When Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge.Sure, every job is stressful, but does being a flight attendant come with a unique share of annoyances?Marcus Kusi Together with my wife, I help newlyweds adjust to married life, inspire married couples to improve their marriage, and co-authored Communication in Marriage to help married couples communicate better.Full Bio Think about one of the questions below for a moment.Some women wear super-high stilettos and skirts hemmed so short that management reprimands them. " I wear flats or kitten heels and my hair in a French twist.Flight attendants gossip about each other's revealing outfits. I usually wear red lipstick, but I don't overdo it. I love the spontaneity and adventure of my job — also very played up in the Pan Am teaser — but working for the airlines has made me quite cynical about love and marriage.If you are married, in what way is the girl you dated different from the woman you married? After being married for over 3 years to my awesome wife, l can testify that the girl l dated is different from the woman l proudly call my wife.
When I reminded him that he had a wife and kids, he brushed it off and asked me again!
[pullquote] We contacted Delta, Southwest, United and American Airlines and each carrier said that they have no policy preventing flight attendants from fraternizing with passengers.
“We trust our people to make the right decisions on and off the clock,” said Michelle Agnew, a spokesperson for Southwest.
The wild “Coffee, Tea or Me” era of flying is long gone, but frequent fliers still want to know: is it socially acceptable to ask out your flight attendant?
And if you can summon up the courage to try it, what are your chances?