Pilots may be busy flying a plane during a flight but they still manage to entertain themselves, a pilot has said. Sometimes the pilots play very convincing pranks on unsuspecting passengers during a flight. Former flight attendant Betty N. Thesky, who used to work for a “major airline,” reveals in her book ‘Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase’ what crew used to get up to. “Once the duties were done, the mood was generally light,” wrote Betty. “We enjoyed playing jokes and pranks on each other and usually the passengers never knew what was going on!”
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One pilot Betty spoke to revealed his colleague had once alarmed his passengers in a very amusing way indeed.
“I was working for an airline that had installed a kind of dash-cam or webcam in the cockpit,” the aviator said. “It was focussed on the instrument panel, showing only the panels and the hands of the pilots.
“This was so passengers could see what was going on in the cockpit during takeoff and landing.
“Well, one pilot who was something of a joker smuggled the arm and hand of a gorilla suit on board.
“When the flight was ready for takeoff, the passengers were treated to the sight of the co-pilot’s hand holding a banana in front of the instrument panel.
“Then a giant gorilla reached out to take the banana and push the throttle forward.
“I believe the dash-cams were phased out quite quickly following that incident.”
Flight attendants also manage to have fun by using code words while serving passengers.
One code word in particular signals that a cabin crew member fancies someone on board.
Flight attendant Emily Witkop revealed the code word was related to a popular beverage.
She told the New York Post the term “hot coffee” means cabin crew find you attractive.
“I recall for a few years there was a ‘hot coffee’ code among flight attendants,” she said.
“You would say, ‘I’ve got hot coffee in 3B!’ Which meant there was an extremely attractive passenger in that particular seat who the other flight attendants should check out.”
James, a flight attendant for seven years, spoke to Australian radio show Kyle & Jackie O, about another way crew share their crushes with their colleagues.
He told the radio hosts: “Obviously when we are in the cabin and we are doing the drinks we can’t just be like ‘Oh doll check him out,’ you have to be subtle about it.
“Because everyone knows their seat numbers, so we’re on the cart and he’ll be like, ‘I’m thinking of doing seven days in America… being ‘seat 7A’.
“And I’ll be like, ‘yeah, I could do seven days in America!’ “Or like, six days in Denmark.”
Source : EXPRESS