To keep everything copacetic — not to mention to keep their jobs — there are some things flight attendants just can't tell passengers, even if they want to.
But some of these things, while perhaps controversial, could end up being a service to fliers or flight attendants, if only someone would just tell passengers.
So we asked flight attendants everywhere to weigh in on the one thing they'd love to tell passengers but can't, and more than 60 shared their insights.
We've anonymously included some of the more constructive thoughts here:
"It's not all about you."
'Public transportation isn't for everyone'
"If you have such high demands you should consider getting your own plane."
'Plan for delays''I'm not talking to hear myself speak'
"I'm tasked with carrying out the rules and regulations set forth by FAA. I risk a possible fine if I don't do what I am tasked to do. There is always a reason we say the things we say."
"Why did you think it was a good idea to book your connecting flight 30 minutes after your first flight?"
'Griping to crew about things they can't control changes nothing'
"You're venting, which is fine. But it won't change anything. Speak to the folks who make the decisions and the big bucks. We didn't choose the wifi system. We didn't choose the leg room. We didn't choose to charge for certain things. I'd love to have it all free and roomy and completely reliable!"
"You are sitting next to a Federal Air Marshal, so put away that tequila you bought in Duty Free."
'Keep your shoes on'
"That's not water you're stepping on in the bathroom."
'We wish we were staffed better so we could give you the service you deserve'
"If it seems like we are forgetting about you, we are not. We just have minimum crew. Usually we are staffed with one flight attendant for every 50 passengers. We need better staffing."
'An airplane is not a grocery store'
"We are 30,000 feet in the air — we have what we have today."
'You're not the only one …'
"I'm afraid of turbulence, too."