Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

Flight attendant confessions
Flight attendant confessions

The allure of routine travel to exotic locales makes a career as a flight attendant especially appealing to many job seekers. So much so, in fact, that more than 20,000 people recently applied with American Airlines to fill just 1,500 flight attendant jobs, prompting the airline to largely quit accepting new applications.

But what is it really like to work as a flight attendant these days? Is it worth enduring the intense competition for one of these jobs? Recently a Reddit user claiming to be a flight attendant posted her experiences on Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" subsite, where Reddit readers can ask questions of notable and not-so-notable people. [Note: Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" section uses anonymous sources, which can't be verified. Excerpts that appear here retain their original spelling and grammar.]