7 ways to stop pissing off your flight attendant. Let's go for more!!!

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  1. KyRoamer
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    1. Don’t be the clog in the artery of boarding.

    2. Pay attention to the demo (and other announcements for that matter).

    3. Don’t let your kids run amuck.

    4. Keep your stuff out of the aisle.

    5. Handle your body.

    6. No vague drink requests.

    7. Know how to use a bathroom.

    See http://daily.likeme.net/2010/12/28/7-ways-to-stop-****ing-off-your-flight-attendant/ for details. NOTE: To click through replace the **** with p i s s - no spaces. This site censors language.

    We can do better than just 7. I'll add 8 and 9 and then it is up to you and you and ....
    8. Turn off your phones, eBook readers, computers and other electrical gadgets when asked.

    9. Don't pinch .............................................. too hard.

    Now let's see what you can add.
     
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    10. Don't expect the FA to lift your carry-on into the bin
    11. Don't rudely hand the FA your jacket as if they were your personal valet
    12. Don't hand the FA your garbage while they're serving food/drinks
    13. Don't flirt unless he/she flirts first
    14. Don't call her Shirley stewardess

    ...hmmmm, I guess most of these also apply to "how not to get your fellow passengers pissed off"
     
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    15. Remember what your mother taught you about the word "please"
     
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    About Number 1, today this guy was taking a while to stow a soft sided duffel in the overhead. Finally the FA was like "please sit down and i'll close the bin, the bin will close". The bin closed very easily, the guy just wasn't tall enough to close it properly. It took about 4 times of the FA telling him to sit down before he finally did.
     
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    16. Pay attention to the seat-belt sign, especially during the taxi.
     
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    17. Make sure the lavatory door is fully latched (either when inside or when leaving)
     
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    17. Clean up the area around your seat, don't brush your crumbs from your tray table onto the floor.
     
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    19. Don't hand your flight attendant a tissue you just used to blow your nose.

    20 & 20a. Don't change your baby's diaper in the seat and leave it for your flight attendant.

    21. Take off your headphones when asked what you'd like to drink, eat, etc. and don't look at the FA saying loudly, "WHAT? WHAT?"
     
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    Don't stare at the FA with the look DYKWIA.
     
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    22. Don't ask your two-year-old what he or she wants to drink--while the FA waits, choose for them.
    23. FA's serving meals but people make them hold their tray and wait while they finally clear theiroff their tray tables.
     
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    FA's are there to make our flights more comfortable and safer. They work very hard for us under what are somewhat adverse conditions.

    24. Remember to say "Thank you" often.

    25. Be patient.
     
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    Like Like Like Like Like Like!!!
     
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    26. Don't throw a petulant fit if your meal choice is no longer available (he/she did not determine the catering ratios, after all). Accept the remaining choice graciously, or just skip the entree altogether (another alternative, on flights with catering in the main cabin, is to ask if a coach meal is available).

    Also keep in mind that feedback and suggestions are properly given to (and are probably more effective when given to) the carrier's customer service/response department via e-mail or snail mail.
     
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    ???

    Do or don't? :)
     
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    27. When you deplane, don't leave disgusting trash (used kleenix, diapers, half-eaten food, etc.) in your seat back pocket.
     
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    28. Don't flirt with the FA's SO, whether he/she is working or flying nonrev.
     
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    Actual site says

     
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    Could go either way -- I'd say "handling your body parts" would be a "DON'T" -- "handling your body (as a whole i.e. keeping your arms and legs out of the aisle when the cart goes by and not invading your seatmate's personal space requiring the FS's intervention) would be a "DO"
     
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  19. A must to put your seat divider down asap - to prevent hangover into ones own seat.
     
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    How would one know which one is the FA's SO?
     
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    If you notice flirting or public displays of affection, either it's the SO or they're already cheating.
     
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    Don't take forever to decide if you want a diet coke or diet 7-up.
    Don't push that call button if you don't mean it.
     
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    If you see another passenger having difficulty lifting their bag into the overhead bin, help them out if you are in a position to do so (i.e. not "blocked in already with a window seat). Not only will this speed up boarding processes, but often times the FAs remember and may provide a complementary mixed drink for your efforts, in addition to saying thank you to you.

    Now one could also argue that if someone is having difficulties lifting their bad that maybe it should be checked, etc... but that's for another thread ;)
     
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    Ah thanks for that - I was worried I was doing something wrong with my body all these years!
     
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    A) This needs to be a lot more in general, more than just for communicating to FAs.
    B) (Not shooting the messenger) It's sad that we need to be reminded about this.
     
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