Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing

Delta Flight SNL amy schumer flight attendantSaturday Night Live/YouTubeYou may not even realise you’re committing one of these offenses.

The first step to becoming a better traveller is knowing what you’re doing wrong.

But, since travel tends to bring out the worst in people, having that kind of self-awareness when you’re trying to catch a flight can be a feat for even the most well-mannered, frequent fliers.

So Business Insider asked more than 80 airline workers including flight attendants, gate agents, ticket agents, and other airport customer service reps to weigh in on some of theĀ things you may not have even known you were doing wrong as a passenger.

We’ve anonymously included some of the worse offenses here:

Asking flight attendants, 'What do you have?'

'There is literally an announcement telling you where to find the menu. We have 100 drinks if you count alcohol, and you want me to list it? While 200 other people wait for their drinks?' -- A flight attendant

Lining up to board before it's time

'It's annoying when passengers line up for boarding when there's no plane at the gate, especially because they usually block the way for the arriving passengers looking to exit.' -- An airline customer service agent

Hogging the overhead bins

'Put the suitcases in the overhead and put your small bags underneath the seat in front so we don't have to run out of space and have to check bags.' -- A flight attendant

Not listening to the safety presentation

'Be a little more respectful of crew while we are just trying to do our job.' -- A flight attendant

Touching flight attendants to get their attention

'I have been poked, prodded, and tugged on too many times to remember.' -- A flight attendant

Putting feet on walls or other passengers' seats

'I don't come into your office and put my feet on your walls or your desk!' -- A flight attendant

Getting drunk at the airport

'Don't drink at the airport. Alcohol makes you stupid, and you can't board a plane if you're showing signs of intoxication.' -- An airline customer service agent

Berating and blaming gate agents for their own lateness

'Don't be late and then ask me to violate the rules. I like my job.' -- An airline customer service agent

Galley yoga

'Getting up and wanting to stretch in our galleys like it's a yoga studio or wanting to stand in our galleys is annoying. The galley is our only work area, and we have nowhere else to go because our seats are in the galley by the doors.' -- A flight attendant

Clipping your toenails

'I've seen people clipping toenails. It's very gross, and you can't make them stop. And it's not an infrequent thing, believe it or not.' -- A flight attendant

BYOB-ing it

'Some people will go to the local liquor store and bring their mini bottles of booze on the plane. We always know who you are; we always find it. You can't serve yourself. We need to know how much you've had to drink so we're not overserving you, because the higher you fly and the longer you go, the more the alcohol affects your brain.' -- A flight attendant

Going barefoot

'Please, please, please -- stop walking into the restroom barefoot, or even with socks on. Would you ever walk into a public restroom barefoot? No. Thank you, sir, for mopping up the pee on the floor with your socks.' -- A flight attendant

Slobbering all over your documents

'Don't put your IDs or boarding passes in your mouth and then try to hand them to the gate agent.' -- An airline customer service agent

Talking on a cell phone while asking a question

'Get off your cell phone when you're talking to me.' -- An airline customer service agent

Watching porn

'I've seen people watching porn on the plane. One guy had the whole row to himself and you had to be standing up and walking behind him to see that he was watching porn. I was like, 'Really?' What do I say to that? There weren't any little children around, so there wasn't anything to say. But there was one guy I could see was watching porn on his phone, and because it was nighttime, you could see the reflection on the window. I did point that out to him because I didn't think everybody needed to see that.' -- A flight attendant

Eating popcorn on the plane

'It's a pain to clean up.' -- An airline customer service agent

Getting up to use the lavatory when the seat belt sign is on

'When you remind them that the sign is on, they usually respond with some version of saying, 'But I have to go.' Well, unless you are two years old, do you wait until the absolute last minute to use the toilet?' -- A flight attendant

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