A TRAVEL expert revealed why passengers shouldn’t use the call button during a flight — even if you need something.
Some people assume that when they need a drink or snack they have to press the button, but that’s not always the case.
Accordingly Fleethe call button has become an obsolete feature of the air .
Travel journalist James Booth said: “It belongs to a bygone era – a time when airlines actually cared about their passengers and there was an air of dignity about travel.”
The travel expert explained that a call button is not a personal hotline for passengers.
And in recent months, flight attendants have taken to TikTok to complain about people using the call button incorrectly.
In one video is the flight attendant Natalie Magee, known as yogimagee on the social media platform revealed why some passengers are pressing the button – and she wasn’t happy.
She said: “People will ring the call button and nobody else around them will have a drink and they will ask us for a drink.
“People hit the call button once we’re on the air and I walk over and I’m like, ‘Yes, can I help you,’ and this one lady told me that her daughter was bored when we picked up. ”
And Natalie isn’t the only flight attendant who has complained about passengers Call button at inconvenient times during a flight.
Continue in another video tick tockFormer flight attendant Kat Kamalani said, “It drives flight attendants insane to press the flight attendant call light button on the tarmac or while boarding and disembarking.”
“The reason is because it’s a huge one security issues for us and we could get hurt and the same goes for you.
“So off the tarmac – if you hit this and it’s not an emergency, we’ll go straight back to ours.
“If you hit that, if we go up or down in the plane and we’ll land doesn’t even come to the light, we’ll get to that later.”
Other flight attendants and pilots also agree with Natalie and Kat.
Back in 2018, Steve Bazer, captain of a major US airline, explained on Quora: “It disrupts cabin service when it occurs during the first hour and a half or the last hour of a long flight.
“They are generally in the aisle with their carts and have to stop the service and stow their cart to reach you [so] then it dependswhat reason you called her.”
He added: “Bottom line, give them a call if it’s something important and they’ll understand.
“If you call more than once about something completely selfish or trivial, you run the risk of being ignored by them and despised by everyone else on the plane.”
Of course, if you need something in an emergency, you can also use the call button. Otherwise, it’s better for you and the crew to get up yourself to get what you need.
These are some others Etiquette Rules Passengers should follow when flying.