I used to work on a private jet – and there are fewer perks than commercial flights

A flight attendant has revealed why working on commercial flights can be better than private jets.

While the VIP passengers can lead a glamorous lifestyle, the cabin crew members responsible for ferrying them around the globe are not always in the same boat.

A flight attendant revealed why it can be better to work on scheduled flights

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A flight attendant revealed why it can be better to work on scheduled flightsPhoto credit: Getty

Flight attendant Patricia Green explained to website Simple Flying why many cabin crew members sometimes prefer to work on board commercial flights.

The lack of airline perks

She said: “There are generally no airline perks for flight attendants working on private jets, so you wouldn’t get staff travel or free flights.

“Sometimes you have to bring your own uniform, shoes and suitcase, which an airline usually provides.

“You often have to pay for passports and visas to travel to certain countries.”

According to Patricia, even private flight attendants often have to pay for their training costs themselves.

demanding passengers

It may seem obvious, but VIP passengers can also be very demanding.

Flight attendants are on their feet throughout the flight, which can be tiring enough without passengers expecting constant drink refills and five-star meals.

Not to mention the pets and children who are allowed to let off steam on board.

Long hours and working conditions

Flight attendants who work on private jets are put on standby for some of their flights.

While most operators try to give 12 to 24 hours’ notice, this is not always the case and crew members can be called to work at the last minute – regardless of the time of day.

However, flight attendants can wait hours for their VIP passengers to arrive.

Not only do you have to take care of the needs of the passengers, but you also have to make sure that the jet is clean and tidy, the plane is stocked and the catering is organized.

Despite the downsides, Patricia said, “It’s a very challenging and demanding job, but the good tend to outweigh it!”

Meanwhile, a private jet flight attendant has revealed the craziest and worst desires of the most discerning passengers she’s served on board.

She revealed some of the strangest things, including crawling across the floor to pry single strands of hair off the plane floor.

Private flight attendants do not receive airline perks and also have to pay for their own uniform (stock image)

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Private flight attendants do not receive airline perks and also have to pay for their own uniform (stock image)Photo credit: Getty

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Emma James

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