As we say, "happy passengers + happy crew = happy flight". Though it doesn't take rocket science to deal with your cabin crew, here are some tips you may want to consider whenever you fly. Though some of these tips are related to one of our past blog entries entitled "What Makes a Flight Attendant Happy", this is more of do's and not-to-do's when dealing with your cabin crew.
We are very familiar with "Please fasten your seatbelts, stow your seat tables, put all window shades up, and make sure your seats are in upright position as we prepare to take off/land". Notice that flight attendants are very strict in implementing this even if you are the world's most travelled person. Why? They are all there for your own safety.
One of the greatest misconceptions on flight attendants is that "their job is only about serving beef, chicken, coffee or tea", which we totally disagree and would want to change this. Serving you food and drinks is just a tenth of what the actual training consists. Much to your surprise also, the training program they go through is like one whole college term packed in just two to three months. If you think sleepless nights studying is only during college, then you are definitely wrong as those sleepless nights you have endured during college is nothing to what you will go through during flight attendant training. Your wings are not just pinned unto your uniforms, they are earned.
They are paid to travel. They work in different time zones. An aircraft environment is totally different from that of a regular office space. They deal with different personalities, they do routinary things most of the time unless there's some uncalled for situation. Brought by their lifestyle, we can say that a cabin crew is definitely a unique individual. What makes them unique though? Well we did run down a few of those characteristics and traits. Honestly, this is actually a just for fun post but for some or most, much of them are true.