I am constantly fascinated by how much people are interested in Flight Attendant anecdotes (mine and others)
I suspect it has to do with a combination of factors:
As it is a customer-centric position, Flight Attendants are the representatives of their respective airlines. They’re noticeable in their crisp, matching uniforms walking together through an airport, and then up and down an aisle.
Flight crew is hidden from the cockpit, and gate/ticket agents you only interact with for a few minutes, but Flight Attendants are there entirely for you, from the start to the end of your trip.
Flight Attendants get to go places that a lot of people only dream about (even if it is only to another state). They have passports. They have exotic uniforms. They look similar.
And lastly, for every 50 passengers on a plane, there needs to be 1 Flight Attendant, and they can only fly for 8 hours in a 24 hour period.
In any given 24 hour period, we know there are around 8 million passengers flying around the world. That’s three F/A shifts worth every day.
By my rough calculations, that’s 55,000 flight attendants on call globally at any given time of day.
Flight attendant schedules also are fairly repetitive. You only need around 2 weeks worth of FA’s to cover a year’s worth of flights. So, that’s:
55000 x 3 x 14 = 2,310,000
Covering 3 Billion travelers worldwide, globally.
That’s less than 1/10 of 1% of the overall travel population.
Its highly interesting.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/It-appears-that-Quorans-are-obsessed-with-flight-attendants-Why-do-you-think-that-is
Originally Posted On: 2016-02-05