You’re on a flight when turbulence strikes, and the seatbelt light turns on. The pilot comes over the loudspeaker to announce, in no uncertain terms, that all passengers must stay seated.
Inevitably, within minutes, someone gets up and makes a beeline for the restroom.
This is annoying to fellow passengers and, yes, it’s aggravating for flight attendants too.
“If the pilot says, ‘Flight attendants please be seated’ and I’m in the jumpseat with my harness on, and you’re trying to go to the bathroom, you have a death wish,” Jones says. “But I’ve seen so many people do that.”
Even even if there are wiggly toddlers to contend with, Jones emphasizes the importance of respecting the fasten-seatbelt sign.
“If the seatbelt sign is on, your kid really does need to be in a seat with a seatbelt on,” he says. “I shouldn’t have to be the bad guy and parent them for you.”