A flight attendant has revealed he uses a secret phrase to describe passengers he finds pleasing to the eye.
Cabin crew uses the acronym BOB – “Boyfriend on Board” – when it comes to attractive passengers.
An anonymous flight attendant told Buzzfeed, “We play a game of calling people BOB (‘boyfriend on board’) or ‘raftie’, like someone you want to have in your raft in the water when needed.”
“We’ll say, ‘Have you seen BOB in 16A’ or ‘There are a lot of rafts on this flight.’
“We also notice rude people and talk about them once we’re off duty and in the galley.”
If you hear a flight attendant pointing out hot coffee in your aisle but can’t spot anyone drinking a hot beverage, chances are there’s a handsome passenger nearby.
In an interview with Yahoo, flight attendant Emily Witkop revealed, “I remember there was a code for ‘hot coffee’ among flight attendants for a number of years.
“They would say, ‘I have hot coffee in 3B!’ This meant that there was an extremely attractive passenger in that particular seat for the other flight attendants to check out.”
There’s another secret word for crew crushes on passengers – though you won’t find out until it’s pretty late.
According to a senior member of the cabin crew in Australia, the “Cheerio game” is being played as passengers disembark the plane.
The crew member, who goes by the name LTN330 on the Cabin Crew forums, said: “There’s the Cheerio game that you can play when passengers disembark.
“If you’re standing there and you’re like, ‘Boo-bye, thanks, take care,’ etc., when you see someone you like, you say ‘Cheerio.'”
“You have to do it with a buddy and the challenge is to keep a straight face.”
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