‘I’m a flight attendant and passengers look me up on social media to ask me out’

A flight attendant has opened up about her experience with passengers when at 35,000ft.

Kali Harlow, a flight attendant of four years, shares snaps of her glam life on Instagram , @blondieinwanderland.

However both her job and social media can collide when passengers look her up on platforms – and some even try their luck and ask her out.

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She told the Daily Star: “I have had passengers look me up after a flight, it definitely happens. I’ve only had maybe one or two try to ask me out from doing so…”

The flight attendant also noted that some passengers really show their appreciation after a flight, usually in the form of gifts.

Kali said: “We do receive gifts from passengers and it’s the most thoughtful thing in the world to me every-time.

“Many people think passengers do this to get better treatment and honestly 8/10 times when I try to offer a passenger something they turn it down.

“It’s nice to feel appreciated, even if it’s just a piece of chocolate it can make a bad day better.”

The stewardess also explained that there are some behaviour she finds “annoying” from those flying with her.

She said: “The most annoying thing that passengers do is they blame the flight attendants for things that are out of our control.

“This happens because we are simply the face of the company and the easiest target to take their frustrations out on, us and the gate agents.

“They blame us because we have to go back to the gate, they blame us because their bag doesn’t fit, they blame us because they spilled their coffee on them outside of the terminal even though we were on the plane not even around them (yes this has happened to me) and they blame us because it’s a blizzard outside… the list goes on.

“As much as passengers think that we do and have control over everything, we don’t.”

She added that the cabin crew are “simply there and trained to help you in a case of an emergency” and “to help your travel experience a little more enjoyable”.

She also warned angry passengers that just because cabin crew seem relaxed when facing issues, that doesn't mean they aren't annoyed.

She said: “More than likely we are also just as frustrated, but you can’t tell because we have a smile on our face.”

If you want to get your cabin crew to like you then it’s all about “the small things”, Kali noted.

She said: “As far as treating your flight attendants on the plane, it’s like my mother used to tell me when I was younger — leave a place better than you found it.”

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