Joining the ‘Mile High Club’
If you believe that your clumsy or successful attempts to join the club made up of those who have had sex in the toilet of an aeroplane is the worst thing that can happen to a flight attendant, remember that the walls are thin and that trans-oceanic flights are very long and boring.
1.- Solve your ‘knee disputes’ with other passengers yourself. Do not inform flight attendants if the person travelling in front of you reclines their seat or if a child kicks the back of your seat. You’ll be putting her in an awkward dilemma. Neither should you make a complaint against the airline. It is not to blame. Do not initiate a debate amongst all passengers about this practice. The pilot may decide to return to the flight’s origin if he believes that passengers are unruly. It’s better to politely discuss your problem with the other passenger. On the other hand, if you are the one reclining your seat, do so gently and slowly. Remember that the other passenger could have a laptop or drink on their tray. The best thing to do is ask permission first.
2.-Obey the flight attendant’s instructions. Sit down and fasten your seatbelts when you are asked to. If the flight’s takeoff is delayed or the plane is diverted to another airport to land because of you, you’ll have more than just the flight attendant to deal with. The other passengers won’t be your greatest admirers either.