Kat Kamalani is a former flight attendant who has spilled the beans about many industry secrets. In a recent TikTok post, she claims cabin crew are not paid until the plane door is shut.
A former flight attendant has surprised travel fans by revealing she never got paid while greeting and saying goodbye to passengers.
Kat Kamalani, who worked as an air hostess for seven years, explains in a TikTok video that cabin crew are normally only paid for “in-flight hours” when the plane is actually ready to fly.
Posting on her channel, she says: “Starting off, when those boarding doors are open we’re not getting paid.
“So when you’re getting on the plane and getting off the plane we’re not getting paid for that
“What we get paid for is in-flight hours – this is when the boarding doors close – as our base pay.”
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Kat appeals to her followers to be “really nice to those flight attendants” because they are working for nothing.
She then says flight attendants do get paid to stay at a hotel when they are on a long trip.
“It’s about $1.50 to $2.50 (£1.15 to £1.90) an hour depending on where you are in your destination and you get that when you are eating, sleeping, whatever,” Kat explains.