<p>TikToker Kat spills the beans on what it’s really like to be a flight attendant</p>

TikToker Kat spills the beans on what it’s really like to be a flight attendant

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Everyone knows that airline workers always look smart and presentable – and there’s a reason for that.

One flight attendant has gone viral on TikTok after explaining the “strict” realities of the job – including rules about each employee’s appearance – and even goes as far as to compare it to being in the military.

TikToker Kat Kamalani explains in the video: “So what most people don’t know is that you have to follow a super strict guideline when you’re a flight attendant, your airline gets to dictate everything from head to toe on the way you look. So your nail colour, hair colour, your lip colour, your make-up, the way your shoes look, your bags... every single thing.”

Kat elaborates by recalling her time in training.

“When I was in training, they had a whole entire team dedicated to the way you look and making sure you’re on point. You can’t have any tattoos showing, the length of your dress or your uniform, the way you tie your bow – it was super strict. I swear that I felt like I was in the military because of how strict they are.”

Kat describes what employers have a say over and compares the rules to the militaryTikTok/katkamalani

So what happens if you’re caught not following the guidelines?

The TikToker explains how “you can get in big trouble” if you have a manager in an airport that “sees you off guideline.”

Kat ends by saying: “So being a flight attendant is super strict on the way you look.”

People shared their thoughts about the strict guidelines in the comments.

One person wrote: “Same for working at the airport for airlines. I had to wear heels at all times, certain nail polish allowed, hair must be up, the list goes on.”

“It’s not shocking, it’s a business being run by professionals. You are a professional representing an airline’s company,” another person added.

Someone else commented: “That’s so outdated! They should be allowed to dictate that much.”

“I was shocked when my niece was going through training to become a flight attendant!” A fourth person replied.

It is not clear which airline Kat works for.

You can watch the video in full here.

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