A PASSENGER was embarrassed after being shamed by flight attendants – but people say he did nothing wrong.
The traveler asked on Reddit if he shouldn’t have used the overhead call button during a flight.
He wrote: “Recently I took an international flight and was asleep at 5pm when they brought the hot meals.
“I woke up at 5:45 p.m. and realized I had missed my chance, so I took it flight attendant call button to see if they could bring me any extras?
“The flight attendant very nicely let me know that she would, but that the call button was for emergencies only, she then went on the intercom and let everyone know that the call button was indeed for emergencies only (but she brought my food ).
“I felt a little ‘called out’ and people around me definitely noticed.”
“I never realized that the call button was only for emergencies. Is that common knowledge?”
However, people were on his side, saying that the button isn’t just needed for emergencies.
One person wrote: “Um I don’t think it’s for emergencies. I’ve used it before to get a blanket. The flight attendant had no problem.”
Another agreed: “It’s not just for emergencies. It’s when you need something. Maybe that flight attendant just wanted to be left alone.”
Another commenter said they would write to the airline, adding: “While I cannot agree that she is chiding you, I really cannot support her pointing out that she thought you were childish. That’s not how she was trained.”
Not everyone agreed – one person wrote: “Same thing happened to me recently. I got up, went to the back of the plane and asked for something to eat.
“I don’t think this button is just for emergencies, but flight attendants aren’t your personal servers either.”
Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants, agreed and narrated The guy of the point: “Do not use the call button to ask for a drink. In general, don’t think of the call button as your vodka tonic button.
Instead, the crew advises going to the staff in the galley if they want something like a drink or a blanket.
Flight attendant Amanda Pleva said the passenger was right, said passengers seated window seat may prefer to call for help if someone is sleeping in the row next to them.
A flight attendant says you should Never use the call button on landing or takeoff.
Kat Kalamani said: “This absolutely drives flight attendants insane when they press your flight attendant call light button when we are on the tarmac or boarding or disembarking the plane.
“The reason is because it’s a big safety issue for us and we could hurt ourselves and same with you guys.
“So off the tarmac – if you hit this and it’s not some sort of emergency, we’ll go straight back to our seat.”
Some flight attendants said you will get it worse service when you use the call button.
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