CABIN CREW LIFE
Life of a flight attendant and flight steward in general. Advice, stories, and know-its.
Being a flight attendant is also fun, especially if you have some comic relief passengers on board. Some intends to be funny, and some are just unaware that they are already funny even if they are serious. Well here a few of those funny moments our flight attendants has shared with us. These cabin crew members are from local carriers in the Philippines and a few from foreign carriers.
1. WINDOW WASHER NEEDED (shared by FA IK):
Passenger: “Excuse me, but can you wipe the window outside? I cannot see anything”.
FA IK: “Ma’am, I am sorry but first, we are not allowed to step out of the plane. Second ma’am, we are just inside the clouds, so don’t worry about anything”.
2. I MEANT TO STRAIGHTEN UP YOUR SEAT (shared by FA JS):
“He was sleeping and I tried to wake him up to let him straighten up his seatback (initial approach), he couldn’t wake up so I tried to just be the one to straighten his seat back. I couldn’t carry his weight, so it even reclined further that he woke up! He looked surprised and startled with the sudden recline, it was so funny I ran back to the galley to laugh”.
3. I KNOW MY SEAT NUMBER (shared by FS KG):
“I asked a certain passenger for his boarding pass so I could guide him to his seat and angrily, he said ‘I know my seat number! Its Z*’. I quite found it funny but I asked again ‘sir, may I know your seat number again’ and the passenger replied ‘its Z*, you are annoying’! I ended up laughing”. Just FYI, Z* is the IATA airline code, and not the seat number.
4. DEFINITELY NOT AN ALCOHOLIC (shared by FA ADG)
Passenger: “May I ask for a scotch please?”
FA ADJ: “How would you want your scotch? Neat, straight up, or on the rocks?”
Passenger: “In a glass.”
5. PASSENGER PUTS ON THE MOVES (shared by FA IC)
Passenger buzzes for an cabin crew
FA IC: “Yes sir, how may I help?”
Passenger: “May I ask for a pillow?”
FA IC: “Sorry sir, we do not have pillows on board.”
Passenger buzzes again…
Passenger: “Excuse me miss, do you have shades?”
FA IC: “Yes sir, available for XXX pesos. Would you want to purchase”
Passenger: “Its okay, I just wanted to see you wearing shades.”
FA IC: “Why is that so?”
Passenger: “Because you are like summer, you are so hot”
FA IC: “Thank you”.
Passenger buzzes and the same FA IC arrives.
Passenger: “May I ask for plenty of tissue paper please”
FA IC gives tissue paper. But while from the galley other cabin crew members noticed the passenger make a flower out of the paper napkin. Then passenger buzzes once again. A flight steward arrives.
Steward: “Yes sir, how may I help”
Passenger: “Ah, eh, eh, uhhhhmmmm, uhhhhmmmmm, I’ll just ask for water…”