Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Irish Prayer

“May the road rise up
    to meet you
May the wind be always at
   your back
May the sunshine warm
   upon your face
The rain fall soft upon
   your fields
And until we meet again,
  may God
Hold you in the palm
  of His Hand.”

#happystpatricksday #ireland #gogreen #travel #traveltips #travelingcynthia

Monday, March 12, 2018

In-flight Offences

According to research conducted by the flight comparison site, here are results of a survey conducted about inappropriate passenger behavior on airplanes. 
Photo by Cynthia Dial
Details: 398 US cabin crew members were polled about out-of-bounds actions they had experienced while working on planes. All those polled were American citizens, at least 21 years old and had worked as part of a cabin crew for at least 6 months. Answers revealed the following stats:

  • Two in three (67%) had witnessed passengers being aggressive or violent to one another
  • Almost half (48%) of cabin crew members had been propositioned by passengers
  • 38% of cabin crew members had been insulted by passengers
  • One in ten (10%) had experienced passengers violence first hand, of these three quarters (75%) sustained an injury as a result
 A spokesperson from commented on the findings:

“It’s not appropriate or acceptable to behave disrespectfully to others and to those in uniform, and being thousands of feet in the air doesn’t change this fact. Cabin crew members have a right to go about their daily work without these impositions. This behavior is serious and unlawful; it should be treated with zero tolerance. When you are in a confined space with others it is ever more important to behave in the right way and treat both other passengers and workers around you with consideration.”