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I'm going to start using the FA call button. Why not?!

I'm going to start using the FA call button. Why not?!

Old Apr 23, 17, 12:37 pm
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I'm going to start using the FA call button. Why not?!

In the past, I've always considered the FA call button a last resort, primarily for dire situations, safety or health. But in the past, inflight service particularly on long haul flights was far more attentive. Now we have situations where passengers are left to their own devices for hours on end. Even in J and F.

So, the times they are a changing and so will I:

The moment I feel abandoned or poorly serviced, rather than sit there annoyed, the call button is getting pushed. I literally will be pushier to get the service I desire.

Why not!?
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Old Apr 23, 17, 12:42 pm
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I just go to the bathroom and ask for something on my way back to my seat...works every time and let's them know I am awake and would like to be checked on.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 12:47 pm
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Old Apr 23, 17, 12:56 pm
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:00 pm
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I use it all the time and have never understood why so many are afraid to do so.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:06 pm
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I was flying DFW-GRU and I was actually told after pushing the Flight Attendant Call Button that it was exclusively for Emergencies ONLY and that otherwise I should wait patiently and that was in F.

So, since then I have avoided it like the plague and only contemplated using when an actual emergency occurred.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by kmersh View Post
I was flying DFW-GRU and I was actually told after pushing the Flight Attendant Call Button that it was exclusively for Emergencies ONLY and that otherwise I should wait patiently and that was in F.

So, since then I have avoided it like the plague and only contemplated using when an actual emergency occurred.
Yes, I have been subjected to the "we are there for your safety and security and that is what the bell is for" spiel. It's hard not to think "lazy gits".
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:20 pm
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And whne you do you use it the flight attendant will come over and say "hello sir what seems to be the problem".

Meh..
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:21 pm
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I think there is a 1 out of 3 chance that you will be warned about not using the call button as it is "interfering with a flight crew" while they are trying to gossip, read or play games in the galley.

If you were to ring it twice in one flight, I feel sure that there is a 2 out of 3 chance you will be threatened with an air marshal, the Chicago airport police, or a male SFO based flight attendant with the latter threat scaring me the most.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:23 pm
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I think there is a 1 out of 3 chance that you will be warned about not using the call button as it is "interfering with a flight crew" while they are trying to gossip, read or play games in the galley.

If you were to ring it twice in one flight, I feel sure that there is a 2 out of 3 chance you will be threatened with an air marshal, the Chicago airport police, or a male SFO based flight attendant with the latter threat scaring me the most.
thats insane. i use it and haven't once had an issue when asking for a second of something.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by footballfanatic View Post
thats insane. i use its and haven't once had an issue when asking for a second of something.
sarcasm my friend....
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thats insane. i use it and haven't once had an issue when asking for a second of something.
A lot of people here like to dwell on persecution fantasies that are actually highly unlikely.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by kmersh View Post
I was flying DFW-GRU and I was actually told after pushing the Flight Attendant Call Button that it was exclusively for Emergencies ONLY and that otherwise I should wait patiently and that was in F.

So, since then I have avoided it like the plague and only contemplated using when an actual emergency occurred.
Yeah, any lazy FA who told me that would get summoned via call button for many things that flight.

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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:27 pm
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Yeah, any lazy FA who told me that would get summoned via call button for many things that flight.

Absolutely 100%. If a flight attendant told me that silliness I'll be hittin' that button like it's a dinner bell.
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Old Apr 23, 17, 1:43 pm
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Then they just ignore it/you, and turn it off as they pass your seat.
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