Pilots and flight attendants have very important jobs to do, most of which have something to do, in some way, shape or form, with our safety. But that’s not to say all of these airline staff members are super serious. In fact, there’s probably little that would be further from the truth. Now, I don’t know who submitted these quotes to the internet over the years or where any of them came from, so please forgive me for not giving credit where credit may be due. But for your reading pleasure, here are a whole bunch of things these flight attendants, pilots and occasionally other airline staff or customers have said that might make you giggle. Enjoy!
If you’ve flown from Point A to Point B in the past few years (and if you’re reading this, chances are good that you have, and even quite possibly have gone from Point A to Point B to Point C to Point D and then reversed it with Points E, F and G before getting back to Point A…AND you went First Class with a flat bed and a shower and a Reflexology session…AANNDD you paid for it with frequent flyer miles that you earned by charging 8 bazillion dollars on your credit card ☺), you know that flying is more stressful that it used to be. There’s the traffic on the way to the airport, trying to find a parking space, standing on line at TSA, going through X-ray, possibly getting patted down at X-ray, possibly having your carry-on searched at X-ray, waiting for your plane, waiting even longer for your plane when it’s delayed, standing in a cattle call atmosphere until your section is called and being told there’s no room for your carry on so you have to gate check it. Then you finally get on the plane and it takes forever to get to your row because the guy in 24C is trying to get something out of his bag in the overhead, you’re squished into your middle seat for what could be several hours, there’s a screaming baby is behind your left shoulder, his older brother is kicking your seat incessantly, and the woman next to you has taken her shoes off and is eating a tuna sandwich, while the guy on the other side of you, who is manspreading, has only periodically stopped coughing and sniffling so he can spit his chewing tobacco into an empty Gatorade bottle that he has placed between the two of you. Granted, not everyone has to go through every aspect of that process, but most people have experienced at least some of those on just about every single trip. So yeah, it’s stressful. And when people are stressed, their sense of niceties can sometimes go out the window, things can become tense, and suddenly cell phone video cameras get turned on. The friendly skies are really not so friendly anymore, are they?
Four flight attendants who are members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA were on the Today Show to discuss, among other things, conditions, safety and reducing Continue reading “Flight Attendants Speak Out About Cabin Conditions, Safety and Their Pet Peeves”
Woo hoo, it’s finally the WEEKEND! Here are the articles we wrote this week, in one convenient place.
Joe wrote about:
- The launch of the annual Daily Getaways program.
- How no one is mentioning one important part of the change to redeeming SouthWest points.
- TSA checkpoint lines are getting even longer so he’s looking at CLEAR.
- Booking a flight on Frontier was different from what he expected.
- How bait & switch is alive and well in the travel world.
And Sharon wrote about:
- 2018 operation dates for The Land Of Oz, a Wizard of Oz themed theme park that opens seasonally.
- Walt Disney World hotels aren’t the only places where you now have to pay for parking.
- Some of the funniest flight attendant safety spiels ever.
- How to find out what you’ll pass along the way on a road trip.
- The fable of Finnair’s final Friday the 13th flight.
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We all know the drill…before the plane takes off, the flight attendants have to tell us what we need to do regarding cabin safety in the event of an emergency. We’re all supposed to watch the demonstration so we know where the exits are, how to use the seat belt, oxygen mask and life vests, to not smoke or mess with the smoke detectors on the plane, etc. Most of us watch the demonstration every single time because we know how important it is. And we’ve all seen those who foolishly (and rudely) pay no attention whatsoever, mostly because they’re repetitive and sometimes kind of boring. But what if the safety demonstrations were like any of these?
Happy Saturday, friends. Sharon’s busy baking the first batch of Christmas cookies for the season, so I’m here writing the weekly recap. I’m not gonna complain because her cookies are really yummy.
This week Sharon wrote about:
- The policies of each rental car company in regards to paying for tolls during your rental.
- What might be the world’s best travel jacket.
- A report about our visit to the Moonlight Magic DVC exclusive event at Epcot.
- The 75 funniest announcements made by airplane employees.
- You can now buy tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream in Miami.
Joe wrote about:
- An example of how having miles and points can save you a bunch of money on your hotel stay.
- Fortunately, our back up plan for Disneyland worked out well.
- Our favorite places to eat when visiting Schitterbahn, just outside Austin, TX.
- The credit card I keep for the long term because of its killer benefit.
- The Hyatt hotels near Walt Disney World that you stay in with the free night you get from the Hyatt Credit card.
Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!