|Once Upon a Time, I was a Flight Attendant: Goofy Guru|
Monday, June 2, 2014
Flight Attendant Wisdom
Once upon a time, I was a Flight Attendant for American Airlines. Allow me to SHARE the WISDOM of the Flight Attendant:
1. There are always SEVERAL emergency exits. Take a few moments NOW to locate your nearest exit. *In some cases, your nearest exit may be behind you. IF we need to evacuate, floor-level LIGHTing WILL GUIDE YOU towards the exit.
2. In the event of a DECOMPRESSION, an oxygen mask will AUTOMATICALLY appear in front of you! Place the mask firmly over your nose and mouth and BREATHE normally. MOST IMPORTANT: IF you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, SECURE YOUR MASK FIRST, and THEN ASSIST the other person.
3. Your seat bottom cushion can be used as a flotation device! (*I hear Buddhist monks laughing NOW!) Use your WHISTLE and LIGHTS to get attention.
4. You really DO NOT NEED so MUCH LUGGAGE!
*And on behalf of ALL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS in the WORLD, WE are NOT JUST "WAITERS in the SKY"--we are there to SAVE YOUR LIFE in the event of an emergency IN the air, on land and in the sea. So PLEASE treat your flight attendants with the same RESPECT you would for a Paramedic or a Fire Fighter...because Flight Attendants can save your life (and some of us IN HEELS!) AND serve you a STRONG COCKTAIL WITH A SMILE!