After long flying hours of breathing dry air and working with hundreds of passengers per leg, a flight attendant's job is indeed a tiring one, especially if they might have encountered an uncommon situation on board. It would be nice for an airline office to always welcome back their cabin crew after their flights and perhaps, one way is to have a pet dog or cat ready to welcome and bid farewell to the flight attendants. We hope airlines may consider this.
During the past weeks and months, different flight attendants have been making the news for going the "extra mile" to serve and help the passengers. Just recently, a Philippine Airlines flight attendant named Gold Pareno became viral after she and another flight attendant named Danica Panganiban assisted a passenger give birth on board a flight from Dammam to Manila.
Let us start this article by stating Philippine Republic Act No. 9497, Chapter XI Sec. 81 clause 9 which says “Any person who, while on board an aircraft, interferes with a crewmember’s or flight attendant’s performance of their duties, assaults, intimidates, or threatens any crewmember or flight attendant, shall be subjected to imprisonment from one (1) year to three (3) years or a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (Php50,000.00) but not exceeding Five hundred thousand pesos (Php500,000.00), or both, as determined by the court;”
Written by Mond Ortiz
An anonymous social media post recently sparked outrage among flight attendants which basically said that included in the plane fare is the flight attendant. To make it simple, it said that when someone buys a plane ticket, that person also bought the flight attendant, hence, the cabin crew has to do whatever the passenger wants. I too was personally angered by such an ignorant post, and I betcha the person who said this never became a cabin crew.
Written by Mond Ortiz
The picture above shows a Philippine Airlines flight attendant assisting a passenger in carrying her luggage unto the overhead compartment of an aircraft. When we say assisting, we mean both the passenger and the cabin crew lift the luggage, and is not left alone for one to do it. Flight attendants usually lend assistance to passengers who have any physical hindrance in lifting luggage by themselves, usually, PWDs, pregnant women, and elderlies. They are not obligated to solely lift luggage unto the OSBs and this is practiced by airlines all over the world!
You may not only need a flight attendant when you are inside an aircraft, but outside as well. Their unique lifestyle have brought about one of the most exposed people in the world, where travelling opened a wider spectrum about life and living. We now look at those moments or situations where a flight attendant would be of much help to you. We run down those times when you know you need a flight attendant.
Original author unknown; Photos from Gary Sato
I am unaware of the major changes happening around the world cause for me the only change that matters is the one happening in my airline .
I wake-up groom myself, get ready, get in my uniform and GET OUT of myself at the same time .
I make sure my footsteps dont bother my family who sleeps while i get ready to face the world .
The gentle kiss on the forehead of my sleeping child is all the love i get and need to go on . I know my child will wonder where did i disappear in the middle of the night .