How to join the mile high club, according to a flight attendant

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Working as a flight attendant can be a stressful job, especially when you add in the hundreds of passengers all itching to carve their name into the mile high club membership book. After 22 years in the business, flight attendant Jenn Leigh is about to spill the beans on the not-so-secret society…

Gaining membership

The first commercial flight was back in 1914, and these aircrafts have had restrooms since the beginning of the 1920s. That’s a lot of time for people to come up with new and exciting ways to make their journeys pass by quicker. So what happens when you cram in hundreds of adults into one space – especially when the drinks get flowing? Yup, you guessed it. It’s time to get down and dirty. Joining this club requires an act of – somewhat – harmonious love and you’re in! While you may not get a membership badge and a monthly subscription, you and your partner will always know of your initiation into the club.

Checking out the crew

There are many rules, regulations, and procedures to go through before becoming a flight attendant. Plus, there are all kinds of scenarios that could see them hopping into action. Sometimes it may seem impossible to keep on top of it all. So what about when the restroom is rocking – do they go knocking? According to Jenna, it’s all down to the choice of the crew! If no one is being disturbed and hasn’t noticed, then you may be lucky enough to finish up. If not – especially if the seatbelt signs are on – you could find yourself heading back to your seat.

Subtlety counts

Jenna admits that one of the most obvious ways to get caught signing your membership contract is to be way too discreet. Constantly looking around, or hiding yourself just makes it more evident to the others on the flight that something might be going on. Jenna also reported that the best flight to seal the deal is an overnight journey. Most people will be asleep, so it’s far less likely that you will get spotted by prying eyes. Apparently getting away with it is all about being casual. To everyone else, you need to look as though you’re going about your daily business.

Casual business

According to a recent survey, 15% of people admit they have acted on their primal instincts while in the air. Jenna further states that most of the encounters she has ever dealt with haven’t even been couples – it’s been between two complete strangers! This flight attendant believes that meeting strangers on the plane is no different to meeting someone in any other situation. Once the drinks begin to circulate and people get chatting, they just can’t help but head to the restroom. Plus, the cabin crew are less likely to notice two strangers missing compared to two empty seats next to each other.

Stretch it out

We know how cramped those restrooms can be with just one of us in there, let alone two. While heading to bun town may seem a good idea, it’s best to think about the space you will have to work with. Jenna compares the flight restrooms to a “phone booth with a toilet” – not the most practical place to share the love. Due to the size and space you have at your disposal, Jenna reports that only a yoga master could pull off any intricate moves. It might be time to get your stretch on if you want a successful initiation into the club.

Whether you plan on getting your name on the member’s list or are intrigued to find out how people get away with the act – Jenna Leigh has opened up our eyes to the many situations she gets to deal with on flights. The question is: will you become the newest member of the mile high club?

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