“The job description has changed greatly; the “stewardesses” of today are not just beautiful jet setters living in luxury apartments with a lover in every city – they are safety professionals. Their duties can be daunting, and a great deal of the time these men and women consider the job neither glamorous nor sexy. – Coffee, Tea Or Psychology
They’re some untrue facts circulating about us that are nothing more than outdated myths. Here are the most common of them.
3 Myths About The Flight Attendants
1 To Be A Flight Attendant You Must Be Young and Sexy
Admittedly, this was the case in the past.
Today, flight attendants are not restricted to young women with model-type physique.
It’s substance over form now. Efficiency has replaced physical perfection.
Experience is more sought after than youth.
Virgin, known for their supermodel cabin crew, is also taking this new direction by hiring a 59-year-old grandmother of 11 as one of their flight attendants.
The most important factor here is that airlines aim to provide gracious and intelligent service for their customers.
I must add though that most airlines outside the US still impose an age limit for cabin crew applicants which is 30 – 35 years old. 😥
2 Flight Attendants Are Just Sky Waitresses.
This myth is somewhat insulting and humiliating.
There’s more to our job than meets the eye. We’re the ‘911’ on board.
We can deliver babies or revive a person with no pulse by performing CPR and using a defibrillator.
We save lives even while off duty.
Read also this great story about flight attendants saving a man’s life at an airport.
3 ‘Fragile’ Flight Attendants Are Unreliable In Emergencies
Cough…Cough… Has anyone heard of Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed in San Francisco?
If it weren’t for the heroic acts of my fellow flight attendants, the death toll would’ve been substantially higher.
One of them literally carried injured passengers twice her size away from the blazing plane!
Those angelic and smiley flight attendants could be the very angels saving your life.
Still believe in those myths about flight attendants?