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21 Perkara Yang Tidak Akan diberitahu oleh Atendan Penerbangan Anda


Mereka bukan rahsia, tetapi ada sebab kru kabin anda tidak memberikan maklumat ini secara sukarela

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Kami mengumpulkan 21 tidbit dari orang yang mengetahui perjalanan udara lebih baik daripada sesiapa sahaja untuk menjadikan penerbangan anda yang seterusnya lebih baik.

Sekiranya anda seorang flyer yang kerap, anda mungkin menganggap anda seorang pakar perjalanan udara. Terdapat satu kumpulan orang yang tahu lebih banyak daripada yang pernah anda lakukan mengenai penerbangan - orang yang dibayar untuk melakukannya.

Klik di sini untuk 21 Perkara Yang Tidak Akan diberitahu oleh Atendan Penerbangan Anda.

Sementara beberapa orang melihat pramugari tidak lebih dari sekadar krew kabin minuman keras, ada banyak lagi tugas. Tanggungjawab utama mereka adalah keselamatan dan kesejahteraan penumpang mereka, dan pramugari tahu lebih banyak daripada yang anda bayangkan mengenai selok-belok perjalanan udara. Sebilangan besar akan lebih senang menjawab soalan anda - tetapi ada beberapa perkara yang mereka cenderung sukarela.

Contohnya, tahukah anda bahawa banyak bantal dan selimut tidak dicuci di antara penerbangan? Mereka dilipat dan dimasukkan kembali ke tong sampah. Jadi semasa anda tidur dengan bantal atau selimut, anda tidur siang dengan semua orang yang pernah menggunakan bantal atau selimut.

Nasib baik untuk anda, anda tidak perlu terbang sepenuhnya buta, kerana kami telah mengumpulkan koleksi 20 perkara yang semestinya anda rasa beruntung untuk diketahui. Ataupun, 20 perkara yang mungkin dilayan oleh pramugari anda kerana anda telah belajar sebelum menaiki penerbangan mereka!

Syjil Ashraf, Matt Sulem, dan Holly Van Hare, menyumbang kepada penambahan ini.


10 Perkara Atendan Penerbangan Anda Tidak Akan Memberitahu Anda

Ketahui apa yang sedang difikirkan oleh kru semasa anda berada di udara.

Ketika pramugari JetBlue Steven Slater mengecam seorang penumpang dan membuat jalan keluar dramatik ke arah slaid kecemasan pesawat pada tahun 2010, orang-orang ditinggalkan untuk bertanya-tanya apa yang membuatnya terperanjat. Pasti, setiap pekerjaan sangat tertekan, tetapi adakah menjadi pramugari datang dengan gangguan yang unik? Kami bercakap dengan pramugari di seluruh dunia untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku di belakang tabir, apa yang menekan butang mereka dan apa yang dapat dilakukan oleh penumpang untuk membuat pekerjaan mereka lebih mudah.

1. Kami tidak memberi perintah hanya untuk mendengar suara kami sendiri.

Membawa anda ke destinasi anda dengan selamat adalah keutamaan pramugari. "Orang menganggap peraturan menjengkelkan tetapi mereka tidak memahami bahawa ada alasan di sebalik setiap peraturan & mdash yang menjadikan anda selamat," kata Sara Keagle, yang telah menjadi pramugari selama 18 tahun dan blog mengenainya di TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen, * mantan pramugari United Airlines, berharap "penumpang memahami bahawa kami diminta oleh FAA (Pentadbiran Penerbangan Persekutuan) untuk memastikan keselamatan setiap saat. Kami telah melihat apa yang boleh berlaku apabila penerbangan melanda pergolakan yang tidak dijangka , jadi kami memerlukan anda duduk supaya anda tidak menyakiti diri sendiri. "

2. Kami tidak menikmati penerbangan yang ditangguhkan lebih daripada anda.

Duduk di atas landasan adalah tekanan bagi penumpang dan pramugari. "Kami biasanya menaiki pesawat sejam sebelum para penumpang bersiap untuk penerbangan, dan kami sudah berada di lapangan terbang selama beberapa jam sebelum itu," kata Fanny Delaunay, mantan pramugari Air France. Dan jika anda letih, kalikan dengan tiga untuk memahami betapa letihnya pramugari anda. "Kemungkinan kita berada di hari ketiga atau keempat dalam perjalanan multiday. Kita sudah letih dan ingin melihat keluarga kita juga," kata Ellen.

3. Beri tangan antara satu sama lain semasa menaiki kapal terbang.

Menurut Teresa, * mantan pramugari dengan Delta Air Lines, bahagian paling sukar dalam penerbangan adalah menaiki pesawat, kerana menyimpan bagasi dengan betul boleh menjadi sukar. "Sekiranya penumpang bekerja bersama dan berhenti hanya memikirkan diri mereka sendiri, ini akan menjadikan tugas kita lebih mudah, dan juga membantu penerbangan keluar tepat pada waktunya." Oleh itu, berhati-hatilah dengan penumpang lain dengan meninggalkan mereka ruang ketika anda meletakkan beg pakaian anda di tong sampah, dan bantu seseorang yang sedang bersusah payah menyimpan beg pakaian mereka.

4. Pesawat adalah moda pengangkutan, bukan restoran terbang.

Perlu diingat bahawa fungsi utama terbang bukanlah untuk memberi anda pengalaman menjamu selera. Menurut Ellen, "kita biasanya tidak menaiki 100 persen dari satu pilihan makanan, jadi penumpang harus bersiap-siap untuk tidak mendapatkan pilihan pertama." Seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Gary, seorang pramugari dengan United Airlines, "Anda menaiki pesawat 747, bukan 7-Eleven. Kami akan melakukan segala yang kami mampu untuk menjadikan penerbangan anda menyenangkan, tetapi kadang-kadang kami tidak mempunyai semua yang awak mahu."

5. "Tolong" dan "terima kasih" yang sederhana jauh.

Seperti juga adab yang baik. "Ini paling berarti bagi saya ketika orang akan mengucapkan 'selamat pagi' sebagai balasan ketika saya menyambut mereka ketika mereka menaiki pesawat," kata pramugari Lisa Lent. Menurut Teresa, kadangkala penumpang akan membawa kru hadiah kecil, seperti gula-gula. "Kami juga menyukainya apabila seseorang akan menawarkan majalah mereka setelah mereka menyelesaikannya. Selalu perkara-perkara kecil itulah yang membuat perbezaan besar."

6. Ramai penumpang tidak menyedari betapa mabuknya mereka dengan ketinggian 35,000 kaki.

"Kerana ketinggian tinggi, alkohol lebih kuat ketika anda dalam penerbangan," kata Fanny. Sekiranya anda mabuk atau tidak senang, adalah tanggungjawab pramugari untuk mengawal keadaan. "Kadang kala jika kita rasa terlalu banyak minum, kami akan melayani anda, tetapi tidak menyediakan sebotol minuman keras mini," kata Ellen. "Kita hanya boleh mencelupkan tepi gelas dalam cukup vodka atau gin dan mengisi selebihnya dengan pengadun."

7. Dan menyajikan minuman itu bukanlah alasan utama kami menaiki minuman.

Pramugari ada untuk memastikan keselamatan anda, tidak memenuhi setiap keperluan anda. Mereka menjalani latihan yang ketat, termasuk latihan kecemasan perubatan, CPR dan latihan untuk mengevakuasi pesawat. "Kerana penerbangan & mdashmost & mdashmost tidak menghadapi masalah keselamatan, sebilangan orang percaya bahawa kami hanya pengendali bagasi dan pelayan minuman, dan tidak menyedari bahawa pramugari sangat terlatih untuk keselamatan dan keselesaan penumpang," kata Agnes Huff, PhD, seorang bekas pramugari US Airways dan Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara menjelaskan bahawa kerana juruterbang tidak dapat melihat bahagian belakang pesawat, pramugari bergantung pada mata dan telinga di belakang pesawat. Terserah kepada mereka untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku dengan pesawat dan memberi amaran kepada juruterbang untuk sebarang keadaan kecemasan.

8. Kami sekumpulan yang sangat ketat.

Walaupun kadang-kadang bertemu hanya beberapa minit sebelumnya, "setelah kru menaiki penerbangan, sesuatu yang ajaib berlaku," kata Gary. "Kami tiba-tiba menjadi sahabat baik satu sama lain, seolah-olah kita sudah kenal satu sama lain selama bertahun-tahun. Saya rasa kepercayaan datang dari mengetahui bahawa kita benar-benar mempunyai satu sama lain dalam keadaan darurat." Menurutnya, perbualan paling intim berlaku semasa teksi, lepas landas dan mendarat. Momen-momen ikatan tersebut disebut sebagai "berita lompat duduk."

9. Kami ingin anda melengkapkan perjalanan bilik mandi anda dengan lebih baik.

Mengabaikan tanda "ikat tali pinggang keledar" dan melompat untuk mengunjungi tandas bila-bila masa anda perlu boleh menambah kelewatan. "Ada urutan menaiki teksi dan bersiap untuk berlepas," kata Sara. "Jika seseorang bangun untuk menggunakan tandas, kami harus memberitahu kokpit, dan mereka harus menghentikan pesawat dan menunggu sehingga orang itu kembali duduk dan duduk. Selama waktu itu kami dapat kehilangan tempat . " Plus, kata Ellen: "Menggerakkan keranjang minuman seberat 300 paun kembali ke dapur melawan graviti setelah anda menariknya ke depan kerana satu penumpang perlu menggunakan tandas adalah perkara yang paling menjengkelkan."

10. Menemui penumpang boleh menjadi bahagian terbaik untuk menjadi pramugari.

"Salah satu bahagian pekerjaan kegemaran saya adalah mengadakan perbincangan yang bermakna dengan orang yang menarik," kata Fanny. "Mungkin itu adalah ketakutan yang mendasari untuk terbang, atau hanya keajaiban berada di udara, tetapi orang cenderung banyak terbuka dan banyak bercakap tentang diri mereka. Anda dapat belajar banyak."


10 Perkara Atendan Penerbangan Anda Tidak Akan Memberitahu Anda

Ketahui apa yang sedang difikirkan oleh kru semasa anda berada di udara.

Ketika pramugari JetBlue Steven Slater mengecam seorang penumpang dan membuat jalan keluar dramatik ke arah slaid kecemasan pesawat pada tahun 2010, orang-orang ditinggalkan untuk bertanya-tanya apa yang membuatnya terperanjat. Pasti, setiap pekerjaan sangat tertekan, tetapi adakah menjadi pramugari datang dengan gangguan yang unik? Kami bercakap dengan pramugari di seluruh dunia untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku di belakang tabir, apa yang menekan butang mereka dan apa yang dapat dilakukan oleh penumpang untuk membuat pekerjaan mereka lebih mudah.

1. Kami tidak memberi perintah hanya untuk mendengar suara kami sendiri.

Membawa anda ke destinasi anda dengan selamat adalah keutamaan pramugari. "Orang-orang menganggap peraturan menjengkelkan tetapi mereka tidak memahami bahawa ada alasan di sebalik setiap peraturan & mdash yang menjadikan anda selamat," kata Sara Keagle, yang telah menjadi pramugari selama 18 tahun dan blog mengenainya di TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen, * mantan pramugari United Airlines, berharap "penumpang memahami bahawa kami diminta oleh FAA (Pentadbiran Penerbangan Persekutuan) untuk memastikan keselamatan setiap saat. Kami telah melihat apa yang boleh berlaku apabila penerbangan melanda pergolakan yang tidak dijangka , jadi kami memerlukan anda duduk supaya anda tidak menyakiti diri sendiri. "

2. Kami tidak menikmati penerbangan yang ditangguhkan lebih daripada anda.

Duduk di atas landasan adalah tekanan bagi penumpang dan pramugari. "Kami biasanya menaiki pesawat sejam sebelum para penumpang bersiap untuk penerbangan, dan kami sudah berada di lapangan terbang selama beberapa jam sebelum itu," kata Fanny Delaunay, mantan pramugari Air France. Dan jika anda letih, kalikan dengan tiga untuk memahami betapa letihnya pramugari anda. "Kemungkinan kita berada di hari ketiga atau keempat dalam perjalanan multiday. Kita sudah letih dan ingin melihat keluarga kita juga," kata Ellen.

3. Beri tangan antara satu sama lain semasa menaiki kapal terbang.

Menurut Teresa, * mantan pramugari dengan Delta Air Lines, bahagian paling sukar dalam penerbangan adalah menaiki pesawat, kerana menyimpan bagasi dengan betul boleh menjadi sukar. "Sekiranya penumpang bekerjasama dan berhenti hanya memikirkan diri mereka sendiri, ini akan menjadikan tugas kita lebih mudah, dan juga membantu penerbangan keluar tepat pada waktunya." Oleh itu, berhati-hatilah dengan penumpang lain dengan meninggalkan mereka ruang ketika anda meletakkan beg pakaian anda di tong sampah, dan bantu seseorang yang sedang bersusah payah menyimpan beg pakaian mereka.

4. Pesawat adalah moda pengangkutan, bukan restoran terbang.

Perlu diingat bahawa fungsi utama terbang bukanlah untuk memberi anda pengalaman menjamu selera. Menurut Ellen, "kita biasanya tidak menaiki 100 persen dari satu pilihan makanan, jadi penumpang harus bersiap-siap untuk tidak mendapatkan pilihan pertama." Seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Gary, pramugari dengan United Airlines, "Anda menaiki pesawat 747, bukan pesawat 7-Eleven. Kami akan melakukan segala yang kami mampu untuk menjadikan penerbangan anda menyenangkan, tetapi kadang-kadang kami tidak mempunyai semua yang awak mahu."

5. "Tolong" dan "terima kasih" yang sederhana jauh.

Seperti juga adab yang baik. "Ini paling berarti bagi saya ketika orang akan mengucapkan 'selamat pagi' sebagai balasan ketika saya menyambut mereka ketika mereka menaiki pesawat," kata pramugari Lisa Lent. Menurut Teresa, kadang-kadang penumpang membawa kru hadiah kecil, seperti gula-gula. "Kami juga menyukainya apabila seseorang akan menawarkan majalah mereka setelah mereka menyelesaikannya. Selalu perkara-perkara kecil itulah yang membuat perbezaan besar."

6. Ramai penumpang tidak menyedari betapa mabuknya mereka dengan ketinggian 35,000 kaki.

"Kerana ketinggian tinggi, alkohol lebih kuat ketika anda dalam penerbangan," kata Fanny. Sekiranya anda kelihatan mabuk atau tidak teratur, adalah tanggungjawab pramugari untuk mengawal keadaan. "Kadang-kadang jika kita fikir anda terlalu banyak minum, kami akan melayani anda, tetapi tidak menyediakan sebotol minuman keras keseluruhan," kata Ellen. "Kita hanya boleh mencelupkan tepi gelas dalam cukup vodka atau gin dan mengisi selebihnya dengan pengadun."

7. Dan menyajikan minuman itu bukanlah alasan utama kami menaiki minuman.

Pramugari ada untuk memastikan keselamatan anda, tidak memenuhi setiap keperluan anda. Mereka menjalani latihan yang ketat, termasuk latihan kecemasan perubatan, CPR dan latihan untuk mengevakuasi pesawat. "Kerana & mdash sayangnya & penerbangan paling tidak menghadapi masalah keselamatan, beberapa orang percaya bahawa kami hanya pengendali bagasi dan pelayan minuman, dan tidak menyedari bahawa pramugari sangat terlatih untuk keselamatan dan keselesaan penumpang," kata Agnes Huff, PhD, seorang bekas pramugari US Airways dan Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara menjelaskan bahawa kerana juruterbang tidak dapat melihat bahagian belakang pesawat, pramugari bergantung pada mata dan telinga di belakang pesawat. Terserah kepada mereka untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku dengan pesawat dan memberi amaran kepada juruterbang untuk sebarang keadaan kecemasan.

8. Kami sekumpulan yang sangat ketat.

Walaupun kadang-kadang bertemu hanya beberapa minit sebelumnya, "setelah kru menaiki penerbangan, sesuatu yang ajaib berlaku," kata Gary. "Kami tiba-tiba menjadi sahabat baik satu sama lain, seolah-olah kita sudah kenal satu sama lain selama bertahun-tahun. Saya rasa kepercayaan datang dari mengetahui bahawa kita benar-benar mempunyai satu sama lain dalam keadaan darurat." Menurutnya, perbualan paling intim berlaku semasa teksi, lepas landas dan mendarat. Momen-momen ikatan tersebut disebut sebagai "berita lompat duduk."

9. Kami ingin anda melengkapkan perjalanan bilik mandi anda dengan lebih baik.

Mengabaikan tanda "ikat tali pinggang keledar" dan melompat untuk mengunjungi tandas bila-bila masa anda perlu boleh menambah kelewatan. "Ada urutan menaiki teksi dan bersiap untuk berlepas," kata Sara. "Jika seseorang bangun untuk menggunakan tandas, kami harus memberitahu kokpit, dan mereka harus menghentikan pesawat dan menunggu sehingga orang itu kembali duduk dan duduk. Selama waktu itu kami dapat kehilangan tempat . " Plus, kata Ellen: "Memindahkan gerobak minuman seberat 300 paun ke dapur melawan graviti setelah anda menariknya ke depan kerana satu penumpang perlu menggunakan tandas adalah perkara yang paling menjengkelkan."

10. Menemui penumpang boleh menjadi bahagian terbaik untuk menjadi pramugari.

"Salah satu bahagian pekerjaan kegemaran saya adalah mengadakan perbincangan yang bermakna dengan orang yang menarik," kata Fanny. "Mungkin itu adalah ketakutan yang mendasari untuk terbang, atau hanya keajaiban berada di udara, tetapi orang cenderung banyak terbuka dan banyak bercakap tentang diri mereka. Anda dapat belajar banyak."


10 Perkara yang Tidak Akan diberitahu oleh Atendan Penerbangan Anda

Ketahui apa yang sedang difikirkan oleh kru semasa anda berada di udara.

Ketika pramugari JetBlue Steven Slater mengecam seorang penumpang dan membuat jalan keluar dramatik ke arah slaid kecemasan pesawat pada tahun 2010, orang-orang ditinggalkan untuk bertanya-tanya apa yang membuatnya terperanjat. Pasti, setiap pekerjaan sangat tertekan, tetapi adakah menjadi pramugari datang dengan gangguan yang unik? Kami bercakap dengan pramugari di seluruh dunia untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku di belakang tabir, apa yang menekan butang mereka dan apa yang dapat dilakukan oleh penumpang untuk membuat pekerjaan mereka lebih mudah.

1. Kami tidak memberi perintah hanya untuk mendengar suara kami sendiri.

Membawa anda ke destinasi anda dengan selamat adalah keutamaan pramugari. "Orang menganggap peraturan menjengkelkan tetapi mereka tidak memahami bahawa ada alasan di sebalik setiap peraturan & mdash yang membuat anda selamat," kata Sara Keagle, yang telah menjadi pramugari selama 18 tahun dan blog mengenainya di TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen, * mantan pramugari United Airlines, berharap "agar penumpang memahami bahawa kami diminta oleh FAA (Pentadbiran Penerbangan Persekutuan) untuk memastikan keselamatan setiap saat. Kami telah melihat apa yang boleh berlaku apabila penerbangan melanda pergolakan yang tidak dijangka , jadi kami memerlukan anda duduk supaya anda tidak menyakiti diri sendiri. "

2. Kami tidak menikmati penerbangan yang ditangguhkan lebih daripada anda.

Duduk di atas landasan adalah tekanan bagi penumpang dan pramugari. "Kami biasanya menaiki pesawat sejam sebelum para penumpang bersiap untuk penerbangan, dan kami sudah berada di lapangan terbang selama beberapa jam sebelum itu," kata Fanny Delaunay, mantan pramugari Air France. Dan jika anda letih, kalikan dengan tiga untuk memahami betapa letihnya pramugari anda. "Kemungkinan kita berada di hari ketiga atau keempat dalam perjalanan multiday. Kita sudah letih dan ingin melihat keluarga kita juga," kata Ellen.

3. Beri tangan antara satu sama lain semasa menaiki kapal terbang.

Menurut Teresa, * mantan pramugari dengan Delta Air Lines, bahagian paling sukar dalam penerbangan adalah menaiki pesawat, kerana menyimpan bagasi dengan betul boleh menjadi sukar. "Sekiranya penumpang bekerja bersama dan berhenti hanya memikirkan diri mereka sendiri, ini akan menjadikan tugas kita lebih mudah, dan juga membantu penerbangan keluar tepat pada waktunya." Oleh itu, berhati-hatilah dengan penumpang lain dengan meninggalkan mereka ruang ketika anda meletakkan beg pakaian anda di tong sampah, dan bantu seseorang yang sedang bersusah payah menyimpan beg pakaian mereka.

4. Pesawat adalah moda pengangkutan, bukan restoran terbang.

Perlu diingat bahawa fungsi utama terbang bukanlah untuk memberi anda pengalaman menjamu selera. Menurut Ellen, "kita biasanya tidak menaiki 100 persen dari satu pilihan makanan, jadi penumpang harus bersiap-siap untuk tidak mendapatkan pilihan pertama." Seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Gary, pramugari dengan United Airlines, "Anda menaiki pesawat 747, bukan pesawat 7-Eleven. Kami akan melakukan segala yang kami mampu untuk menjadikan penerbangan anda menyenangkan, tetapi kadang-kadang kami tidak mempunyai semua yang awak mahu."

5. "Tolong" dan "terima kasih" yang sederhana jauh.

Seperti juga adab yang baik. "Ini paling berarti bagi saya ketika orang akan mengucapkan 'selamat pagi' sebagai balasan ketika saya menyambut mereka ketika mereka menaiki pesawat," kata pramugari Lisa Lent. Menurut Teresa, kadang-kadang penumpang membawa kru hadiah kecil, seperti gula-gula. "Kami juga menyukainya apabila seseorang akan menawarkan majalah mereka setelah mereka menyelesaikannya. Selalu perkara-perkara kecil itulah yang membuat perbezaan besar."

6. Ramai penumpang tidak menyedari betapa mabuknya mereka dengan ketinggian 35,000 kaki.

"Kerana ketinggian tinggi, alkohol lebih kuat ketika anda dalam penerbangan," kata Fanny. Sekiranya anda kelihatan mabuk atau tidak teratur, adalah tanggungjawab pramugari untuk mengawal keadaan. "Kadang-kadang jika kita fikir anda terlalu banyak minum, kami akan melayani anda, tetapi tidak menyediakan sebotol minuman keras keseluruhan," kata Ellen. "Kita mungkin mencelupkan tepi gelas dalam cukup vodka atau gin dan mengisi selebihnya dengan pengadun."

7. Dan menyajikan minuman itu bukanlah alasan utama kami menaiki minuman.

Pramugari ada untuk memastikan keselamatan anda, tidak memenuhi setiap keperluan anda. Mereka menjalani latihan yang ketat, termasuk latihan kecemasan perubatan, CPR dan latihan untuk mengevakuasi pesawat. "Kerana penerbangan & mdashmost & mdashmost tidak menghadapi masalah keselamatan, sebilangan orang percaya bahawa kami hanya pengendali bagasi dan pelayan minuman, dan tidak menyedari bahawa pramugari sangat terlatih untuk keselamatan dan keselesaan penumpang," kata Agnes Huff, PhD, seorang bekas pramugari US Airways dan Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara menjelaskan bahawa kerana juruterbang tidak dapat melihat bahagian belakang pesawat, pramugari bergantung pada mata dan telinga di belakang pesawat. Terserah mereka untuk mengetahui apa yang sedang berlaku dengan pesawat dan memberi amaran kepada juruterbang untuk sebarang keadaan kecemasan.

8. Kami sekumpulan yang sangat ketat.

Walaupun kadang-kadang bertemu hanya beberapa minit sebelumnya, "setelah kru menaiki penerbangan, sesuatu yang ajaib berlaku," kata Gary. "Kami tiba-tiba menjadi sahabat baik satu sama lain, seolah-olah kita sudah kenal satu sama lain selama bertahun-tahun. Saya rasa kepercayaan datang dari mengetahui bahawa kita benar-benar mempunyai satu sama lain dalam keadaan darurat." Menurutnya, perbualan paling intim berlaku semasa teksi, lepas landas dan mendarat. Momen-momen ikatan tersebut disebut sebagai "berita lompat duduk."

9. Kami ingin anda melengkapkan perjalanan bilik mandi anda dengan lebih baik.

Mengabaikan tanda "kencangkan tali pinggang keledar" dan melompat untuk mengunjungi tandas bila-bila masa anda perlu boleh menambah kelewatan. "Ada urutan menaiki teksi dan bersiap untuk berlepas," kata Sara. "Jika seseorang bangun untuk menggunakan tandas, kami harus memberitahu kokpit, dan mereka harus menghentikan pesawat dan menunggu sehingga orang itu kembali duduk dan duduk. Selama waktu itu kami dapat kehilangan tempat . " Plus, kata Ellen: "Memindahkan gerobak minuman seberat 300 paun ke dapur melawan graviti setelah anda menariknya ke depan kerana satu penumpang perlu menggunakan tandas adalah perkara yang paling menjengkelkan."

10. Menemui penumpang boleh menjadi bahagian terbaik untuk menjadi pramugari.

"Salah satu bahagian pekerjaan kegemaran saya adalah mengadakan perbincangan yang bermakna dengan orang yang menarik," kata Fanny. "Mungkin itu adalah ketakutan yang mendasari untuk terbang, atau hanya keajaiban berada di udara, tetapi orang cenderung banyak terbuka dan banyak bercakap tentang diri mereka. Anda dapat belajar banyak."


10 Perkara Atendan Penerbangan Anda Tidak Akan Memberitahu Anda

Ketahui apa yang sedang difikirkan oleh kru semasa anda berada di udara.

Ketika pramugari JetBlue Steven Slater mengecam seorang penumpang dan membuat jalan keluar dramatik ke arah slaid kecemasan pesawat pada tahun 2010, orang-orang ditinggalkan untuk bertanya-tanya apa yang membuatnya terperanjat. Pasti, setiap pekerjaan sangat tertekan, tetapi adakah menjadi pramugari datang dengan gangguan yang unik? Kami bercakap dengan pramugari di seluruh dunia untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku di belakang tabir, apa yang menekan butang mereka dan apa yang dapat dilakukan penumpang untuk membuat pekerjaan mereka lebih mudah.

1. Kami tidak memberi perintah hanya untuk mendengar suara kami sendiri.

Membawa anda ke destinasi anda dengan selamat adalah keutamaan pramugari. "Orang menganggap peraturan menjengkelkan tetapi mereka tidak memahami bahawa ada alasan di sebalik setiap peraturan & mdash yang menjadikan anda selamat," kata Sara Keagle, yang telah menjadi pramugari selama 18 tahun dan blog mengenainya di TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen, * mantan pramugari United Airlines, berharap "agar penumpang memahami bahawa kami diminta oleh FAA (Pentadbiran Penerbangan Persekutuan) untuk memastikan keselamatan setiap saat. Kami telah melihat apa yang boleh berlaku apabila penerbangan melanda pergolakan yang tidak dijangka , jadi kami memerlukan anda duduk supaya anda tidak menyakiti diri sendiri. "

2. Kami tidak menikmati penerbangan yang ditunda lebih daripada anda.

Duduk di atas landasan adalah tekanan bagi penumpang dan pramugari. "Kami biasanya menaiki pesawat sejam sebelum para penumpang bersiap untuk penerbangan, dan kami sudah berada di lapangan terbang selama beberapa jam sebelum itu," kata Fanny Delaunay, mantan pramugari Air France. Dan jika anda letih, kalikan dengan tiga untuk memahami betapa letihnya pramugari anda. "Kemungkinan kita berada di hari ketiga atau keempat dalam perjalanan multiday. Kita sudah letih dan ingin melihat keluarga kita juga," kata Ellen.

3. Beri tangan antara satu sama lain semasa menaiki kapal terbang.

Menurut Teresa, * mantan pramugari dengan Delta Air Lines, bahagian paling sukar dalam penerbangan adalah menaiki pesawat, kerana menyimpan bagasi dengan betul boleh menjadi sukar. "Sekiranya penumpang bekerjasama dan berhenti hanya memikirkan diri mereka sendiri, ini akan menjadikan tugas kita lebih mudah, dan juga membantu penerbangan keluar tepat pada waktunya." Oleh itu, berhati-hatilah dengan penumpang lain dengan meninggalkan mereka ruang ketika anda meletakkan beg pakaian anda di tong sampah, dan bantu seseorang yang sedang bersusah payah menyimpan beg pakaian mereka.

4. Pesawat adalah moda pengangkutan, bukan restoran terbang.

Perlu diingat bahawa fungsi utama terbang bukanlah untuk memberi anda pengalaman menjamu selera. Menurut Ellen, "kita biasanya tidak menaiki 100 persen dari satu pilihan makanan, jadi penumpang harus bersiap-siap untuk tidak mendapatkan pilihan pertama." Seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Gary, seorang pramugari dengan United Airlines, "Anda menaiki pesawat 747, bukan 7-Eleven. Kami akan melakukan segala yang kami mampu untuk menjadikan penerbangan anda menyenangkan, tetapi kadang-kadang kami tidak mempunyai semua yang awak mahu."

5. "Tolong" dan "terima kasih" yang sederhana jauh.

Seperti juga adab yang baik. "Ini paling berarti bagi saya ketika orang akan mengucapkan 'selamat pagi' sebagai balasan ketika saya menyambut mereka ketika mereka menaiki pesawat," kata pramugari Lisa Lent. Menurut Teresa, kadangkala penumpang akan membawa kru hadiah kecil, seperti gula-gula. "Kami juga menyukainya apabila seseorang akan menawarkan majalah mereka setelah mereka selesai dengannya. Selalu perkara-perkara kecil itulah yang membuat perbezaan besar."

6. Ramai penumpang tidak menyedari betapa mabuknya mereka dengan ketinggian 35,000 kaki.

"Kerana ketinggian tinggi, alkohol lebih kuat ketika anda dalam penerbangan," kata Fanny. Sekiranya anda kelihatan mabuk atau tidak teratur, adalah tanggungjawab pramugari untuk mengawal keadaan. "Kadang-kadang jika kita fikir anda terlalu banyak minum, kami akan melayani anda, tetapi tidak menyediakan sebotol minuman keras keseluruhan," kata Ellen. "Kita mungkin mencelupkan tepi gelas dalam cukup vodka atau gin dan mengisi selebihnya dengan pengadun."

7. Dan menyajikan minuman itu bukanlah alasan utama kami menaiki minuman.

Pramugari ada untuk memastikan keselamatan anda, tidak memenuhi setiap keperluan anda. Mereka menjalani latihan yang ketat, termasuk latihan kecemasan perubatan, CPR dan latihan untuk mengevakuasi pesawat. "Kerana penerbangan & mdashmost & mdashmost tidak menghadapi masalah keselamatan, sebilangan orang percaya bahawa kami hanya pengendali bagasi dan pelayan minuman, dan tidak menyedari bahawa pramugari sangat terlatih untuk keselamatan dan keselesaan penumpang," kata Agnes Huff, PhD, seorang bekas pramugari US Airways dan Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara menjelaskan bahawa kerana juruterbang tidak dapat melihat bahagian belakang pesawat, pramugari bergantung pada mata dan telinga di belakang pesawat. Terserah kepada mereka untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku dengan pesawat dan memberi amaran kepada juruterbang untuk sebarang keadaan kecemasan.

8. Kami sekumpulan yang sangat ketat.

Walaupun kadang-kadang bertemu hanya beberapa minit sebelumnya, "setelah kru menaiki penerbangan, sesuatu yang ajaib berlaku," kata Gary. "Kami tiba-tiba menjadi sahabat baik satu sama lain, seolah-olah kita sudah kenal satu sama lain selama bertahun-tahun. Saya rasa kepercayaan datang dari mengetahui bahawa kita benar-benar mempunyai satu sama lain dalam keadaan darurat." Menurutnya, perbualan paling intim berlaku semasa teksi, lepas landas dan mendarat. Momen-momen ikatan tersebut disebut sebagai "berita lompat duduk."

9. Kami ingin anda melengkapkan perjalanan bilik mandi anda dengan lebih baik.

Mengabaikan tanda "kencangkan tali pinggang keledar" dan melompat untuk mengunjungi tandas bila-bila masa anda perlu boleh menambah kelewatan. "Ada urutan menaiki teksi dan bersiap untuk berlepas," kata Sara. "Sekiranya seseorang bangun untuk menggunakan tandas, kita harus memberitahu kokpit, dan mereka harus menghentikan pesawat dan menunggu sehingga orang itu kembali duduk dan tergelincir. Selama waktu itu kita dapat kehilangan tempat kita seiring . " Plus, kata Ellen: "Memindahkan gerobak minuman seberat 300 paun ke dapur melawan graviti setelah anda menariknya ke depan kerana satu penumpang perlu menggunakan tandas adalah perkara yang paling menjengkelkan."

10. Menemui penumpang boleh menjadi bahagian terbaik untuk menjadi pramugari.

"Salah satu bahagian pekerjaan kegemaran saya adalah mengadakan perbincangan yang bermakna dengan orang yang menarik," kata Fanny. "Mungkin itu adalah ketakutan yang mendasari untuk terbang, atau hanya keajaiban berada di udara, tetapi orang cenderung banyak terbuka dan banyak bercakap tentang diri mereka. Anda dapat belajar banyak."


10 Perkara yang Tidak Akan diberitahu oleh Atendan Penerbangan Anda

Ketahui apa yang sedang difikirkan oleh kru semasa anda berada di udara.

Ketika pramugari JetBlue Steven Slater mengecam seorang penumpang dan membuat jalan keluar dramatik ke arah slaid kecemasan pesawat pada tahun 2010, orang-orang ditinggalkan untuk bertanya-tanya apa yang membuatnya terperanjat. Pasti, setiap pekerjaan sangat tertekan, tetapi adakah menjadi pramugari datang dengan gangguan yang unik? Kami bercakap dengan pramugari di seluruh dunia untuk mengetahui apa yang berlaku di belakang tabir, apa yang menekan butang mereka dan apa yang dapat dilakukan oleh penumpang untuk membuat pekerjaan mereka lebih mudah.

1. Kami tidak memberi perintah hanya untuk mendengar suara kami sendiri.

Membawa anda ke destinasi anda dengan selamat adalah keutamaan pramugari. "Orang menganggap peraturan menjengkelkan tetapi mereka tidak memahami bahawa ada alasan di sebalik setiap peraturan & mdash yang menjadikan anda selamat," kata Sara Keagle, yang telah menjadi pramugari selama 18 tahun dan blog mengenainya di TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen, * mantan pramugari United Airlines, berharap "agar penumpang memahami bahawa kami diminta oleh FAA (Pentadbiran Penerbangan Persekutuan) untuk memastikan keselamatan setiap saat. Kami telah melihat apa yang boleh berlaku apabila penerbangan melanda pergolakan yang tidak dijangka , jadi kami memerlukan anda duduk supaya anda tidak menyakiti diri sendiri. "

2. Kami tidak menikmati penerbangan yang ditangguhkan lebih daripada anda.

Duduk di atas landasan adalah tekanan bagi penumpang dan pramugari. "Kami biasanya menaiki pesawat sejam sebelum para penumpang bersiap untuk penerbangan, dan kami sudah berada di lapangan terbang selama beberapa jam sebelum itu," kata Fanny Delaunay, mantan pramugari Air France. Dan jika anda letih, kalikan dengan tiga untuk memahami betapa letihnya pramugari anda. "Kemungkinan kita berada di hari ketiga atau keempat dalam perjalanan multiday. Kita sudah letih dan ingin melihat keluarga kita juga," kata Ellen.

3. Beri tangan antara satu sama lain semasa menaiki kapal terbang.

Menurut Teresa, * mantan pramugari dengan Delta Air Lines, bahagian paling sukar dalam penerbangan adalah menaiki pesawat, kerana menyimpan bagasi dengan betul boleh menjadi sukar. "Sekiranya penumpang bekerjasama dan berhenti hanya memikirkan diri mereka sendiri, ini akan menjadikan tugas kita lebih mudah, dan juga membantu penerbangan keluar tepat pada waktunya." Oleh itu, berhati-hatilah dengan penumpang lain dengan meninggalkan mereka ruang ketika anda meletakkan beg pakaian anda di tong sampah, dan bantu seseorang yang sedang bersusah payah menyimpan beg pakaian mereka.

4. Pesawat adalah moda pengangkutan, bukan restoran terbang.

Perlu diingat bahawa fungsi utama terbang bukanlah untuk memberi anda pengalaman menjamu selera. Menurut Ellen, "kita biasanya tidak menaiki 100 persen dari satu pilihan makanan, jadi penumpang harus bersiap-siap untuk tidak mendapatkan pilihan pertama." Seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Gary, seorang pramugari dengan United Airlines, "Anda menaiki pesawat 747, bukan 7-Eleven. Kami akan melakukan segala yang kami mampu untuk menjadikan penerbangan anda menyenangkan, tetapi kadang-kadang kami tidak mempunyai semua yang awak mahu."

5. "Tolong" dan "terima kasih" yang sederhana jauh.

Seperti juga adab yang baik. "Ini paling berarti bagi saya ketika orang akan mengucapkan 'selamat pagi' sebagai balasan ketika saya menyambut mereka ketika mereka menaiki pesawat," kata pramugari Lisa Lent. Menurut Teresa, kadang-kadang penumpang membawa kru hadiah kecil, seperti gula-gula. "Kami juga menyukainya apabila seseorang akan menawarkan majalah mereka setelah mereka menyelesaikannya. Selalu perkara-perkara kecil itulah yang membuat perbezaan besar."

6. Ramai penumpang tidak menyedari betapa mabuknya mereka dengan ketinggian 35,000 kaki.

"Kerana ketinggian tinggi, alkohol lebih kuat ketika anda dalam penerbangan," kata Fanny. If you're noticeably drunk or getting unruly, it's the flight attendant's responsibility to control the situation. "Sometimes if we think you've had too much to drink, we'll serve you, but not serve the whole mini-bottle of booze," confesses Ellen. "We may just dip the rim of the glass in enough vodka or gin and fill the rest with mixer."

7. And serving you those drinks is not the primary reason we're on board.

Flight attendants are there to ensure your safety, not cater to your every need. They go through rigorous training, including medical emergency training, CPR and training to evacuate an aircraft. "Because&mdashfortunately&mdashmost flights do not encounter safety problems, some people believe that we're just luggage handlers and beverage servers, and don't recognize that flight attendants are highly trained for the safety and comfort of the passengers," says Agnes Huff, PhD, a former flight attendant for US Airways and Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara explains that because the pilots can't see the back of the aircraft, flight attendants are depended upon to be the eyes and ears at the back of the plane. It's up to them to be aware of what's going on with the aircraft and alert the pilot to any emergency situations.

8. We're a very tight bunch.

Despite sometimes having met only minutes earlier, "once the crew is on board for a flight, something miraculous happens," says Gary. "We suddenly become one another's best friends, as if we've known one another for years. I guess the trust comes from knowing that we really do have one another's back in an emergency." According to him, the most intimate conversations take place during taxi, takeoff and landing. Those bonding moments are referred to as "jump seat news."

9. We wish you'd time your bathroom trips better.

Disregarding the "fasten seatbelt" sign and jumping up to visit the lavatory whenever you need to can add to delays. "There's a sequence to taxiing and getting in line for takeoff," says Sara. "If somebody gets up to use the restroom, we have to tell the cockpit, and they have to stop the plane and wait until the person is back in his or her seat and buckled up. During that time we could lose our spot in line." Plus, says Ellen: "Moving the 300-pound drink cart back to the galley against gravity after you've pulled it all the way to the front because one passenger needs to use the restroom is the most annoying thing ever."

10. Meeting passengers can be the best part about being a flight attendant.

"One of my favorite parts of the job was having meaningful conversations with interesting people," says Fanny. "Maybe it's an underlying fear of flying, or just the magic of being in the air, but people tend to open up and talk about themselves a lot. You can learn so much."


10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.

When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but does being a flight attendant come with a unique share of annoyances? We talked to flight attendants around the world to learn what goes on behind the scenes, what pushes their buttons and what passengers can do to make their jobs easier.

1. We don't give orders just to hear our own voices.

Getting you to your destination safely is the number-one priority of flight attendants. "People find rules annoying but they don't understand that there's a reason behind every rule&mdashwhich is to keep you safe," says Sara Keagle, who's been a flight attendant for 18 years and blogs about it at TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen,* a former flight attendant for United Airlines, wishes "that passengers would understand that we're required by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to ensure safety at all times. We've seen what can happen when a flight hits unexpected turbulence, so we need you to sit down so that you don't hurt yourself."

2. We don't enjoy delayed flights any more than you do.

Sitting on the tarmac is stressful for passengers and flight attendants alike. "We're usually on the plane an hour before the passengers to prepare for the flight, plus we've been at the airport for a few hours before that," says Fanny Delaunay, a former flight attendant for Air France. And if you're tired, multiply that by three to understand how tired your flight attendant is. "It's likely that we're on the third or fourth day of a multiday trip. We're tired and want to see our families too," says Ellen.

3. Give each other a hand during boarding.

According to Teresa,* a former flight attendant with Delta Air Lines, the hardest part of a flight is boarding, because properly stowing baggage can be tricky. "If passengers worked together and stopped only thinking about themselves it would make our job a lot easier, as well as help the flight get out on time." So be considerate of other passengers by leaving them some space when you place your suitcase in the overhead bin, and assist someone who's struggling to stow their suitcase.

4. An airplane is a mode of transportation, not a flying restaurant.

Keep in mind that the main function of flying is not to provide you with a fine dining experience. According to Ellen, "we usually don't board 100 percent of any one food option, so passengers should be prepared not to get their first choice." As Gary, a flight attendant with United Airlines, puts it, "You're on board a 747, not a 7-Eleven. We will do everything we can to make your flight enjoyable, but sometimes we just don't have everything that you want."

5. A simple "please" and "thank you" goes a long way.

As do good manners. "It meant the most to me when people would say 'good morning' in return as I greeted them when they got on the plane," says flight attendant Lisa Lent. According to Teresa, sometimes passengers would bring the crew little gifts, like candy. "We also loved it when someone would offer us their magazine after they were through with it. It's always those little things that made a big difference."

6. Many passengers don't realize how much more drunk they get at 35,000 feet.

"Due to the high altitude, alcohol is more powerful when you're on a flight," says Fanny. If you're noticeably drunk or getting unruly, it's the flight attendant's responsibility to control the situation. "Sometimes if we think you've had too much to drink, we'll serve you, but not serve the whole mini-bottle of booze," confesses Ellen. "We may just dip the rim of the glass in enough vodka or gin and fill the rest with mixer."

7. And serving you those drinks is not the primary reason we're on board.

Flight attendants are there to ensure your safety, not cater to your every need. They go through rigorous training, including medical emergency training, CPR and training to evacuate an aircraft. "Because&mdashfortunately&mdashmost flights do not encounter safety problems, some people believe that we're just luggage handlers and beverage servers, and don't recognize that flight attendants are highly trained for the safety and comfort of the passengers," says Agnes Huff, PhD, a former flight attendant for US Airways and Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara explains that because the pilots can't see the back of the aircraft, flight attendants are depended upon to be the eyes and ears at the back of the plane. It's up to them to be aware of what's going on with the aircraft and alert the pilot to any emergency situations.

8. We're a very tight bunch.

Despite sometimes having met only minutes earlier, "once the crew is on board for a flight, something miraculous happens," says Gary. "We suddenly become one another's best friends, as if we've known one another for years. I guess the trust comes from knowing that we really do have one another's back in an emergency." According to him, the most intimate conversations take place during taxi, takeoff and landing. Those bonding moments are referred to as "jump seat news."

9. We wish you'd time your bathroom trips better.

Disregarding the "fasten seatbelt" sign and jumping up to visit the lavatory whenever you need to can add to delays. "There's a sequence to taxiing and getting in line for takeoff," says Sara. "If somebody gets up to use the restroom, we have to tell the cockpit, and they have to stop the plane and wait until the person is back in his or her seat and buckled up. During that time we could lose our spot in line." Plus, says Ellen: "Moving the 300-pound drink cart back to the galley against gravity after you've pulled it all the way to the front because one passenger needs to use the restroom is the most annoying thing ever."

10. Meeting passengers can be the best part about being a flight attendant.

"One of my favorite parts of the job was having meaningful conversations with interesting people," says Fanny. "Maybe it's an underlying fear of flying, or just the magic of being in the air, but people tend to open up and talk about themselves a lot. You can learn so much."


10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.

When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but does being a flight attendant come with a unique share of annoyances? We talked to flight attendants around the world to learn what goes on behind the scenes, what pushes their buttons and what passengers can do to make their jobs easier.

1. We don't give orders just to hear our own voices.

Getting you to your destination safely is the number-one priority of flight attendants. "People find rules annoying but they don't understand that there's a reason behind every rule&mdashwhich is to keep you safe," says Sara Keagle, who's been a flight attendant for 18 years and blogs about it at TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen,* a former flight attendant for United Airlines, wishes "that passengers would understand that we're required by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to ensure safety at all times. We've seen what can happen when a flight hits unexpected turbulence, so we need you to sit down so that you don't hurt yourself."

2. We don't enjoy delayed flights any more than you do.

Sitting on the tarmac is stressful for passengers and flight attendants alike. "We're usually on the plane an hour before the passengers to prepare for the flight, plus we've been at the airport for a few hours before that," says Fanny Delaunay, a former flight attendant for Air France. And if you're tired, multiply that by three to understand how tired your flight attendant is. "It's likely that we're on the third or fourth day of a multiday trip. We're tired and want to see our families too," says Ellen.

3. Give each other a hand during boarding.

According to Teresa,* a former flight attendant with Delta Air Lines, the hardest part of a flight is boarding, because properly stowing baggage can be tricky. "If passengers worked together and stopped only thinking about themselves it would make our job a lot easier, as well as help the flight get out on time." So be considerate of other passengers by leaving them some space when you place your suitcase in the overhead bin, and assist someone who's struggling to stow their suitcase.

4. An airplane is a mode of transportation, not a flying restaurant.

Keep in mind that the main function of flying is not to provide you with a fine dining experience. According to Ellen, "we usually don't board 100 percent of any one food option, so passengers should be prepared not to get their first choice." As Gary, a flight attendant with United Airlines, puts it, "You're on board a 747, not a 7-Eleven. We will do everything we can to make your flight enjoyable, but sometimes we just don't have everything that you want."

5. A simple "please" and "thank you" goes a long way.

As do good manners. "It meant the most to me when people would say 'good morning' in return as I greeted them when they got on the plane," says flight attendant Lisa Lent. According to Teresa, sometimes passengers would bring the crew little gifts, like candy. "We also loved it when someone would offer us their magazine after they were through with it. It's always those little things that made a big difference."

6. Many passengers don't realize how much more drunk they get at 35,000 feet.

"Due to the high altitude, alcohol is more powerful when you're on a flight," says Fanny. If you're noticeably drunk or getting unruly, it's the flight attendant's responsibility to control the situation. "Sometimes if we think you've had too much to drink, we'll serve you, but not serve the whole mini-bottle of booze," confesses Ellen. "We may just dip the rim of the glass in enough vodka or gin and fill the rest with mixer."

7. And serving you those drinks is not the primary reason we're on board.

Flight attendants are there to ensure your safety, not cater to your every need. They go through rigorous training, including medical emergency training, CPR and training to evacuate an aircraft. "Because&mdashfortunately&mdashmost flights do not encounter safety problems, some people believe that we're just luggage handlers and beverage servers, and don't recognize that flight attendants are highly trained for the safety and comfort of the passengers," says Agnes Huff, PhD, a former flight attendant for US Airways and Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara explains that because the pilots can't see the back of the aircraft, flight attendants are depended upon to be the eyes and ears at the back of the plane. It's up to them to be aware of what's going on with the aircraft and alert the pilot to any emergency situations.

8. We're a very tight bunch.

Despite sometimes having met only minutes earlier, "once the crew is on board for a flight, something miraculous happens," says Gary. "We suddenly become one another's best friends, as if we've known one another for years. I guess the trust comes from knowing that we really do have one another's back in an emergency." According to him, the most intimate conversations take place during taxi, takeoff and landing. Those bonding moments are referred to as "jump seat news."

9. We wish you'd time your bathroom trips better.

Disregarding the "fasten seatbelt" sign and jumping up to visit the lavatory whenever you need to can add to delays. "There's a sequence to taxiing and getting in line for takeoff," says Sara. "If somebody gets up to use the restroom, we have to tell the cockpit, and they have to stop the plane and wait until the person is back in his or her seat and buckled up. During that time we could lose our spot in line." Plus, says Ellen: "Moving the 300-pound drink cart back to the galley against gravity after you've pulled it all the way to the front because one passenger needs to use the restroom is the most annoying thing ever."

10. Meeting passengers can be the best part about being a flight attendant.

"One of my favorite parts of the job was having meaningful conversations with interesting people," says Fanny. "Maybe it's an underlying fear of flying, or just the magic of being in the air, but people tend to open up and talk about themselves a lot. You can learn so much."


10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.

When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but does being a flight attendant come with a unique share of annoyances? We talked to flight attendants around the world to learn what goes on behind the scenes, what pushes their buttons and what passengers can do to make their jobs easier.

1. We don't give orders just to hear our own voices.

Getting you to your destination safely is the number-one priority of flight attendants. "People find rules annoying but they don't understand that there's a reason behind every rule&mdashwhich is to keep you safe," says Sara Keagle, who's been a flight attendant for 18 years and blogs about it at TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen,* a former flight attendant for United Airlines, wishes "that passengers would understand that we're required by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to ensure safety at all times. We've seen what can happen when a flight hits unexpected turbulence, so we need you to sit down so that you don't hurt yourself."

2. We don't enjoy delayed flights any more than you do.

Sitting on the tarmac is stressful for passengers and flight attendants alike. "We're usually on the plane an hour before the passengers to prepare for the flight, plus we've been at the airport for a few hours before that," says Fanny Delaunay, a former flight attendant for Air France. And if you're tired, multiply that by three to understand how tired your flight attendant is. "It's likely that we're on the third or fourth day of a multiday trip. We're tired and want to see our families too," says Ellen.

3. Give each other a hand during boarding.

According to Teresa,* a former flight attendant with Delta Air Lines, the hardest part of a flight is boarding, because properly stowing baggage can be tricky. "If passengers worked together and stopped only thinking about themselves it would make our job a lot easier, as well as help the flight get out on time." So be considerate of other passengers by leaving them some space when you place your suitcase in the overhead bin, and assist someone who's struggling to stow their suitcase.

4. An airplane is a mode of transportation, not a flying restaurant.

Keep in mind that the main function of flying is not to provide you with a fine dining experience. According to Ellen, "we usually don't board 100 percent of any one food option, so passengers should be prepared not to get their first choice." As Gary, a flight attendant with United Airlines, puts it, "You're on board a 747, not a 7-Eleven. We will do everything we can to make your flight enjoyable, but sometimes we just don't have everything that you want."

5. A simple "please" and "thank you" goes a long way.

As do good manners. "It meant the most to me when people would say 'good morning' in return as I greeted them when they got on the plane," says flight attendant Lisa Lent. According to Teresa, sometimes passengers would bring the crew little gifts, like candy. "We also loved it when someone would offer us their magazine after they were through with it. It's always those little things that made a big difference."

6. Many passengers don't realize how much more drunk they get at 35,000 feet.

"Due to the high altitude, alcohol is more powerful when you're on a flight," says Fanny. If you're noticeably drunk or getting unruly, it's the flight attendant's responsibility to control the situation. "Sometimes if we think you've had too much to drink, we'll serve you, but not serve the whole mini-bottle of booze," confesses Ellen. "We may just dip the rim of the glass in enough vodka or gin and fill the rest with mixer."

7. And serving you those drinks is not the primary reason we're on board.

Flight attendants are there to ensure your safety, not cater to your every need. They go through rigorous training, including medical emergency training, CPR and training to evacuate an aircraft. "Because&mdashfortunately&mdashmost flights do not encounter safety problems, some people believe that we're just luggage handlers and beverage servers, and don't recognize that flight attendants are highly trained for the safety and comfort of the passengers," says Agnes Huff, PhD, a former flight attendant for US Airways and Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara explains that because the pilots can't see the back of the aircraft, flight attendants are depended upon to be the eyes and ears at the back of the plane. It's up to them to be aware of what's going on with the aircraft and alert the pilot to any emergency situations.

8. We're a very tight bunch.

Despite sometimes having met only minutes earlier, "once the crew is on board for a flight, something miraculous happens," says Gary. "We suddenly become one another's best friends, as if we've known one another for years. I guess the trust comes from knowing that we really do have one another's back in an emergency." According to him, the most intimate conversations take place during taxi, takeoff and landing. Those bonding moments are referred to as "jump seat news."

9. We wish you'd time your bathroom trips better.

Disregarding the "fasten seatbelt" sign and jumping up to visit the lavatory whenever you need to can add to delays. "There's a sequence to taxiing and getting in line for takeoff," says Sara. "If somebody gets up to use the restroom, we have to tell the cockpit, and they have to stop the plane and wait until the person is back in his or her seat and buckled up. During that time we could lose our spot in line." Plus, says Ellen: "Moving the 300-pound drink cart back to the galley against gravity after you've pulled it all the way to the front because one passenger needs to use the restroom is the most annoying thing ever."

10. Meeting passengers can be the best part about being a flight attendant.

"One of my favorite parts of the job was having meaningful conversations with interesting people," says Fanny. "Maybe it's an underlying fear of flying, or just the magic of being in the air, but people tend to open up and talk about themselves a lot. You can learn so much."


10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.

When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but does being a flight attendant come with a unique share of annoyances? We talked to flight attendants around the world to learn what goes on behind the scenes, what pushes their buttons and what passengers can do to make their jobs easier.

1. We don't give orders just to hear our own voices.

Getting you to your destination safely is the number-one priority of flight attendants. "People find rules annoying but they don't understand that there's a reason behind every rule&mdashwhich is to keep you safe," says Sara Keagle, who's been a flight attendant for 18 years and blogs about it at TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen,* a former flight attendant for United Airlines, wishes "that passengers would understand that we're required by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to ensure safety at all times. We've seen what can happen when a flight hits unexpected turbulence, so we need you to sit down so that you don't hurt yourself."

2. We don't enjoy delayed flights any more than you do.

Sitting on the tarmac is stressful for passengers and flight attendants alike. "We're usually on the plane an hour before the passengers to prepare for the flight, plus we've been at the airport for a few hours before that," says Fanny Delaunay, a former flight attendant for Air France. And if you're tired, multiply that by three to understand how tired your flight attendant is. "It's likely that we're on the third or fourth day of a multiday trip. We're tired and want to see our families too," says Ellen.

3. Give each other a hand during boarding.

According to Teresa,* a former flight attendant with Delta Air Lines, the hardest part of a flight is boarding, because properly stowing baggage can be tricky. "If passengers worked together and stopped only thinking about themselves it would make our job a lot easier, as well as help the flight get out on time." So be considerate of other passengers by leaving them some space when you place your suitcase in the overhead bin, and assist someone who's struggling to stow their suitcase.

4. An airplane is a mode of transportation, not a flying restaurant.

Keep in mind that the main function of flying is not to provide you with a fine dining experience. According to Ellen, "we usually don't board 100 percent of any one food option, so passengers should be prepared not to get their first choice." As Gary, a flight attendant with United Airlines, puts it, "You're on board a 747, not a 7-Eleven. We will do everything we can to make your flight enjoyable, but sometimes we just don't have everything that you want."

5. A simple "please" and "thank you" goes a long way.

As do good manners. "It meant the most to me when people would say 'good morning' in return as I greeted them when they got on the plane," says flight attendant Lisa Lent. According to Teresa, sometimes passengers would bring the crew little gifts, like candy. "We also loved it when someone would offer us their magazine after they were through with it. It's always those little things that made a big difference."

6. Many passengers don't realize how much more drunk they get at 35,000 feet.

"Due to the high altitude, alcohol is more powerful when you're on a flight," says Fanny. If you're noticeably drunk or getting unruly, it's the flight attendant's responsibility to control the situation. "Sometimes if we think you've had too much to drink, we'll serve you, but not serve the whole mini-bottle of booze," confesses Ellen. "We may just dip the rim of the glass in enough vodka or gin and fill the rest with mixer."

7. And serving you those drinks is not the primary reason we're on board.

Flight attendants are there to ensure your safety, not cater to your every need. They go through rigorous training, including medical emergency training, CPR and training to evacuate an aircraft. "Because&mdashfortunately&mdashmost flights do not encounter safety problems, some people believe that we're just luggage handlers and beverage servers, and don't recognize that flight attendants are highly trained for the safety and comfort of the passengers," says Agnes Huff, PhD, a former flight attendant for US Airways and Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara explains that because the pilots can't see the back of the aircraft, flight attendants are depended upon to be the eyes and ears at the back of the plane. It's up to them to be aware of what's going on with the aircraft and alert the pilot to any emergency situations.

8. We're a very tight bunch.

Despite sometimes having met only minutes earlier, "once the crew is on board for a flight, something miraculous happens," says Gary. "We suddenly become one another's best friends, as if we've known one another for years. I guess the trust comes from knowing that we really do have one another's back in an emergency." According to him, the most intimate conversations take place during taxi, takeoff and landing. Those bonding moments are referred to as "jump seat news."

9. We wish you'd time your bathroom trips better.

Disregarding the "fasten seatbelt" sign and jumping up to visit the lavatory whenever you need to can add to delays. "There's a sequence to taxiing and getting in line for takeoff," says Sara. "If somebody gets up to use the restroom, we have to tell the cockpit, and they have to stop the plane and wait until the person is back in his or her seat and buckled up. During that time we could lose our spot in line." Plus, says Ellen: "Moving the 300-pound drink cart back to the galley against gravity after you've pulled it all the way to the front because one passenger needs to use the restroom is the most annoying thing ever."

10. Meeting passengers can be the best part about being a flight attendant.

"One of my favorite parts of the job was having meaningful conversations with interesting people," says Fanny. "Maybe it's an underlying fear of flying, or just the magic of being in the air, but people tend to open up and talk about themselves a lot. You can learn so much."


10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.

When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but does being a flight attendant come with a unique share of annoyances? We talked to flight attendants around the world to learn what goes on behind the scenes, what pushes their buttons and what passengers can do to make their jobs easier.

1. We don't give orders just to hear our own voices.

Getting you to your destination safely is the number-one priority of flight attendants. "People find rules annoying but they don't understand that there's a reason behind every rule&mdashwhich is to keep you safe," says Sara Keagle, who's been a flight attendant for 18 years and blogs about it at TheFlyingPinto.com. Ellen,* a former flight attendant for United Airlines, wishes "that passengers would understand that we're required by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to ensure safety at all times. We've seen what can happen when a flight hits unexpected turbulence, so we need you to sit down so that you don't hurt yourself."

2. We don't enjoy delayed flights any more than you do.

Sitting on the tarmac is stressful for passengers and flight attendants alike. "We're usually on the plane an hour before the passengers to prepare for the flight, plus we've been at the airport for a few hours before that," says Fanny Delaunay, a former flight attendant for Air France. And if you're tired, multiply that by three to understand how tired your flight attendant is. "It's likely that we're on the third or fourth day of a multiday trip. We're tired and want to see our families too," says Ellen.

3. Give each other a hand during boarding.

According to Teresa,* a former flight attendant with Delta Air Lines, the hardest part of a flight is boarding, because properly stowing baggage can be tricky. "If passengers worked together and stopped only thinking about themselves it would make our job a lot easier, as well as help the flight get out on time." So be considerate of other passengers by leaving them some space when you place your suitcase in the overhead bin, and assist someone who's struggling to stow their suitcase.

4. An airplane is a mode of transportation, not a flying restaurant.

Keep in mind that the main function of flying is not to provide you with a fine dining experience. According to Ellen, "we usually don't board 100 percent of any one food option, so passengers should be prepared not to get their first choice." As Gary, a flight attendant with United Airlines, puts it, "You're on board a 747, not a 7-Eleven. We will do everything we can to make your flight enjoyable, but sometimes we just don't have everything that you want."

5. A simple "please" and "thank you" goes a long way.

As do good manners. "It meant the most to me when people would say 'good morning' in return as I greeted them when they got on the plane," says flight attendant Lisa Lent. According to Teresa, sometimes passengers would bring the crew little gifts, like candy. "We also loved it when someone would offer us their magazine after they were through with it. It's always those little things that made a big difference."

6. Many passengers don't realize how much more drunk they get at 35,000 feet.

"Due to the high altitude, alcohol is more powerful when you're on a flight," says Fanny. If you're noticeably drunk or getting unruly, it's the flight attendant's responsibility to control the situation. "Sometimes if we think you've had too much to drink, we'll serve you, but not serve the whole mini-bottle of booze," confesses Ellen. "We may just dip the rim of the glass in enough vodka or gin and fill the rest with mixer."

7. And serving you those drinks is not the primary reason we're on board.

Flight attendants are there to ensure your safety, not cater to your every need. They go through rigorous training, including medical emergency training, CPR and training to evacuate an aircraft. "Because&mdashfortunately&mdashmost flights do not encounter safety problems, some people believe that we're just luggage handlers and beverage servers, and don't recognize that flight attendants are highly trained for the safety and comfort of the passengers," says Agnes Huff, PhD, a former flight attendant for US Airways and Pacific Southwest Airlines. Sara explains that because the pilots can't see the back of the aircraft, flight attendants are depended upon to be the eyes and ears at the back of the plane. It's up to them to be aware of what's going on with the aircraft and alert the pilot to any emergency situations.

8. We're a very tight bunch.

Despite sometimes having met only minutes earlier, "once the crew is on board for a flight, something miraculous happens," says Gary. "We suddenly become one another's best friends, as if we've known one another for years. I guess the trust comes from knowing that we really do have one another's back in an emergency." According to him, the most intimate conversations take place during taxi, takeoff and landing. Those bonding moments are referred to as "jump seat news."

9. We wish you'd time your bathroom trips better.

Disregarding the "fasten seatbelt" sign and jumping up to visit the lavatory whenever you need to can add to delays. "There's a sequence to taxiing and getting in line for takeoff," says Sara. "If somebody gets up to use the restroom, we have to tell the cockpit, and they have to stop the plane and wait until the person is back in his or her seat and buckled up. During that time we could lose our spot in line." Plus, says Ellen: "Moving the 300-pound drink cart back to the galley against gravity after you've pulled it all the way to the front because one passenger needs to use the restroom is the most annoying thing ever."

10. Meeting passengers can be the best part about being a flight attendant.

"One of my favorite parts of the job was having meaningful conversations with interesting people," says Fanny. "Maybe it's an underlying fear of flying, or just the magic of being in the air, but people tend to open up and talk about themselves a lot. You can learn so much."


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