Weekdays flight attendants
• Weekdays stewardesses
The photographer Brian Finke spent two years traveling the world and documenting the lives of flight attendants. He studied weekdays stewardesses airlines Delta, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Hooters Air, Southwest. Then he switched to the foreign - Air France, Qantas and British Airways. In London, the photographer visited the school, with an enrollment of their future profession. Brian then went east - Air Asia, Thai, Tiger, ANA, Japan and Cathay Pacific - and completed the journey with airlines Icelandair. The result of his work was a book called "The flight attendants."
Co-author of the book Brian Alix Brown believes that style of photography Finke is neither nostalgic and romantic, not too realistic. Women in the pictures appear at the time of developed automatism of movements and actions - demonstrate the safety regulations, smiling and waving as if in advertising.
And if sometimes flickers slightly surreal image, it is possible, because no matter how accustomed we become to travel by plane, the flight and everything connected with it, will always cause awe.
Become a flight attendant pretty simple. To get to the training, it is sufficient to pass an interview and medical examination. Month theoretical course, 30 hours of flight as a trainee - and all. Few people are not on probation: the company is not profitable to dismiss such employees due to training and form costs. In the photo: Stewardess Roshayati.
For flight attendants are important knowledge of English and some external parameters. But the idea that the flight attendant should be a model - a myth. Taking into account only the height and weight.
Photo: Roshayati airline AirAsia.
Growth - to be able to get the luggage to passengers undersized. A weight - not to overload the aircraft.
In the photo: a flight attendant airlines Air France.
Most come into the profession for the money and the opportunity to go abroad. Romantics are now almost there. They arranged an acquaintance often, but it does not give any privileges.
In the photo: aircraft airline Hooters Air.
During the preparation of the flight attendants are taught many things - from aircraft design to childbirth. There is a special room, where the model of the situation, and trained. Be sure to know how to swim.
In the photo: Sara airline Hooters Air.
are taught how to handle inappropriate passengers. For example, if a person is violent, flight attendants must first ask him to calm down. Then - give a written warning. And if that does not work, can tie the seal - this is such a rail trolley, apparently unlike the remedy. How to beat - also taught: edge of his hand on his chin.
Photo: Ava, stewardess airline Cathay Pacific.
Hair, nails - everything must be in order. Before the flight, at the briefing, flight attendants always examine: the suit should be clean, make-up - appropriate. Sometimes it is removed from the flight. For example, one flight attendant at the briefing took off her coat - and only then noticed that she had forgotten to wear a skirt.
Photo: Christie's, Southwest Airlines.
Flight attendants have always been more than the Stewards. But girls sometimes do not take the flight. For example, if you carry deported. Or the entire aircraft engaged in a football team.
Photo: Singapore Airlines flight attendants Tigerair.
Education Azrizy, Lily and Stella, airline AirAsia.
Unnur trained, the Icelandic airline Icelandair.
Kate, TigerAir airline.
Vivian, Cathay Pacific.
Wenyan and Kate.
Yusoko, the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways.
Linda, Cathay Pacific.
Inside Delta Airlines American Airlines aircraft.
Lily and Azriza.