Stop blaming flight attendants

first_imgMy daughter is a flight attendant for United with over 20 years experience and has many tales to tell about demanding, disrespectful and rude passengers. I’m sure the cartoon was meant to refer to the recent passenger complaints about their treatment on flights. Perhaps these passengers should spent some time acquainting themselves with the airline and FAA rules about passenger behavior, carry on baggage, and animals. Do what you are asked to do by the attendants — take you seat, have your child sit in his/her assigned seat with restraint attached (not on your lap), baggage in the overhead compartment, no concealing of small dogs or pets in your carry on baggage, etc.The flight attendants are not there to harass you. The attendants are required to undergo extensive training to insure the safety of you and your fellow passengers. If your failure (or ignorance) to obey the rules or attendant instructions cause you to be inconvenienced or removed from the flight, learn a lesson — duh.How smart is it to hide a small animal (dog) in your carry on bag, have it put in the overhead compartment, have the animal suffocate and then blame the airline for causing the animal’s death. Really?Stop blaming the flight attendants who are doing their job to protect you and your fellow passengers. You can always drive, take a train or boat — consider the safety and comfort of your fellow passengers (and also yourself).FRANK LONGORotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Car hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Is your March 17 cartoon on the Opinion Page meant to depict a “witch” or “tramp” as a United Airline flight attendant? If so, it’s highly offensive. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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