10 Things You Didn’t Know About Flight Attendants

  • Published on Aug 4, 2018
  • How to Get the Most out of Your Flight. Maybe you love to travel by plane, or maybe just the idea makes you clench your teeth in terror, but we bet you didn’t know all of this. It’s time to ask the experts who fly all the time: flight attendants to reveal their secrets and tips on how to make your flight more comfortable and safe.
    Many of us consider ourselves experts at navigating departures, flights, and takeoffs almost as naturally as we get out of bed in the morning or take a walk around the block. But however experienced you are, learning some of these insights about airplanes can make your flights more pleasant. It might also make the experience better for the pilot and crew of flight attendants who have to do this all day, every day.
    All-male crews are a thing of the past. 1:21
    Not waiters, but captain’s assistants! 2:36
    The crew is just as frustrated as you are. 3:25
    Don’t sleep during takeoff or landing. 4:05
    Sleeping when cruising is a great idea. 5:13
    Chicken or fish? 5:47
    Follow instructions - or else! 6:42
    Sit toward the back. 7:45
    Rely on your flight attendants. 8:49
    Flying tips straight from the pros! 9:18
    -Before 1930, the crews of airplanes were 100% male, including the pilot, ground crew, and all of the flight attendants. Over a hundred years, the gender roles reversed, and many now see this as a primarily female profession.
    -In reality, a flight attendant’s job is to assist the captain by managing the cabin during a flight.
    -Airline crews are typically paid by the hour, but only the hours spent in actual flight are paid. A flight doesn’t actually start until the door is closed.
    -Experienced flight attendants recommend avoiding falling asleep on take-off, descent, and landing. Not only will you not be attentive during these dangerous parts of the flight, but it can impinge on your comfort.
    -Attendants encourage passengers to sleep on night flights, deliberately delaying food service to let people fall asleep.
    -Some flight attendants use a trick to get more people to choose the fish: they say that the fish is a “special” from the “chef,” reserved exclusively for this flight.
    -Some airlines supply their flight attendants with tasers to deal with passengers who don’t comply. Safety is very important on planes, and they’ve got to be able to control a situation.
    -Especially if you’re a nervous flier, you’ll be pleased to know that the back seats tend to be far safer, statistically speaking.
    -Flight attendants are trained in first aid and CPR. They can treat small wounds, assess symptoms of common traveler illnesses, and even deliver babies in-flight.
    -Never take your shoes off on a plane. Lots of passengers use fold-down tables for all sorts of things: as writing surfaces, pillows (with drool-catching action!), or places to change a baby. Use antibacterial disinfectant, and clean the tray for your own safety. Flight attendants have very little free time during a flight. If you’re thirsty, rather than pressing the call button, consider going up to them to ask for a glass of water.
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Comments • 3 238

    BRIGHT SIDE  Year ago +556

    Hey guys! Are you afraid of flying?

  • Marianne Ward
    Marianne Ward 14 hours ago

    Been flying since 1960 and as the years have gone by staff on aircraft have just got more rude by the year.

  • Razi Watson
    Razi Watson Day ago

    Tipping in flights ??? Never ever heard of it 😖😖

  • Sara Barrionuevo

    Is there any country other than America that tipping flight attendants is expected?

  • Twins Unite
    Twins Unite 2 days ago


  • Giles Ellis
    Giles Ellis 2 days ago

    Over 3 mins in - Stopped,
    I statrted with the Viscount. Try flying some of the Local Airlines, more fun.


    Don’t ever say tarmac again, it’s either ramp, taxiway, or runway

  • Boise_boy_52
    Boise_boy_52 3 days ago

    It’s. It called the tarmac it’s called other things I can’t remember

  • Serenity Thomas
    Serenity Thomas 3 days ago

    So how did you know?

  • Lyazid CHERGUI
    Lyazid CHERGUI 3 days ago

    I didn't know that a passenger can tip a flight attendant.

  • Rami Al-Sebki
    Rami Al-Sebki 4 days ago

    10:24 "you might be asked to leave" yeah sure open the door and leave please.

  • CRAZYCannan
    CRAZYCannan 4 days ago

    69% at the back

  • O'Brian Smith
    O'Brian Smith 6 days ago

    I like the video but the intro is too long.

  • terry tepper
    terry tepper 6 days ago

    I like the casual actitud of South West airlines

  • terry tepper
    terry tepper 6 days ago

    I did not know you can tip a fly attendant

  • Pak 001
    Pak 001 7 days ago

    There is no such thing as tarmac in aviation did you know that bright side

    • Murashka Janeb
      Murashka Janeb 6 days ago

      Many people call it Tarmac some call it a Ramp and the correct one is Apron.. but who really cares 😑 they are all the same thing

  • John Buchan
    John Buchan 8 days ago

    Lesson learned - Brightside = boring waste of time. AVOID!!

  • COvideo
    COvideo 9 days ago

    If only they dressed like the graphic that depicts them.

  • Kerri M
    Kerri M 11 days ago

    I want a refund for watching this if it’s not true!

  • Eddie Nual
    Eddie Nual 11 days ago

    Why airplanes can take off in middle eastern countries where it is a very hot place?

  • Grahame Campbell
    Grahame Campbell 12 days ago +1

    Not sleeping during takeoff and landing should also be applied to the pilots.

  • EXL Playz
    EXL Playz 16 days ago

    Btw, it is not called flight time, it’s called block time.

  • Cello Demers
    Cello Demers 16 days ago

    ARE THE REAR plane seats more safe?????ie... behind the wings... farther back???

  • Jordan Bryant
    Jordan Bryant 16 days ago

    I've never got to pick my seat on a flight.

  • Karim Kharsa
    Karim Kharsa 26 days ago

    Can you make your own vlog

  • carole wilson
    carole wilson 26 days ago

    Maybe taser somewhere on plane but not on attendant don’t carry one highly dangerous

  • Salvador Benitez
    Salvador Benitez 27 days ago

    27 years as FA. This video is BS

  • Breyer Universe
    Breyer Universe 28 days ago

    O shoot when u said never take ur shoes off....I always do xD

  • Max F.
    Max F. Month ago


  • Herbert Hiriyama
    Herbert Hiriyama Month ago

    Who concoted the idea of tipping? Iam flying for 36 years and no mention of tip.

  • Iris Williams
    Iris Williams Month ago +1

    Bright Side: “Chicken tends to run out near the back.”
    Also Bright Side: “The back of the plane is the best.”

  • Janelle Knight
    Janelle Knight Month ago

    airlines have some of the things

  • Dear Sybersue
    Dear Sybersue Month ago

    Oh Ya I delivered at least 5 babies in my 25-year career! Not! LOL No tasers allowed with my airline either. Sadly I did have 3 people die on my flights though. That is something you never forget. 😢

  • xlgaming simulator
    xlgaming simulator Month ago

    Why is this a video just why

  • The Elevator Channel And More

    OK I'll return to my seat and put the tray
    Ta bles to their upright position

  • The Coolworks
    The Coolworks Month ago

    10:08 Change a baby! 😂

  • The Coolworks
    The Coolworks Month ago +3

    There is no such thing as the "Tarmac"!

    • Shawn Hunt
      Shawn Hunt 23 days ago

      ummmm ... yes there is.Why do you say that ?

  • Tonys Life
    Tonys Life Month ago

    On my planes from United the options are chicken or pasta

  • Martyn H
    Martyn H Month ago +2

    Tipping Flight Attendants is zero on every airline I have ever flown (which is over 30 different airlines over the past 45 years or so). Now, I have seen the FA's asking for donations, like left-over foreign currency, loose coins, etc., for some charity, or fund-raiser like Cancer research. I think that's okay and it isn't tipping. Yes, you can tip the skycaps if they check your bags in for you, that's standard in the USA.

  • Jane CK.
    Jane CK. Month ago +1

    Is this about Nirvana Airlines? And thank you for the instructions to use the restroom "only when you have to".
    I usually crawl over, under and between people just for the kicks.

  • Silly Randomness
    Silly Randomness Month ago +3


    Then why was I woken up on Delta?
    (It was for a snacks)

  • Nabir Johal
    Nabir Johal Month ago


  • Akash Potdar
    Akash Potdar Month ago

    But anti-bacterial disinfectant isn't allowed to be taken into the cabin.

  • xd TTVSBTW
    xd TTVSBTW Month ago

    Departure and take off is the same thing

  • Prince janjua
    Prince janjua Month ago

    Put Pakistan loser

  • Emma Newgate
    Emma Newgate Month ago

    IM terrified of flying. What if the pilot goes rogue? Having said that, Mum says that you shouldn’t feel worried unless the flight attendants look worried. They know what’s going on. Also...with landing, we’re getting down one way or the other...
    I’m flying up to Bali in seven days. Really hope that all goes okay!

  • NChan
    NChan Month ago

    Do planes have parachutes?

  • Louis Coolness
    Louis Coolness Month ago

    But if you had a sully landing cause you do back first it would be horrible

  • Venkatesh Babu Ponnuchamy

    Why flight attendant. You get free trip but you have to be always on alert.

  • victor Batista
    victor Batista Month ago +1

    Fly attendants are captain's assistants. So, waiters in a restaurant are chef assistens????? lol

  • Cihand55 RBLX
    Cihand55 RBLX Month ago

    It is actually very bad to seat in the back. There is less oxygen in the back. When I check in I give my medical passport and ask them for a seat in the front as there is more oxygen. People scared of flying should sit in the front to get more oxygen.

  • xSkandar
    xSkandar Month ago

    who also yawned at 4:37

  • Grandma
    Grandma Month ago

    Can I eat hamburgers on the plane

  • Nawtion
    Nawtion Month ago

    I just want to say that if you are scared of flying you DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T sit in the back. Yes, statistically it's a little bit safer, but cmmon the chance of your plane crashing is less than you winning the lottery 5 times in a row lol. If you sit in the back of the plane, you experience WAY more turbulence. So do not sit there if youre scared of flying :)))

  • Munassar Abdulle
    Munassar Abdulle Month ago +2

    i knew this aleady, because i saw the flight attendants and counted them.

  • Pizza Kid
    Pizza Kid 2 months ago

    I don't know if this is common elsewhere, but when I flew, there a bottle of water when the attendants serve you, instead of them pulling a plastic glass of water from the food and beverage cart.

  • dalek1111 YT
    dalek1111 YT 2 months ago

    On most recent trip, on the long haul flight, we met this hostess and she was really nice and by the time the flight was over, she knew me very well. So on the flight back a few weeks later, she was on our flight again. And during the period of time were I slept, she slipped 3 chocolate bars by my seat. And I just smiled. She gave me a few more for the road after the flight. It does pay to be nice to them.

  • Faten Ramadan
    Faten Ramadan 2 months ago

    My uncle and aunt are flight attendants my mom used to be one

  • LiveWire Vlogs
    LiveWire Vlogs 2 months ago +2

    some times when you get headphones they can be used

  • Aasif Lone
    Aasif Lone 2 months ago

    Full respect fog the crew members especially females they are more supportive and hard worker