01/5​They can't talk loudly in the cabin.

​They can't talk loudly in the cabin.

In a confined space like a cabin, one conversation can be heard by people rows away. So their behavioral guidelines include not talking to one another loudly in the cabin, galleys, or on jumpseats about personal lives, work, etc. There isn’t a lot of privacy on an airplane, so everyone is expected to be courteous to those around them.

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02/5They can’t sleep when working on a flight.

They can’t sleep when working on a flight.

Flight attendants cannot ever sleep while working a flight unless it is a flight of a certain time duration. However, exceptions exist like on international or long haul flights where flight attendants can go to a designated area and have a set amount of time to take a rest break.

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03/5They can’t have tattoos on most airlines

They can’t have tattoos on most airlines

British Airways has an extensive checklist regarding tattoos, including a color-coded illustration of where on the body tattoos must be fully covered, and in some spots, you can’t cover tattoos with 'plasters, jewellery, or watches.' However, Air New Zealand’s tattoo policy changed on September 1, 2019, where employees will be able to have non-offensive tattoos visible when wearing our uniform or normal business attire.

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04/5They can't eat in front of passengers.

They can't eat in front of passengers.

Flight attendants might serve you snacks and drinks on flights all the time but they have to follow a strict protocol when it comes to their eating habits. At work,they've to be discreet while eating and drinking. They can’t be seen by passengers walking down the aisle eating food or drinking.

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05/5​They can’t accept tips from passengers.

​They can’t accept tips from passengers.

Even though passengers might want to tip flight attendants for their services, like restaurant servers or bartenders, flight attendants won't be able to receive those tips. Flight attendants are often encouraged not to carry or exchange any cash on an airplane majorly for security reasons.

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