Being a flight attendant is stupendous. but misconceptions about us exist.
People’s general opinion are even now based on obsolete stereotypes.
The fallacies people have about being a flight attendant is downright ridiculous sometimes.
At long last, we shall address these misconceptions and attempt to stop them cold.
Continue reading below and find out just a handful of what people think of flight attendants.
7 Misconceptions About Being A Flight Attendant
1. This Job Is Just For Young Girls
The bulk of people think of the cabin crew as average-sized females. This isn’t always the case.
We come in disparate body frames and various age groups.
More importantly, we aren’t all females either. We have men in our midst!
2. Flight Attendants Don’t Have A High Education
The majority of individuals that make up the cabin crew force come from previous careers. Many are highly educated.
It isn’t uncommon that you find former lawyers, teachers, accountants, nurses, and even doctors as flight attendants.
We did not just wake up one morning and become flight attendants. We have an education.
3. Horrible Nicknames
Flight attendants aren’t fans of the nickname “trolley dolly” or “air waitress” because these imply that our only job is to push carts around serving drinks and food. There’s a lot more that goes into our work.
4. Our Training Is Easy
We go through a rigorous training program.
Service training is only a part of the training we receive. We learn safety and emergency procedures, security updates, first aid, fire-fighting, and survival skills.
We could even be suspended from flying if we miss those annual (recurrent) training.
5. It’s All Part Of Our Job
Please know that extending us a ‘Thank You’ every now and then goes a long way.
Most people think just because it’s part of our job to serve, we aren’t worthy of their appreciation.
A ‘Thank You’ sinks deep into our hearts
6. “Excuse Me!”
Making weird noises as if calling your pet or snapping fingers to get our attention is unacceptable.
Yelling out ‘Excuse Me’ isn’t the way to go either.
Why not politely and calmly say Hi or Hello and then go ahead with your request.
7. We Are Just Employees
Please remember that though we wear uniforms, we’re people too.
It’s our job to take care of passengers, true.
However, we aren’t heartless robots; we have feelings that can get hurt.
Hope this shed more light on these common beliefs and maybe flying would become a better experience for both passengers and crew.
Photo Credit: Miriam