I just worked beverage service for a 90 minute flight
And I’m exhausted. Seriously.
Sure, I’ve never actually had to do it before so remembering things like the stirrer sticks for the coffee service or making sure I actually served everyone who asked for a drink – sorry again, guys – were things that I really think that I’d do better with a bit of practice. Still, it was a bit of a humbling experience realizing that it was actually a bit of a challenge to sling a few drinks out to the 50 passengers I was responsible for. And the real flight attendants were working at least 50% of the cabin, plus doing the actual meal service.
I’m sure I’ll being seeing pictures galore in the coming days and weeks of me working as a flight attendant and drinking on the job. After all, I had well more than my fare share of Sect on the fight, and a bit of vodka, too. So it wasn’t really a truly honest effort as to what it would take to serve the cabin. But it was close, and it was definitely more work than I expected.
But it was also a TON of fun. I was walking the aisle clearing glasses from the business class cabin while we were on the active taxi-way. I was trying to figure out which pedal locked the cart and which released it. I was walking the aisle closing the overhead bins and turning off the call button lights. It really was a ton of fun.
Oh, we did do the safety demo work, too. That was fun. It was harder in that I didn’t have a demo seatbelt to use – I just took the belt off of the seat I was standing next to at the time – and the announcements were done in German, which made it even more challenging. Still, we all managed to do the demos and arrive safely so no real harm there.
We were also fortunate to have with us some coffee brought along specially by a member of the tour. Vince Mills runs Kena coffee in Hawaii and produced a special Star Mega Do reserve blend for our flights. As I understand it the coffee was delicious. So, again, sorry to the few guys who I never made it back to with the cups of coffee. My bad. If you’re interested, check our Kena Coffee. I’m pretty sure he’s got plenty to share with the community.