Yahoo Travels report – . In our travelers’ haze of in-flight movies, naps, and conversations with seat mates, we miss some intriguing (and sometimes unpleasant) parts of the flying experience.
But flight attendants and pilots see all and know all. And now, Yahoo Travel takes you behind the galleys and cockpits to reveal some of what really goes on on airplanes. How do flight attendants entertain themselves? How do they handle passengers they like and the ones they don’t? And is it really possible to join the Mile-High Club without them noticing? (Hint: No.)
The real reason flight attendants rush you to take your seat
During boarding, flight attendants often sound like drill instructors on an obstacle course: “Let’s go! Stow your bags! Take your seats! Buckle up! MOVE IT, PEOPLE!!!” (But flight attendants are a lot nicer and more subtle about it.) Turns out there’s a reason for that urgency, and it’s not just about preserving the airline’s on-time departure rate.
“We don’t get paid until the doors close and the plane gets moving,” former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen, creator ofPassenger Shaming, tells Yahoo Travel. She says many flight attendants are paid by the flight hour, and that clock doesn’t start running until the doors close and the flight is underway. “We’re just as motivated to get going as the passengers,” Shawn Kathleen says.
Source : Yahoo! Lifestyle