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Flight attendants reveal the worst things they've done while at work

The Independent logo The Independent 01-01-2017 Elsa Vulliamy

© Provided by Independent Print Limited Airline cabin crew have revealed the worst things they’ve done at work, including sexual relations mid-flight and short-changing passengers.

A survey from JetCost asked 718 British airline stewards to reveal their secrets, and found that 89 per cent had broken airline rules during flight.

More than a fifth of those surveyed said that they had “indulged in sexual relations” with a colleague during a flight, with 14 per cent having had sexual encounters with passengers.

The most common misdemeanour among stewards was lying about the availability of products in the in-flight catalogue, which 28 per cent of stewards admitted to doing.

One in five stewards admitted to short-changing passengers who bought products. Of those who pocketed passengers’ money, the average rule-breaking steward made £331 per year from short changing.

Over half of those who took passengers money said that they gave passengers change in a different currency in order to fool them, while others said that they got away with it simply because the passenger didn’t check their change. co-founder Antoine Michelat said: “It’s completely unacceptable for cabin crew to be short-changing passengers; they’re knowingly pocketing the money that should be going back to the customer and are therefore stealing.

"They may think it’s OK by passing it off as the odd 20p here and 50p there, but that’s still money that’s not rightfully yours and belongs to someone else.”

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