Cabin crew members seem to have been dishing all the dirt on in-the-air etiquette and tips and tricks for travellers this summer, from advising us on the best seats in the house to letting us in on the best time of the day for to take a flight and even what skincare product to use to avoid the horrible post-flight dry skin.
However, at the other end of the spectrum, they’ve also been letting us in on their pet peeves and the things they’d wish passengers would stop doing, one of which may surprise you.
According to a flight attendant who runs the blog These Gold Wings, one of the most annoying things for cabin crew members is when passengers order one particular drink – and no, it isn’t alcohol.
Writing in a blog post, the flight attendant wrote, who is named Jet, explained: ‘As you may know, the aircraft cabin is not pressurised to sea level, but rather to the equivalent of about seven or eight thousand feet. This means some passengers might feel a little light headed or that alcohol affects them almost twice as much as it would on the ground.’
However, this isn’t the order that causes problems. He went on to reveal that it is actually Diet Coke which is the most inconvenient drink to serve, saying: ‘It also means soft drinks foam up a lot more when poured out of a can, and the worst culprit for this is Diet Coke — I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring.
‘If all 3 passengers ask for Diet Coke I’ll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the Diet Cokes.’
We feel his pain, as that does sound quite annoying. However, we’d say the chances of the travellers giving up their beloved glass of Diet Coke are quite slim…