FLIGHT attendants have to follow strict rules when it comes to being on duty, and there is one thing they aren’t allowed to be seen doing on a flight.
Flight attendants have a tough job working long hours whilst 30,000 feet in the air, dealing with difficult passengers.
They also have to pass tough physical tests to make sure they are up to the job.
It was recently revealed that they are also banned from using earplugs when trying to sleep on the plane, in the case of an emergency and they are needed quickly.
A flight attendant has explained that there is one thing they aren’t allowed to be seen doing during a flight.
They are not allowed to be seen eating in front of the other passengers.
Jeremy Thompson, who worked for three different airlines, explained on Quora: “When I worked, we were always told to be discreet when eating and drinking.
“We couldn’t be seen by passengers walking down the aisle eating food or drinking.
“However, we could hide in the galley out of passenger view to eat and drink.”
Flight attendant: They must eat their food out of sight from passengers
He also explained how this could be hindered by passenger requests throughout a meal.
Thompson said: “Of course, some passengers would need something before the start of cabin service and come ask me for water or napkins.
“I would quickly stop eating or drinking, acknowledge the passenger, use a wet wipe to clean my hands and then provide assistance to the passenger.”
This means that most cabin crew rarely get to have a whole meal uninterrupted by passengers
Flight attendant: They often eat in the galley behind a curtain
Shockingly, a bad passenger is one who clips their toenails during a flight and is actually much more common than people realise.
Annette Long, a flight attendant for 13 years, told Business Insider: “It’s very gross and you can’t make them stop.
“And it’s not an infrequent thing, believe it or not.”