Travelling during the Yuletide season can’t be more stressful with the horde of fliers and inclement weather looming just like in the past Christmas seasons. A cheeky drink is something many young travellers would love to have to ease the stress and start the holiday. With nothing to do for several hours and being in high spirits, having fun with a drink can’t be more apt.
There are a few things to remember when you want that drink so desperately. First, find out if the airline is serving alcoholic drinks while navigating several thousands of feet in midair. (You should research about this even before booking). Alcohol is grounded on some airlines; there are a few good reasons why alcohol is grounded in many airlines. If alcohol is served, then it’s your lucky day.
So, just before you do that, you might want a few words of advice from someone who has seen a lot of passengers get stoned, make a scene or something while on a plane thousands of feet in the air. In this blog 13 Things You Need To Know Before Ordering A Drink On An Airplane by Rants of a Sassy Stew, you’ll be treated to a humorous perspective, so warns this website, as a way of “blowing off some work-related steam.
- Pay attention to the announcements. It is normal for airlines to announce what they serve on board, if they are serving wine, and where the inflight menu can be found. This is usually in a magazine just 2 inches away from you.
- DO NOT ask “What do you have?” It was just announced, wasn’t it?
- Ask for exactly what you want.
- Do you want to lace your coffee? Tell the flight attendant (FA) when you place your order. If you are order. Take note that “A “black coffee” does not include cream and sugar.
- If you would like cream and/or sugar, please say so upon being served. Don’t wait until the flight attendant is several rows back before making the request.
- “DO NOT ask me for 2 ice cubes.” Well, what’s wrong with two ice cubes anyway, if that will make you happier? Go ahead and ask for two ice cubes.
- Hands off the cart. And “… do not even think about helping yourself to whatever you want off of it. Just ask.”
- It’s not cool to call the FA’s attention by using unpleasant gestures. The passé “excuse me” would do.
- Wait for your turn and don’t try to pull a fast one; it’s not appreciated. Everyone will be served, if you will try to be patient ad considerate.
- If you miss your turn, be patient. The FA is going to come back for refills and to pick up the trash. It may take some time to serve you as they attend to what’s next on the line; just be patient.
- Ladies first. It is a usual practice to serve the ladies first. If you are a gentleman, you will be served next.
- Tipping the FAs is fine. You will be greatly appreciated for it. So, get some loose change ready when you like drinking while the plane is charting its course in the skies.
(NOTE: Flight attendants do not expect tips and many will not/cannot accept them. I am only speaking for myself, so calm down.)
And13. The funny FA author says, “It’s not rocket science.” She means her taking the “tip.”
Did you find this blog amusing? Remember, it is said that, “Many a truth is said in jest.” While the blog is intended to take the travel etiquette lightly, these “rants” by a sassy stewardess touch on some commonly committed “offensive” behaviors. So, take these tips close to your heart and you won’t earn the ire of the whacked Fas. Good luck!