“On our flights the alcohol is free, so sometimes people drink too much and open up to us and tell their life story. These are intercontinental flights, so they have the time for it too. They often share things they would probably never tell to anybody, but they think they can talk to us because we’ll most likely never see each other again. Last time a guy told me how he discovered his wife is cheating on him with his best friend. It was so sad, not only because of the story, but he was crying, so what do you do? I started to cry too… And it doesn’t look very professional when all the other passengers are watching you crying with a stranger… I often feel more like a therapist than a flight attendant after these long flights.”

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