I’m a flight attendant and we have a passphrase we call hot passengers

A flight attendant has revealed he uses a passphrase to describe passengers he finds pleasing to the eye.

Cabin crew use the acronym BOB – “Boyfriend on Board” – when referring to attractive passengers.


Flight attendants revealed the secret codes used for passengersCredit: Getty – Contributor

An anonymous flight attendant said News Feed: “We play a game of calling people BOB (‘Boyfriend on Board’) or a ‘raftie’, like someone you would want in your raft in the water if need be.”

“We’ll say, ‘Did you see BOB in 16A,’ or, ‘There are a lot of rafties on this flight.’

“We also notice rude people and talk shit about them as soon as we finish serving and are in the kitchen.”

Likewise, if you hear a flight attendant talking about hot coffee in your aisle but don’t see anyone drinking a hot drink, chances are there’s a handsome passenger nearby.

In an interview with Yahooflight attendant Emily Witkop revealed: ‘I remember for a few years there was a ‘hot coffee’ code between flight attendants.

“You would say, ‘I have hot coffee at 3B!’ Which meant there was an extremely attractive passenger in that particular seat that the other flight attendants should check out.

There’s another secret word for when the crew has a crush on the passengers – you won’t know until it’s pretty much too late.

According to a senior cabin crew official in Australia, the “cheerio game” is played when passengers disembark the plane.

The crew member, who is called LTN330 on the Cabin Crew Forum said, “There’s the cheerio game you can play when passengers disembark.

“When you’re there saying ‘buh-bye, thank you, take care’ etc when you see someone you like, you say ‘cheerio’.”

“You have to do it with a buddy and the challenge is to keep a straight face.”

Cabin crew has codes for everything from hot drinks to hot passengers


Cabin crew has codes for everything from hot drinks to hot passengersCredit: Getty

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