I flew for an airline that had only one class of service at any time – either the entire plane was economy, or it had been chartered for private service.
When flying economy, everything was straightforward – the most senior flight attendant on the plane would handle all the announcements, paperwork, stocking, etc (at an additional pay rate) in addition to everyone’s duties of completing drink/snack service, aisle checks, etc.
Charter Service was more like a First Class experience.
In addition to the announcements, each person on the aircraft receives personalized service. This takes a lot of extra time before the flight to learn everyone’s name/seat assignment and remember it during the whole trip. There is no time to rest as you have to be able to cater to every passenger every minute of the flight – and ensure you still make all the required announcements at the right times.
It honestly made me feel like a sky waitress.
While the charter flights were more fun, I much preferred working economy. It was a much more stable environment, with a predictable in-flight schedule and overall experience.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Assuming-there-is-no-difference-in-pay-and-prestige-would-flight-attendants-prefer-to-work-in-the-economy-business-class-or-first-class-section-of-the-plane
Originally Posted On: 2016-02-08