As a road warrior, you are thrilled as competition between budget airlines and legacy carriers pushes ticket prices down.

You are less thrilled as leg room shrinks, services like checked baggage is unbundled and food is sold in coach.

Now imagine if looking after these folks was your job description. Welcome to the world of the flight attendant.

The uniformed person asking your seat number has the power to make your flight incredibly pleasant. FYI: They also have the power to get you arrested upon landing.

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