Who the flight attendants are watchingBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/who-the-flight-attendants-are-watching
Profiling - assessment of the psychological portrait of a passenger, does not end at customs. After the checkpoint, you board the plane, where the fun begins. Attractive, smiling flight attendants actually walk and talk to scanners that can tell a good guy from a dangerous person just by looking at him once.
We did some research and found 7 things that flight attendants pay attention to when they board a plane.
1. The stewardess will definitely notice you if you don't say hello.
There's a reason flight attendants say hello to you: it's part of their profiling process. If a person cannot even say hello in return, then there is no chance that he will help in an emergency. If someone is friendly rather than hostile, this usually speaks of his character, and, most likely, he will help in a dangerous situation.
2. You don't look them in the eye.
Flight attendants always look passengers in the eye as they greet them on board. If a passenger is trying to avoid eye contact, this is a red flag. Thinking is simple: if you have done something wrong, you look away. Obviously, not everyone who looks away has done something bad: this is just one sign of what flight attendants base their conclusions on.
3. You have a pale face and a red nose.
Before boarding the plane, airport staff may ask the passenger for a note from the doctor, which says that your illness does not pose a danger to others and cannot be spread through the air. But a person who coughs and has a runny nose may be allowed on the plane if he says he has had an allergic reaction to cats. This is a big problem for flight attendants because they have to ask passengers how they are feeling, give them extra attention, and also look for a place away from passengers who are afraid of infection.
4. You use a lot of interjections and speak too quickly when answering questions.
Lots of interjections and pauses are signs that someone is worried. So if people speak very quickly or very slowly, it is alarming due to the focus on the flight. Of course, no one expects you to speak like a news anchor, but if you look suspicious and speak in a way that is difficult to understand, you can get extra attention from the flight attendants.
5. You look like a Greek god.
If the flight attendant smiles at you and looks at your strong arms, it is most likely not because you are very beautiful. In fact, she has identified you as a potential source of help. You can be helpful if there is a loud or restless passenger, an elderly woman with really heavy bags, or if you need to open an emergency exit. Stewardesses are just as happy to see big, strong people, as well as doctors, pilots, and rescuers.
6. You are too fussy.
Scratching the head and wrists, straining the muscles of the face, coughing, nodding and shaking the head, changing position too often, and other non-verbal things are signs of a person who is trying to hide something or even someone is plotting. When someone laughs too much, it can mean they are too worried. These passengers often require more attention and patience, as do people who are afraid to fly. An unstable person is quickly identified, and the flight attendants remember where he is sitting and follow him. These people can become aggressive, which can affect flight safety.