Jane Hawkes is a former flight attendant and consumer expert. While most passengers are polite, she shared the ways vacationers can annoy cabin crew.
Jane told express.co.uk: “They do ask a lot of obvious questions. They always want to know where you are during the trip.
“They are the ones who have the flight tracker on their screen. I always thought, ‘Well, I’ll just look out the window and tell you my thoughts on that’.”
She added: “Something happens to some people when they go to an airport and they are no longer able to answer questions.
“If you give them a choice on the plane, such as coffee or tea, many people often just say yes. You need a lot of patience!”
Jane added that passengers sometimes asked her if the airplane toilet was occupied, even when the light clearly indicated someone was inside.
As flight prices rise, many passengers choose to carry only hand luggage to save money on tickets.
However, Jane warned of passengers who might be tempted to overpack their luggage.
She said, ‘If you can’t carry it, don’t take it. It drives me crazy. I never wear when you can pull anyway.”
The former flight attendant said passengers often asked her to lift their bag into the overhead cabinet.
She told Express.co.uk: “But if you can’t lift it, I’m six feet, I’m quite short, I was just big enough to get to the airline.
“If they can’t lift their big bag into that wall cabinet, how am I supposed to do that?”
Passengers should always check if they can lift their hand luggage before taking it to the airport.
‘You can just continue waltzing at your leisure, when everyone’s gone. If you’ve been assigned a seat and you only have hand luggage, why bother?”
Even if passengers don’t pay for a seat, the airline usually assigns them one at check-in.
This means there should be no rush to board, as passengers will just have to wait longer on the plane.
Airlines normally call passengers in groups to make the boarding process more streamlined.
Jane Hawkes shares tips and advice on her blog www.ladyjaney.co.uk†