Flight Attendant War Stories….Stewardess

I work in a pressurized alluminum tube and the environment outside my “office” cannot sustain human life. that being said, the human life inside is not worth sustaining sometimes…in fact, the passengers can be jerks, and idiots. I am often treated with no respect, nobody listens to me ..until i threaten to kick them off the plane…and have to literally scare and threaten people to conform to FAA requirements.

That being said, as a Flight Attendant, I have to baby-sit sick kids, serve fat people food that will only make them fatter, pretend im subjugated to trailer trash in first class who really only paid $160.00 each way to sit there (upgrade) and deal with various ailments and issues. Once I had a man run into the bathroom on final approach with urine flying out of his pants. I’ve cleaned up puke, I’ve had to clean up people who soil themselves, and listen to my share of abuse why “I” am the reason their life has gone to hell in a hand basket when “I” wanst even 500 miles near them when the event occurred. My blood pressure has shot up since 9/11, Im constantly exhausted from flying 12-15 hour days, 4 leg turns , and endruing 8-9 hour layovers between 12-14 hour days. its inhumane.

I’ll never in my life forgive the mgmt at my airline for subjecting me to the hell on earth as a flight attendant I’ve endured while they hardly took any concessions worth speaking of and their work-day didnt change. bah. you can have this job. In fact, I seriously doubt you’d even make it through the first week of the constant belittlement, being told “smile” and starting to think you’re name is Miss Celephane. The events I speak of happen ever day im at work…when was the last time someone came into your office or cubicle and called you a bitch because you told them to fasten the seatbelt around their sleeping child (lets assume here your office can drop 100 ft in 1/2 second) or to put their seat upright so the people behind them can exit in an emergency during landing should one occur.

People change when they get on board an airliner and I can certainly reinforce to you its not for the better.

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  1. By reffering to yourself as Miss Cellephane (sic) it looks to me like you are mad because pax don't pay enough attention to you. Sorry about your luck. You are not there to be a model or to have people tell you how pretty you are. You are there for their safety. Depending on the size of the plane, let's say there are an average of 150 people on each of your flights. There are always going to be times when someone has an accident such as wetting themselves or they have a severe case of diarhea. Sorry to be so graphic, but life happens. Maybe you need to find a different career where people will pay more attention to you and you don't have to subject yourself to the "trailer trash" as you so elequently refer to them.
  2. Quote:
    Originally posted by Unregistered
    By reffering to yourself as Miss Cellephane (sic) it looks to me like you are mad because pax don't pay enough attention to you. Sorry about your luck. You are not there to be a model or to have people tell you how pretty you are. You are there for their safety. Depending on the size of the plane, let's say there are an average of 150 people on each of your flights. There are always going to be times when someone has an accident such as wetting themselves or they have a severe case of diarhea. Sorry to be so graphic, but life happens. Maybe you need to find a different career where people will pay more attention to you and you don't have to subject yourself to the "trailer trash" as you so elequently refer to them.
    I'm seriously thinking about switching from a nurse to a flight attendant. Your wages are not capped like in nursing so eventually I would be making more money. And your diarrhea story is nothing to what I'm used to...hell I've even had a whole urinal bottle spilled all over me along with other bodily wastes.

    Anything to get away from bitchy nurses!
  3. I was a flight attendant and it's a demeaning nasty job. People are white trash with no class.

    I had a woman get her period, and sit on a pillow, then pulls me over to tell me she's bleeding through the seat. I had a lady want me to hold her barf bag while she vomited, asian people pissing on the floor of the lavs. (and for those of you to dare say I'm culturally intolerant, I'm asian). Still it's fucking NASTY! I've had people piss in blankets and when you go to fold them up you end up getting their RANK all over yourself.

    Fortunately I am no longer a flight attendant, but for all of you ripping on the lady who first posted, FUCK YOU. You have no idea what it's like to deal with whiny-assed-trailor trash on a daily basis - be told you need to do 6 San Fran turnovers and NOT be paid until the plan takes off - no delay pay. Do Las Vegas -NY turns in one day. It's grueling and I felt like an old lady at the end of every damn shift.
  4. Hi,

    First of all, people who are not or have never been a flight attendant cannot judge the lady who posted this.

    I believe that unless you have actually done a flying job, you have no right to comment on the working conditions of a profession you do not know.

    But unlike her or the other F/a who replied to her, my main problem is actually with the crew itself. I can deal with difficult passengers, if they are rude to me i just ignore them.

    However, it s hard to be stuck on a plane for a whole day ( 4 legs a day) with bitchy F/A.

    i am currently a f/a in the uk and apprently, the working conditions are not better in the US. We get mininum rest. 4 or 5 legs a day and we get treated like 3 years old children by managers.

    The job is not rewarding, and financially it s a job. I usually work between 10 and 12 hours a day , 6 days on.

    I want a career change so i am starting nursing school in september to become a psychiatric nurse.
  5. I am a stewardess too, flying for almost 5 years in one of the asia country and are looking foward to change my job. U r rite that there are many pax that pisses us off as well as some crw attitude but I would say with all this rubbish maybe we are learning some kind of suvivor skill by controlling our temper.

    There's good and bad about this job but financially we are pretty well paid. Imagine if u were to work on ground, u r paid much lesser yet still get the "F" word throw on u either by ur boss or customer. Its the same after all.

    I agreed, its somehow tired being up the skies most time and feel suffocating but once the flight is over .... our grudges should be over by talking it out with someone like ourself.. our batchmate or close friend in the airlines too...

    So if u r so fuking tired then call it a quit but hopefully no regret after that. Must be prepared with the outside war. I sincerely wish those who have decided to leave good luck and all the best (i am wishing to myself too anyway) because I know I will miss it someday, I do gain much more than loosing much so No Regret Joining No Regret Leaving!

    We have done marvelous job afterall... we are well trained in terms of EQ after all rite ...
  6. Hi, all.

    "First of all, people who are not or have never been a flight attendant cannot judge the lady who posted this.

    I believe that unless you have actually done a flying job, you have no right to comment on the working conditions of a profession you do not know.

    But unlike her or the other F/a who replied to her, my main problem is actually with the crew itself. I can deal with difficult passengers, if they are rude to me i just ignore them.

    However, it s hard to be stuck on a plane for a whole day ( 4 legs a day) with bitchy F/A.

    i am currently a f/a in the uk and apprently, the working conditions are not better in the US. We get mininum rest. 4 or 5 legs a day and we get treated like 3 years old children by managers.

    The job is not rewarding, and financially it s a job. I usually work between 10 and 12 hours a day , 6 days on.

    I want a career change so i am starting nursing school in september to become a psychiatric nurse."

    Say what! I can't believe I read that! Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire. If you have read about getting people's bodily fluids all over them working at 30K feet, well, you will get it all day/night on the ground and be told to be grateful for it. You will be constantly told that you are an expense and that there are plenty of other nurses ready and willing to take your place. After you have been a nurse for a few years in one clinic/hospital, etc. you are considered a liability they don't want. Better to make your life miserable so they can get rid of you and hire a new grad at half the pay.
    Do yourself a favor, don't go into psyche or nursing at all. I did psyche for 8 years. It is legalized extortion. The md's, and staff are crazier than the patients. They will go out and dig up criminals and give them a dx to get 1000k per day out of insurance or medicaid.
    Stay in the air, or get out, but DON'T GO INTO NURSING!!! Check out the Nursing sucks forum for a real eye opener. Been a nurse for 20 years in many areas. It sucks big time. Never will change. Not in my life time anyway.
  7. You are absolutely right and that is why I quit my job as a flight attendant.

    Well said and very accurate.
  8. I too am a flight attendant, and all the posts from the above flight attendants are actually correct.

    You do not get treated with respect. You are generally ignored by the majority of passengers boarding the plane. Then they suddenly acknowledge you when they "need" something.

    I found this forum because I'm ready to hang up my wings. Actually I decided last night on my way home to quit as soon as profit sharing checks are distributed in Spring 2006.

    For all those that think we do nothing, that's your opinion.

    And for all my fellow flights attendants, KUDOS to you.

    JFK Flygirl
  9. I am too a flight attendant, and it can be far from glamorous! The thing that bugs me the most is when pax blame me for things that are completely out of control, like the weather. Don't they realize that by being delayed and missing important events, that we sometimes are too!

    And a shout out to all parents - Buckle Up You Child! Don't ask me to do it. Would you put your 3 year old in a van without a car seat? Think about it!
  10. I'm just getting ready to retire after thirty years as a psychiatric nurse. To the f/a who wants to enter my field............be prepared. It's
    no better than what you're bitching about. Possibly worse. We chose jobs that put us in contact with others. If you don't like it, do something that will allow you to work in a less populous field. Appears to me that the writer of this article and most of the respondants lack any feelings for others and when you have that attitude others pick up on it and respond to you in kind. It's a big world with lots of things to do. Stop making yourselves and others miserable.
    Nurse Ratchett
  11. The attitude of "if you don't like it, leave it" is what allows people to treat those who serve them like trash. Anything other than a chemical imbalance is no excuse. Don't ruin my day.
  12. People need to be happy in their jobs! If you are not happy it will reflect in your performance. Remember every job has its ups and downs you just have to weigh the differences. Remember there are many people who would love to experience the role as a Flight Attendant.
  13. stewardesses are the ones with the attitudes, they are nothing more than glorfied maids/waitresses
  14. I do love my job; in fact I have fun everyday!

    As for being glorified waitresses, let me ask you this:

    Do you ever grab your waitress when she approaches the table?

    Do you shove garbage in her face?

    Do you completely ignore her when she's talking to you?

    Do you call the restaurant to yell at a waitress when the roads are covered in snow and you can't drive there?

    Do you hide in restaurant bathrooms for a smoke?

    If your plane ticket cost 200$, do you tip the flight attendant 15%?

    I really hope you don't do these things...except the tipping, that would be cool

    So the next time a flight attendant needs to puts out a fire, evacuate a plane, or treat injuries, you better hope she doesn't think she's just a "glorified waitress". 'Cause honey, there ain't no glory in it!
  15. Quote:
    Originally posted by Unregistered
    Hi,

    First of all, people who are not or have never been a flight attendant cannot judge the lady who posted this.

    I believe that unless you have actually done a flying job, you have no right to comment on the working conditions of a profession you do not know.

    But unlike her or the other F/a who replied to her, my main problem is actually with the crew itself. I can deal with difficult passengers, if they are rude to me i just ignore them.

    However, it s hard to be stuck on a plane for a whole day ( 4 legs a day) with bitchy F/A.

    i am currently a f/a in the uk and apprently, the working conditions are not better in the US. We get mininum rest. 4 or 5 legs a day and we get treated like 3 years old children by managers.

    The job is not rewarding, and financially it s a job. I usually work between 10 and 12 hours a day , 6 days on.

    I want a career change so i am starting nursing school in september to become a psychiatric nurse.
    So you are leaving one bad profession to get into one that is even worse. I am a nurse, you should read the thousands of posts under nursing, that ones labelled I hate nursing and nursing sucks and such. If you being a flight attendant is bad you will be begging to go back before long once you are a nurse!!
  16. I spent 8 years as a F/A in the late 80's into the mid 90's. I left to pursue a career in Internet Marketing and sales.

    I can tell you this much: We F/A's (actually most airline employees) refer to jobs outside the industry as "real jobs" well, let me tell you a little about the "real world".

    If misery loves company, then the corporate arena is a loving place. The key here is this: you are working with the same people day in, day out. It's harder to get around personality clashes as you can't simply "bid a new schedule" each month to avoid them. Overtime is generally mandatory and it's not paid for. Your computer usage, break times etc, are all measured.

    You take the same crowded route to work each day, walk into the same hell hole, and when you leave the office at the end of the day, you go right back to the same commuter misery you arrived in that morning. Corporate life is repitious, boring and there are a lot of mean spirited people.

    After 8 years of the corporate circus, I gave it up and went back to an airline as a Flight Attendant.

    New cities and faces to see, trip trades, lots of days off....I can handle the occasional unruly PAX.

    I'm a Flight Attendant, and I'm proud of what I do, and I look forward to the adventure of going to work.

    Maybe those who are no longer able to handle the perils of in-flight work, should consider other careers. As someone said earlier there's nothing more miserable than a 4 day trip with bitchy, whiny crewmembers.
  17. "You do not get treated with respect. You are generally ignored by the majority of passengers boarding the plane. Then they suddenly acknowledge you when they "need" something."

    Wow, this thread is really facinating. I have no doubt that there are negative aspects to being a flight attendant, as there are for all jobs, by the way. And I admit that some of those described by the posters sound very unpleasant. The above quote, however, speaks volumes about the poster. As an airline passenger, I generally do not bother the airline staff (that is what you are) unless I need something. You are there for my safety and comfort. If you don't like it, quit. There is no excuse for passengers being rude but I have seen innumerable instances of bitchy flight attendants taking their personal dissatisfaction out on innocent passengers. It is not our fault you have to work for a living.
  18. That first flight attendant got it right....YES THERE IS TRAILER TRASH OUT THERE AND THEN SOME. We get the mother who has the gall to say "Do you have food because my children are starving they havent eaten all day (mind you its 3pm) or the mother that asks for milk because she didnt bring any for her 6 month old (its a 5 hour flight to cali) HELLOOOOO Now lets talk about these precious Angels......a 4 year old telling you "about time you got here with my soda "(did i mention its 6am?) or the 10 year old telling you "my snacks fell on the floor pick them up" or that 9 year old that found the call button and rings you 8 times to get a drink, snack, another drink, another snack and so on. Yup I love them all. Now lets talk about the adults.........There you are standing with your big smile greeting everyone "hello..welcome aboard" and here comes mrs charm "i want a blanket and a pillow now" or "gimme a bottle of water i have to take my pills, i was supposed to take them 30 minutes ago" (bottle costs $2 in the terminal) Then our day really begins when people get that middle seat. "oh no, i cant sit in the middle seat, i get sick you get me an aisle RIGHT NOW!!! DO YOU HEAR ME?? im not sitting in the middle" and the spiffy looking gentleman that starts throwing his bag around because he didnt get the emergency exit row "i booked it 3 months ago THREE MONTHS AGO why didnt i get it, this is fucking ridiculous i will never fly your airline again you are a bunch of fucking morons" I can go on and on but lets go to another subject. Serving drinks and snacks. My airline we take their orders and give them pretty much what they want and THEY KNOW THIS!!! So here is how one order goes, "yes can i get a decaf with half and half and 2 sweet and lows, a diet coke no ice, bottle of water oh make that two and i see you have soup, let me get one also" snacks? "yes umm 2 chocolate chips, umm some chips, do you have nuts? yes? oh then let me get one oh wait and an animal cracker..i didnt have dinner" i noticed. Her ticket cost $79 for a 2:30 flight to Florida, she has to get her moneys worth..but wait shes calling me back "my grandkids love those chips can i get 4 more bags" Lets move on...Crying children and the effects it has on the people around them. I had this 1 year old that was not having it, he was crying and crying and people were getting annoyed. A passenger sitting 2 rows behind on the opposite side calls me and tells me "WHY DONT YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT? ITS FUCKING ANNOYING" i calmly ask her what would she like me to do about it "PUT A FUCKING PILLOW OVER HIS HEAD AND SHUT HIM THE FUCK UP" as God is my witness that was the reply word by word. Now.....can you say Trailer Trash?? Or the one lady that said you are going to have to compensate me because i have a huge headache from that baby crying, i said of course i would compensate her, i leave and return 5 minutes later, hand her a bottle of water with some aspirin, she asks "what the hell is this" i reply "your compensation". Its sad to say but yes people have forgotten their manners. I dont ask for respect because im a flight attendant and need to be "glorified" but because im a human being and I give respect. I have been called every name in the book not because i gave them bad service, but because there was a snow storm and we couldnt leave on time, or because we serve no food, or because we have 20 other planes in front of us and it will take 30 minutes to take off, because we have to divert becasuse someone is having a heart attack...there is a screaming baby on board......we ran out of beer.....we dont have coffeemate on board......there are no crayons.....they didnt get the seat they wanted......we dont have the drink they want....the list goes on and on. So im sorry to report to you, there is trailer trash and then some on board. I still love my job though, where else can you stand there while someone is having a FUCKED UP day and give them the biggest smile you can. That pisses them off more. Happy flying everyone.
  19. wow...u flight attendants have a hell of a lot to bitch about when YOU are in fact the snobby bitchy ones us passengers have to deal with. Your attitudes and fake smiles...who are you fooling?? What about US that had to deal with stupid front desk people who act like they dont have ears and dont want to help printing out ur pass and enjoyin makin u wait as long as they possibly can in line with their usless walky talkys...then u have security who wants to make a big ass deal about a fuckin 8 ounce bottle of lotion! what the hell kind of bomb r u gonna make with some damn lotion and hair spray?? I mean these people have the biggest attitudes worse than a 16 year old female whos phone just died and boyfriend ran off with her bff!! Ur life is NOT that bad! Get a new fuckin job u dumbasses! there r people out there that would come in the bathroom with u on the damn plane to wipe ur ass for u because they want a job that damn bad! You bitches r complainin that u gotta get someone a pillow and a glass of water...hahah! thats what ur paid to do! do it and shut up...think about what that passenger went through to get on the plane in the first place! HELLLL! Now they gotta deal with you! Plus its fuckin expensive to get a ticket!! You better be kissin the ground we walk on! ...300+ bucks for a fuckin ride to another state...think about this..without those passengers..us passengers YOU CANT PAY RENT BITCH!!! so put on that fake smile and get me some pillows!!
  20. First, please allow me to express my sincere sympathy with your situation, that is to be stuck with hundreds of people (of whom one or the other might or might not be a moron) in the aluminum tube as referred to earlier.

    Welcome to the club! I am regularily asked by my employer to sit in airplanes durig business trips. In the past I found myself stuck on center seats between obese individuals on long hauls, dumped from overbooked flights, stranded, rerouted, seperated from my luggage, and regularily exposed to bad smells, bad behaviour, bad food and sometimes (sorry) bad service.

    I consider myself close to the average as far as my ability to handle and accept stress is concerned. However the ability to run arround the block to smooth the temper is greatly restricted above ground.

    Therefore, I, the passenger depend on you, the flight attendent to give me just the smile to calm me down and like my day. And this is despite the fact that you are exposed to the same situations as I am. So far you all did a pretty good job at it and I want to thank you. I will continue to try to return all the the smiles I receive.

    Greetings,
    Scar
  21. Here's a letter from an unknown flight attendant that touches on almost every part of the flight experience that frequent and no-so- frequent fliers know all too well. It is a reminder in this day of flight crews being booed and sued, and more and more cancelled flights that the front line of pilots and flight attendants are as much victims of bad management as we, the passengers, are.

    As this flight attendant so aptly says, "direct your hostility and frustrations in the direction where they will be most effective: The customer service department. They are the ones equipped to handle your
    complaint and implement procedures for change." When you do interact with your flight attendant, a smile, a kind word and a thank you go a long way further than many of us know.

    To the Flying Public: We're sorry.

    We're sorry we have no pillows.
    We're sorry we're out of blankets.
    We're sorry the airplane is too cold.
    We're sorry the airplane is too hot.
    We're sorry the overhead bins are full.
    We're sorry we have no closet space for your oversized bag.
    We're sorry that's not the seat you wanted.
    We're sorry there's a restless toddler/overweight/ offensive smelling passenger seated next to you.
    We're sorry the plane is full and there are no other seats available.
    We're sorry you didn't get your upgrade.
    We're sorry that guy makes you uncomfortable because he "looks like a terrorist".
    We're sorry there's a thunderstorm and we can't take off.
    We're sorry we don't know when it will stop.
    We're sorry you're crammed into a space so small that if you were an animal PETA would protest.
    We're sorry a Super 80 has no music or video entertainment for your 3 hour flight.
    We're sorry we ran out of your favorite soda.
    We're sorry there are no more sandwiches.
    We're sorry that Budweiser costs $6.
    We're sorry we don't have diapers for your baby.
    We're sorry we don't have milk for same baby.
    We're sorry you can't hang out by the cockpit door waiting to use the bathroom. We're sorry you can't hang out at the back of the airplane.
    We're sorry you have to sit down and fasten your seatbelt.
    We're sorry you have to put your seat up for landing.
    We're sorry we don't know when we're going to land.
    We're sorry we don't know whether your plane to (substitute any city in the world) will be waiting for you when we land.
    We're sorry we've been diverted because we ran out of gas waiting to land.
    We're sorry for these and so many other things that we have absolutely no control over but which we are held accountable for EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    Please understand. Flight attendants are not the enemy. We share your space. More than anyone - we want to have a nice, pleasant travel experience.

    There is a reason behind everything we ask you to do. It may be a FAA directive. It may be security related. It may be a company procedure. We don't just make stuff up. We don't spend 8 weeks at the flight academy learning how to pour a Coke. There are many things that flight attendants are watching for constantly on every flight FOR YOUR SAFETY. It's not because we're bored or so controlling that we just enjoy telling people what to do. I, for one, would like to have one flight where I didn't have to repeatedly tell people to put their seats up for landing.

    Seriously. Can't you just do what we ask sometimes? Without the glares, eye rolling and disdain? For the record - putting your seat up for landing may not seem that important to your personal safety. However, it is very important for the person sitting BEHIND YOU. If you have ever tried to get out of a row where someone has their seat back you know it can be a challenge. Try grabbing your ankles (emergency brace position) or getting out of that row quickly with smoke in the cabin.

    Understand a little better now?

    Many of the things we ask passengers to comply with are FAA directives. Like carry-on bag stowage and exit row requirements. Turning off your cell phone. When we can serve drinks (in the air) and when we can't (after the aircraft door is closed or on an active taxi-way). We are only allowed to move about the cabin during taxi out for safety related duties. We can't get you blankets then, or hang coats, or get you drinks.

    It's not because we don't want to. It's because we are held personally responsible if we fail to comply with FAA directives. Meaning that the FAA can fine us personally up to $10,000 if we fail to comply or enforce an FAA Directive. Like no bags at the bulkhead. No children in the exit row. No one moving around the cabin during taxi.

    Perhaps now you know why flight attendants get a little testy when people move about the cabin when they're not supposed to. It's not the company that gets in trouble for that. It's us. Personally, I wish the airlines would show worst case scenario safety videos. Like what happens if you walk through the cabin during turbulence.

    There could be a guy who has just fallen and smacked his face on the metal armrest and now has a bloody, gushing broken nose. Or an elderly lady who now has a broken arm because someone walking to the bathroom fell on her.

    Maybe a passenger with a broken neck because somebody opened an overhead bin during turbulence and a suitcase fell out and onto the person sitting beneath it. These things can easily happen in a fast moving, unstable air environment.

    Please just trust that we are looking out for your best interest and stop fighting with us about everything we ask you to do. It is exhausting.

    Finally, please, please direct your hostility and frustrations in the direction where they will be most effective: The customer service department. They are the ones equipped to handle your complaint and
    implement procedures for CHANGE. Think about it. More than anybody, we are already aware of the lack of amenities, food, service and comfort on the aircraft. Please share your concerns with the people in the cubicles at corporate who need that information to make better decisions for the flying public.

    It's frustrating that so many people are in denial about what the travel industry is about now. The glory days of pillows, blankets, magazines and a hot meal for everyone are long gone. Our job is to get you from point A to point B safely and at the cheapest possible cost to you and the company. So be prepared. If you are hungry - get a sandwich before you get on the plane. If it's a 3 hour flight, anticipate that you may get hungry and bring some snacks. If you are cold natured - bring a wrap.

    Think for yourself and think ahead. Otherwise, don't complain when you have to pay $3 for a cookie and are left with a crusty blanket to keep you warm. We hear often that the service just isn't what is used to be. Well, the SERVICE we provide now isn't what it used to be. When I was hired, my job was to serve drinks, meals, ensure that safety requirements were met and tend to in-flight medical issues.

    Since 9/11 my primary job is to ensure that my airplane will not be compromised by a terrorist. 9/11 may be a distant memory now to many, but be assured that EVERY DAY, when a flight attendant reports to work, he or she is constantly thinking about 9/11. We feel a personal responsibility to ensure that something like that never happens again. We can never relax. We can never not be suspicious
    about someone's intentions.

    It is difficult to be vigilant and gregarious at the same time. Especially when most of us are working 12 hour days after layovers that only allow 5-6 hours of sleep. Not because we were out partying and
    having a grand time on the layover - but because the delays that you experience as a passenger also affect us as a crew, so that what was a 10 hour layover is now 8 hours which doesn't leave a lot of time to recover from what has become an increasingly stressful occupation.

    Despite everything, I still enjoy being a flight attendant. I am writing this letter because I do still care about my profession and about the public perception of flight attendants. In the increasingly challenging travel world it is becoming more imperative than ever for people to just be decent to each other. I can go through an entire day without one person saying anything remotely civil. I will stand at the aircraft door and say hello to everyone who enters and maybe 50% will even look at me and even less will say hello back.

    I will try to serve someone a meal who can't be bothered to take their headsets off long enough for me to ask them what they want. Most of the time the only conversation a passenger has with me is when they are complaining.

    Is it any wonder why flight attendants have shut down a bit? After suffering the disdain of hundreds of passengers a day it's difficult sometimes to even smile, much less interact. We are human. We appreciate the same respect and courtesy that passengers do.

    The next time you fly, try treating the flight attendants the way you would like to be treated. You may be surprised how friendly your flight crew is when they are treated like people.

    ~ Author unknown
  22. I have been a flight attendant for 35 yrs! Yes 35 yrs! I have enjoyed every minute of the position. I have the fondest memories of people, being amused by their actions, the wonderful talks and the sincerest thanks they offered me when I have assisted them. I really beleive these primadonna's who are bitching here are nothing less than the unprofessional, ungrateful whore rags we have seen being employed in this industry the last fifteen years. If they hate it so much, leave!! The airline certainly wont miss your sorry asses!!!! Coming into this industry is going to involve hard work, persistence in patience, understanding people are just everyday people with problems. Some may be nice others not so nice. If you cop an attitude, you will get it right back beleive me! I have more than once told off a flight attendant for being a cunt or a asshole. I have more than once seen due to my efforts, having a flight attendant either suspended from work for a period of time or fired. This is a service industry and there is no glamour. Its a job and its called work. Part of that work is taking the good with bad. I have no room and I have no sympathy for the flight attendants who bitches, degrades the job and is totally unhappy with her / his position. Get another job if your so unhappy! With your attitude, all I can say stick your finger up your ass, fart on it good n hard and smell it! The odor you smell is the real you, otherwords, "Dont act like your shit dont smell". Get positive and quiet all the bitching and be happy you got a super good paying job with outstanding benefits.