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Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:55 am

The other night the service was over, the flight attendants had cleaned up the cabin and asked everyone if they wanted refills, then the call light at row 18 right on the A320 went off. The flight attendant approached,

F/A. "May I get you anything?"

Pax. "I need to go use the restroom, could you wake the person next to me up so I can get out of my seat?" I thought this has got to be a joke. (The pax was a 40 something year old woman who was making the request.)

F/A looked at the man who was asleep (or so the pax thought, he later said it was the only way to get some peace from Chatty Cathy), his one eye opened and it rolled, knowing he (the pax) had a sense of humor the f/a jerked his arm and said. He get up and let the lady out.

Pax, "Thank You."

F/A ," Yeah but you are on your own in the lavatory."

Pax, "There is a call light in there too you know."

Safe Flying  Smile with a little humor.

Folks, hate to break it to you. You are on your own in the lavatory, unless it is an emergency, and yes it is ok to ask the man snoaring next to you if you can get out.  Smile

[Edited 2004-10-21 04:57:06]
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:04 pm

I can usually talk a hot flt. attendant into a little mid-flight entertainment.
Well ok, one time.
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:39 pm

That's a bizarre request.  Smile

Might have to try it next time I'm flying... I'm sure the F/A would have a good laugh  Smile

Thanks for sharing!

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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:18 pm

I once heard a passenger asking the f/a whether he could put the fish he just bought in the airport in the plane´s fridge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:12 pm

The best i ever had was an elderly couple after take off pushed the call bell, and asked for a menu for the meal, the man said if we had steak he wanted it blue,i explained that there was only a choice of meat or a veg option, to which he said well thats not good enough, can you tell the cook that last time he flew they could order what they wanted so why not on this aeroplane, i ask him when he had last flown GET THIS on his way to india on a flying boat on his way home from school !
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:31 pm

Of course, in the US, they always looked at me funny when I asked for "Sparkling water please."

I have since learned that it's called "Club Soda", but that's not quite the same thing guys  Big grin

And just to be even more weird and annoying: "No ice please". No I'm not trying to further doom the airline financially. I just think my drink is cold enough as it is, and I don't want to dilute that great "club" taste...
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:39 pm

Last year on Air NZ during a domestic flight from AKL-WLG, there was a young foreign lady who pushed the FA button, the FA came and she asked the FA for a bottle of breast milk to feed her 1 month old girl. The foreign lady must have been embarrassed about asking because she was whispering as quieltly as she could, but I still heard her request. I tried so hard not to crack up in laughter, but after about 1 minute I cracked up. She was flying with her husband and two daughters.
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:15 pm

Back in more relaxed times, I left the flight deck to visit the lav. While waiting for it become available, I was in the galley, fixing a coffee, chatting up the flight attendants. Suddenly, the law door was flung open and there it was. A 50ish lady, sitting on the toilets, pants down around her ankles, asking "loudly" where the kotex were. For once in my career, I was speechless. All I could do was turn to the flight attendants for help. I had heard many stories, and thought most of them were of the "urban legend" variety. Not anymore!
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:43 am

I once saw a "high-society" B**ch from CGH-SDU that wanted anyway possible the board with her poodle in ger arms, not in the cage, not even less in the cargo area. Resoult, the Attender in front desk after about 20min explaining the situation to her said: "mam, this is an airline company, we travel people in our seats not dogs nor any animal, if U wanna travel with your dog, take your ass to a car and a have a nice 5hrs drive. The hole line claped their hands and the "lady" got out of the line.

This was on a JJ flight in 2002.

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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:35 am

Starlionblue -- you must be European -- have a good friend who flies back and forth from the UK to US all the time -- she never wants ice -- of course, I always want more than they give me. Flying together, we're fine, separately, we loose --

Obviously not a critical issue, and we both fly NW between Detroit and Amsterdam regularly -- but a definite (and critical) cultural difference
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:04 am


Yes, those flights are crazy with ice sometimes. When the water comes out in between the services, it is always the question to ice or not to ice? We sometimes ice the entire pitcher and then use hot water. The ice melts and the water is ice cold. Problem solved. I think.  Smile

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F/A: "May I offer you something to drink?"
Pax: "Pepsi Light , one ice cube."
F/A: "No problem."

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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:15 am

Not a passenger, but surely a strange request.

Back in the 1960s a relative who was a dairy farmer in norhtern California told me that a hippie had walked up to him at his barn and asked if he could buy some "non-violent beef." When asked to clarify, he said: "Well, you know, a cow that died of natural causes."

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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:16 am

These have actually been asked of me.....

how old is this plane? (older than me)
where does the elevator go? (where do you think it may go)
do you have ice cream? (pax was in coach)
the sinks really drain outside, why don't we decompress?
can you get a decent fridge for 500 dollars?

I am an F/A for a charter airline....
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:54 am

I'm glad you mentioned the charter airline part, because I did recieve ice cream in coach on Air Canada this past summer.

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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:52 pm

Just finished a flight where a passenger told both the F/A and myself during boarding that he would have to borrow one of our cell phones to call his family since the flight was running late. When I told him that I did not typically loan out my personal cell phone, he was insulted and proceeded to tell us how we were obligated to let him call his family. All I could think to tell him was that there were pay phones in the terminal which he could have used, right up until boarding.
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RE: Funny Passenger Request.

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:47 pm

Customers in general are great to be around. It is the ones that are clueless in society that gives me the greatest humor and laughter. I used to get mad at the insanity. But then again, if someone comes from a family with just one limb on the family tree, it is not their fault, is it ? As far as passengers using my personal cell phone, if I have time, and they are nice maybe. After all, that is my personal cell phone, paid for by me with my paycheck and does not have the company logo on it. That would be like me asking the Ford Executive in 1A to use his laptop since I have a Ford in my driveway. (Hhmm, but the again, I'll bet that laptop is paid for by Ford as a business item.)

How many airline people on here, have people asking all the time, "Got a buddy pass for me?" and you really don't even know the person?

Safe Flying  Smile
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