'What's Your Beef?' Tips to make the skies more friendly for holiday travelers

Mike DeNardo
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. And if you're delayed, you may have only your fellow travelers to blame.  

As families begin their holiday trips, KYW Newsradio decided to play "What's Your Beef?" with flight attendants to see how the behavior of people can slow travel. We're withholding the name of this flight attendant, who says most problems stem from people moving from their assigned seats, or large families not wanting to check their luggage.
   
"They're not thinking about the fact that when they're searching for their five bags that are all over the airplane it delays us from getting off the planes also," she said.

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Not to mention millennials with backpacks.
    
"I see it every day," she said. "They walk down the aisle and they pretty much take out anybody because they forget about this thing that's on their back, that they're hitting people in the head with."
     
She says the worst problems stem from nervous casual flyers who take sedatives and then drink alcohol when they decide the drugs aren't working.

"I had a girl last year who had taken something and obviously drank too much," she said, "and we had to keep her in the back galley going to Amsterdam because she wanted to take her clothes off because she was hot."
     
But she does see uplifting behavior too, like when passengers in the front row give up their seats to those in the military, to thank them for their service.