Have you ever wondered if the smile your airline attendant gave you is real? Have you ever wondered what it is they really discuss in the back of the plane? We have some of those answers for you right now. Here’s 15 secrets your flight attendants won’t tell you.
Everyone gets the same coffee
It doesn’t matter if you order decaf or regular, everyone is usually getting the same decaf coffee. The more you drink, the faster you’ll fall asleep. Clever, right?
Airlines only pay when wheels up
Yup, that’s right, most airlines only pay their flight attendants for the time that the air actually leaves the ground. That means when your flight attendant greets you as you walk on the plane…the smile is most likely fake.
Late flights? Let’s make it even later
Have you ever wondered why some flights that are already delayed happen to be delayed even further without any reason why. This could be due to the fact that flight attendants want to make sure their overtime kicks in. Rather late than never, right?
First Class upgrade
With great power, comes great responsibility and that’s exactly what flight attendants have. They can bump you into first class but only if they like you, know you or you were just really nice. So smile next time.
Are we there yet?
Flight attendants hate this phrase. Just like travelers, they aren’t flying the plane so they have no idea.
No meals on night flights
If you’re taking a night flight, chances are you may fall asleep before you receive your meal…it’s all a strategy used by flight attendants. Less people to serve, less work to do.
Prepackaged headphones aren’t new
Lets be real, did we really think airline companies who try to nickel and dime us all the time would really spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on buying us all new headphones? Nope, they’re cleaned and then repackaged.
The real reason for dimming the lights at night
The lights are dimmed as the plane gets ready to land so your eyes can adjust just in case you have to evacuate the plane.
Your pet is fine…or is it
Ever wonder why anyone working on the runway are wearing ear plugs? That’s because it’s loud as jacks out there. Well, your pet’s hearing is way more sensitive than a humans, just like bags they wait outside of the plane to be loaded on as well. It can’t be pleasant for them.
Water on the plane
Unless it’s come out of a bottle, the water is most likely filthy. Some of these planes have been flying for over 60 years, you really think they have time to thoroughly clean the water tanks?
Bathroom doors can be unlocked from the outside
Like all bathrooms there’s always more than one way to get both inside and out. A lock mechanism is usually concealed behind the no smoking sign.
Lock Your Bag
While TSA does have the right to “inspect” your bag, they don’t have the right to open it without cause. Lock your bags up because without it anyone that handles your luggage can steal your items.
Yes you can tip your flight attendant
Slip them a $5 when you buy your first drink, more than likely you can expect the liquor to be coming for the rest of your flight.
Bring your own blankets and pillows
Cleanup on airlines is quick…so just like the headphones, those blankets and pillows are simply repackaged to appear new.
Baggage fees loophole
By TSA rules and regulations you can bring two carry-ons onto the plane, but what if you don’t feel like lugging them around. You don’t have to. You can always check them at your gate. Trust us!