my fault I got hit by in-flight beverge cart?
August 6, 2014 9:54 AM Subscribe
It is reasonable to assume that, while sitting on an aisle seat on a flight, if I have a body part in the aisle, it is "fair game" for attendants pushing the beverage cart to hit it?
posted by mrmarley to Travel & Transportation (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know elbows, shoulders etc. get bumped by attendants themselves... I try to stay out of their way, but on a recent U.S. flight I had my leg crossed with my foot up "across the line" a few inches into the aisle space - when an attendant was, somewhat quickly, pushing the cart down the aisle from behind. It hit my foot against the metal frame of the seat in front of me (metal cart-foot-metal frame.) I loudly said, "Ow!" - the attendant kept on rolling, not hearing me or ignoring me. It smarted for some mins. A lawyer-friend said: yeah, if you're out there, it's not unreasonable to assume you're going to get tagged etc. So- yay 'lesson learned'.. I suppose-- but it seems more reasonable for attendants, who regularly handle carts, to give a 'heads-up' warning if passengers stand to be munched/ happen to be 'in their way' ... or maybe that is unreasonable? Are there rules? rules of etiquette? regarding this kind of situation?