An interesting situation happened on my 6 am flight to MIA this morning. As I was knocked out in dreamland (along with more than half the flight), I was rudely awakened by the sound of a loud, complaining passenger who was angry that she was not offered a beverage “just because she was sleeping”.
She then demanded that the flight attendant come back with the cart and serve her a drink like “they’re supposed to do”. Are you kidding me? Aside from the passenger’s excessive rudeness and condescending behavior, I think the bigger problem is that this passenger actually believes that it’s a flight attendant’s responsibility to make sure you’re awake during beverage service.
I don’t know about anyone else, but when I have flight at the a$%-crack of dawn, the last thing I want to do is to be woken up for a glass of OJ. More importantly, I’ve always appreciated when the flight crew is mindful of sleeping passengers by making sure the beverage service is as quiet and non-disruptive as possible, especially with early-morning or red-eye flights.
What’s your take on this situation? Have you seen this happen before on a flight? Please share your stories and experiences.