Dating flight crew
Some women wear super-high stilettos and skirts hemmed so short that management reprimands them. " I wear flats or kitten heels and my hair in a French twist.
Over the past few years, while the flight attendant edition of the dating game has been fun at times, it does get a bit frustrating.
It's gotten so frustrating that I haven't really wanted to blog about it.
I was going to be trapped in a tiny cabin with this man for days at a time. "I'll text you when we're boarding." In a bar, when a sleazy guy hits on you, you can simply walk away. I've worked for two major airlines, on international and domestic flights, in both coach and first class.
Worse, he had been sending similar texts to my female colleagues, sometimes flirting via text with several flight attendants at once while talking to the woman he was currently sleeping with. When I heard ABC was airing a show about flight attendants from the 1960s, I wondered if it would have any relevance to the job today.
We may serve you, but that’s not what we’re there for.
Six weeks of training wasn’t spent on how to serve you orange juice, it was spent learning how to save your life. In our line of work every minute counts, but when it comes to sleeping our bodies don’t follow a clock.
Flight attendants say that fending off flirtatious passengers comes with the territory, but some admit that they are open to finding a mate, or at least a date, on the job.
[sidebar] “It’s not hopeless at all,” said Brian Easley, a veteran flight attendant with a blog called Straight Guy in the Queer Skies.
[pullquote] We contacted Delta, Southwest, United and American Airlines and each carrier said that they have no policy preventing flight attendants from fraternizing with passengers.
“We trust our people to make the right decisions on and off the clock,” said Michelle Agnew, a spokesperson for Southwest.
When the pilot texted me, "Do you want some of my ice cream?