As passengers board a plane, our minds are elsewhere. Whether it’s getting over the nerves of the actual flight, the imminent destination, or simply the number of things we packed and if we left behind that nice micro-fiber towel we love using for travel. When you’re a flight attendant, however, it’s just another day at the office.
An office where every day, even multiple times a day, you’re greeted with brand new faces, some of which are pretty easy on the eyes. If there’s one on board that sparks the interest of a particular flight attendant, it’ll be the talk of the town- erm…flight. Who wouldn’t want to be a ‘raftie’?
Paid By the Hour
If you're a flight attendant that is only getting paid while on the clock, you're going to board that plane whether it's moving or not, even if that flight is delayed! How can we blame them? They would be silly to waste all that time at the airport or anywhere else while they wait during flight delays.
Let's hope that most pilots give flight attendants permission to do that. It seems fair enough; after all, it’s not their fault if the plane has technical issues or some passengers are holding up the boarding. As long as they’re getting paid, who wouldn’t sit and wait in a nice, air-conditioned plane?
Watch Those Floors
Stepping onto a plane, one would think that the place has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Apparently, this is not the case and post-flight, the aircraft gets a light "dusting." We don't want to get into much detail about those toilets, but it sounds like one should pack their own disinfectant spray.
During long flights, babies might freely roam around a little, for a little bit of a stretch, but by the sound of it, that's not a great idea. Keep those babies strictly off the floor and if they need some movement, lay down a towel beside your seat.
Struck by Lightning
There's nothing more frightening than seeing a flash of lightning alongside a lonely little plane up in the night sky. And to think about the folks in the actual plane! Well, when that exact thing went down, this flight attendant didn't even know that it happened. Naturally, the passengers were equally none the wiser.
Thankfully it was not particularly noticeable, aside from the loud bang that was heard by (probably) everybody. Although let’s face it, any loud bang on a plane is cause enough for concern. But it is nice to know that if you’re unfortunate enough to have your plane struck by lightning, it won't automatically fall into the sea, or crash on the ground.
When you got to go, you got to go. Even if going means doing your business for four hours straight. Other people need the bathroom, buddy! Turns out the dude just fell asleep, was he not aware he could do that in his seat? All jokes aside, like many other nervous flyers, he probably took some sleeping aid and a glass of wine to help him along.
The result? Falling asleep in the bathroom for the duration of the flight, leaves a lot of passengers feeling angry and desperate. We can’t imagine how fast passengers rushed to get out of that plane!