A flight attendant has shared some of her biggest passenger pet peeves in a series of viral clips.
Natalie Magee (@yogimagee), who has been working in the industry for the past few years, has revealed on TikTok some of the things people do on planes that bother ‘every’ other flight attendant.
And some of them might shock you.
The 42-year-old air hostess says bathroom antics are a big one.
She explains in one video: ‘There are so many [pet peeves]. [Such as] when people don’t shut the bathroom door or leave the bathroom a mess.
‘Also when you can hear it flush but not the sink so you know they didn’t wash their hands.
‘And people who take up too much overhead bin space and want to put every jacket and small item in there.’
Others on her list include passengers attempting to smoke vapes or trying to sneak their own booze aboard – or if they are super keen for an alcoholic drink.
Natalie says: ‘Another is people who hit their call buttons right after takeoff to ask for an alcoholic beverage.’
She adds that parents that let their kids run riot is another top pet peeve.
The flight attendant said: ‘I’m also a parent myself, but when people let their kids put stickers on the airplane or draw on it or leave a dirty diaper in the seat back pocket, I’m horrified.’
Natalie also names a few other bad habits, including not wearing headphones during the flight.
She continues: ‘These people expect everyone to be subjected to their music or what they’re watching.
‘Also people who wear backpacks and hit other passengers with it going down the aisle.
‘Not throwing away their trash when we come through and leaving it on the floor.
‘I also get annoyed when people are talking on the phone after we close the main cabin door and won’t shut their phone off or cease their conversation after repeatedly being asked to do so.’
Other bad habits on her list include people going to the toilets barefoot, clipping toe nails on the plane, and leaving sick bags in their seats.
Despite these occurrences, Natalie stresses she does love her job – she simply wishes some people showed a little more respect for plane staff and other passengers.
She adds: ‘Honestly, when people say “thank you” when they are getting off the plane [it is really great]. Or when they take the time to look at us when we are doing the beverage service and say please and thank you, we really appreciate it.
‘We would love it if people treated the space as their home and were tidy and respectful.
‘Also, we know not everyone is travelling for a fun reason. Some people have funerals to attend or going home to take care of a loved one and people are stressed.
‘A little kindness goes a long way.’
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