Prior to each flight, flight attendants attend a safety briefing with the pilots and lead flight attendant. During this briefing, they go over safety and emergency checklists, the locations and amounts of emergency equipment and other features specific to that aircraft type. Boarding particulars are verified, such as special needs passengers, small children traveling unaccompanied or VIPs. Weather conditions are discussed including anticipated turbulence. Before each flight a safety check is conducted to ensure all equipment such as life-vests, torches and firefighting equipment are on board, in the right quantity, and in proper condition.
Once up in the air, flight attendants will usually serve drinks and/or food to passengers using an airline service trolley. When not performing customer service duties, flight attendants must periodically conduct cabin checks and listen for any unusual noises or situations.
Regular cockpit checks must be done to ensure the health and safety of the pilot(s). They must also respond to call lights dealing with special requests. During turbulence, flight attendants must ensure the cabin is secure. It is vital that flight attendants remain aware during take-off and landing, as the majority of emergencies occur at these times. Upon landing, flight attendants must remain stationed at exits and monitor the airplane and cabin as passengers disembark the plane.
- The most basic responsibility of flight attendants is .
- The pilot and his crew normally situate themselves in the .
- When a passenger needs something he needs to .
- is NOT the flight attendant's main responsibility.
- Seatbelts need to be fastened to .
- Persons with disabilities are considered .
- Since they have several tasks to do, the flight attendants need to