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Flight attendant reveals the five things she will NEVER do on a plane after years in the sky – from making friends with the person next to you to drinking a cup of coffee
- Former flight attendant, Kat Kamalani has revealed five tips for flying
- The busy mum worked as a hostess in the US for six years and has a lot of tips
- She says people shouldn’t drink hot water or talk to the strangers next to them
A former flight attendant has revealed why she never boards a flight without packing her own snacks and always declines a tea or coffee when travelling.
Kat Kamalani, from Hawaii, took to TikTok to reveal the five things she will never get caught out doing during a flight after working in the industry for six years.
Number one on her list is to board a plane without packing some snacks.
‘You never know what is going to happen,’ she said.
Kat Kamalani, from Hawaii, took to TikTok to reveal the five things she will never get caught out doing during a flight – after working in the industry for six years
Kat now lives in Hawaii – where she looks after her daughter and posts content to TikTok
She also revealed she would not drink the hot water on an aeroplane.
‘The reason being is because those water tanks are never cleaned. They are disgusting,’ she said.
‘The kettles are cleaned in between flights but the whole (coffee) machines are never cleaned… and they’re by the lavatories,’ she added.
This has been backed up by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center at the City University of New York who did a study on the ‘drinkability’ of aeroplane water.
The study found seven in ten airlines didn’t have good-quality water and recommended people only ever drink liquids from a sealed container during flights.
But an airline maintenance person hit back at this idea, slamming the hostess for her views.
‘Just because you don’t clean the tanks doesn’t mean they aren’t done, we do them,’ he said.
The third thing she suggests is to ‘always obey the flight attendants and what they say’ – but doesn’t offer an explanation why.
She also looks up hotels, alternative airports and flights when she goes on a trip ‘just in case something happens’ and she needs to plan another way home.
The former hostess posts about her family life, exotic fruit and videos on health and well being.
TEN RULES TO LIVE BY WHEN TRAVELING BY PLANE:
1 – Always wear shoes on the plane
2 – Never drink the hot water
3 – Always bring a blanket
4 – Always bring a change of clothes
5 – Always look up airports nearby
6 – Always bring plenty of snacks
7 – Bring a face washer
8 – Always listen to your hostess
9 – Pack your toothpaste
10 – Never tell seat buddies details
But it is her travel videos which most often go viral and create the most discussion in the comments.
The latest video prompted other flight crew members to add their own musts and must nots to the list.
‘I always bring my own blanket – it is freezing on there,’ one woman said.
‘I always have my toothbrush and toothpaste in my carryon, as well as face and bottom wipes,’ one woman said.
Her most popular content focuses on her six years in the sky as a flight attendant
She also recommends not getting too chatty with your neighbours mid-flight
While others said they like to pack a change of clothes including underwear in their carry-on luggage.
‘I always buy food at restaurants and eat in when I get on the plane…I see people’s have around me cause the whole plane smells my food,’ said another.
Another woman said she cringes when people walk around the plane without shoes on.