Why do flight attendants have carry on bags when they don’t have night stays? What crew really keep in those bags so much?
Everywhere they go, that bag follows! Usually the cabin crew image is incomplete without a suitcase trailing it behind them. Some airlines provide for their employees suitcases and other airlines prefer – bags, BUT the truth is you can’t see a flight attendant without carry on bag, no matter if he/she has night stays or turnaround flights. It’s a uniform requirement that it must be kept as is with only a company authorized bag tag on the outside.
When flight attendants were asked to name what’s in their carry-on bags, the responses received are packed with fascinating hacks, according to Huffngton Post.
Here is a list of the most common things that flight attendants have in their carry-ons:
#1 A PORTABLE ESPRESSO MAKER
“I keep a portable espresso maker in my bag because I HATE airplane coffee.” ― Jay Robert of Fly Guy
#2 PACKING CUBES
“I use a medium-sized cube for all my clothing options. It keeps things compact.” ― Kelsie Franklin, Delta Air Lines
#3 PORTABLE CHARGERS
“I always carry a dual USB Charger for any hotel that has limited outlets. I also always carry a power pack for charging my accessories on the plane.” ― Dustin Anderson, flight attendant with a major carrier
#4 A PAIR OF SHOES
“A pair of Adidas typically goes with everything.” ― Kelsie Franklin, Delta Air Lines
#5 CONVENIENT SNACKS (ESPECIALLY OATMEAL AND CRACKERS).
“Finding a healthy snack in the airport is sometimes really hard. I seriously never leave home without instant oatmeal, because all I have to do is find hot water.” ― Stella Lozano of Fly With Stella
#6 A PORTABLE HUMIDIFIER
“I take a portable humidifier which can fit in hotel water glasses.” ― Ellie Lee-Wasson, Endeavor Air
#7 A MINIATURE COOLER AND HOT PLATE
“Hotel/airport food is expensive, right?! I usually take a crew cooler with my meals that I cooked at home. Crockpot recipes are the best for travel, and I do chili a lot. Hot Logic is a small hot plate that a lot of us use to reheat our food.” ― Kelsie Franklin, Delta Air Lines
#8 BASICS CLOTHING
“I bring one pair of jeans, one pair of leggings, a dressier shirt, a T-shirt, sweater and a dress. It helps that the only color I wear is black, so I always match.” ― Katie Taylor, Delta Air Lines