How to tell if a flight attendant doesn’t like you

A FLIGHT attendant has revealed the drink they serve to passengers they don’t like – meaning you may be in their bad books if you find yourself with lots of ice in your cocktail.

Shawn Kathleen, a former flight attendant who runs the Passenger Shaming Instagram account, said that she would often put more ice in drinks to people who annoyed her.


A flight attendant has revealed the drink they serve to bad passengersCredit: Alamy

In an interview with Yahoo, Shawn revealed that she would “take a cup and scoop in a lot of ice, and when I pour the soda or juice in, there’s, like, two tablespoons!”

This watered down cocktail is what she calls “The ‘A***hole Special”, and it’s one that she thinks other flight attendants make as well.

She admitted that while “revenge is a dish best served cold,” one thing she would never do is spit in a passenger’s cup, no matter how rude they were.

A drink you should never order if you don’t want to annoy cabin crew is a Diet Coke.

One flight attendant explained that due to the cabin pressure, they fizz up so much, that is makes them hard to pour.

They said: “It means soft drinks foam up a lot more when poured out of a can, and the worst culprit for this is Diet Coke – I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring.

“If all 3 passengers ask for Diet Coke I’ll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the Diet Cokes.”


According to one cabin crew member it is also wise to swerve the tea and coffee, as the hot water tanks on board a plane are rarely cleaned so the water might not be totally clean.

We’ve also revealed the how to tell if flight attendants DO like you – depending on the words they use behind your back.

A crew member, who goes by the name LTN330 on a Cabin Crew forum said: “There’s the cheerio game you can play when passengers disembark.”When you’re standing there going ‘buh-bye, thank you, take care’ etc when you see someone you fancy, you say ‘cheerio’.”

“You need to do it with a buddy and the challenge is to keep a straight face.”

According to the late cabin crew member Owen Beddall, who wrote the book Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant, his colleagues would use the word ‘Bob’ to refer to good-looking travellers.

And if you hear a flight attendant referring to hot coffee in your aisle but don’t spot anyone drinking a hot beverage, chances are there’s a good-looking passenger nearby.

 If you find lots of ice in your drink, you are likely on the bad list


If you find lots of ice in your drink, you are likely on the bad listCredit: Alamy



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