For today’s #tbt ,I present to you flight attendant facts and myths revealedddddd✈️
1️⃣ Yes, I am still a flight attendant but I haven’t flown since April 22 due to illness but I’ll start back soon 😩
2️⃣ Buddy passes are NOT free, at least at my airline.
3️⃣ Buddy passes ARE for buddies, not random people we don’t know because if you go on the plane and act up, they will take OUR flight benefits.
4️⃣ Buddy Passes are STANDBY tickets, meaning you are STANDING BY for a seat! If the flight is full of passengers who paid full price, they will get on, you will not 😬
5️⃣ 99.9% of flight attendants, including myself, have no “pull” aka, we can NOT get you a job. You have to apply like we did.
6️⃣ I am home a lot! I’m usually only away from home 3 days/2 nights a week.
7️⃣My statement above WILL VARY depending on “seniority” or how long you’ve been flying. When you are new, you will fly A LOT!
8️⃣ You will miss holidays, birthdays, vacations, and any other thing of importance within the first few years.
9️⃣ The airline pays for our hotel.
🔟 The airline does NOT pay for our food.
1️⃣1️⃣ Yes, we as employees fly for free, as well as our spouses, children and parents! We all fly STANDBY, so if there’s no seat, we don’t get on either
1️⃣2️⃣ Every airline has different “bases” meaning that’s where you start your “shift” and end your “shift”. You do NOT have to live in base but it is recommended.
1️⃣3️⃣ I am based in Atlanta but live in New Orleans. I am considered a “commuter” meaning I commute to work.
1️⃣4️⃣ It’s stressful AF to be a commuter because it is your responsibility to get to work! If the flights are full and you can’t get out of your home city to get to your base...you get in trouble 😩
1️⃣5️⃣ We do NOT get paid during boarding or walking through the airport... well let me clarify, we get “per diem” which is only like $3/hr.
1️⃣6️⃣ Depending on the airline, you CAN make MONEYYYYYY! Once you reach a certain level of “seniority” you can easily make SIX FIGURES as a flight attendant.
1️⃣7️⃣ You be 21 and have a passport to apply.
What else do you wanna know? Comment below because I can’t write anymore in my caption! IG said I was writing a biography😂😩