Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Maybe I Should Have Become a Flight Attendant?

Often I wonder if I should have been a flight attendant. It seems to be a pretty cool job. Flight attendants get to talk to friendly people while flying the friendly skies and travel the world too. (I laugh as I write this because I'm witnessing a rude passenger right now.)

I definitely enjoy participating in conversations with cool people and I love to travel; however, I don't think I could handle being forced to say,

"Please turn off and stow your electronic devices or we will not be able to take off."

I believe this to be a multifaceted inappropriate statement.

Do powered on electronic devices, with or without wifi connection, really interfere with air traffic controls? Why do electronic devices have to be put away? Can anyone really tell if they're on or not? Why are they throwing out an empty threat? Is this for real?

4 comments:

  1. I enjoy how you changed your mind after stating your reasons... Brilliant!

    Often times people will watch movies, play games, listen to music, etc. when on a plane. During landing and take off you must put them away... Why is that?

    It is really just a "better to be safe than sorry" type of deal. :) Many pilots believe that electronic devises could inter fear with the controls. That is why it is required to put them away.

    It is not exactly proven that this would happen but personally, I think that it is good because you might as well put away your devises just for a short time period than possibly costing your life and everyone else's to check your email..!

    Knowing you, there is no way you could say that! :)

    Now that you know the reasoning, do you believe in turning off electronic devices or not ?!?

    Sincerely,
    Your favorite student Kira!

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  2. Kira!

    I love you. I appreciate you. I miss you!!!

    You are incredibly smart; putting away device for safety should be important!

    Thank you for your comment. I hope to see you soon!

    Love,
    Ms. Small

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  3. I wonder if the flight attendants are frustrated because they have to get our attention to show us the mandatory safely exits and O2 mask location. I too give empty threats like turn off the Wii, time to eat. At times when my kids pay no attention to me I say "pretend that device'll explode if you don't come NOW!"
    Ami

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  4. Hey Ami!

    I agree with you. Flight attendants must be annoyed that most passengers ignore their safety instructions. I feel badly for these flight attendants. I'm mostly frustrated with the mandates!

    Though, I think your empty threats are more compassionate, heart felt and hilarious. . .which I believe to be a HUGE difference!

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