There is one group of people that make the lives of flight attendants particularly difficult.
No, it’s not the traveler who asks again and again for the air conditioning to be turned down (even when it’s out of their control), or the health freak who asks for a water refill for the up-tenth time, but those who seek membership to the Mile High Club.
For those unaware, the Mile High Club is the euphemism reserved for those that choose to engage in coitus mid-flight. AKA, probably the absolute worst way to have sex.
Done under a blanket in the very visible, open vicinity *shudders*, or behind the locked door of an in-flight bathroom, their tales of debauchery have been recorded by some very scarred flight attendants.
These are their stories.
Caught in the act.
For flight attendant for Air Asia and Quora user Nuralia Nazlan, it was a colleague that alerted her to the suspicious behaviour.
“Umm [Nuralia], could you help me? Can you check what is the passenger sitting at port over wing exit doing?” she asked, so Nuralia walked down the aisle before seeing a guy with a blanket spread across his thighs (dead giveaway) and an empty seat next to him which once held a “pretty brunette sitting next to him.”
“I went a bit nearer to them. I could see the silhouette of her legs. But not her head. Or upper body. There was something bobbing up and down underneath the blanket,” described Nuralia.
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To make matters worse, there were what she describes as “subtle weird noises,” with other passengers around them catching on that clearly the girl was giving him a blow job under the sheet.
Unfortunately the couple chose to engage in the act too close to ‘landing time’, which meant the cabin light went on full blast, and they were caught directly in the act.
“The girl couldn’t get her head out of the blanket fast enough and were greeted by a few glares from other passengers – especially the elder woman with her children a row behind them, having to witness (or listen) to their amorous business,” said Nuralia.
“It turned out to be a colleague of mine.”
For 30 year veteran on Lufthansa German Airlines, Sjaak Schulteis’ story is similar to Nuralia’s. It was after the dinner service and the cabin lights had been turned off, before one of Sjaak’s colleagues noticed someone’s head “moving up and down” under a blanket.