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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by rwoman, Feb 6, 2012.
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Readers Digest: 13 things your FA will not tell you
Got to love #6, #8, and #11.
I have no Fear Of Coach, and exhibit many Kettle tendencies. But I can still be amused by people who seem to think that flying is somehow still glamorous.
It is amazing how many people snub the FAs saying goodbye and hello. It's basic human courtesy, folks.
"13. Is it that difficult to say hello and goodbye? We say it 300 times on every flight, and only about 40 people respond."
I agree completely with your sentiment. #13 also reminds me of a SNL skit from years ago. "buh-bye now. buh-bye."
#8... I've seen a what turned out to be a 1st class passenger clip his toe nails right at the gate entrance with clippings flying as fast as 10-12 feet away onto the carpet and seats.
He didn't have one of these on his luggage, did he?
I do try to say goodbye and thank the FAs when I leave, but sometimes I'm desperately tired and generally miserable after a long flight that I can't guarantee I would do so. I imagine that long distance travel has similar effects on many people. As for snoring, what do you do about that!?
Thats freaking nasty!! That is something that should be done in private only. I will admit though I occasionally do it in hotel rooms and leave the clippings for the maid to vacuum up.. lol
I think I may have used a hotel after you and stepped on one of those clippings!
I think we take common courtesy for granted...including small gestures such as "please, thank you, hello, and good bye"
I always say "Buh Bye" on my way out and one FA stopped me once and said "you did not just say buh bye to me"... I said Buh Bye and we laughed because she caught onto the joke that I worked for them
agreed. everyone's grumpy after a long flight. a little courtesy can go a long way.
LOVE number 11! When I was based out of MCO, I swear I never saw a happy F/A/ on my inbounds!!
So true! I feel bad for the FAs having to deal with all the kiddies and families on those flights.
I was unintentionally guilty of #9 the last time that I flew to Hawaii (agriculture form).
9. If you’re traveling overseas, do yourself a favor and bring a pen.
You would not believe how many people travel without one, and you need one to fill out the immigration forms. I carry some, but I can’t carry 200.
I at least asked to use the pen that my fellow passenger had just borrowed from the FA.
He was dressed badly enough for me to actually wonder if he somehow just walked in from the street. Milepoint has not been around long enough for the t-shirt to start looking that worn!
It depends.. If they do it sincerely or at least pleasantly, I will respond.. If they do it as if it's some sort of punishment, I do not appreciate that gesture.. (Jan 10, P.S. flight JFK-LAX)
My favorite little thing..
I do carry more than 15 at a time, but they always give me pen when they see I that I was about to fill a form.. Most Asian Airlines do this.. CX on the other hand, gives you one for every survey..
It was probably an FT tag instead.
You beat me to that one!
I saw a guy in a suit clip his finger nails while waiting near the red carpet at a UA gate area just a couple weeks ago. I pulled out my iPhone for a photo to be posted here on MP, and he noticed it and stopped.
Love the SNL "Total Bastard Airlines" skit ... and always think of it when I "deplane" with a polite "Thanks and Buh Bye"
I need to remember to do that to people.
I always say thank you when leaving the aircraft. Only when the service is really nasty will I resort to being silent.