ARTICLE: SKYWAITRESSES –THE FORGOTTEN HEROES
The reporter in the linked article has captured the value of these safety professionals. In addition to providing certain in-flight services, these well trained (initial and recurrent) flight attendants’ primary mission and real value is passenger safety, which becomes evident on those rare occasions when the aircraft is placed in jeopardy. Then, their knowledge of the equipment, their expert execution of the emergency procedures and their equanimity in a crisis are obvious.
Too many air-travelers ignore the announcements that the flight attendants make prior to each flight. The location of the emergency exits and the associated evacuation procedures vary by aircraft. Pay attention – it may save your life one day!
Thank you flight attendants for your critical contributions to aviation safety!