Flight secrets: Female attendants still have to abide by this rule from the 1960s | Travel News | Travel

Flight attendants are not only required to carry out their jobs efficiently but also look highly presentable while serving plane customers. They have to follow numerous rules regarding their appearance and some of them date back to the heyday of travel. Female cabin crew have to wear lipstick and blusher “as a minimum,” according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This has not changed since the 1960’s, as a former flight attendant revealed in an interview with British Airways. Wendy Barlow, who served with the forerunner to British…

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Cruise secrets: Secret line crew use to play this prank on passengers | Travel News | Travel

Cruise staff often get bored when cruises go on for weeks at a time and boat life can get monotonous, workers have revealed. “It got mundane really fast,” one former staff member said on Reddit. “It was basically the same comedy of errors each day of the week, with a different ‘cast’ of passengers each week.”  One former crew member has revealed that sometimes they would entertain themselves by making fun of passengers. The trick was to confuse passengers into thinking activities were available to them that in fact didn’t even…

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Flight secrets: Cabin crew reveal passengers who do this before takeoff could delay plane | Travel News | Travel

And now a flight attendant has revealed there is one thing any unsuspecting passenger could do which would delay the plane. But it isn’t sinister behaviour, and in fact is something every does without thinking. Going to the toilet on a plane which is waiting to takeoff will delay the flight. This is because when a passenger gets up to use the bathroom, flight attendants much alert the flight deck. Pilots cannot legally takeoff when passengers are in the bathroom. Explaining why to Business Insider, Robert Bingochea, a flight attendant…

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Cruise secrets: Passenger should pack own washing power to save money | Cruise | Travel

According to website WiseBread, one of the easiest ways to save money on board is to bring your own laundry detergent. It allows for passengers to do their laundry on board without the need to pay out for laundry services. Colleen McDaniel, an editor of Cruise Critic, explained: “Packing your own detergent helps to save money in two ways — it allows you to do laundry in your cabin bathroom without the need to pay to use onboard laundry services.” She went on to add: “It also helps to cut…

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Cruise secrets: Experts advise arriving late to ship boarding  | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are rising in popularity and are becoming the dream holiday of choice for travelling wanting to explore far-flung corners of the globe.  According to an annual report compiled by the UK and Ireland cruise industry, British holidaymakers took almost two million cruises in 2017. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) declared this was a new record for the cruising industry. A cruise ship offers passengers a vast range of activities on board from luxurious dining facilities to leisure centres and spas.  Frequent cruise-goers have learnt how to work…

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Cruise secrets: Stay onboard at the dock for discounted deals and spa treatments | Cruise | Travel

Depending on the duration of your cruise, the ship is likely to stop off in multiple ports along to way, offering passengers the chance to head out on excursions and visit the local area. However, according to some cruise-goers, there is an excellent reason to stay onboard. At least some of the time anyway. A cruise is packed with onboard activities meaning there is little chance of getting bored while sailing. Although, with many people on the ship, prior booking or early rising is essential if you want to best…

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