Flights see cabin crew working hard to attend to the needs of the passengers on a plane. Sometimes travellers can expect a bit too much of the flight attendants, a former airline employee has revealed. Former air steward Elliott Hester explained one story he had been told by a female flight attendant. He made the revelation in his book Plane Insanity, in which he recalls his airborne experiences.
Hester revealed the female flight attendant experienced a very unpleasant incident involving a full nappy and an angry passenger.
“While a female flight attendant was serving food from the meal cart, a female passenger thrust a small bundle of trash toward her,” wrote Hester.
“‘Take this,’ the passenger demanded. Realising that the trash was actually a used baby diaper, the attendant instructed the passenger to take it to the lavatory herself and dispose of it.
“‘No’ the passenger replied. ‘You take it!’ The attendant explained that she couldn’t dispose of the dirty diaper because she was serving food – handling the diaper would be unsanitary.
“But that wasn’t a good enough answer for the passenger,” Hester continued. “Angered by her refusal, the passenger hurled the diaper at the flight attendant.
“It struck her square in the head, depositing chunks of baby dung that clung like peanut butter to her hair.
“The two women ended up wrestling on the floor. They had to be separated by passengers.”
Cabin crews’ horror at the behaviour of certain passengers does not stop there.
“Flight attendants have seen everything from vomit to blood to spilt food hit that carpet,” Linda Ferguson said.
“We see people walking from their seats into the bathrooms all the time barefoot and we cringe because those floors are full of germs.”
Linda, who worked as a flight attendant for 24 years, added: “Never walk barefoot into the bathroom or the galley area because sometimes we drop glasses and there could be sharp glass there, too.”
A man was recently caught on camera doing something even viler – urinating in the middle of the plane aisle.
A pile of tissues is on the floor and the passenger seems to be urinating directly into the rubbish. Some of the tissues in the aisle appear to have already soaked up a lot of liquid.
The man’s bare bottom is on full display as his underwear is pulled down to around his knees.
According to Russian media which shared the footage, the man was drunk when the incident occurred.