Think flight attendants are just glorified waiters? Think again. “FAs go through rigorous training at my airline; five weeks, six days a week for about 10 hours a day. It’s pretty intense,” says one flight attendant. “If you score less than 90 percent on a written test, you are sent home. My five weeks I spent at FA training were more difficult than the four years I spent getting my Bachelor’s degree.”
Flight attendant training not only includes learning technical details of the plane you’ll be flying on, there’s also heavy safety training, with flight attendants learning how to safely evacuate the aircraft and even extinguish onboard fires. Point being: it’s a tough job.