Working as a flight attendant is pretty glamorous -- in theory, anyway. Arriving in Paris one night, New York the next, hopping from continent to continent, meeting people from the world over.
Of course, the reality is more like Sacramento one night, Albuquerque the next, juggling the buffoons who compose much of the flying public. Most travelers are pretty innocuous, true, but others drive their flight attendants insane. Fortunately, you don't need to be that passenger. We asked flight attendants about the most exasperating questions people ask and have compiled the most common offenders below (with the answers, in case you still feel inclined to raise your hand).
Can you ask everyone to stay seated so I can get off first?
I'm sure you saw a flight attendant do this once on a flight three years ago. While we might do this in rare cases as a courtesy, it's not something we do very often. If you're really that concerned, be prepared to plead your case.