Was there any funny or inspiring experience inflight that you will never forget?
I have many funny and inspiring experiences throughout my 8 years of flying, and I still can remember all of them but it might take days to tell you all about it but here are some of the stories I want to share.
Once I operated a flight to an Arab destination, and we had an elderly obese lady with a broken left hand in a cast. The flight was full, only 1 seat available in business class; she was seated next to a gentleman in the last row and couldn’t fit in the seat properly.
When we served her a tray for dinner, she couldn’t have a tray out in front of her because of the limited space of the seat. So I politely asked a gentleman who was sitting alone with the seat available next to him to switch the seat with the lady in order to give her more space to have her dinner comfortably.
Fortunately the gentleman was so kind and understanding. So I changed her seat and she could have her dinner tray on the seat beside her.
Later on, a mother traveling with her son and who were seated in the row before the elderly lady said: “You are so kind and helpful, I wish you were married to my son”. I blushed, smiled and everybody around started smiling. I felt very happy to help.
What is the most important lesson you learnt from 8 years of flying?
The most important lesson that I’ve learnt from flying is the importance of staying optimistic, no matter what you do. It has an impact on your mood and energy.
At least begin your day with a smile and the belief that it’s going to be a good day today. It’s really a good start when you go to work, your colleagues will be happy, your passengers will be happy and that will make you happy too.
Our smile is the first impression and it works wonders; no matter how you feel inside, just smile and everything will be smooth.
Teamwork is also really important for a successful flight, as long as everyone do his or her job properly. So I learned to begin with myself and hope that change will reflect on other people as well.