57 Irresistible Habits You Always Do After Becoming A Flight Attendant

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Have you ever seen someone on a plane, in a hotel or at a restaurant and had this gut feeling that they were flight attendants?

It’s just something in the way they move, talk, eat and behave generally that gives them away

Below is a compilation of acts only hardcore flight attendants do.


Habits You Learned After Becoming A Flight Attendant

1   Sitting in the backseat of your friends car, you check the seat pocket for garbage.

2   You can eat a 4-course meal standing at the kitchen table.

3   You are so used to standing while eating you don’t even look for a chair anymore.

4   You search for a button to flush in public toilets.

5   When drinking alcohol, you always calculate your cut off time.

6   At restaurants you refuse to sit by the toilets.

7   You try to find a seatbelt when you sit in the cinema.

8   You look for the “crew lane” at the grocery store.

9   You show your crew ID in every shop and ask for crew discount.

10  You shop on a weekday.

11   All of your pens have different hotel names on them.

12   You NEVER unpack.

13   You can recognize pilots by the backs of their heads – not by their faces.

14   You can tell from 70 yards away if a piece of luggage will fit in the overhead bin.

15   You can tie a neck scarf 36 ways.

16   You can do up your hair in a french twist in under 10 minutes.

17   You know at least 25 uses for air sickness bags – none of which pertains to vomit.

18   You understand and actually use the 24-hour clock.

19   You don’t know what day of the week it is!

20  You stand at the front door and politely say “Buh-bye, thanks, have a nice day” when someone leaves your home.

21  You can make a sentence using all of the following phrases: “At this time,” “For your safety,” “Feel free,” and “As a reminder”.

22  You know what’s on the cover of the current issues of Hello, Ok, and People magazines.

23  You stop and inspect every fire extinguisher you pass by, just to make sure the “pressure gauge needle is in the green zone.”

24  Your forearms and hands are riddled with oven burns and galley cuts.

25  You wake up and have to look at the hotel stationery to figure out where you are.

26  You refer to cities by their airport codes.

27  Every time the door bell rings you look up at the ceiling.

28  You change into your “cabin shoes” to cook dinner at home!

29  You open your bathroom doors at home slowly in case someone forgot to lock it.

30  You only know 100, 150 or 250 degrees on your home oven.

31  You can spot out a flying airplane from the ground and tell the other person what airline it is and what type of aircraft.

32  You bring home different grocery bags full of goodies that you can’t get in your home town – and tell a story about it.

33  You’re a GREAT multi-tasker.

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34  You have mastered the art of walking very quickly down the aisle without eye contact.

35  You’re at a friend’s party and you start wiping your hands on their curtains.

36  You try to “lock and latch” your shopping cart.

37  You locate all the exits when on public transport and learn the door operations.

38  You are standing in an elevator in your hotel and can’t remember which floor or what room number.

39  You automatically uncross your legs, sit back, and fold your arms across your lap when you hear an engine rev up, whether you’re a passenger on a flight that day or just in the car!

40  Every time someone asks a question your reply is, “Let me check…”

41  You smile and greet people you meet in the lifts.

42  You’re so ready to shop when you get to your destination!

43  You have too many pictures that you don’t know what pictures belong where anymore.

44  You have mastered the art of putting on makeup in the car/bus/subway.

45  You carry in your purse a stain-remover pencil at all times.

46  You apologize for everything.

47  Staying in a 5star hotel in your town for vacation no longer excites you.

48  You appreciate time at home more than anyone else.

49  You’ve developed an interest for astrology, and constantly ask “what’s your star sign?”

50  You bring your big suitcase on a one-day layover to get your groceries.

51  You fly as a passenger but still offer to bring blankets to other passengers.

52  You volunteer to be an “able body passenger”.

53  You eat breakfast at 2 pm and dinner at 1 am.

54  You don’t understand nor appreciate TGIF.

55  You have more than 20 countries currency notes in your wallet.

56  You have a bowl in your house that has coins of currencies you can’t even remember.

57  You developed a sixth sense towards other flight attendants and can easily spot them anywhere.

Read also:  Why The Flight Attendant Lifestyle Isn’t All Travel And Adventure

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45 thoughts on “57 Irresistible Habits You Always Do After Becoming A Flight Attendant

  1. Nakarin Visitsin

    One more thing, every time I put my butt on yhe cinema jumpseat, I automatically search for the seat belt and turn my phonr to flight mode then realize I’m in the cinema, not on my duty.

  2. Sharanjit Kaur

    When you walk down a street, unconsciously wishing everyone.. Good Morning Sir/Mem.. And they actually laugh and give you the stare.. hmm if only they knew.. it’s in our DNA already..

  3. Faustina Arthur

    When you are more time conscious, have a flawless make-up ,when you are particular about your weight, when you always think of safety and security first before comfort and your dress code is always ON POINT

  4. Nakarin Visitsin

    One thing really happened with me,

    I always keep the lav nicely cleaned and almost served a passenger, cleaned up passebge’s table, responded to chime call while traveling with staff ticket.

  5. Meera Abdul

    Your make up and nail colour is always the same, ready for work.
    You can do up your hair in a french twist in under 10minutes
    You shop on a weekday
    You didn’t even realise that it’s a public holiday in that country until you check in and ask the reception.
    You eat breakfast at 2pm and dinner at 1am
    You remember which dates that you’ll be available but don’t know what day it is .
    Your friends who works in the office seldom meet you unless she is on an mc or annual leave
    You party on a weekday
    You try to show your crew pass on every shop that you go to just to make sure you get the crew discount.
    You use a hotel room key card from another hotel to put into the hotel’s keycard holder
    Mention a city and you’ll remember where to shop, what to eat and what the hotel room looks like