Flight attendants are privy to some strange occurrences.
For flight attendants, a lot is sacrificed for travel perks.
Maybe it’s the altitude, the cramped conditions or the free alcohol – sometimes the view from the top is pretty odd.
Many stories are about indecent behaviour, especially couples who don’t think anyone can see them, smoking in the bathroom and passengers who didn’t go to the bathroom.
Other stories are just plain weird…
MAN DEMANDS SANITARY PAD
One flight attendant got into a small argument with a man who wanted every complimentary item he saw other passengers receiving. Including sanitary pads.
When provided with one, he ripped off the sticking paper and stuck the pad over his eyes, apparently thinking it was a sleeping mask.
MASSAGE ME PLEASE
It’s bad enough flight attendants get stuck being nannies, maids, waitresses and negotiators.
Passengers have been known to ask air hostesses to give them a bit of a backrub too.
Blood dripping from the overhead locker was witnessed by one flight attendant – like something out of The Amityville Horror.
It turned out to be a freshly cut antelope head travelling within a Nigerian passenger’s luggage.
EMERGENCY DOOR OPENED FOR “FRESH AIR”
Staff would have been horrified at a passenger who thought it was ok to open the emergency hatch to get some fresh air.
Luckily, the flight had not taken off yet.
Imagine the alarmed looks among passengers and flight staff when one pilot announced through the PA system “Prepare for take off”.
The flight had already been in the air for eight hours.
A male passenger keen on flashing his privates to the air hostesses midair was told not to expose himself to anyone on the plane. However, he seemed to take no notice.
With hours of the journey to go, a flight attendant decided to make a big deal of holding up her little finger in front of the rude passenger. She signalled to her friend down the aisle how miniature the object of her attention was, and they both giggled.
The act stopped the man’s indecent exposure.
THIS WAY TO THE LOO
A flight attendant was asked the very normal question of where the loo was, by an Italian gentleman who was travelling with his wife. She pointed towards the toilets at the end of the plane.
A little while after the plane took off, the man’s wife became hysterical as her husband had not returned for a very long time. Both the lavatories were empty.
It turned out the man had thought the flight attendant was pointing to the exit, so he’d left the aircraft and gone back to the airport. He returned to find the plane had left.