Cabin crew reveal most unusual customer requests

Around 3,000 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew members have been asked to list the most bizarre customer requests they had experienced.

Bemused flyers on board Virgin Atlantic flights have expected to find McDonald’s restaurants and massage parlours on the aircraft, cabin crew have revealed.

Among the most common queries was “Please can you open the window?”, from uncomfortable passengers who had failed to appreciate the benefits of a pressurised cabin at 35,000 feet.

Other unique questions fielded by Virgin staff included “Could you turn the engines down because they are too noisy?” and “Please can the Captain stop the turbulence?”

The survey of 3,000 cabin crew also laid bare the level of comfort and service some customers expect, with several asking flight attendants “Can you show me to the showers?”

One crew member was asked to book a massage for a Barbie doll, while flight attendants were also asked to help a customer locate a missing glass eye.

Caroline Lynam, customer relations manager at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Virgin Atlantic crew will always go that extra mile to offer our customers the best possible service but there are some requests that even we find somewhat challenging.”

Source – The Telegraph

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