Instead of going on a Budget Airlines (so cheap, so cheap) to Bangkok, we have decided to take one of the European Flight (cannot state the flight name lah) which is trying to offer good service at reasonable price.
I was indeed quite shocked to see some of the flight attendants' age and size!
No prejudice, I am not against employing elderly on board, and neither am I against employing big fat man/women who cannot sit into the flight seat without having their 'extras' oozing out to cover the next seat.
Flight attendants, formerly called sky girls, air hostesses, stewardesses and stewards hold the primary responsibility for the safety and comfort of airline passengers.
The first flight attendant was a 25 year old registered nurse named Ellen Church, who coined the term "stewardess." Hired by United Airlines in 1930, she also first envisioned nurses on aircraft. Other airlines followed suit, hiring nurses to serve as stewardesses on most of their flights. The requirement to be a registered nurse was relaxed at the start of World War II.
The primary responsibility of the flight attendant's job is the safety of the passengers, so I definitely cannot rely on any of them for this (which is why I chose the emergency seat).
An interesting incident happened on one of my flight to Denmark (again Airline name withheld).
I received a sharp tap on my shoulder from a stewardess, while trying to put some sugar on my butter spread bun (a bad habit). "Hey, shame on you, my great-grandson will only eat bread by adding sugar on it and he is 8 years old."
I didn't bother or dare to look back or reply.
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