The Wild Ups and Downs in the Lives of Flight Attendants

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Flight attendants have seemed glamorous for decades, starting with the romance of the Pan Am stewardesses back when commercial flight first became doable. Since then, countless people who love to travel have dreamed of working in the airline industry.

And it’s easy, right? Just push around a cart and buckle seat belts. Wrong. Being a flight attendant is one of the most difficult jobs out there, from the entry requirements to the day-to-day work, and it comes with some wild drawbacks — and advantages — you’d never imagine.