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For flight attendants, times only get tougher

Although there is some glamor in being a flight attendant – free travel perks is the top on the list – I certainly feel for them right now.

Flight attendants, whose profession was once considered glamorous, may have one of the toughest jobs in the airline industry these days.

Even before last week’s terror threat came to light, they were contending with doing more with less, and for less: flights are packed fuller than they have been in decades, there are fewer sources of comfort and distraction for passengers, and flight attendants’ pay and benefits have been cut at many airlines.

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