A former international flight attendant has answered the questions everyone wants to know about flying – including her worst experience with a passenger and whether people are actually joining the & # 39; mile high club & # 39 ;.
Lucy Jessica Carter, from London, worked at the age of 21 in 2011 for a year at the age of 21 as a cabin crew member before having children.
The 28-year-old mother of two took her Youtube Channel to answer all frequently asked questions about towering travel at 35,000 feet.
Lucy Jessica Carter (left), from London, worked at the age of 21 in 2011 for a year at the age of 21 as a cabin crew member before having children
Does the bracket position break your neck so that you die quickly and painlessly?
Before taking off, flight attendants display the & # 39; brace position & # 39; – but most of the time passengers are not told exactly why they have to do it
Lucy said one of the most common questions she gets is whether the brace position was to ensure a quick and painless death.
& # 39; What a question and actually a few people asked me this and I really don't know why anyone would think it would kill you? & # 39; she said.
Eer I honestly feel it is a morbid way to think, airlines clearly want a zero-death policy, why would they tell you to get in a position if it were to kill you?
& # 39; It is a whole lot of mess that it will kill you faster. It's to save you. & # 39;
The former international flight attendant has answered the questions that everyone wants to know about flying that everyone wants to know about flying
Do people actually become members of the mile-high club or is this a myth?
Lucy said another frequently asked question was whether the & # 39; mile high club & # 39; actually existed in the air.
& # 39; This is so funny, I have had quite a few questions about this. Have I ever caught anyone in the mile-high club? No, I didn't do that. Honestly never, & Lucy said laughing.
& # 39; I mean, there were a few occasions when two people came out of the toilet together, as if it were a man and a woman. There were a few, but I don't know what they do there, who knows?
& # 39; They could have just gone to the bathroom together, but I never really thought to myself: & # 39; They are OK with x, y and z in the toilet & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I never heard anyone catching someone, so maybe it's a bit like a scandalized myth. I am sure that at some point someone caught someone doing it on the plane, but in my personal experience, no. & # 39;
Lucy said another frequently asked question was whether the & # 39; mile high club & # 39; actually existed in the air, on which they & # 39; no & # 39; replied
Have you ever suffered from jet lag by flying to a destination where you only stayed for one day?
& # 39; Yes absolutely, always. I think every cabin crew member will experience long-range jet lag – it's actually inevitable, & she said.
What was the worst experience you had with a customer?
Lucy said the only bad experience she had with a customer was when a certain snack on board was finished.
& # 39; A lady once became very funny with me because I no longer had Pringles for her children. I mean, I have no supplies on the plane, so I have nothing to do with the fact that we no longer have Pringles, nothing that I can do, it's just the way it is, & she said.
& # 39; But some people like to get very funny about the most ridiculous things and that's one of them – the fact that you don't feel like being in the trolley anymore. & # 39;
Lucy said that if she worked on a 10-hour flight, she would get a break of an hour and a half, but it really depended on how busy it was on board
Do you get breaks?
Lucy said that if she worked on a 10-hour flight, she would get a break of an hour and a half, but it really depended on how busy it was on board.
& # 39; Every flight is completely different and it depends on how busy you are on the flight, how full the flight is, what position you are on the flight, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; There are so many different positions that you can work, you can either work at the back or you can be at the front or you can sit on the trolley. ththey try to give you something called a crew rest, which means that you get a certain break on the plane. & # 39;
She said there are beds on the planes so that cabin crew members can go to sleep on long-haul flights.
& # 39; There are beds in the aircraft … There is a crew rest area where cabin crew go to sleep, usually upstairs or down in the aircraft. & # 39;
Have you ever had to get someone in a plane due to a panic attack?
& # 39; No, I don't have that. I have never experienced that. I also never really experienced a nervous flyer & she said.
As a cabin crew member, Lucy said she had to be flawless on board at all times
Is personal care and maintenance an important part of the role?
As a cabin crew member, Lucy said they should be on board at all times.
& # 39; Yes, they take things like that very seriously, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; You are actually marked on every flight in your personal care, so if you meet the care standards as & # 39; is your lipstick red, your hair correct, are you wearing the uniform correctly? & # 39;
& # 39; As far as she is concerned, I would try to wear it like a cabin crew does – in such a mess and smart look. & # 39;
Do you get benefits from working for the company, such as flight discount?
Lucy said that during her time as a cabin crew member she got up to seven free flights a year – but they still had to pay taxes.
& # 39; They were only standby flights – meaning they were not definitively booked, so if the flight was too full or full, you would not go further, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; So they were not definitive tickets, which was rather annoying because I like to plan everything. I don't really like to wait.
& # 39; I also didn't get the chance to use it because I was always so busy. You can't choose specific dates or something like that, you get a little bit what you get when you first join, so I didn't even get the chance to use one of my free flights. & # 39;
Lucy said flight attendants & # 39; zero authority & # 39; have to upgrade passengers, and she never saw anyone get an upgrade during her time as a cabin crew member
Do they offer you food on the plane?
Lucy said that all their meals were provided on board.
& # 39; I love airplane food. So they give you food vouchers. They also charge them to my credit card for food if you are staying in any country, & she said.
Do you ever get the chance to rest or is it all & # 39; go go go go & # 39 ;?
& # 39; There is clearly a standstill in the plane where you can take a little rest, as I said, you may get your break, not on all flights, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; There is a city center when all customers are served their food and drinks, where you can eat a snack. & # 39;
Who is the most famous person you have served?
& # 39; Probably Kate Winslet, she was the biggest celebrity on the A-list, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Vanilla Ice, he was on one of my flights, he was a nice guy and Chris Martin – the Coldplay guy, he actually didn't say anything to anyone. And Charlize Theron, she was on one of my first flights ever. & # 39;
Lucy said the strangest thing she experienced on board as a cabin crew member was from a male passenger who made a very unusual request
& # 39;What was the strangest thing you have ever experienced during your work?
Lucy said the strangest thing she experienced on board as a cabin crew member was from a male passenger who made a very unusual request.
& # 39; This man was on one of my first flights ever, he came to me and said: & # 39; Excuse me, do you have hair dyes on the plane? & # 39; I had something like "I don't have hair dye on the plane"
& # 39; He was like & # 39; because I'm going to New York and the person I meet expects to have a black beard & # 39; and he had this red Albany beard & # 39;
& # 39; I just thought it was a very bizarre moment. Paint it before you board the plane if you want to have your hair dyed. You meet many different people that you would not meet in everyday life. & # 39;
Can I get an upgrade?
& # 39; I'm afraid not and if I wanted to, I would of course have upgraded you to 100 percent, but no, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; In my entire year of flying I have never seen anyone, no one got an upgrade. I don't know what to do for upgrades, but I've never seen anyone get an upgrade.
& # 39; People would of course try. I always laughed as if people were really trying. & # 39;
She remembered a male passenger holding his stomach as he complained about back pain before asking for a first-class bed.
& # 39; He said, "I really have to lie down" and I thought, "I'm afraid I can't lie to you anywhere." He said, "Can I get an upgrade to first class because there are first class beds?"
& # 39; I have zero authority to upgrade you, the only person may be the manager, so yes, but I have never seen anyone upgrade from a manager, so I don't even bother.
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