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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Flight Attendants

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How to Get the Most out of Your Flight. Maybe you love to travel by plane, or maybe just the idea makes you clench your teeth in terror, but we bet you didn’t know all of this. It’s time to ask the experts who fly all the time: flight attendants to reveal their secrets and tips on how to make your flight more comfortable and safe. Many of us consider ourselves experts at navigating departures, flights, and takeoffs almost as naturally as we get out of bed in the morning or take a walk around the block. But however experienced you are, learning some of these insights about airplanes can make your flights more pleasant. It might also make the experience better for the pilot and crew of flight attendants who have to do this all day, every day. TIMESTAMPS All-male crews are a thing of the past. 1:21 Not waiters, but captain’s assistants! 2:36 The crew is just as frustrated as you are. 3:25 Don’t sleep during takeoff or landing. 4:05 Sleeping when cruising is a great idea. 5:13 Chicken or fish? 5:47 Follow instructions — or else! 6:42 Sit toward the back. 7:45 Rely on your flight attendants. 8:49 Flying tips straight from the pros! 9:18 Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music SUMMARY -Before 1930, the crews of airplanes were 100% male, including the pilot, ground crew, and all of the flight attendants. Over a hundred years, the gender roles reversed, and many now see this as a primarily female profession. -In reality, a flight attendant’s job is to assist the captain by managing the cabin during a flight. -Airline crews are typically paid by the hour, but only the hours spent in actual flight are paid. A flight doesn’t actually start until the door is closed. -Experienced flight attendants recommend avoiding falling asleep on take-off, descent, and landing. Not only will you not be attentive during these dangerous parts of the flight, but it can impinge on your comfort. -Attendants encourage passengers to sleep on night flights, deliberately delaying food service to let people fall asleep. -Some flight attendants use a trick to get more people to choose the fish: they say that the fish is a “special” from the “chef,” reserved exclusively for this flight. -Some airlines supply their flight attendants with tasers to deal with passengers who don’t comply. Safety is very important on planes, and they’ve got to be able to control a situation. -Especially if you’re a nervous flier, you’ll be pleased to know that the back seats tend to be far safer, statistically speaking. -Flight attendants are trained in first aid and CPR. They can treat small wounds, assess symptoms of common traveler illnesses, and even deliver babies in-flight. -Never take your shoes off on a plane. Lots of passengers use fold-down tables for all sorts of things: as writing surfaces, pillows (with drool-catching action!), or places to change a baby. Use antibacterial disinfectant, and clean the tray for your own safety. Flight attendants have very little free time during a flight. If you’re thirsty, rather than pressing the call button, consider going up to them to ask for a glass of water. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (3 months ago)
Hey guys! Are you afraid of flying?
Mark Livsey (10 hours ago)
The flying part is fine, it's the crashing bit that I'm less keen on.
DUNG NGUYEN (1 day ago)
BRIGHT SIDE no when you are dead then nope
Dark Chocolate (2 days ago)
Tommy Rules (3 days ago)
I’m not scared of it, probably because I mostly go on cruises
brainiac marco (5 days ago)
no more lol
Kien D Luu (11 hours ago)
saying most accidents happen during descent and landing is like saying most drownings occur in water - It's a skewed meaningless statistic. lol
Farah Semeda (16 hours ago)
I never knew that tipping can take place on a flight
Chris Gargoles (1 day ago)
Maybe increase the percentage of the back 70÷ since of its number......
The Meepy Meep (1 day ago)
And... DO NOT SIT AT THE BACK OF THE ******* PLANE. There is almost a 0% chance the plane will crash
The Meepy Meep (1 day ago)
I'm not afraid. Btw first class PAYS OFF IT IS GREAT
May Sia (1 day ago)
This is full of nonsense and BULLSH*T
Randy Levine (1 day ago)
"Being kind pays off." - Yes it does! - I was on a delayed flight from Cleveland to LA and all the passengers were complaining about being held up as we sat on the ground waiting for connecting passengers to board. I spoke up to the complaining guy next to me in Couch. I said, Aw, you would be happy if you were the guy we were waiting for...Ten seconds later I felt t tap on my shoulder. It was the stewardess asking me to come with her. I stood up and followed her to my brand new First-Class seat! She said that it had been a long day and she really appreciated my comment to that guy next to me and she wanted to do something nice for me... Needless to say I was enjoying free drinks, gourmet food and pampering service all the way to LA free of charge! ... I bet that guy back in Coach was wondering where the heck I went! Lol... BTW, I tried being extra nice on every subsequent flight after that, but to no avail. :)
Angelique Holder (1 day ago)
I love Alaska Airlines! And I really appreciate Flight Attendants for their service! Thank you Flight Attendants and Pilots and everyone else running things in the airports. 🙏
aussiepedro smith (2 days ago)
to long to get to the point.
nezysixts (2 days ago)
I wish the seats reclined that much lol
Michelle Miller (2 days ago)
Fight attendants should not have tasers do you think they do it to kids I don’t think so
VIJAY KC (3 days ago)
Rear end and 69? Fair enough.
Japan Rocks (3 days ago)
Another thing... It is GOOD practise to remove your shoes during a flight! Your feet swell up during a flight and if you leave your shoes on this can cause problems. Who cares if your feet get dirty? That's like saying never touch anything that is unclean. Can feet and socks not be washed?
Japan Rocks (3 days ago)
One thing I noticed which is inaccurate, Attendants generally refer to themselves as crew or cabin crew. Not hostesses, hosts or flight attendants. Having been married to a crew member that flew with several airlines I know what I am talking about.
Bonn Stevens (4 days ago)
1 minute and 20 seconds of BS introduction...thanks.
Margaret Buchan (4 days ago)
They do not fly straight
Jim T (7 days ago)
The reason your seats are put in the upright locked position is because in the event the landing is bumpy or is forced to stop abruptly. The person reclined on the bumpy landing will have their neck snapped up and down (forward and back relative to their chest, just like whiplash) I fast stop and if the belt isn't really snug and your reclined you could slide right down jamming your arms in the belt and most likely breaking your legs as they crumple under the seat in front of you. These 2 things making locking the set full upright the best move. (helps to tighten the belt as well.... low and tight.... just like the captains speedo....)
Olds 68 (7 days ago)
At United Stews were allowed to accept gifts from passengers
Renard John Sanchez (7 days ago)
I failed on #4 because I slept while the plane was taking off😣😣☹😔
vinudy (8 days ago)
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Giovanni Masi (8 days ago)
Liars. They hired sexy looking women to give you a more luxury experience. More men traveled for business. This is how Twa and Pan-Am sold ticket seats.
Daylover (9 days ago)
nr 8 is so true i got some discount on some lava salt becos i had been nice and try to help lol so awsome
Mahzeys Son (9 days ago)
Patrick Matindi (10 days ago)
Please explain this, no 4 of 10th point....you may be asked to leave, during a flight?
Nathaniel Aranda (10 days ago)
Great tips, I have not flown in 10years and I will be flying in about a month 😊😊
B Redfern (11 days ago)
Wow was that pointless
Eugene O'Reilly (11 days ago)
I love them
Robin Heijblom (11 days ago)
I stopped watching and gave a thumbs down because of the annoying forbidden sound at 2:46 and 2:54
sakura kun (11 days ago)
I hope that those complaining about this video realize that every airline is different and that rules and regulations vary according to a state's cultural beliefs, morals, historic experiences, values etc. I am glad that you question the information provided on the internet; however, dismissing certain points entirely based on the fact that you have never "seen" or "heard of" them doesn't make said points inaccurate.
Lora B (11 days ago)
Gary Lee (11 days ago)
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AiliPlayz Gaming & Full House (12 days ago)
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Vuph 2 (12 days ago)
AlbertScoot (12 days ago)
Being awake during a possible fatal accident on a plane isn't really going to help unless you're one of the pilots.
Amber Smith (12 days ago)
yes I am scared to fly
Noah Furdi (13 days ago)
you are so sipathetic
pastor.philip Chacko (13 days ago)
Can I tip a air hostess, no idea till date in India
Rafael Gomez (13 days ago)
This wasn't 1o things about flight attendants. It was 10 tips while flying as a passenger.
Eszter V (13 days ago)
MD NAYEM (14 days ago)
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PonyoNoodles (14 days ago)
2: the flight attendants and pilots have to check in with eachother every 40mins during the day and 20mine during the night. I think.
FaysalR (14 days ago)
Shane Martin (15 days ago)
Tasers? Tipping? I've worked in the industry since 98. There are no tasers, but if you don't follow instructions then you will have to get off the plane and I've never heard of tipping the flight crew.
Shane Martin (15 days ago)
If you cause a problem during the flight then the Capt will call ahead and you'll be meeting with the police when you land
AHMED SUBHANI KHAN (15 days ago)
Video start at 1:22 save time
ss SS (15 days ago)
gender neutral...BS
Alex Stan (16 days ago)
poor fish ;(
Progyadeep Moulik (16 days ago)
If flight attendants are not waiters (agreed), then tipping might actually be disrespectful.
jennifer pinto (16 days ago)
THank you for making this video to make the public understand what crew life is!
Imelda Zuniga (16 days ago)
ADRIAN ANIMATION (17 days ago)
Zephyr Tiger (17 days ago)
I remember when I took my first commercial flight, it was on Southwest from San Jose to Fontana CA, I was super excited and after we had reached our cruising speed and altitude, the flight attendants let me (along with them) hand out drinks and snacks to everyone on the plane! Super fun! :)
Dave Alexander (18 days ago)
10 ways to fall asleep from sheer boredom listening to stating the obvious. The plinkety plonk muzac just adds to the irritation .
Cait L. (18 days ago)
I have never seen a comment section with more whiny, annoying snowflakes in a long time. I bet you are all the miserable people I get stuck flying with who make everyone's flight a nightmare.
A (18 days ago)
Number 9 situation just happened to me recently. It was my first time flying by myself going interstate to visit my neice. I got the cold and flu the night before and could not recovery as fast trying everything. One flight attendant noticed upon boarding - later on that flight during down time. He gave me a peppermint tea as complimentary, extra tissues and a blanket to keep warm. I should have got his name cause I wanted to thank him of how comfortable I felt throughout that flight cause of him. I'm grateful of that experience I had on that flight 💕
Ørangey (18 days ago)
69% 😉
Luisa Kane (19 days ago)
You guys should consider getting right to the point instead of all this blablabla introduction
Master Freaky (19 days ago)
they also have (on long flights) a crew rest room above first class/ back of the plane where the pilots go to sleep during the flight! most of time on long flights!
Teresa Echols (20 days ago)
Yes the back is safer but it’s wher the bathroom is and it feels crowded
Sourav Das (20 days ago)
100% True.... Totally agreed
Gabriel Leung (20 days ago)
As a flight attendant, I find this video full of misinformation
roblox2006 aviationfan (20 days ago)
haven't you noticed that when planes crash it can crash on the nose or on tail you don't know which one and also the plane crashes have increased since the past years dont worry
Melanie Hamori (21 days ago)
Too bad that some of the flight attendants are bigger jerks than you can imagine
Kilroy Gonzalez (21 days ago)
A Rasta plane, cool!
Adam S (22 days ago)
Like if you are a flight attendant
Chris D (22 days ago)
Ask for an extra water at long-haul flights.
InTheFameLane (23 days ago)
ta bles
ANU KJ (23 days ago)
Images of oxygen masks
ANU KJ (23 days ago)
Images of oxygen masks
Pernille Aurora Nygaard (24 days ago)
«These dangerous parts of The flight»
Sagar Patel (25 days ago)
Title is this "10 Things You Didn’t Know About Flight Attendants" but many points are not about this..you just keep this title to get more views? well then you will also get dislikes.
Frank Martin Catalla (25 days ago)
I'm working at the Airline Industry. Thank you for this video! ♥️
TY Wickens (25 days ago)
Good to know thank you ☺
Michael Manu (25 days ago)
12mins and 17secs I'll never get back ... total waste if time!
Alicia Baella (26 days ago)
I had no idea that flight attendants were tipped and I've been flying for 35+ years. What is the tipping policy? Any suggested %? Also, I knew about them not being paid until the doors close and I think it is so wrong!
Alicia Baella (15 days ago)
+Mark thank you, yeah, that was new information for me, and wrong indeed!
Mark (15 days ago)
You do NOT tip FAs. I was one for 4 years. It is forbidden.
Maryam Zeynalova (27 days ago)
Maryam Zeynalova (27 days ago)
No way
Ed Allen (27 days ago)
I don't agree with the tipping advice. I would never tip a flight attendant.
Laas Hassan (28 days ago)
Crew is getting paid during their ‘duty period’ that’s not only when the door is closed. The duty period starts at outstation from the moment of leaving their hotel room and at home base when starting to work at home base...
LPS mia (28 days ago)
i know the titel but i allways go on a ship
jasmin Wolfhard Bazzi (29 days ago)
ok #8 being kind to the attendants does help, it has happened to me i was extremely kind, didnt make it hard for the attendants and showed my manners, and i got a giant bag of gummies and saved $7 because i got it for free
rudolf desadeleer (29 days ago)
I had it will gender neutral....
ExoticButters_ BOI420 (29 days ago)
Never take your shoe on a plane... Me: 🎵🎵 *WHAT BOUT I DO... ANYWAY* 🎵🎵
ChronicleDBZ (29 days ago)
I love the awful clickbait thumbnails this channel makes
Phoenix xox (1 month ago)
5:13 Pahaha, my sister was born in 2004 and my dad was a pilot and my mom was a flight attendant, guess she really was an accident huh
TheAnibear (1 month ago)
"10 Things You Didn’t Know About Flight Attendants" starting with all male crews are no more. This is insulting to ones intelligence.
Africa Charter Airline (1 month ago)
This entire Video is a load of BULL. What nonsense... I run an airline and EVERYTHING "factual" in this video is INCORRECT!!!
MrUrchu (1 month ago)
Chicken or fish ? No thanks. I'll pick the juicy steak in my private jet.
Held Peter (1 month ago)
My friend, if I'm paying $6,000 for a business class flight, it is the flight attendants job, to make me feel as pleasant as possible while being inside the plane and it should not be of the customers concern what would make the flight attendant happy or how hard her job may be. If thats something she can't handle she shouldn't be working in the service industry. If a hair dresser has a customer wanting the same hair cut as the last 10 people before him, the hair dresser might feel bored and claim it a bad day, but the customer has every right to ask for that haircut. An overweight guy who pays for a massage shouldn't feel obliged to loose weight just to make the masseuse feel good about touching him. It is the service industry and it is a job that gets you money,... do not expect or even ask you customers to make it easy for you.
Jack Lantern (1 month ago)
I quit watching when you said "gender-neutral".
Wolfie Gamer (1 month ago)
But what if its a tailstrike
Ramez jaimus (1 month ago)
Well Datu (1 month ago)
Giving tips, lol......
Sriram Balasubramanian (1 month ago)
Flight attendants do not use tasers. And please do not make this video for scaring anyone
Joe R (1 month ago)
Sorry but your wrong on number 5. Overseas flight they do wake you up to see if you want to eat. Finnair and Lot Airlines
Navneeta Bhuriya (1 month ago)
Being kind pays off 👌
Max Burukhin Vlogs (1 month ago)
I didn't know all flight attendants were deceased!
marcoalza (1 month ago)
What a load of bolox
One MercilessMing (1 month ago)
And kudos to the flight attendants who worked the flight I took home to say good-bye to my dying mother.
Diego Crescente (1 month ago)
All we need is an outlook and personality? And our job is not only to assist the Captain! The pressure changes are much more felt during descent, NOT climbing. Tasers? Really? Not everything is at the back of the plane. Depends on configuration.
Ciao Fantozzi (1 month ago)
Wright bros :))))) HENRY COANDA-a romanian guy is THE PIONEER OF FLYING!