Flight Attendants Reveal Secrets That Airlines Don’t Want You to Know

No matter how seasoned a traveler you are, you probably don’t know what goes through the heads of flight attendants, what they notice, their likes and dislikes. Most of the time, they’re professional enough to go about their job of making sure you and your fellow passengers are comfortable and well fed. They generally keep a smile on their faces and serve us with grace. But we all know how difficult working with the public can be. While most passengers are polite enough, there are bound to be problems and difficulties that flight attendants experience on the job. We spoke to some flight attendants for an inside scoop on the real secrets behind the job …

Why do they dim the lights before landing?

It’s not to create a brooding atmosphere, if that’s what you’re thinking. No, the cabin lights on commercial flights are dimmed at night for take-off and landing for a very good reason. The fact is, these are the times when problems are most likely to happen. The reason the lights are turned down is so that people’s eyes have time to adjust to a lack of light in case there is an emergency. In the dark, signs that are lit up and emergency path-lighting is easier to see. All this would contribute to saving time in the event of an emergency.

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