Goodies for the crew

I’m taking a trip next week to Las Vegas. Is there anything I can bring the flight attendants and pilots as a little token of my appreciation. You guys work a really hard job. I just saw the Capitalism Micheal Moore movie and I had no idea that pilots and flight attendants got such a raw deal from their employers. I thought about making cookies or muffins? Any ideas would be great – Tina B.

Thank you for thinking of us, Tina, that’s really nice of you! But you don’t have to bring us anything for doing our jobs. Except maybe a smile. A little eye contact goes a long way, too. You’d be surprised what a difference that makes in this day and age of travel when passengers rarely acknowledge our greetings during boarding and won’t remove their headphones when we’re trying to ask them what they’d like to drink. Don’t even get me started on passengers who actually say please and thank you! When I hear those simple words I can’t help but provide nonstop refills on drinks. No joke, tears just about came to my eyes on a recent flight when a little girl named Fallyn made the crew a thank you card for being nice and making her feel so comfortable.

“You must work for an airline,” I said to Fallyn’s father with a knowing wink.

He looked at me funny. “No. Why?”

Because it was the nicest thing I’d heard in a long time!

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  1. Ron Kast

    Hello Shydoll, I fly quite often as a product support engineer and I try to be as nice as possible to all of the flight attendents whether I am in business class or in the back of the bus scruntched up into my seat. I understand who is taking care of me and the real reason you are there, for our safety. I love chatting when I have the opportunity and I have read a couple of books published by flight attendents so I am always looking for verification of these books when I fly. Too many people are very good at making these books very true, their ugly attitude and rudness always shocks me. Sometimes after a long day at work and a long flight home with a couple of connections I catch myself creeping up to that line of mean but I quickly back away. Thank you for your service.

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