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Flight Attendant explains the secret to joining the 'mile high club'

Flight Attendant explains the secret to joining the 'mile high club'

Marika Mikusova has provided a behind-the-scenes look at what it's really like to work on a plane.

A former flight attendant has revealed where the 'safest place' is to join the 'mile-high club'.

Marika Mikusova has worked for a luxury airline for over five years and, through her diary entries, has given an insight into her experience while on the job.

As well as offering tips to those who feel a bit risky and want to join the so-called 'mile-high club', she has also spoken about the difficulties of working at 38,000ft.

And on a busy flight, things can get pretty hectic for the cabin crew who want all passengers to be prepared for landing.

Marika recalled the one flight that 'half an hour before landing, we are still running up and down the cabin, collecting dirty meal trays'.

"Some passengers get so fed up with our snail's pace that they bring the trays to the galley themselves," she writes in her new book 'Diary of A Flight Attendant'.

"And when there's nowhere else to put them, they leave them on the floor.

"We'd have picked them up quicker if it hadn't been for a few passengers suddenly remembering they'd like a coffee."

A former flight attendant has revealed the 'safest place' to join the 'mile-high club'.

And it's not just cleaning up that's an issue, sometimes you even get people trying to light one up in the toilet.

She revealed the one time her hands were left shaking after spotting a lit cigarette in the lavatory.

"I peek into the cabin on the right, and see a puff of smoke coming from the lavatory," she recalls.

"Dido [a colleague] immediately yells that she can see smoke, and lunges for the compartment with a fire extinguisher. I follow her with [colleagues] Dragana and Wilson.

"We arrive at the lavatory with four fire extinguishers and Dido literally knocks down the door.

"So much smoke pours into the cabin in a second that we can't even see each other. Inside the lavatory, there's a guy with a cigarette looking at us in disbelief.

"'Did you throw a cigarette in the trash?!' I yell at the guy, feeling my voice shake and adrenaline flooding me.

"I pour water into it to be sure.

"My hands are shaking and tears are welling up in my eyes."

But speaking of bathrooms, they also happen to be the 'safest' place if you want to join the 'mile-high club'.

Instead of frantically rushing off know...Marika Mikusova reveals a 'more practical' way to do your business.

"The lavatories in economy class are by far the 'safest' place to join the mile-high club," she explains.

"Economy class is so vast that you can barely see the end of it. And it has several lavatories.

"It's more practical to use a lavatory that has only one door. Not the one in which the door has to 'fold' to give you enough room to even step inside.

"Us flight attendants, we like to sit and chat in the galleys. Plus, we dim the cabin lights after each service, so that's the perfect time for... well, you know. You're welcome, by the way."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@letuska.m/Alamy/Matthew Richardson / Stockimo

Topics: Travel