Flight attendants are not your servants
Flight attendants are not housekeepers, and they are not your maids. They are your bodyguards, waitstaff, law enforcement officials, and hosts all rolled into one. And they do it all while standing for sometimes eight hours at a time.
“Passengers expect the world from us,” says a Virgin America FA. “When we can’t deliver, say, for example, like when we run out of the meat entree, they are angry, mean, and belittle us -- because it’s their world and we’re just serving them. Passengers don’t look at us. They throw up in bags and just hand it to us.” Her list goes on.
“The words 'please' and 'thank you' have disappeared from our vocabulary,” says an FA from American Airlines. “Now it’s just, ‘gimme Coke.’”