabin when it is the time to leave. Do not wait just because your kid is still asleep. You have some places to go so does your flight attendant.