Readers Digest published a story about “50 secrets your pilot won’t tell you.” Now the flight attendants have their turn. Here are some insights from the same magazine letting passengers know what flight attendants have to say about them and some lessons.

Here is the link to the full Readers Digest article.

“Do not poke or grab me. I mean it. No one likes to be poked, but it’s even worse on the plane because you’re sitting down and we’re not, so it’s usually in a very personal area. You would never grab a waitress if you wanted ketchup or a fork, would you?”
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“Yes, passengers are incredibly rude, but stealing a beer, cursing out passengers, and jumping out of a plane the way Steven Slater did is not the way to handle it. You disarm an unruly passenger by introducing yourself, asking his name, and saying something like ‘I’ve been incredibly nice to you for three hours. Why are you treating me like this?’

Generally that gets the other passengers on your side—and sometimes they’ll even applaud.”
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“We don’t have a boyfriend in every city. And our median age these days is 44.”
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“Do you really have to go to the bathroom right now, while we’re wrestling a 250-pound food cart down the aisle? You can’t wait 90 seconds for us to pass?”
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“Just in case you hadn’t noticed, there are other people on the airplane besides you. So don’t clip your toenails, snore with wild abandon, or do any type of personal business under a blanket!”
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“I don’t care if you want to be in the mile-high club, keep your clothes on. Who decided the mile-high club was something that everyone wants to do anyway? It’s cramped and dirty in those bathrooms.”

Ten more comments from flight attendants.