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From what a flight attendant thinks about the passenger to what they'd say if they had the nerve, 17 things that a flight attendant won't tell a passenger has been revealed.
Things that flight attendant will not tell a passenger:
1. The coffee that passenger order is actually a decaf even though they asked for a regular, the Huffington Post reported.
2. When the flight attendant "arm" the doors on the aircraft, each flight attendant checks the work of his colleague at the opposite door as once in a great while they forget to arm the doors, which means the emergency slides won't automatically deploy if needed in an emergency.
3. The flight attendant are usually paid only after the wheels of the aircraft leave the ground. They don't get paid even when they are taxiing and there can sometimes be hours of delay between the time they show up for work and when they're airborne. Different airlines have different policies, but it's a way for them to save money.
4. If a flight is delayed, the airline might have to pay the flight attendant's overtime so if the flight is going to be late anyway, they delay it even further in order to make sure overtime kicks in.
5. The flight attendant's can upgrade passengers to business class or first class after the airplane's doors close but they don't do it very often, partly because on some airlines they have to file a report explaining why they did it, partly because there has to be a meal for the passenger and partly because the forward cabins are often full. It helps if the passenger is extremely nice, well dressed, pregnant, very tall, good looking, one of their friends or all of the above.
6. If they could ask they would have told passengers not to take a computer or a newspaper in the lavatory as not only was it gross but it meant that the passenger was going to be occupying it longer than they should.