A former flight attendant has revealed why crews aren’t afraid of turbulence — and secretly like it.
Nervous flyers may have trouble if the plane gets a bit bumpy.
Jay Roberts, a former flight attendant at Emirates, said he’s often asked how crews feel about turbulence at work, but was surprised by the answer.
He told that Daily Mail: “You can imagine the look on people’s faces when most of us respond, ‘Afraid of it — we love it!'”
“I’m not afraid of it because I know the flightdata and know that planes do not crash due to turbulence.
“I also know from my own professional experience that the risk of encountering severe turbulence is low.
“When I experience turbulence as a passenger or crew member, my inner child often sees the waves and shakes as a roller coaster ride, and I enjoy the ride.”
He also said light turbulence means the crew are getting a break as they can “ignore the alarm bells” and have to stay in their seats.
He’s not the only one saying that.
who works as a flight attendant for La Azafata previously reiterated his opinion .
She said: “Flight attendants love turbulence because we can rest a little bit as we should remain seated and we can’t get up to offer the meal service, for example.”
“We’re used to the turbulence, so we’re not afraid of it.”
If you’re not a fan of turbulence, there are two ways to avoid the effects during a flight.
One is to book the first flight of the day as turbulence is less likely.
And when booking your seats, try to sit in the middle of the plane, as you’ll feel it less near the plane’s wings.
Also, avoid flying over the coast of Ireland, as there’s usually always turbulence, according to a former flight attendant.
Luckily, severe turbulence is very rare, Jay said.
He added that he has never experienced severe turbulence in a flight in his entire 13-year career.
Here’s the secret phrase pilots use when anticipating turbulence.