A 20-year airline-industry veteran—who asked to remain anonymous—gives us the lowdown on working in the sky.
“People treat the plane like a bathroom. I’ve seen passengers changing their babies’ diapers on the tray table, clipping toenails, and picking their noses.”
“Instead of the stereotype that we’ve all slept around, now it’s that we’re all old, fat, and mean. But we’re not.”
“How to get under my skin: push the call button to find out when we’ll land or to ask for beverages before we take off. Basically, you never want to push the call button. Period.”