Flight attendants are there, in part, to ensure you have a smooth and safe flight – but there are limits to their power.
While cabin crew can soothe frayed nerves with their expertise (or by wheeling along the booze trolley), there's one common query in particular they really struggle with.
So much so, fight attendant Sarah Steegar kindly put us all in the picture – so we know for our next jaunt abroad.
Passengers, please don't ask to have other passengers moved so you can sit with your travel companions.
"I know it's no fun to travel separated, but I have no real authority to make people move – unless talking about special need passengers like young children, the elderly or passengers with disabilities" Sarah explains, as reported in The Sun ,
"If you're asking me [to move people for you], it means you saw that the seat map was full, didn't try [to swap seats at] the gate (where it should be handled) and/or the agents have already said they couldn't do anything.
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