Get On A Flight Attendant's Good Side By Giving Them A Pen

Get on a Flight Attendant's Good Side By Giving Them a Pen

Flight attendants' primary duty is passenger safety, but they also assist airline customers with all sorts of requests. Flight attendants get asked for pens all the time, so if you can spare a pen, you'll quickly win flight attendants to your side.

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AirfareWatchdog offers a list of tips to help you become a better passenger. Some of them are basic manners, while others are a bit more out there:

Pens! People are always asking flight attendants for pens, whether to complete immigration and customs forms or to simply do the crossword puzzle. Bring a few extra cheap pens, bundle them up and give them to your crew member. It may not be as enjoyable as a box of chocolates, but they will surely put them to good use.

It's a weird tip, but it never hurts to be prepared. Check out the link for other ways to help make a flight attendant's day.

How to make your flight attendant like you [Airfare Watchdog via USA Today]


Comments

    I was boarding a flight fro Abu Dhabi to sydney and while walking down the terminal late at night quite a few people brushed passed me and all seemed like they were in a hurry, anyway got to the right terminal and for some reason everyone was pushing to get on this plane and were being quite rude to the staff. I downed a couple of drinks before the flight and I said to the flight attendant "not sure why there all pushing in the plane is not going to leave without them" she smiled at me did something on her computer and upgraded me to first class..... Be nice and you never know

      Agree though - just be nice to the staff (not bundle-of-pens-creepy), and there's a good chance they'll do something nice for you if the opportunity arises.

      I arrived a day early for my flight (stupid, I know), and they waived the $300 fee to change it simply because I was nice - I didn't think I was that nice, but I was told most people blame the staff for their mistakes, so taking responsibility for my own stupidity was a breath of fresh air!

    Bring a few extra cheap pens, bundle them up and give them to your crew member. It may not be as enjoyable as a box of chocolates, but they will surely put them to good use.

    ...and you will look like a freaking weirdo

      "Here (breaths heavily)...I have some pens....just...for...you" (insert seedy smiley)

      Panty dropper that one is.

        Never thought Salad Fingers would be so relevant.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3iOROuTuMA

    Agree with previous posters. The original article lists 'tips' that go from basic politeness to downright creepy. All to 'make' your flight attendant like you.

    The same is true for any service where the passengers / customers are a pain. Be nice to the person giving you the service, treat them like a real human being, and they usually reciprocate and help you out. Simple courtesies like 'please', thank you', 'hello, and 'goodbye' + a smile, are sometimes all it takes.

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