Among the many bizarre requests received by Virgin Atlantic flight attendants were: “Could you turn the engines down because they are too noisy?”; “Please can the Captain stop the turbulence?”; “Can you take my children to the playroom?”; and “Is there a McDonald’s onboard?”

Flyers often ask to shut down engine to reduce noise: Survey

It’s too noisy, could you please turn off the engines? Could you please open the window? These are some of the ‘foolish’ and ‘bizarre requests’ flyers often make to flight attendants, according to a new survey.

The survey of some 3,000 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew members found that while some passengers fail to understand why they are prevented from opening the window, others think “turning down” the engines could reduce the noise, others fail. “Please, can you open the window?” was among the most common unusual queries made by uncomfortable passengers who seem to be unaware of the benefits of a pressurised cabin at 35,000 feet.

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  1. Tangent_

    The problem with turning down the engines is it just gets louder with all the screaming…

  2. ThroughThyDoor

    “Excuse me, can you open the door please? It’s a bit hot in here.”

  3. tidiestredditor

    I asked: which class of passenger is the most annoying to deal with. The answer:

    Premium economy.

    The reason: those in economy know they are in economy, those in premium, act as though they are in upper

  4. NHL1995

    Your seat is 2 feet wide and you can barely fit in it, but you think they allocated space for a playroom and a full McDonalds?

  5. NotTheBelt

    “*NYYYYAAAAAOOOOO! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW! PEW- KABOOM!* Oh, no! We’re hit! Quick! Time to hit the emergency super thrusters! *BWAAAAA-*”

    “Captain! There’s another gentleman complaining about the turbulence. Stop pretending you’re in a dogfight, they’re getting suspicious.”

    “But I-“

    “No buts, mister! Playtime is over. If you’re good, I’ll get you a happy meal from the onboard McDonalds.”

    “*Fineeeee.*”

  6. I_Like_That_One_Too

    Can the Captain fly a bit lower?. I’m afraid of heights.

  7. ObbyDrWan

    Where is the button to roll down the window?

  8. yettie_master_365

    It honestly doesn’t shock me. It amazes me how some people manage to get through life with such low IQ.

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