Profiling — the estimation of the psychological portrait of a passenger, doesn’t end at customs. After the security checkpoint, you board the plane where the most interesting things start. The smiley attractive flight attendants are actually walking and talking scanners that can tell a good guy from a dangerous person just by looking at them once.
We have done some research and found 7 things that flight attendants watch out for when we board a plane.
1. A flight attendant will definitely notice you if you don’t say “hello.”
There is a reason why flight attendants say “hello” to you: it’s part of their profiling process. If a person can’t even say “hello” back, then there is no chance they will help in case of an emergency. If someone is friendly and not hostile, this generally says a lot about their character and they will most likely help out in a dangerous situation.
2. You don’t look them in the eye.
Flight attendants always look into passengers’ eyes when they greet them on board the plane. If a passenger tries to avoid eye contact, this is an alarming sign. The thinking is simple: if you did something bad, you look away. Obviously, not everyone who looks away did something bad: this is just one of the signs that flight attendants base their conclusions on.