Ever wondered what Cabin Crew get up to on a long-haul flight? It was a hard day’s work for these Virgin Atlantic flight attendants as they were filmed being put through their paces on the eleven and a half hour flight from London to Los Angeles.
Sporting GoPro cameras and with a little help from a professional cameraman, Virgin Atlantic followed the team of five cabin crew working in the Economy and Premium Economy cabins on flight VS7 to LA. The team included Hannah, John, Emma, Tim and their supervisor, Emily.
Between them they served 233 passengers, prepping everything in the small galley at the back of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. And boy did they have their work cut out – first came the drinks service, then a hot lunch, another drinks service, onto a mid-flight hot snack, yet another drinks service, ice-cream and an afternoon tea service.
On top of all of that, the team kept their passengers well hydrated with plenty of juice and water, handed out landing cards to make their arrival into the U.S. a breeze and offered hot towels. As a departing gift, all 233 passengers even got some ‘Love heart’ sweets from the crew.
But before that could all happen, the day all started when the crew members met their other colleagues at a formal briefing inside the airline’s offices at Heathrow Airport. There, they discussed their roles and responsibilities, safety issues and specific passenger issues.
From there, it was time to get on the plane and start prepping everything. Making sure all the safety equipment was onboard (and working as it should be), checking the catering and getting a headstart to make the in-flight service that little bit easier.
The good news though, is that after all that work, the crew got to spend over 24 hours enjoying the Californian sun. It’s not that bad after all!