Confession of a stewardess
Potential terrorist on board, passengers racist or incapacitation of action are some of the challenges they may encounter on every flight attendants.
Mandy Smith, a stewardess who worked for 12 years for Virgin Atlantic, told how he was thrown food at the front and as took care of a passenger after he suffered a stroke, all this while had to keep calm and professional conduct.
In “Cabin Fever: The sizzling secrets of a Virgin air hostess” (“amazing secrets of a Virgin stewardesses’ – n.red.) Mandy Smith presents the most bizarre and dangerous situations that was over my years in the air.
“During the training courses, are taught things like leaving the aircraft in an emergency, how to react in case of fire or even how to help women give birth,” says Smith. “Besides this, we get basic lessons of survival in a jungle or desert forced landing.”
Although it was a stewardess hundreds of times, Mandy Smith says the strangest experience he had when he had to work with different cultures and religions passengers. “Some people will not be served by women of a certain time of the month, has happened to me several times to be asking this of passengers, and in this case we are instructed to ask colleagues to serve.”
The flight attendant says that after years of experience, is nothing seemed out of the ordinary.Crew members often face situations of potential danger, and this helps, ironically, does not lose its composure in such situations.