Posted by Todd (18.104.22.168) on February 05, 2000 at 16:25:50:
In Reply to: Not just customer service... posted by Q on February 05, 2000 at 15:17:57:
First, I never advocated hiding clusters from the Flight Surgeon. I merely offered my opinion as to the ability of a ch'r to serve in an airline cabin crew.
I agree with your precis of what "The Book" says the cabin crews do. With well over 2 million commercial miles (as a passenger) under my belt, I'm also very familiar with the reality. With the sophistication of today's aircraft, there is precious little a flight attendant can "monitor"...the five human senses are sadly inadequate for the task.
You make an interesting point, however, about an independant 'crisis' occuring during an attack. To respond to that, I refer you back to the archives, which have several examples (mostly from our female members) of being in the middle of an attack only to have their young child suffer some injury or danger. As I recall, all those contributing to the thread said that the cluster 'disappeared' as they ran for their endangered and/or injured child. I've never had a similar experience, but my gut tells me I'd react the same.
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