We hate to be the ones who have to break it to you, but when people who have passed away have to be transported from one country to the other, they are usually carried away in the same way that we do — on an airplane.
Next time you fly abroad, take a minute to think about how there’s a not-so-slight chance the aircraft you are on is inhabited not only by the living but also by the dead. As much as you can rest assured that the remains are safely stored, it’s still a bit creepy to think about it.
In Cold Blood
Well, well, well, we knew the airplane's crew couldn’t be trusted! There's a reason why we think only raising our voice will get us what we want because apparently, they don't listen to us at all! At least not when it comes to the temperatures. In the case you complain the air is too cool for your taste, the FAs will do nothing but lie to you, in cold blood, no doubt.
Then again, if you think about the number of people who would get motion sickness and throw up with the tiniest bit of turbulence, you definitely want those AC ducts blasting as hard as they can. Wear a sweater or ask for an extra blanket instead!
Don't Fix What's Broken
Would you consider yourself a lucky person? You might, but let's face it, we can't all be lucky. Most of us aren't, and that's true on the ground as well as up in the air. Let us break the news to you, the planes you board aren't usually as new and shiny as you'd like to imagine.
Most of the time, at least one part is broken. But don't worry, apparently, most of these airplanes are still good to help you get to your destination. And trust that if they weren’t, not even the flight attendants would board it, let alone the pilot.
Never Trust the Crew
The crew lies to you, it's just a part of their job description. Right next to "serve food" and "explain the safety guidelines" there's the "never tell them what's actually going on." And the more you think about it, the more you understand why that rule is absolutely necessary. Not everyone is meant to know exactly what’s going on at any given moment – imagine the panic!
However, this FA's confession brings forth a dilemma: would you want to know a truth that will freak you out and you can do nothing about it? Or do you prefer to be lied to and let the experts handle it? That's what we thought.
No Training Needed
For many careers, you have to get some type of formal education or training before you can start working. Being a flight attendant is one of them. It can get tricky to get the job, as well as getting through the training. But the funny thing is, that most of the time they don't even use anything they've learned during the training! But that's a good thing, it means there aren't too many emergencies.
Besides, learning these things is useful to any walk of life, not just for being a flight attendant. Being able to help in a medical emergency even if it’s not up in the air is worth all the training.