Flight attendants say that fending off flirtatious passengers comes with the territory, but some admit that they are open to finding a mate, or at least a date, on the job.[sidebar] “It’s not hopeless at all,” said Brian Easley, a veteran flight attendant with a blog called Straight Guy in the Queer Skies.“I can think of so many female flight attendants who have met their spouse on a flight.” Melissa, a flight attendant who blogs and asked us not to use her full name, says that she has dated a passenger just once, but has a collection of business cards given to her by flirtatious passengers. “If a crew member responds to a passenger flirting it can create a situation where that passenger is perhaps 'too' comfortable.
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The wild “Coffee, Tea or Me” era of flying is long gone, but frequent fliers still want to know: is it socially acceptable to ask out your flight attendant?
And if you can summon up the courage to try it, what are your chances?
[pullquote] We contacted Delta, Southwest, United and American Airlines and each carrier said that they have no policy preventing flight attendants from fraternizing with passengers.
“We trust our people to make the right decisions on and off the clock,” said Michelle Agnew, a spokesperson for Southwest.
In 1969, a soft-core adult film called “The Stewardesses” depicting a night in the life of some randy flight attendants was a box office hit, and a still-thriving sub-genre of porn was born.
Last week, a raunchy video of two buxom blondes dressed in British Airways uniforms soaping each other up in a tub made headlines in the U. and the video garnered nearly half a million hits on You Tube, proof positive that plenty of men still fantasize about flight attendants.
Amanda Pleva, a flight attendant with 11 years experience, recently wrote a story called, “I Was Not the Stewardess of His Porn Movies,” after she dated a passenger who drew a portrait of her from behind, and then talked about little else but sex on their only date.
C., said that her colleagues were open to meeting passengers but were also pretty picky.
“The guy had to be good,” said Harnden, who dated a passenger just once before she got married.