Category: Flight Attendant Q&A

“Please place your seats and tray tables in their locked and upright position….Thank you!” Here’s a scenario… You’re the passenger; I’m your flight attendant. After hearing the above statement, you may have gotten a little defensive. It’s the way our relationship has been set up and I think it’s a set up for failure. Nobody [...]

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Hi! I have a question regarding the fasten seat belt sign. I had to go to the bathroom really bad and the seat belt sign was on. When I couldn’t wait any longer I headed to the back to use the lav. As I pushed the door open the flight attendant said, “the seat belt [...]

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Flight Attendants have special needs when it comes to filing taxes and are allowed certain deductions that could make itemizing well worth it.  The airline gives a flight attendant what’s called per diem. It’s like an expense account. A really small expense account. So small in fact that the government allows us to write off  [...]

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Jenny asks: “Do you have to possess a college degree or prior flight attendant training upon applying to be a flight attendant?” The short answer is no. Most major airlines prefer a college degree but, do not require one. Since most major airlines now require you to be twenty one before you apply it makes [...]

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American Airlines weighs in on Baldwin…

By The Flying Pinto

After hearing today what American Airlines had to say about their special passenger, I decided to share with you what flight attendants are saying behind the galley curtain: Jake*: After reading about Alec Baldwin being removed from a flight for refusing to turn off his cell phone and verbally berating the crew, it got me [...]

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Flight Attendant Interview

By The Flying Pinto

Ana from facebook wants to know the best way to answer this flight attendant interview question: “Why do you want to become a flight attendant?” The running joke with this question is to say, “I love people and I love to travel!” Ask any flight attendant on a bad day why they’re a flight attendant [...]

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Carry-on Essentials for Air Travel

By The Flying Pinto

Does preparing for air travel stress you out? Do you know what to pack in your carry-on? I’m not talking about your 20″ roller-board, I’m talking about the small bag you need to carry your essentials. You should never pack your essentials in your rolling suitcase, even if you plan to bring it on board. [...]

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Flight Attendant Illness

By The Flying Pinto

Flight Attendants are there to help if you get sick right? So what happens if the Flight Attendant gets sick? Think of all the germs flight attendants are exposed to everyday! A few things get factored in. How critical is the illness? Can the flight continue on? Obviously, if the flight attendant is in critical [...]

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Air Travel: The Boarding Process

By The Flying Pinto

Last weeks post about carry on baggage brought in a couple emails and comments: “Of course, there’s the other side of this — why are the bins always full of little tiny bags that fit under the seat? I’ve lost track of the number of 2 bag passengers I see who put both bags in [...]

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Lifting Bags Into The Overhead Bins

By The Flying Pinto

Lifting bags is such a hot topic when it comes to air travel. Let’s talk about the bags! We love each other right? We’re all here on facebook and twitter getting along, having a great time, flight attendants, frequent flyers and not so frequent flyers alike. But, we get on the plane together and we [...]

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