Apparently cabin crew don’t like people taking their shoes off, and then going to the toilets barefooted. Personally, I like sticking some flight socks on and then if I need to go to the loo I won’t bother sticking my shoes back on.
Sandals from the beginning - as soon as you get to the airport, shoes off, socks off, sandals on. Feet are still clean and unstinky, and they stay that way thanks to the cooling power of sandals. It’s a win-win scenario.
(Also I know a few flight attendants and their jobs are pretty shit at the moment, so do right by them if at all possible).
I used to fly quite a lot, mostly UK domestic and then US domestic. I got used to the “way” to fly, and then was fine. Keep my self to my self, etc. But now, with kids, you’re just at the mercy of the gods really. We’ve flown long haul with both my daughters young (aged 4 months, and the second aged 7 months), and when my eldest was 3 years old, and the experience was so varied as to make it impossible.
That being said, the attendant every single time (bar flying with EasyJet, who decided it was a GREAT idea to split my wife, my daughter (lap passenger) and I up on a flight, the feckless dipshits) have been great.
I have posted this before, but the worst flight of my life was flying back to the US after my grandfather’s funeral. A potent mix of
Grief and sadness
The Celtic supporters club
Going to Las Vegas
And properly pished
Drinking all the booze on the flight
One passenger having a series of epileptic fits
Being told to “remain calm” and “remain seated”
and being “square goed” when we wouldn’t get up because
We’ve flown interntioanlly long-haul as a group and they’ve not split us up, for obvious reasons. I assumed (obviously, incorrectly) that they wouldn’t split a family group up with a lap child. Wrongly, as it turned out, 'cause they’re cunts.