Plane rules: Flight attendant spills the ONE annoying thing thousands of passengers do


A flight attendant has revealed the one thing passengers do that drives the airline crew ‘mad’ because of the high level of risk.

Kat Kamalani, from Hawaii, took to TikTok to reveal the that travellers should ‘absolutely never’ hit the call button when the aircraft is on the tarmac or during take-off and landing. 

‘This drives flight attendants absolutely bonkers, and we usually won’t even come to it until it is safe,’ she said.

 

A former flight attendant has revealed the one thing passengers do that drives the airline crew ‘mad’ because of the high level of risk

Kat Kamalani, from Hawaii, took to TikTok to reveal the that travellers should 'absolutely never' hit the call button when the aircraft is on the tarmac or during take-off and landing

Kat Kamalani, from Hawaii, took to TikTok to reveal the that travellers should ‘absolutely never’ hit the call button when the aircraft is on the tarmac or during take-off and landing

Kamalani revealed that many people made the same mistake, and that the actions of passengers who press the call button during take-off or landing can lead to ‘serious consequences.’  

‘The reason being that it’s a huge safety issue for us and we can get injured, and same with [the passengers],’ she said.

‘So when we’re on the tarmac, you hit this and it’s not some type of emergency, we’re going straight back to our seat.’ 

She added, ‘If you hit this while we’re going up on the aircraft or we’re going down when we’re landing, we won’t even come to the light, we’d come to it afterwards.’

Kamalani revealed the actions of passengers who press the call button during take-off or landing can lead to 'serious consequences'

She urged travellers not to hit the button if they needed a 'barf bag, blanket, water, headphones, food,' because their flight attendant would not be happy

Kamalani revealed that many people made the mistake, and that the actions of passengers who press the call button during take-off or landing can lead to ‘serious consequences’

She urged travellers not to hit the button if they needed a ‘barf bag, blanket, water, headphones, food,’ because their flight attendant would not be happy. 

‘Just make sure you’re all set before take-off,’ she advised.

But many were unhappy with this advice, specifically in regard to not being able to ask for a sickness bag.

‘Wouldn’t the crew prefer asking for a barf bag instead of having to clean puke up when in the air?’ asked one man.

‘I literally was about to puke all over the seat with motion sickness, so I had to press the button,’ explained another. ‘What else are people supposed to do?’

But many were unhappy with Kamalani's advice, specifically in regard to not being able to ask for a sickness bag during take-off or landing

But many were unhappy with Kamalani’s advice, specifically in regard to not being able to ask for a sickness bag during take-off or landing

Kamalani also explained why she never boards a flight without packing her own snacks and always declines a tea or coffee when travelling.

Number one on her list is to never board a plane without packing some snacks.

‘You never know what is going to happen,’ she said.

Kat Kamalani, from Hawaii, took to TikTok to reveal the five things she will never get caught out doing during a flight - after working in the industry for six years

She often suggests her followers avoid drinking hot water from the plane

Former flight attendant Kat Kamalani, from Hawaii, took to TikTok to reveal the five things she will never get caught out doing during a flight – after working in the industry for six years

Kat now lives in Hawaii - where she looks after her daughter and posts content to TikTok

Kat now lives in Hawaii – where she looks after her daughter and posts content to TikTok

TEN RULES TO LIVE BY WHEN TRAVELING ON A PLANE

  1. Always wear shoes on the plane
  2. Never drink the hot water
  3. Always bring a blanket
  4. Always bring a change of clothes
  5. Always look up airports nearby 
  6. Always bring plenty of snacks
  7. Bring a face washer
  8. Always obey your flight attendant 
  9. Pack your toothpaste
  10. Never tell seat buddies details

She also revealed she would never drink hot water on an airplane – which means tea and coffee are out of the question.

‘The reason being is because those water tanks are never cleaned. They are disgusting,’ she said.

‘The kettles are cleaned in between flights but the whole (coffee) machines are never cleaned… and they’re by the lavatories,’ she added. 

This has been backed up by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center at the City University of New York who did a study on the ‘drinkability’ of airplane water.

The study found seven in ten airlines didn’t have good-quality water and recommended people only ever drink liquids from a sealed container during flights.

But an airline maintenance person hit back at this idea, slamming the hostess for her views.

‘Just because you don’t clean the tanks doesn’t mean they aren’t done, we do them,’ he said. 

The third thing on Kat’s list is perhaps the most obvious, with the Hawaii resident insisting that all passengers should ‘always obey the flight attendants and what they say’. 

She also explains that she always looks up hotels, alternative airports and flights whenever she goes on a trip ‘just in case something happens’ and she needs to plan another way home. 

Her most popular content focuses on her six years in the sky as a flight attendant

Her most popular content focuses on her six years in the sky as a flight attendant 

She also recommends not getting too chatty with your neighbors mid-flight

Divulging too much information can be dangerous

She also recommends not getting too chatty with your neighbors mid-flight

Her final tip is to never ‘divulge too much information – personal information – to someone who is sitting next to you and asking about your life’. 

The former hostess posts about her family life, exotic fruit and videos on health and well being.

But it is her travel videos which most often go viral and create the most discussion in the comments.

The latest video prompted other flight crew members to add their own musts and must nots to the list.

‘I always bring my own blanket – it is freezing on there,’ one woman said. 

‘I always have my toothbrush and toothpaste in my carryon, as well as face and bottom wipes,’ one woman said.

While others said they like to pack a change of clothes including underwear in their carry-on luggage.

‘I always buy food at restaurants and eat in when I get on the plane…I see people’s have around me cause the whole plane smells my food,’ said another.

Another woman said she cringes when people walk around the plane without shoes on.

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