Turbulence can really shake things up on a flight — in a relaxing way — according to the latest whistleblowing flight crew member.
Flight attendant Barbie – aka Barbiebac.ok on TikTok – has revealed in a now viral video that some of the crew actually love it when a plane has a bit of a bumpy ride.
Barbie, who hails from Argentina but currently lives in Italy, revealed that the spooky moments for passengers actually give the overwhelmed workers a chance to take a break.
“Flight attendants love turbulence — because we can rest a bit, because we’re supposed to stay seated, and we can’t get up to serve the food, for example,” said the 29-year-old, just one of several flight attendants struggling to make millions of calls amid Americans’ frustration with air travel for flight cancellations, delays and baggage problems.
“Sometimes flight attendants and pilots don’t tell passengers the whole truth,” Barbie admitted to NeedToKnow.Online, who asked not to reveal her last name and airline to protect privacy. “They do this to avoid startling them and a potentially dangerous in-flight situation. When you’re in the air there’s no way out, so you have to minimize risks.”
The Sky Spy – which regularly posts to its 3.4million followers about common air travel myths – also revealed that the black box used to record conversations in the cockpit is not actually black, but orange.
A flight attendant recently revealed in a TikTok that some flight attendants actually love it when a plane experiences a little turbulence. JamPressfirstname.lastname@example.org
According to the flight attendant, whenever a plane is going through turbulence, there is always a chance for workers to sit down and rest. JamPressemail@example.com
“Flight attendants love turbulence because we can rest a bit because we’re supposed to stay seated and we can’t get up to serve the food, for example,” said the 29-year-old. JamPressfirstname.lastname@example.org
“For some reason everyone thinks that an airplane’s black box is actually black, but I have to tell you that’s not true. In fact, the color is orange, and there’s a reason for that,” revealed Barbie.
“The orange color is not whimsy, this color was chosen so that it would be easy to find in the ground or in the sea in the event of an accident.”
The Argentine is far from the first flight professional to reveal secrets about the airline industry.
Recently, a Boeing 747 pilot revealed where human feces end up when humans flush them down the airplane lavatory.
“Did you know that flushing the toilet on an airplane doesn’t actually drain into the population below?” asked Garrett, 29, of Dallas, Texas, in his trending #2 tell-all, which racked up a whopping 4.2 million views had camp. “It goes through pipelines to the tail of the plane into the seal chambers where the ground crew at the destination removes all of this debris.”
The flight attendant, who regularly writes about air travel myths, also revealed that the black box used to record conversations in the cockpit is not actually black but orange. JamPressemail@example.com
Arizona-based airline worker Tommy Cimato also went viral after revealing what the number of “things” broadcast in-flight means.
“If you only hear one tone, that means a passenger is calling one of the flight attendants from their seat, or they could be calling us from the restroom,” the popular TikTok star explained in the sky. “If you hear three of those high-low bells, it means it’s an emergency — but you never have to hear that.”
A third flight attendant, Brenda Orelus, revealed that the dirtiest place on the plane wasn’t the bathroom but the bag on the seat back.
“Did you know that the dirtiest surface on a plane is the pocket in the seat back?” revealed the flight attendant known as Flight Bae B! on tik tok. “They’re dirtier than the toilets, they’re dirtier than the seat cushions, and they’re dirtier than the tray tables.”
Orelus continued, “That’s because they are never cleansed. Unless someone vomits, or some oey, gooey, and pus comes out, it doesn’t get cleaned up.”