Thursday 29 September 2016

One fifth of cabin crew admit to sex in the sky

Gordon Rayner

Published 04/03/2016 | 08:38

Lying to passengers about the availability of duty free products and accepting tips and gifts are also high on the list of misdemeanours.
Lying to passengers about the availability of duty free products and accepting tips and gifts are also high on the list of misdemeanours.

From joining the mile-high club to short-changing pass-engers, air stewards have admitted just how often they break the rules while they are in the sky.

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Lying to passengers about the availability of duty free products and accepting tips and gifts are also high on the list of misdemeanours.

A survey of 718 British air stewards who are currently in the job or have been in the past five years found that 89pc said they had broken airline rules.

More than a fifth - 21pc - said they had "indulged in sexual relations with a colleague during a flight" while 14pc said they had had in-flight sexual encounters with passengers.

The most common "crime" was lying about the availability of products in the in-flight shopping catalogue, presumably because of laziness (28pc) while one in five had short-changed passengers.

More than half (54pc) said they had given change in a different currency to hoodwink passengers, while 40pc said they had got away with it simply because "most passengers don't check their change".

German crews are even more dishonest.

The survey by price comparison site Jetcost.co.uk asked cabin crews from Germany, Spain, France and Italy whether they had short-changed passen- gers, and 29pc of Germans said they had.

Britain was second-worst, followed by Spain (24pc), France (19pc) and Italy (18pc).

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