Although it is obvious that the holidays are a stressful time to travel, flight attendants actually say that the summer is just as bad. There are many types of travelers that flight attendants cannot stand: holiday families, inattentive dads, students who think no one realizes that they are not sober on the flight, and middle school-ers who treat the air plane like it’s the hallways between classes.
One type of traveler that most flight attendants look out for is unaccompanied minors. Especially during the summer these travelers may be going back and forth between divorced parents’ houses, which is stressful enough to do by car, let alone by plane. Flight attendants often make a point to be extra nice to these traveling children by giving them snacks and drinks and checking in on them once in a while.