Cabin crew explain how to make a long-haul flight comfortable
Flight attendants certainly don’t have a 9 to 5 job, especially if their daily rota includes flying to Australia, and back.
Unlike passengers making the same flight, a pair of loose comfortable trousers and trainers isn’t an option.
In fact, flight attendants uniforms are very particular and insist on cabin crew looking the part whether up in the air or down on the ground.
Delta Air Lines has recently introduced a new uniform but this too can’t be comfortable when travelling on a 20-hour flight.
I’d say most flight attendants always travel with an extra pair of shoes
So how do flight attendants stay comfortable throughout the duration of a long-haul flight?
When speaking to HuffPost, flight attendant Kelly Kincaid reveals her top tips for an easier flight.
“I’d say most flight attendants always travel with an extra pair of shoes,” reveals Kelly.
She goes on to add: “ At my own airline, flight attendants are required to wear 2-inch heels through the airport. But once you’re on the plane for 10-plus hours, 2-inch pumps just won’t cut the mustard.”
Flight attendants always travel with an extra pair of shoes
Kincaid explained that flight attendants carry multiple shoes, they carry their “airport shoes” which will be worn around the airport.
These also have to be worn during departure and service but for the remainder of the flight, when the public can’t see, much comfier shoes will be worn.
Shoes, however, aren’t the only extra clothing flight attendants wear.
Another cabin crew member, Shane Meadow for Delta, revealed he never leaves for a flight without an extra jumper.
Flight attendants to to stay as comfortable as possible on a long-haul flight
Meadow told HuffPost: “Something I always think to carry with me both as a flight attendant and a passenger is a light jacket or pullover.”
Planes are notoriously cold and although passengers are often supplied with a light blanket, the cabin crew are not welcome to such privilege.
Shane went on to add: “ We all know re-routes and life happen, so when you find yourself somewhere you weren’t expecting to be, or if weather surprises you at least you know you have some comfort.”
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