Flight attendants do not greet passengers simply for a casual chat as they board the flight. There is a deeper reason behind their welcoming gesture. As you board the plane, eager for a change of scenery and warmer climes, their greetings go beyond mere friendliness, holding a more significant purpose.
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A Tiktoker, Kat Kamalani, explained the real reason why flight attendants greet all passengers in a viral video.
What’s The Fuss About?
When you travel on a commercial flight, one experience is common on every trip. The polite smiling faces of the flight attendants greet every passenger before the flight takes off. Although most think this is just how every service industry employee is reared, the real reason why flight attendants greet people at the plane’s door is much more complicated.
Why Do Flight Attendants Greet People At The Door?
The reason why flight attendants intently stare at the passengers boarding a flight is not to judge your choice of flying attire. The TikToker revealed, “So when you’re walking on the airplane and you see our happy, smiling face – we’re actually looking you up and down and we are trying to find our ABPs.”
She explained, “And what that is called is our able body people or person – so, these are people who are going to help us in an emergency.”
Besides ABPs, they are also on the hunt for other troublemakers. She revealed, “But, we’re also looking for one more thing – besides looking for things that don’t belong on the plane, like a boxful of liquids – we’re looking for human trafficking.”
The Tiktoker user noted, “It happens a lot in the industry and our passengers’ safety is our number one priority.”
How Do These ABPs Help During An Emergency?
Kat explained how they are basically looking for people in the military or medical experts. “So, in case of an emergency, like a medical emergency or we are going to land the plane or there’s a security breach, we know who is on our plane and who can help us,” she added.
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