The real reason flight attendants are onboard…

July 25, 2009

Just a series of video clips I put together to show the real reason flight attendants are on board…
Lots of people love to make the argument that flight attendants, despite the months of emergency training they go through, just serve beverages. What passengers don’t see is the hour before and after a flight doing security checks, checking emergency equipment, and reveiwing emergency procedures. Not only that, they’re REQUIRED by every goverment aviation organization to be on board for SAFETY. I can guaranty you, if the government didn’t require them to be on board FOR YOUR SAFETY, F/As would be axed completely in coach on domestic flights and on regional jets. They’re required to be there not to serve drinks but for safety.

Only catastrophic incidents like AF358 and US1549 make the news. Every time a flight attendant gives first aid, restarts a heart with a defibrillator, or evacuates an aircraft doesn’t make the news. Full blown emergency evacuations occur in the USA, on average, once a week. Airlines don’t have a certain quota of emergencies they have to have occur every year. The fact is an emergency could occur on any flight and flight attendant’s are constantly preparing for that and willing to risk their life to save you. F/As are no longer staffed based upon service, most US Airlines have cut their F/A staffing levels to the bare minimum FAA SAFETY level of 1 flight attendant per 50 passengers.

You wonder why the service sucks? Its because the flight attendant to passenger ratio is based upon the number of F/As it takes to get everyone out of a plane in 90 seconds or handle a wide range of other emergencies, not how quickly it takes them to get you a can of Coke.

Bottom line, any arrogant business passenger can put any spin they like on it but F/As are required by the FAA to be on board for safety.

Thank you to Markhk for the American 747 training clip.

Duration : 0:2:40


8 Responses to “The real reason flight attendants are onboard…”

  1. lewisMEOW on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    good video 🙂

    do …
    good video 🙂

    do you have a link to the last clip from the video?

  2. Planeguy13 on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    Its called Call on …
    Its called Call on me.

  3. musicfreak520 on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    Awesome vid!
    Whats …

    Awesome vid!
    Whats the name of the song playing in the background?

  4. Planeguy13 on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    Its typically six …
    Its typically six to eight weeks.

  5. jiml128 on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    how many months did …
    how many months did u spend for emergency training?

  6. wilddowun on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    amazing,,, i love …
    amazing,,, i love it!!

  7. swa97 on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    I love it! Thanks
    I love it! Thanks

  8. Eric2221 on July 25th, 2009 1:56 pm

    Thank you planeguy! …
    Thank you planeguy! =)

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