Despite what we usually think, a flight attendant’s job is not easy. It goes way beyond serving food and beverages to passengers. But, what if we told you, they have many hidden secrets about their jobs, which you have no idea about! Read on to reveal some flight attendant secrets that will help you fly better. By Kumar Shree
1. Mind That Sip
Even though an airline would rarely do this on purpose, there are chances that the water served on board is not best for consumption. Be certain that the water you consume has come out of a sealed bottle.
2. Not So Sexy Seat
The seats and that tray table in particular are the dirtiest spots you can lay your hands on. What to do about that? Always carry a hand sanitizer with you.
3. Windows Open, Please
Remember the announcements and requests for keeping those window shade open, while take-off and landing? There’s a reason for it. Keeping these shades open will help the cabin crew to examine the scenario outside and take quick decision in case of an emergency.
4. No Drinking, Sorry
While international flights do serve alcohol on board, the cabin crew always keep a strict tab on your consumption. Having way too much alcohol at such a high altitude can mess up with your system and the crew tries to steer clear of that. That’s the reason why carrying one’s own booze and consuming it on flight is not allowed.
5. One More Digit, Please
The cabin crew gets paid only for the time they spend in air. Yes, even your boarding and de-boarding time are not considered in their clocked hours. Not even the delays. So, the next time you crib about a flight delay, just note that even they are suffering along with you.
6. Ditch That Meal
High altitude messes up with your sense of taste and that’s why flight food often appears to be bland. Don’t blame it on them, because it’s you who cannot taste that ‘overload’ of salt in your meal.
7. Don’t Blame The Dim
The lights are dim inside the cabin to help you accommodate to see in low light. This is done to ensure that you can still see in case of a power or electrical system failure.
So, these are some of the cabin crew secrets. Keep them in mind when you’re flying next and enjoy being an informed flier.