This week, a Reddit thread by user Th3Flash asked flight attendants to spill all their little secrets that passengers don't know about. The thread quickly went viral, as more and more flight attendants started chiming in.
Here are some of the wildest, craziest, and most eye-opening things that flight attendants revealed:
1."The plane is disgusting. Don't walk around barefoot. Definitely don't eat your mint after it fell on the floor like Mr. 3A did the other day."
2."If you ask for something nicely, I'll usually give it to you, but if you demand it or if you're a jerk...good luck getting anything free."
6."Pilot here. Don't drink the coffee. The water comes from the onboard system that has the fill port right next to the port the lavatories are drained from. The water system routinely fails E. coli checks."
7."Hairspray can set off the lavatory smoke alarms. Also, yes, your vape."
10."Unless you're extremely lucky and your aircraft just rolled out of the hangar after major maintenance, there will absolutely be something broken in it. An aircraft can have a whole host of parts be broken and still be allowed to fly."
11."When people ask for the reason for a delay, we usually give a bullshit response because the REAL answer would spook passengers. 'We have a minor technical problem and engineers are on their way.' But in reality: The cabin pressure isn't working."
18."When you ask us to change the temperature, we pretend to do it. Planes are generally colder because if we hit turbulence warm temps will make the chances of someone puking much higher. No idea why."
19."If you curse in general, it’s normally not a thing, but the second you curse at me I can kick you off."