Flight Attendant Secrets You Should Know About

If you love to fly then you will find these little known secrets below very useful in your next trip.

  1. You’re allowed to ask for more food.

Haven’t you head about it? Me neither! The food that’s distributed onboard has a short shelf life since it’s delivered premade. All excess food is immediately discarded after the flight. Sometimes, these are eaten by the crew. So, if you’re hungry stomach demands more, don’t be shy to ask a flight attendant for another serving.

  1. Check if your seat has a life vest before taking off.

It’s surprising, but it’s still widely true today: some passengers steal life jackets from under their seats as a souvenir. So to ensure your safety, always check your seat before the flight to see if the life vest is still there and not stolen for sentimental reasons.

  1. If you accidentally smoked, use the ashtrays.

In spite of the fact that smoking on board is strictly prohibited, there are ashtrays in the toilets. You’ll still pay a fine for smoking on the plane, but at least use the ashtray.

  1. Don’t be squeamish during the flight

Did you know that most airlines only do a surface cleanup after the flight? Blankets and pillows aren’t washed, just refolded. Food trays aren’t washed. The seat trays are wiped. The carpets are cleaned, but you cannot be sure there wasn’t a passenger in your seat who suddenly felt sick. Better use your own pillows or blankets. And calm down, all these bacteria won’t kill you all at once.

  1. The lavatory door can be opened from the outside

Flight attendants have their keys in case a passenger is locked in the lavatory. Many aircrafts have the door-lock mechanism installed under the NO SMOKING sign on the toilet door. If you raise the flap with the cigarette image and turn the bolt, the door will open.

Find out more in the video below!

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