That flight attendant at the front of the plane isn't there just to welcome you. They're also sizing you up.
Airlines around the world have cancelled flights and suspended routes to China amid plummeting demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, airlines are also taking other precautions as the virus continues to spread to other countries. We asked flight attendants how they felt about working in air travel during the […]
Emirates transports about 60 million passengers per year and 22,000 flight attendants and pursers tend to those passengers. Being an Emirates flight attendant has its perks, like free housing in Dubai, discounted tickets, and getting paid to travel the world. The job also comes with long hours, busy schedules, and […]
Brian Finke spent two years photographing flight attendants in the early 2000s. He released a book called “Flight Attendants” showing them on and off duty. It features photos of flight attendants in training, at home, running errands, and working on planes. While magazine photographer Brian Finke travelled around the world […]
Passenger misbehavior is a problem for flight attendants and other airline crew members. Flight attendants are not paid to enforce the rules – but they are empowered to remind passengers about them, and, if necessary, report issues to the captain. The aeroplane captain will make the final decision on whether […]
Flight attendants tend to know more about flying than the average passenger. To unearth their secrets, we turned to the experts and asked them what most people don’t know about flying. Among the secrets were that you can’t actually open the plane door mid-flight (though some have tried) and that […]
Flight attendants don’t spend all their time on planes. When they’re not flying, they may be hanging out in their secret crew lounge inside the airport. Robert “Bingo” Bingochea, a Denver-based flight attendant for United Airlines, gave us a tour of United’s crew lounge inside Denver International Airport. Flight attendants […]
Many flight attendant jobs happen behind the scenes and when you’re not paying particular attention. Business Insider shadowed Robert “Bingo” Bingochea, a Denver-based flight attendant for United Airlines, for a day to see what we’re missing. Take a look at what United flight attendants have to do to help get […]
A Quora user and flight attendant who claims to have experience flying for some of the world’s best airlines aired some of her biggest gripes when it comes to poorly behaved passengers. It appears that some people lose all their inhibitions at 40,000 feet. Poor personal hygiene and joking about […]
An Emirates first-class flight attendant shared some secrets of the trade with Town & Country magazine. She said there was rigorous training to progress from economy class to premium classes. There are strict guidelines on makeup, hairstyles, and shoes, she said. The Emirates first-class cabin crew knows a surprising amount […]
Janet Airlines, the secret airline run by the US government, is hiring flight attendants. The airline mostly shuttles workers from the Las Vegas airport to locations like Area 51. The flight attendants will have the highest level of security clearance and be privy to classified national security information. To qualify, […]
A former flight attendant revealed some of his in-flight tricks. He told a radio show he had a code for attractive customers, as well as phrases for when he didn’t like somebody. Another – pretty gross – trick lets him avoid unwanted attention on-board. A former flight attendant has revealed […]
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Want the best travel tips and packing hacks? There’s no one better to ask than flight attendants. Flight attendants have a great deal of experience making the travel process more efficient and enjoyable. From how to secure upgrades and free goodies to hacks for packing lighter, flight attendants shared their […]