Flight Attendants are the Heroes of the Cabin
Have you ever witnessed some of the hilarious stunts that airline passengers pull on flight attendants?
There is a saying among airline pilots, that Flight attendants are the greatest psychologists on Earth.
They are also the heroes of the airplane cabin, expertly handling every personality showing up in their airplane.
The flight attendants are primarily there for your safety. Safety involves so many different aspects of a successful and safe airline operation.
Diffusing a passenger situation that has the potential of escalating into something that affects safety is only one thing a Flight Attendant’s duties curtail.
Funny airplane cabin pictures from real-life
Most of these pictures are just plain funny. Other pictures would be commented upon, perhaps perceived as being “nasty”.
But, what you see would sometimes result in complaints from only a handful of other passengers, finding behavior such as what you see here offending.
That, in turn, always has the potential to develop into an escalation of verbal expressions, even physical altercations in-flight.
The pictures are a collection of images submitted to CaptainJetson.com from our web visitors, as well as from flight attendants and my fellow airline pilots following our website.
These pictures are not intended to offend anyone. Rather, they are posted as a rather humorous presentation of part of the fun that airline life provides.
So, how would YOU react, at least privately, if you were a Flight Attendant and you had to deal with what you see in these pictures?
There is no limit to what passengers claim to be their service animals. Service animals, following each airline’s guidelines for what qualifies as such, are permitted in the cabin. That is, if approved by the airline for each individual case.
So, here we go…
Other passenger "companions"
Other “companions” sometimes create a headache for Flight Attendants. They are neither humans or animals!
Believe it or not, but passengers indeed purchase a separate seat ticket for these “companions”.
The dilemma: the extra ticket was indeed erroneously sold by the airline, but the question of safety now comes into play.
The airline’s ticket seller may be happy to sell the seat to anybody (or anything). But aviation authorities in the country where you are may look at animate objects in the seat as carry-on belonging in the overhead compartment or under the seat in the front of you.
But, how the heck can you stick a cello instrument into the overhead???
Ooops, I guess not even the gate agent thought of that one before allowing the passenger to board!
Thus, our heroes, the Flight Attendants, are sometimes left with the responsibility of finding out whether that object sitting in the seat can legally “sit” there, even with the seat belt strapped around the thing.
A typical day surrounded by Airline Passengers
Did you see the movie “Groundhog Day”, where actor Bill Murray wakes up every morning to the same routine and the same surroundings?
Well, airline crew life inside an airplane cabin can often remind you about that movie…