the flight attendant

i feel like i was destined to be a 70s flight attendant on panam who put on a happy face but actually hated her job and got drunk during work hours but something went wrong and i wasn’t born for another 25 years or so

Ok, so I’ve been thinking about a flight attendant!Akaashi and National Team Player!Bokuto au where they meet on a flight back to Tokyo. Bokuto falls in love at first sight, while volleyball fan Akaashi is like holy shit stay calm and professional oh god this is #4 BOKUTO KOUTAROU.

But they get talking a little when Bo gets super restless and can’t sleep and wanders around the plane, and Akaashi slips up and remarks “you’re very energetic, Bokuto-san” and Bo is like “…did i tell you my name?” and Akaashi is like fuck so much for being professional and admits he watches all their games when Bokuto gets super excited and asks if he’s into volleyball..

And shortly before the plane is landing Akaashi subtly approaches Bokuto like “I know this is super indiscreet of me and I apologise but couldIhaveyourautograph” and Bo makes a face. Akaashi feels guilty, people probably approach Bokuto all the time and why does he even want an autograph, he’s not 15 anymore, but then Bo says “…aw man, I was hoping you came to give me your number.” and Akaashi is like ghhghh what “…you want my number…?” and he knows he’s not supposed to but also this is Bokuto Koutarou who has really nice build and is strangely charming so Akaashi slips him his number as he’s exiting the plane.

Akaashi wonders what the hell just happened, does Bokuto think he’s some kind of groupie or is this how he usually meets people.

What it’s really like to be a flight attendant:

•You will have report times at 4:30am
•You will have 3+hour delays
•You will get rerouted numerous times
•You will have passengers yell at you endlessly
•You will have long days and short nights
•You will have moments you want to hide in the overhead bins

However…

•You will also have pilots who buy you coffee in the morning
•You will have crews who keep you laughing constantly
•You will have layovers that let you visit with your friends/family
•You will meet celebrities and occasionally catch a ride in a Porsche
•You will be invited to T.I.’s show in Vegas after serving him first class beverages
•You will have passengers who sometimes understand you have long days and they bring you gifts

And most of all, you will have an amazing job with a lifetime full of memories❤️✈️

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The public wants to blame us, shame us, and treat us like trash. We did not make the rules. We did not design your seats. We did not decide who gets to sit in first class or what you paid for your ticket. We didn’t decide what you get to or didn’t get to eat on a flight. We understand you want a blanket. We don’t overbook- the people waaaaaay above out pay grade do that. Most of us agree and hate that our airlines are overbooking passengers. We are only given a small amount of resources to do our job- a job that is becoming harder by the day. The United incident had NOTHING to do with the flight attendants, but since that incident flight attendants everywhere have been bullied, harassed, filmed without their consent, and treated like criminals.
The flying public needs to grow up. Treating a crewmember bad will NOT help you. Filming a crewmember without their consent can get you fined and sued. Harassing or threatening crew could land you in jail. Is it worth it? Dose it make you feel like more of a man to call us names when you don’t get your upgrade? Think hard about it. We have to deal with 600+ passengers day day sometimes. We would love to give you a blanket, pillow, free meal, and whatever else you’re complaining about. Our Airlines don’t give us those options. Know beforehand what you’re paying for. Read that fine print on your ticket. *Be a knowledgeable traveler and your experience will be much better.*
There is never a reason to harass flight attendants. The stories I’m hearing from my friends are absolutely appalling and many of them are taking time off work. I love my job, but I’m thinking about taking a leave as well. I had a grown man call me a “dumb fucking bitch” in the airport the other day. Why was I called a dumb bitch? The man’s flight was delayed and I just happened to be walking by his gate. That’s it.
We are people who get up and go to work everyday just like you. Unlike you we don’t get to go home at the end of the day. We work 16-18hrs a day and get relatively no sleep. We are permanently jetlagged and hard working people. We are trained to save your life on and off the plane. We do MUCH more than you see every single day. Treat us with respect. We’re just as frustrated with the flying experience as you are. Try to understand that. Remember that your flight can’t take off with out us showing up to work. If you want to be a vulgar human- stay home. Otherwise, we’re here to help you.

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From the source:

Coming Home Baby. When I left the processing center a day late I was into my second year. I wasn’t too happy about it but had no choice. When I finally got on that plane and we were airborne it was a real relief.

The Airline must have chosen all babes for my flight cuz these ladies were gorgeous. This stew spent most of the trip in this position talking to all of the GI’s. This is my lone surviving slide of the flight home. I spent a lot of time sleeping.

Our flight was from Dong Tam to Ben Hoa to Japan to Fairbanks to Oakland for leave processing.