You want what? Most bizarre flier requests... cabin crew confessions
It's always sweet and brave on part of the cabin crew to tell travellers on board that they will try and deal with any requests passengers may have.
Requests such as more food, more drinks, extra blanket and change of seat are manageable.
But how about opening the window for fresh air? Where's the onboard cash machine? Yes, cabin crew at 30,000 ft do get some of the weirdest of requests you can ever imagine.
We've put together some of the silliest requests, courtesy of Quora, cabincrew.com and Virgin Atlantic.
As soon as the floor was open in Quora for "What are the weirdest things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty", Flight attendant Olivia Roqua, jumped to it and was ready with a flurry of responses.
She talks about a passenger asking if it was possible to book a massage during the flight and multiple time while flying over the North Pole passengers demanding to know why wifi wasn't working.
She couldn't help but recall passengers complaining about turbulence and demanding air attendants to stop it.
Ms Roqua seemed very cross and says, "People lose their sense of reality when they step through the door of an aircraft.
"I've had people wanting to know what altitude we are at before we have taken off. I've seen Janet Jackson eating only caviar and stipulating no-one should pass on her side of the aircraft. And then there is Demi Moore requesting a pineapple to be carved on board.
And this is not all. Here are few more strange requests by passengers:
• Flying into Nice, south of France, one cheeky passenger asked a stewardess if the pilot could "go a bit further down the coast so we can have a look at Monaco".
• Where's the onboard cash machine?
• Why can’t you open the window and give us some air? It’s really stuffy in here.
• If the captain’s in the loo, who’s driving this thing?
• My children are getting bored and fidgety. Is there anyone in the cabin crew that can do magic tricks?
• A gentleman complained of a headache on a Milan flight and asked what the dull whirring sound was. When told it was the jet engine he replied: "Tell the captain to turn them off because my head is really sore." He went on to threaten making an official complaint 'as the terms and conditions did not state how loud the engines were during the flight'.
• One customer coming into London was worried about Heathrow being so close to Windsor Castle. He asked if cabin crew could arrange for the planes not to fly over the castle in the future in case the Queen found it a nuisance.
• One stewardess heard: "Why am I getting such a poor mobile phone signal? This flight is going to be really long and I’ll be bored if I can’t use my smart phone."
• An elderly gentleman flying from Australia was disappointed that the flight attendants weren’t attractive enough. "They were much prettier in the adverts, so the flight has not lived up to my expectations," he complained.
• "I was hoping to see the Grand Canyon but these clouds are in the way. Please can you ask the pilot to fly a bit lower?"
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