Sharing secrets on a Reddit thread, a host of flight attendants and cabin crew revealed things passengers may not know. Talk soon turned to darker topics, and the subject of dead bodies onboard was raised.
Explaining how people can tell if there is a dead body on their flight, they said: “They’re packed in wood-framed boxes, so you would never know what was inside except by the strange shape of them.”
There were other secrets airline staff revealed about flying that passengers may not know.
Talking about other types of cargo, one revealed: “One thing I cannot stress enough is how your pets are treated.
“While your airline will take the best possible actions, some things cannot be avoided, like the noise on the ramp.
“I cannot stand out there without ear protection, and imagine your pet sitting out there on the ramp waiting to be loaded onto the plane being exposed to the same amount of noise I am. Please people, think twice before flying your pets.”
Another shared: “Honestly, one of the hardest parts of the job is having to move passengers because the passenger next to them is uncomfortable.
“I’ve had to move people because of their weight, and it’s awkward for everyone.”
One poster said: “I would never, ever eat the food we serve and most of my colleagues don’t either.”
Some passengers want to know how to get the best service onboard, and a flight attendant has revealed a simple trick to ensure that you do.
While passengers in first and business class can expect a more inclusive service, with quality meals, beverages and even special toiletry packs, a cabin crew member has revealed that other passengers also have a chance of receiving some of the best service on board.
It turns out just one simple action when boarding the plane could ensure travellers are looked after all flight.
The cabin crew member explained: “It means A LOT to us if a passenger actually says hello back to us and smiles.
“We’ll remember your face. Believe me, because we got 150+ people who usually ignore us.”
Indeed just a simple smile could land you some special treatment from the crew.
“One guy said ‘Hey good morning!’ to me, and all flight I gave him alcohol on priority right away, while I made others wait five to 10 minutes because I was busy,” the flight attendant continued.
“Also, say ‘thank you’. It really makes my day.