There are a slew of annoyances that a flight attendant encounters from passengers when they are simply trying to do their routine duties. There’s that guy that’s holding up the entire boarding process because he can’t manage to shove his way-too-large carry-on into the overhead compartments. Then there’s the lady that really needs to use the restroom and refuses to wait in her seat, despite blocking the isle and the turbulence that has caused the seat belt sign to illuminate. Then there are the passengers that just have to have their Diet Coke.
Wait, what? Diet Coke? According to blog These Gold Wings, Diet Coke is the most annoying drink a passenger can order. You’re probably wondering why Diet Coke. It’s easy to think that someone who is picky about drinking wine out of a plastic cup or wanting a certain ratio of ice cubes to beverage would be annoying. Even someone trying to order something off the beverage menu after repeatedly telling them you don’t offer that product would be a pain. But Diet Coke? It makes more sense than you may think.
Diet Coke is a carbonated beverage. When you’re at 10,000 feet, cabin pressure causes carbonated beverages to foam up more quickly than it would at sea level. According to the blog, Diet Coke is by far the worst of the sodas.
“The worst culprit for this is Diet Coke. I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring. If all 3 passengers ask for Diet Coke I’ll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the Diet Cokes.”
So what’s a flight attendant’s trick to pouring Diet Coke in the most efficient manner? Take a look.
Ahh, so that’s how they do it.
Even with a developed method, it’s easy to see how this would irritate a flight attendant. They have a whole plane to take orders, pass out drinks to, and still adhere to any special requests that might come up along the way. When it boils down to it, ain’t nobody got time for that. Especially on a short flight.
Maybe next time you fly, you should keep this courtesy in mind and skip the Diet Coke for something else instead.