To many people this subject may infuriate.. To others you may find humor! The most important question will hopefully be answered!
Why do Flight Attendants in the U.S. seem so ragged???
We now live in a day in age in the United States that you have Flight Attendants that roll big huge and heavy carts up and down the aisle. In most cases it is not to serve a hot or delectable meal. It in turn is usually met with the bantering of ..“Trash, do you have trash”?.. To think that 10 years ago, a Flight Attendant was trained to know when and how to picked trash up in a civilized and orderly manner.
In the United States, we now are met with Flight Attendants that usually care less than anything for their passengers.. They yap to each other while passengers are boarding, they snap at elderly travelers, they can rarely translate effectively for a foreign passengers, and most of all they don’t take care of their appearance. Granted, many of you would say that they are there for your safety! Well... get a clue.. If they don’t care how they act, or how they dress... how are they going to care when the plane is on fire?
Very sadly, we must admit that perhaps it is all a sign of the times!
The major airlines have to hands down be the worst. To start..
A few years back taught in training the do’s and don’ts of manners.. Now, their Flight Attendants stand up and consume beverages, wear their cardigans around their waste and smoke in view of passengers at airports. Cardinal ..no, no’s... To the point of termination! Domestic Flight Attendants for American are hit and miss...some more professional and well-kept than others... From experience.. The most well-kept and professional crews seem to come out of Miami, Los Angeles, and New York. International Flight Attendants with American Airlines, have been and always will be a great sense of pride.. International crews offer incredible service, and very knowledgeable, language proficient, and appear to be impeccable.
**America West Airlines**
Overall a very nice experience.. The Flight Attendants seem very outgoing and knowledgeable when it comes to passengers safety and service questions. Even though the service is non-existent the Flight Attendants are very attentive and reply immediately to any passenger calls.
Most of their domestic crews as of late have little or no idea as to what appearance and self pride is.. On a recent LAS
flight, the Flight Attendants seemed to have looked recycled..served near nothing to the passengers.. and were going back and forth from First Class to Economy to feed their faces... It is okay to indulge... but never in passengers view.. However, an exception must be made to the international crews.. Most of the international crews are very well groomed and are very..very... attentive..especially those on HNL
Domestic Flight Attendants as of late have seemed to have been rolling out of bed in their putrid blue sweater sets, and for the most part unironed pants.. In order to seem professional you must care about your appearance... To compare Delta Airlines domestic to Delta Airlines international is night and day. International Flight Attendants are very outgoing, service-oriented, and there appearance is outstanding.
JetBlue has a nice concept... but not much upstairs when it comes to Flight Attendants.. For being based at New York/JFK
it is very amusing to see the lack of language skills that their Flight Attendants have.. A relative recently flew JetBlue from JFK
... (they are from Brazil)... and the Flight Attendants spoke to them in a very condescending and rude manner... In addition, it takes more to be an airline that to have signs on the MTA, or Direct TV
.... There is something along the way called... Service and Cultural Awareness!
Hit or Miss... If you are lucky enough to have a International crew you are in very good hands... Northwest Airlines offers incredible service and very well-groomed crews on Asian and European routes.. However, for some reason, when you board a domestic flight... recently... LGA
service and quality seem to be left at the gate... Exception to Northwest Airlines is that Flight Attendants always are in full uniform, and truly must care about appearance..
**Omni Air International**
You can call the Smoking Lounge at Las Vegas a home away from home for most of their crews.. It is very distasteful to see Flight Attendants smoking while in uniform... From sanitary to vanity reasons... While on the subject how in the World does Omni Air International recruit?... We have seen crew members in Frankfurt with dread locks, hair extensions, and on top of that using foul language!
They have to be given a lot of credit, for United Airlines Flight Attendants are still on the top of the list. They have portrayed ongoing excellence and service without letting the current financial status bother their attitudes. The service offered is excellent... most recently... JFK
.. The Flight Attendants on a very consistent basis take pride and wear their full uniforms, are outgoing and personable, and most of all make you feel welcome before the end of your journey!
On a flight from PHL
...there was nothing but bickering and attitude among the Flight Attendants... From take off to landing the Flight Attendants were snapping at each other, and one even went as far as to tell another... “Look honey, I am senior you are the junior... get a bag and do trash”... Taste.... or the lack of civility...