Any air travel would be boring, if not flight attendants. Who else will carefully offer a cup of tea, cover with a blanket and calm in a tense situation. It seems that the image of this employee is quite traditional. More often than not, nice stewardesses appear in front of us wearing ironed suits. Nevertheless, in airplanes you can meet quite unusual flight attendants. Flight attendant-rapper.
Usually, before each take-off flight attendants are obliged to read to the passengers the safety rules. But this information is usually of interest only to those who fly for the first time. And for regular air passengers this is just a monotonous set of words. It is not surprising that these words of the steward or stewardesses start to irritate. Now let’s imagine how hard it is for the staff to read the same text so often. The original way out was found by one of the stewards – he suggested passengers to clap their hands to create a musical rhythm. At the same time, he himself read out the most banal rules in the form of rap speech. Needless to say, such a presentation of bored information was met by all passengers just for “cheers”. Stewardess transsexuals.
The Thai airline PC Air hired quite unusual flight attendants for its flights. Now, transgender people are working in the state. The company received more than 100 applications in response to the announcement of hiring. But only four women of non-traditional sexual origin got a job. Now, with 19 stewardesses, 7 stewards work together and transsexuals. The company’s management believes that the qualifications of these people are not inferior to those of their colleagues. The professional skills of such stewardesses are very high – each of them has a bachelor’s degree, excellent swim, fluent in English and native Thai.
An unusual offer of hands and heart.
It also happens that the stewardesses are in the heart of romantic history. Vera Silva, an airline employee, did not know that her young man could make the offer of the hand and heart unusual. The guy bought a ticket for the flight, where his fiancee worked, and agreed in advance with the pilots and crew members that he was given the opportunity in the cabin to make a statement through the on-board warning system. In the end, everything happened according to plan. The conceived operation ended happily – the girl answered affirmatively to the recognition of the young man and agreed to marry him. And she also gave her answer through the notification system. So the romantic story became the object of attention of all passengers.
Safety in the rhythm of pop stars.
Flight attendants of one of Cebu Pacific Airlines flights decided to diversify the leisure time of bored passengers. In addition, safety information was so boring that it simply required turning into a show. Girls-stewardesses took, and made remixes of the songs of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. The director of the marketing company noted that management can always go on bold experiments, if it attracts passengers’ attention to useful information. Let it be and all this will be submitted in a non-standard form. And stewardesses managed not only to perform their work professionally, but also to show their variety possibilities. How to know, maybe this will be the first step on the big stage, because among the passengers there may be some talent-seeking producer. The stewardess-millionaire.
Gambling people can argue about anything. So, billionaire Richard Branson concluded somehow a bet with a competitor who argued. As a result of the contract, the businessman had to work as a flight attendant to work the flight on board the aircraft of his rival’s company. Branson kept his word, and on May 1, 2011, in the suit of a stewardess, he worked full time. The plane made a 13-hour flight from London to Kuala Lumpur. Billionaire served not only Fernandez, who lost the dispute, but also 250 passengers.In this case, according to the conditions of the bet, Branson was forced not only to wear lingerie, but also to shave his legs. The fact is that the airline demands from its employees perfectly smooth legs. It’s good that the loser was allowed not to shave his beard. It should be noted that this was not the first experience of Richard Branson public appearance in the female image. In 1996, he appeared in the bride’s attire at the Virgin Brides opening. Then on the show with the participation of such a bold businessman, about 160 tickets were sold, and the proceeds from this amounted to 6300 dollars. These money were sent to charity.
Child in the closet.
One of the flight attendants Virgin Blue was fired for child abuse. It turned out that on one of the flights he locked a 17-month-old baby in the upper compartment of the locker. The company, to make amends, guaranteed the injured woman and her family the right to fly for free in any direction. The steward himself refuses to admit his guilt. He claims that he simply played with the child in the ku-ku, closing and opening the door. As a result, the lock was locked.
Hysterical flight attendant.
Stories, when flight attendants calmed the raging passengers, are not so rare. But there is a reverse situation. So, in August 2010, passengers of one of the JetBlue flights were in the very center of hysteria, caused by the dispersed steward. He began to argue vigorously with one of the customers of the carrier, after which he decided that his patience had burst and it was high time to quit his hated work. Well at least it was at the approach at the airport in Pittsburgh. The flight attendant loudly announced his decision through the warning system, opened the emergency exit and jumped out of the plane. A little later, Steven Slater was arrested, he was charged with hooliganism and threats to passengers.
Collector of spoons.
If someone at home does not have enough spoons, you should pay attention to Dieter Kapsha. He managed to collect 1,760 such items, thanks to 447 airlines. And an unusual hobby began with the fact that the first spoon became associated with Dieter with a pleasant rest. He traveled with his sister to Spain. It was the relative who suggested taking a spoon with her to an unfamiliar country. And at the end of the trip the device was at Dieter’s house, recalling the leave. In the future this pleasant feeling only increased with the development of enthusiasm. The pride of the man’s collection is the spoon used in Imperial Airways between 1924 and 1939. Today Kapsh is an employee of Austrian Airlines, which, too, probably lost not one spoon.
Flight attendant with experience.
In 2007, the most respected flight attendant at United Airlines retired at the end of 60 years of work in this company. Career Iris Peterson began in 1946. Then the stewardesses put forward strict restrictions on sex, age, weight and ethical belonging. Throughout her long working career, the woman visited various leading positions. In 1953, she became the first official lobbyist on the flight attendant line and the Stewardess Association. Iris became famous for her desire to eradicate any discriminatory practices and promote the rights of women working in airlines. In 1968, it was thanks to Peterson that she was allowed to hire stewardesses of married ladies.
The second birth of the stewardess.
About this woman, you can safely say that she was born in a shirt. The 22-year-old employee of the Yugoslav Airlines Spring Vulovic was able to survive after the fall of the liner from a 10-kilometer height. When the plane flew from Stockholm to Belgrade, an explosion occurred in the front luggage compartment. The stewardess herself was at the moment in the tail part, which saved her life as a result. Of the 28 people who were at the time in the plane, only one girl survived. True, in Spring, both legs were broken, and the lower part of the body was paralyzed.For 27 days she was in a coma. For 2 years it took the stewardess to improve his health. Nevertheless, despite the incident, she did not quit her job, continuing to serve the clients of that air carrier for another 20 years. It was Vesne Vulovic who holds a survival record after falling from a maximum height.