A flight attendant revealed why you should never ask for help lifting your bags into the overhead bins.
If you’ve flown recently, you may have noticed that some flight attendants don’t offer to help lift your carry-on baggage into the overhead bin.
AThe flight attendant explained why some members of the cabin crew might check their bags in the hold when they need to lift them into an overhead.
In an article in life hackerThey said, “If I touch it, I mark it.”
That means if a member of the cabin crew touches your baggage, they might be inclined to check it in in the hold.
This is something to keep in mind if you exceed the weight and size requirements for your carry-on baggage, as you may be charged if the baggage exceeds airline limits.
And that’s not the only reason a flight attendant won’t rush over to help you lift your luggage into the overhead bin.
According to the same article, some flight attendants are not paid until the plane door is closed and risk injuring themselves lifting a heavy bag.
If a cabin crew member is injured before the aircraft door is closed, they risk not being paid by the airline.
Accordingly Matador NetworkThese rules vary by airline.
TikToker Cierra Mistt recently revealed that no member of the crew is paid while passengers board the plane.
In a post on TikTok, she said, “We actually don’t get our money until the plane door closes and the handbrake is released.”
“Plus you can easily pack your luggage if you have difficulty lifting [luggage] be checked at the gate free of charge.
Cierras clipwhich has been viewed nearly a million times, has shocked hundreds.
One person wrote: “I find it ridiculous that you don’t get paid until the door closes. That should be the same as soon as you enter the airport.”
Another added: “It’s ridiculous that you don’t get paid until the doors are closed.”
Flight attendant Kat Kamalani, meanwhile, explained that cabin crew are often told by their management not to help with luggage.
In a post on TikTok, she said: “A lot of airlines are telling (flight attendants) not to do that because there are so many injuries. So if we get hurt, that’s not even covered.”
Another flight attendant shared how she can help you deal with aggressive passengers.
And another revealed how to get free drinks during a flight.