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My Day With Cosmo: What It's Like Being A Flight Attendant During The Pandemic

There's no question that the tourism industry was badly hit by the pandemic, with several flight attendants and other cabin crew staying grounded or worse, losing their jobs in the last few months. But as travel restrictions begin to ease and safety measures are put in place, it looks like some flight attendants are heading back to work. 


Sam Peña, a flight attendant for Pan Pacific Airlines, is one of the few who's gotten a chance to fly again—although right now, it's still just two to three times a month. Going to work has been very different. Sam tells Cosmo, "From the moment you enter the airport, you'll notice that it is no longer jam-packed with people. There are social distancing signs everywhere." 

On a flight, interactions with passengers are also limited and there are enhanced safety measures in the aircraft. She shares, "We do temperature checks. We sanitize the aircraft as much as possible. And when we get to our destination, we actually have to step out of the aircraft so that cabin disinfection can take place before we fly back to Manila." 

For Episode 11 of My Day with Cosmo, learn more about life as a flight attendant in the new normal: 



VIDEO EDITED BY: Retty Contreras

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