If one thing is certain is that being a flight attendant is not easy at all. Long hours flights, endless grumpy passengers, cramped spaces, the constant buzz of a deafening engine, and, of course, the ever-present pressure – all that on you.
However, you need to be a tough one to become a flight attendant. Still, there are still plenty of things that leave flight attendants completely horrified, no matter how strong they are. Read on to discover them!
Passengers who drink the tap water
“Drinking water from the tap on a plane is horrifying,” says flight attendant Craig Wilcox. And, according to one study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Wilcox has a right to be scared.
The research found that many flights’ water supply tested positive for a range of bacteria that could cause illness (though no dangerous infectious microorganisms, such as E. coli, Legionella, and Enterococcus, were found).
Flight attendants and researchers strongly advise airline passengers to never drink water aboard an airplane unless it’s sealed in a bottle. So, if the stewardess avoids drinking tap water, you should do that too.