Not a bit.
You can always spot the people who know what to do versus the new or nervous flyers (and believe me, there are a handful of newbies on every flight.)
When I see someone reading and re-reading the safety card, nervously looking out the window, startled at every new noise, clutching the armrest for dear life, I self-identify as a former flight attendant who is married to a pilot while striking up a conversation.
The barrage of questions that follows always leads to a general overall relax and relief, and the working flight attendants are generally happy to have the new/nervous flyer distracted during landing and takeoff.
The only time it is an issue is if their conversation gets too loud for the people who obviously need to pay attention cannot hear – then I’d politely ask them to tone it down.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Does-it-annoy-flight-attendants-when-passengers-talk-during-safety-briefings
Originally Posted On: 2015-06-24