#cabincrew reveals one thing plane passengers should never ask

flights cabin crew plane delayed compensation flight attendantFlights: "Don't ask me if the plane's going to be late because of the delay, because I don't know" (Image: Getty Images)

Cabin crew are in charge of looking after all the plane passengers on the aircraft during flights. However, it’s important to remember that you cannot expect them to know everything the pilot does about the plane itself. One flight attendant has revealed there’s something they hate being asked on board. It’s something they wish they could tell passengers not to ask but are unable to for obvious professional reasons.

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Flights: Cabin crew revealed why you should never ask a flight attendant about flight delay

"Don't ask me if the plane's going to be late because of the delay, because I don't know," a flight attendant for Piedmont Airlines, an American Airlines Group subsidiary, told Business Insider.

Cabin crew are, of course, obliged to remain polite at all times - so passengers may well not be aware of the annoyance they cause the crew.

Another former flight attendant, Elliott Hester, recalled some of the irritating questions he's been asked.

A couple once asked Hester, when he was at the airport departure gate, whether they had time to buy a bagel.

“Now here’s my dilemma,” Hester wrote in his book Plane Insanity. “If I say, ‘No, I don’t think you have time to buy a bagel or a newspaper or a souvenir for your kid,’ as I’ve said to countless last-minute boarders in the past, he may respond - as some of those last-minute boarders have - as if I have a personal vendetta.

“‘You, a lowly flight attendant are telling me that I don’t have time to get a bagel?’ (This makes me wonder why they bother to ask in the first place.)

flights cabin crew plane delayed compensation flight attendantFlights: Cabin crew are, of course, obliged to remain polite at all times (Image: Getty Images)

“If I say, ‘Yes, you have time, but

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