Despite how miserable air travel is today, your flight attendants still truly care about your travel experience and one of the things we "don't do" at my airline is make credit card announcements, even though we are "supposed to".
We feel that once you're on board, you, the passenger who has just escaped the loud, stressful, degrading airport experience, doesn't want to hear any marketing scheme. Our company doesn't agree with our judgement.
Recently, our company told us that they're starting a "new initiative" where they will compensate $25 to each flight attendant who turns in an application.
I am personally against making the announcement, even if there is a financial incentive, but I don't want to have my fellow coworkers miss out if this option is available to them. I also don't want my company to "miss out" on an opportunity to make revenue, when all of the other airlines are doing the same thing.
I'd like to hear what you, a passenger, thinks about these "credit card announcements" on board the aircraft.