Questions not to ask your flight attendant

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It’s Monday morning, and I’m feeling great. Work seems to be that much better when I’ve had a weekend full of fun like I did this past weekend.. I just had several opportunities to be with friends and feel pretty energized coming back.. And also, my family is gathering the week before Christmas this year, so I’ll probably work up to next Friday and then take a good bit of time off. I’m not sure what we are going to be doing that following week. I’m kind of just going to play that by ear.

Flight attendants have tough jobs. They’re waiting on a lot of people at the same time, trying to get food and drinks to everyone, dealing with grumpy passengers, and making sure everyone is safe. They do not need nosy passengers asking them all kinds of questions. Here are some questions you should really avoid.

  • You know how annoying it can be when your children whine, “When are we going to get there?” Now multiply that by the number of passengers on the airplane. They do not have any control over when you are going to get there.
  • If you want to know which areas you are going to be flying over during your trip, please go online and look it up before you travel. Some airplanes are going to have internet access during your flight as well. This is another annoying question flight attendants get asked all the time. Do not ask that.
  • Keep your questions on a more professional level. If an attendant looks like they’d be opened to talking to you, ask about what they like about their job, what their favorite place they’ve visited is. Do not ask if it is hard to have a dating life or anything like that.
  • Don’t ask them to do things for you right as you’re taking off. This is one of their busier times. If you need to take some medication right before takeoff, go to the water fountain right before you board.
  • Don’t ask to use the first class bathroom. People pay extra to be able to use the nicer things. You didn’t choose to do that, so don’t ask for the special treatment.

I would love to know what you think about this. Please let me know.

Don’t be one of these

I try to to keep this blog pretty positive. I tryto tell about the good news instead of the bad and of course keep everything very family friendly. But the article on what people hate in their fellow flyers kind of caught my eye.. But I am going to tell you how to avoid being the person no one likes.

  • It is imperative that you get to the airport in plenty of time. No one likes having to rush you through. And no one likes having waiting on one person to get on the flight. Please be as early as you can, especially if you are part of a group.
  • If you don’t fly often it would be wise to even be earlier so that you can get through everything without a problem. Things just tend to take longer when you don’t know what you need to do, or where things are.
  • Some people like to sleep on planes no matter the time. Other people like to read or watch movies. Be quiet. You will also want to bring food and toys to keep your children quiet as well.
  • take up your space. Traveling can be hard on everyone. You don’t want to get on everyone’s already frayed nerves by making them uncomfortable.

Can you think of other tips? Please let me know.

Happier flying

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rxI don’t think Mondays are my day, well, this one hasn’t been. I have so much I want to do. But between problems with my Grandpa who’s not a happy person, he’s angry a lot of the time, and me not having the greatest set up with my communication device, things are moving very slowly. And that’s pretty frustrating, but anyway.. Loving the saying, “Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it yet,” right now.

Anyway, re you someone who absolutely hates to fly? Or do you know someone who does? Here are some tips that might help :

  • First, and this may seem pretty obvious, but choose the shortest flight possible. You may even want to consider choosing a flight that has multiple stops to it if you think that will help.
  • If one of your pet peeves is the crowds, think about choosing a flight that is either super early or late, whichever you prefer.
  • You may want to go to your airport before your trip to get a feel of the place, figure out where your favorite restaurant is.

Let me know if you think these things will help…