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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 (5 months ago)
Hey guys! Are you afraid of flying?
txdraw (6 hours ago)
Nope, not at all. In fact I look forward to it.
MissMaddison Plays (1 day ago)
Dandy Ndomi Ekube (2 days ago)
Luca Watts (3 days ago)
No not at all I am a pilot at delta JK I just love flying
dragons4life316 (6 days ago)
yes because i dont want somebody in charge of my life
Audrey Lynn Vargas (2 hours ago)
0:32-0:42 !! FORTNITE??
jay Wils10 (11 hours ago)
Now you’ve put me off of my plane to America
Claire Howells (17 hours ago)
You are wrong sit in the middle this reason is because it is really close to the exit and you get better foot space so wrong!!!!
itz_gacha Camilla (1 day ago)
9:35 I've done that before but only when I am sitting in my sit
Matthew Smith (1 day ago)
What if a flight attendant use their taser on the plane surface?
Gary Grimes (1 day ago)
I was constantly in the air for 35 years. I haven't been on a plane since I retired 10 years ago. Ahhh so much better.
Spencer Anderson (1 day ago)
If a engine goes out you probably won’t crash. Planes have the ability to glide up to 100 miles.
Terry Akuna (1 day ago)
I'm out .... got conned again ... made me look ....
Alfie Strachan (1 day ago)
Kyle Pan (2 days ago)
2:57 who else agrees that that is a waterfall and not the sky
Kenneth Baca (2 days ago)
No I'm not
Sven Olaf Kamphuis (2 days ago)
there is a perfectly fine door in the back, for those that want to jump out. (or just use the stairs)
Sven Olaf Kamphuis (2 days ago)
considering that boeing thus is keeping statistics on 'accidents' they might wanna keep some statistics on the number of boeing planes randomly disappearing, crashing into things, or just exploding mid-air compared to those of other manufacturers. lol.
Axolotl Sully (3 days ago)
5:20 joining the mile high club while a mile high XD
Cyber Desviante (4 days ago)
Santos Dummont
Poll Fabaire (4 days ago)
On the plane bathroom door, there is a vacant/occupied sign it you lift it up you can get in side
Mark Lawrow (4 days ago)
Just to say you Need to No That some time's even when a Important crew member is sleeping there is noting to Worry.
MatT the Mega player //MatTmp (4 days ago)
I have worthers butter candy at take off
- FishDoesMC - (4 days ago)
6:59 'traying ta bles' What's a ta ble, you can eat it?
- FishDoesMC - (4 days ago)
EVA Air always gives you cold noodles... 'Boeing 787 Best Experience'
smflyer town (5 days ago)
flight attendants are there to serve people 99% of the time and the other 1% of the time they do safety. It is absolutely asinine to say they aren't there to serve you. Their primary job is to serve passengers with the added skill of directing an emergency situation that is rarely utilized.
rummerlinelmo (5 days ago)
Timothy Jason Antony (6 days ago)
I totally agree with you that food on board taste different but Malaysia airlines food is outmost the worst...I’m a Malaysian and fly with various airlines but Malaysia is the most disgusting among all!
Brenda Infante (6 days ago)
Vishwa Bow (7 days ago)
AlmightyEmperorBiggs RBLX (7 days ago)
Thought he was about to say Air Hostages at 2:22
•Wolfie•Official• (7 days ago)
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Noha Sedik (7 days ago)
I got to take a picture with the flight crew
Oliver Jonah Fusco (7 days ago)
I hate airplanes
Ali Ahmed Barlas (8 days ago)
Point number 2 conflicts with point 10 (Tipping ).. If they are not waitresses but captain's assistance , then why tip them . In That case , we should tip the captain for a smooth flight .
Daniel Fikre (8 days ago)
Amazing testimony infront of UN general assembly. https://youtu.be/zUol96cgsZU
ishak talie (8 days ago)
Gansterprank89 (9 days ago)
random stuff (9 days ago)
Not all of what you say matches my experience with flying. On international flights, flight attendents have woken me up for meal service. Pretty sure eating isn't an emergency. Also, I've found most airlines will promise to have a vegetarian meal available for me (when I request in advance, prior to the day of the flight), then when I'm on the flight and asking for it at meal time, I find out that somebody else asked for it first and now I'm out of luck.
アナラー (9 days ago)
Armaan Goel (9 days ago)
This is about flight safety not flight attendants!
Armaan Goel (9 days ago)
Are you sure that these "experts" aren't just your opinion?
Anthony Szczepanik (9 days ago)
I'm scared of flites
Jasmine Ng (9 days ago)
I'm definitely afraid of flying.. My dad is a pilot and I'm surprised he watches plane crashing episodes without have a nightmare.. Well I'm just scared if I crash and my life enfs
toddles9 (9 days ago)
Re number 8, the toilets are also at the back of the plane.
Al Chipmunks (9 days ago)
Not me
Ben Rockefeller (10 days ago)
Here are some more overlooked realistic facts about airline travel: - contaminated bleed air, - moldy seat pockets, - if you want to eat well on a flight, bring your own food, such as pineapples, blueberries, carrots, steamed broccoli, and steamed sweet potatoes, - eating fruits and vegetables is less likely to contribute to blood clots (dvt) than eating animal protein, - if they order you to stay in your seat, but it is urgent for you to urinate, then ignore the order, tell them why, and they cannot stop you, since they don't want you to urinate on the floor. By the way, I am a carnivore, but not while flying nor the meal before. I have never arrived as fresh after long flights as after I learned not to eat airline food and to bring my own food. It does not cost much, after you purchase glass containers.
Natthaya Choosuk (11 days ago)
It's good that I sit in the back
Bytah (11 days ago)
Just the fact that the graph chart wasn’t even 100...
Noman Raihan (11 days ago)
Air India is the best airline in the world.
Amazing Random stuff! (11 days ago)
I always go on Eva Air XD
Tom Joseph (12 days ago)
the tarmac isn't a term related to any part of the airport
Prathmesh Singh (12 days ago)
Hana STM (13 days ago)
I think tipping a flight attendant considered rude and impolite.
Emiliana Costa (13 days ago)
All do respect to Wright Brothers, but It was Santos Drumond who invented the airplane. Google it xoxo
Emiliana Costa (13 days ago)
All do respect to Wright Brothers, but It was Santos Drumond who invented the airplane. Google it xoxo
Doreen Charles (13 days ago)
Harjinder Singh (13 days ago)
99% BS
Milpool (14 days ago)
Don't sit in the back. This video is garbage.
Agnieszka Bolesta (15 days ago)
There are holes in the windows!!!!!!!!
Al Bundy (16 days ago)
Ellen Church still works for United.
Stanley Sko (16 days ago)
For all have sinned and have fallen short of Almighty God's glory
Cool Gamer 9-1-1 (17 days ago)
I think American Airlines is starting to give passengers soda cans for drinks if we ask for soda
Mohammed Ghouse (17 days ago)
tell me how can you make 69℅56%and49℅ out 100%
Mohammed Ghouse (17 days ago)
69+56+49=174 this can't be possible. I think you are failed in math's in your school
Hamza De prince (18 days ago)
I love bright side keep going my fovour fight youtube chanell
Bruce Ketcheson (18 days ago)
This was bad....
aymen haddadi (18 days ago)
i tried one time but i gave up
bio netic (20 days ago)
The little hole on the plane is to let the pressure outside stay out so yo can be safe even if one of the three window panel breaks you will still have two more protecting you
LT D (20 days ago)
Bright Side, your information might seem more credible ( at least to me) if you cited the credible resources in the presentation and/or the "show more" section!
Quý Nguyễn MEDIA (21 days ago)
Jazplayz (22 days ago)
Michael Segal (22 days ago)
I’m n my experience for food or drinks the flight attendants would go right to the front of the cabin and work their way back
John Donnellan (22 days ago)
Why do the flight attendants sit on their hands during take off and landing?
X YQ (22 days ago)
It's their brace position. If an accident is going to occur, it will most likely be on takeoff or landing. Each airline has their own brace position. As a FA of 20 yrs., we use to sit on our hands because it was considered the best position for our body in the event of an accident. We are responsible for opening the doors in an emergency, keeps our hands safe and our arms from going everywhere if there was an impact. Also, depending on which way our seat faces, we either put our chins down or head back to help prevent whiplash. Some airlines don't have the FAs sit on their hands anymore because they came up with a better/safer brace position.
David Miller (23 days ago)
All your references to pilots assume they’re male. What century are you in?
Sunny Scott (24 days ago)
I guess if it's on the Internet it must be true . ....
Tama God (24 days ago)
The runway isn't called a tarmac C H A N G E M Y M I N D
Viktoria VVV (24 days ago)
The only plane I will never take is that American one
lisa jenkins (25 days ago)
Tipping, oh wow
Matthew Hardinger (25 days ago)
This was the worst bit of click bait that I've ever came to. I learned absolutely nothing that everyone did not already know.
Joe Leid (25 days ago)
Flight attendants start at the front of the plane and finish at the end
Anthony-PlaysRB-And More! (25 days ago)
Vishal Chanana (26 days ago)
Plains are white thanks for the ❤️
Shirley Wu (26 days ago)
Actually people sitting in the front gets services first... food, drinks,etc
luiscarlos encina (26 days ago)
Tips is nice 🌸
Love Thailand (26 days ago)
I have a friend who bit into his food, was hungry and took a big bite. He swallowed GLASSS & ended up winning a lawsuit with the airline. Beware of airplane food!!!
Mario Renato (26 days ago)
I am a flight attendant and I don't know this.
Galen Wilson (27 days ago)
Airplanes are dangerous that's a fact ik
Brooks White (27 days ago)
A flight attendant needs a warm personality? Please inform the airlines of this. Don't think they're aware.
varain87 (28 days ago)
this was made by the flight atendant's union :D
Raymund Boy (28 days ago)
Im not afraid of 🛩
Reza Taufik (30 days ago)
penemu pesawat terbang pertama itu bukan sikembar tapi orang islam
steve cook (30 days ago)
Don’t think it’s legal to not pay you for hours worked
X YQ (22 days ago)
Airline industry is different. I would work 10 to 14 hour days and it usually came out to getting paid for half of that. Hourly rate is higher, so it works out in the end, but makes for long exhausting days. Example, I'd be on a 3 day trip (3-5 flights a day) and the average 3 day trip was worth 15-18 hours of pay, even though each day was about 12 hours long. Any delays when we're not on the plane just mean a longer day and less rest. Took a toll on me after 20+ years. I really don't get it either, just how it is.
Asia Grace Bandur (30 days ago)
Asia Grace Bandur (30 days ago)
Flight attendants are not aliens ok, Nothing is wrong with them we have all different personalty.
walugembe charles konny (30 days ago)
I want to date a cabin crew so help God
Kristy Ukpong (30 days ago)
5:39 seriously that is an alien ship
Kristy Ukpong (30 days ago)
4: 52 the middle is that an alien ship 😳
Puffin (30 days ago)
People who are scared 0f flying are unlikely to just drop off to sleep
Brady Neal (30 days ago)
Omg didn't last one minute, couldn't stand the intro!
Paree Heyliger (30 days ago)
As a flight attendant 👩🏽‍✈️ I have to say this is accurate!
Кристиян Димитров (1 month ago)
Yea you can sleep during flight... until its time for the flight attendants to announce all their perfume and scratch card promotions on the speakers. Well done.
WakenerOne (1 month ago)
I love how you begin "10 Things You _DIDN'T_ Know About Flight Attendants" with a fact that you yourselves admit _most people correctly believe._
well I love the flag