Sexiest UK accent: The Scottish accent was voted the most sexy for pilots by British passengers
PILOTS spend a lot of time communicating with their passengers over an intercom, meaning it’s hard not to notice how they sound.
Every word will be listened to by hundreds of people on the plane, during flight announcements at take-off, landing and during the flight.
With this in mind, a survey has been conducted among British travellers about the sexiest accent among UK pilots.
The results proved surprising, as the Irish accent, often favoured as one of the most attractive worldwide, failed to secure the top spot.
Sexiest UK accent: Passengers feel most reassured by a Queen’s English accent, rather than Scottish.
The Irish accent, often favoured as one of the most attractive worldwide, failed to secure the top spot
It seems the sexiest accent is in fact Scottish, when it comes to British airline pilots, said the survey by online flight booking site Kiwi.com.
Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of British travellers admitted pilots with this accent sounded the most attractive.
Coming joint second was the Northern Irish accent (19 per cent voted for this) and the Irish accent (also 19 per cent), proving the cliché still rings true for many.
Meanwhile, it’s bad news for pilots from Birmingham, as the Brummy accent was considered the least sexy to passengers surveyed (just one per cent voted in its favour).
The survey also looked at which accents were considered most reassuring among British passengers.
Queen’s English scored the top spot, with just under half (49 per cent) of travellers saying they would feel less nervous while flying if their pilot had this accent.
Scottish came second, scoring 18 per cent of the vote, while 11 per cent voted for the rhythmic Welsh accent as the most reassuring.
The Scouse accent, however, as adopted by Liverpudlians, came bottom of the list, with just one per cent of passengers saying it would give them confidence on a flight.
Sexiest UK accent: Pilots are heard over the intercom by hundreds of passengers every flight
It was recently revealed cabin crew have a secret code word to use on board when a flight is delayed.
The phrase “last minute paperwork” is a code word for a flight delay, according to former pilot turned author Patrick Smith.
“Pilots may say: ‘We’re just finishing up some last minute paperwork and should be underway shortly…’
“This ‘paperwork’ is usually a revision of the flight plan, something to do with the plane’s weight-and-balance record, or simply waiting for the maintenance staff to get the flight’s logbook in order.”
Cabin crew use this phrase when communicating with each other over the intercom, according to the insider, but passengers usually do not know the meaning.