8 Things About Flight Attendants You Definitely Don’t Know

  1. They Aren’t Just There To Serve You Snacks and Drinks 

keep in mind that the real reason a flight attendant is on board isn’t to be your person waiter, but to keep you safe. Yes, imagine how stressful it must be to know you are responsible for a plane full of jet-lagged, hungry, cranky, and sometimes drunk passengers’ lives. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t happy to help.

  1. They Have to Abide by Strict Rules on Their Appearance

For anyone who has lamented having to wear business attire to work instead of those comfy jeans and T-shirt combinations, consider that flight attendants not only have standard uniforms, but, strict rules on how you can keep, color, and style your hair and makeup. Nails must be painted a certain way, and jewellery kept to a standard minimum.”

  1. And Weight

Taking it even further, the rules and regulations on appearance don’t stop at clothes and accessories. Some airlines have weight and body-fat ratios that their flight attendants must adhere to, they weighed once a year and must have a healthy BMI.”

  1. They Are Responsible for Your Life

They are the people responsible for taking care of 300-plus lives at 35,000 feet.” well, that’s one big reason to be sweet to your airline staff.

  1. They Are Trained to Deliver Babies on Board

Yes, you read that correctly. Your flight attendant can deliver your baby. Along with other medical instruction, part of your flight attendant’s training apparently includes helping to bring life into the world.

  1. And Perform Hand-to-Hand Combat

If baby delivery isn’t enough to wow you, perhaps the hand-to-hand combat your flight attendant is skilled in may do the trick? Considering that it’s most likely relied upon when dealing with unruly passengers or hijacking situations.

  1. They Know How to Survive in Extreme Conditions 

Maybe you aren’t as big of aviation nerds as us, but if you’ve seen “Alive,” the true story about the survivors of the 1972 plane crash into the Andes mountains, you know why having someone like Bear Grills on your side is key. Surviving the plane crash was only half the battle; the Andes are a snow-capped mountain range that leaves little for food (ahem) and really tests your survival skills. Don’t have any? Don’t worry, your flight attendant has been trained to handle themselves and the passengers in extreme conditions.

  1. And Fight Fire 35,000 Feet in the Air

Did we mention that extreme conditions also means inside the plane? Amazingly, your friendly flight attendant is also trained to fight fire, inside the plane, at 35,000 feet in the air. We imagine this may have been more of a threat back in the dreamy 60s when you could actually smoke on a plane, but given all the weird things that seem to go wrong in the cabin, we wouldn’t doubt an electrical fire or two happens. It makes you wonder how many things happen behind the scenes that we never know about in the cabin.

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