It’s summer, and apart from the one day when it hit a sticky 37 degrees, we’ve been dealing with a lot of cloud, wind and rain this month. So our bags are packed, we’ve got our travel minis ready and we’re jetting off to one of the most Instagrammable Airbnbs.
But before you hop onboard and fly off into the sunset, there are some rules that the cabin crew would like you to follow – like the one thing you should never ask a flight attendant or the drink you should never order or a plane. Oh, and wearing shoes on a plane is non-negotiable (trust us, you’ll want to keep them firmly on your feet).
Now, one flight attendant has written about what irritates the crew most when it comes to the drinks trolly.
They wrote on These Gold Wings: ‘As you may know, the aircraft cabin is not pressurised to sea level, but rather to the equivalent of about seven or eight thousand feet.
‘This means some passengers might feel a little light headed or that alcohol affects them almost twice as much as it would on the ground.’
But it isn’t pouring booze that irritates the flight staff.
‘It also means soft drinks foam up a lot more when poured out of a can, and the worst culprit for this is Diet Coke — I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring.
‘If all 3 passengers ask for Diet Coke I’ll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the Diet Cokes.’
So that’s why other passengers sometimes get their beverages before you do. Makes total sense now.