Do not think for a second that stewardesses are not afraid to fly, that they don’t fear for their lives. The fact that they are smiling when there are turbulences, that they react quickly and without panic in any emergency only means that they are doing their job as they should and following standard steps for emergency situations. They know what to do, they are afraid, but they never panic the passengers around. Behind the smile of a stewardess are hidden many fears and worries. When you hear about bombings and aviation accidents, about pilots who commit suicide while on a plane, the fear of flying becomes increasingly larger and can turn into a real problem. I often receive messages from people who want to become stewardesses, but were never on an airplane before, not even as passengers. It’s hilarious… but yes, there are many who began their careers as flight attendants in this way.