PUBLISHED: 18:44, Thu, Oct 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:44, Thu, Oct 29, 2020
While to passengers it may look like flight attendants are only on hand to serve food and drinks, this is certainly not the case. Cabin crew are actually specially trained to deal with almost every possible emergency onboard, and hold special powers when in the air.
In fact, according to a number of aviation laws around the world, when a flight is in the air, cabin crew have the responsibility to undertake law enforcement if necessary.
That is, until they are on the ground, in which case the police force of whichever nation they are in will take over.
What this means, however, is that if a passenger refuses to follow orders which pertain to the safety of everyone onboard, they could face major consequences.
One flight attendant has revealed how simple these offences can be.
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Cabin crew secrets: Flight attendants have the right to arrest in extreme circumstances (Image: Getty Images)
Cabin crew secrets: Inflight arrests only happen in extreme situations (Image: Getty Images)
In a Reddit forum, the anonymous airline worker said: “You can, and probably will be arrested for disobeying crew instructions.
“Yes, the seatbelt sign is on and we have had a PA indicating turbulence.
“No, it is not bumpy right now but that doesn't mean you can get up and use the toilet, you are a