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You have successfully emailed the post. Flight attendants are privy to a wide array of human behaviors, some of which would challenge anyone’s people skills. From experiencing the thrill of adventure to taking amazing vacations at little or no cost, there are a lot of unique perks to being a flight attendant. Delays and flight cancellations, 4 a. March 2015, a British Airways flight from London to Dubai was forced to turn around because of a «smelly poo. Abhishek Sachdev, who was on board the flight, told BBC, «The pilot made an announcement requesting senior cabin crew, and we knew something was a bit odd. About 10 minutes later he said, ‘You may have noticed there’s a quite pungent smell coming from one of the toilets.
He said it was liquid fecal excrement. Those are the words he used. A BA spokesperson said the situation posed a health and safety problem because only half the air is recycled and cleaned on an airplane. Passengers were put up in a hotel overnight since the next available flight was 15 hours later, according to the BBC. A passenger stood on top of the closed toilet and defecated,» a flight attendant with 30 years of experience told Business Insider. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after an e-cigarette belonging to a passenger ignited on board the flight.
A flight attendant with three years of experience told Business Insider that she’s gotten her fair share of strange announcement requests. One gentleman was angry, and he asked me if I could make an announcement over the PA. I need them to stop,'» she said. Another passenger asked her to make an announcement asking a neighboring passenger to give up the armrest. Animals accounted for several of the more unusual items on the list, including a falcon, dried fish, a frog, a tortoise, and a parrot. What are the weirdest things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty?
Heather Wilde said she’s seen her fair share of things many people would consider weird. Among the strangest were people who made soup using the airline water. Guys, the water lines haven’t ever been cleaned — ever,» she said. I was bounced between the ceiling and the floor twice and broke my foot in two places when the bar cart landed on it,» a flight attendant with 27 years of experience told Business Insider. You read that right: Breastfeeding. She says the cat feeders’ responses are always the same: «I’m just feeding my ‘baby. In his drunken state, one passenger passed out while he was in the restroom, fell backward, and ended up on the floor with his fly still down and his privates exposed.
After much debate among the attendants about what to do, «they finally decided to get the long metal tongs that we use to serve bread in first class to move the exposed body part back into his pants! He didn’t feel a thing,» Betty wrote. These folks are sleeping, which means they think they are at home and safe in their beds. When they are home and safe in their beds they think it is perfectly acceptable to take off all of their clothes,» Betty wrote. Alas, this is not acceptable behavior on a long-haul international flight. I had a woman run to the front of the plane and throw herself in my closet.
She thought she was going to bathroom. She then curled up in the fetal position in the closet and started sucking her thumb. She later told me that she forgot to take her anxiety medicine before flight,» a flight attendant with 30 years of experience told Business Insider. One passenger attempted to board the plane wearing a raincoat and no pants,» a flight attendant with 40 years of experience told Business Insider. Weirdness will always outdo itself if you challenge it,» a flight attendant with 21 years of experience told Business Insider. For example, a passenger stole a sandwich off the galley counter. It was a crew member’s, who bought it at the airport. When the crew member came back to the galley, it was gone. The crew member later found the thief eating it at their seat. When asked how they could just take a used sandwich with lipstick on it, they shrugged and said, ‘I was hungry. I haven’t seen this, but I did have flight attendants tell me about blood dripping from the overhead because someone was bringing in a goat’s head from a Caribbean island. Get the best of Business Insider delivered to your inbox every day.