I rarely push it, and as fellow contributors have already commented depends on circumstance
Never ever, when the crew are carrying out set routines.
Never ever when I have an attentive crew.
I actually prefer exercising airline advice and walk to the back galley and engage with a human being..
Times I have dinged ….
During mild turbulence and seat belt sign on
Short flight and stuck in window or worse middle seat — and importantly, I’m sharing a flight with Penn and Teller who’ve waved their stick and made them disappear behind the magic curtain.
Helping a fellow passenger, normally inexperienced or nervous flyer.
Personally I believe that if you have a great customer orientated crew the dinger is pretty much redundant. Sadly, you can’t guarantee that,these days.