Buzz·Posted on Aug 16, 201722 Secrets Flight Attendants Won't Tell You AboutYeah...those earbuds are reused. Yes, even if they come in a sealed bag.by Bibiñe BarudStaff Writer, MexicoFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. "Planes are only deep-cleaned about once a month." emmaruthwells / Via Twitter: @emmaruthwells Sure, someone does a superficial pass after every flight, but it's not thoroughly cleaned until they take it to the hangar. 2. "We notice when two people go to the bathroom together." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Giphy / Via giphy.com It's not super common, but it happens. And it's the most unsanitary thing ever... Remember what we just said about the plane only being cleaned once a month? 3. "You never get used to little kids crying." Radist / Getty Images You sort of stop hearing them, but you don't get used to them. 4. "Relationships between crew members are very common." Miramax Films Pilots end up with pilots, flight attendants end up with flight attendants, mix and match, etc., etc., etc. 5. "Depending on the airline, we sometimes get to fly for free." Remains / Getty Images "It's a benefit that not all airlines have, but many do." Others might give discounted plane tickets. 6. "The earbuds are reused." TuCODmexico / Via Twitter: @TuCODmexico Yes, even if the bag is sealed. They are cleaned and rebagged. Ew. 7. "The blankets, too." sofijijon / Via Twitter: @sofijijon They're washed after every flight, but if you thought you were getting a brand new blanket every time, you're mistaken. 8. "Despite the rumors, the recommended positions on the safety card are not designed to make you die quicker." lososait / Via Twitter: @lososait They're actually meant to help you survive impacts. 9. "The water they use for tea and coffee is drinkable, and it's changed between every flight, but..." Zinaidasopina / Getty Images The tank that the water is stored in is not usually cleaned daily — more like...when someone thinks to do it? 10. "Food is thrown out after every flight." Wicki58 / Getty Images What happens to it after that is up to each airline. 11. "If a drunken passenger is cool, it's all good. But if they get annoying..." Agnormark / Getty Images There's different ways to handle an inebriated passenger, but if they're being rowdy or obnoxious, there will be an officer waiting to escort them to security when the plane lands. 12. "We don't have special secret codes or anything." T-kinoko There are standard expressions and service signs, but nothing top secret. 13. "Many of us have hookups in the different cities we visit." Ramachstudio / Getty Images But sometimes flight attendants are on their own when they end somewhere other than home. 14. "There's not really a restriction on the amount of snacks a passenger can request, but it does depend on how you ask for them." Irina Griskova / Getty Images As long as there's plenty to go around, there's no limit. But if you're not nice about it when you ask, you might get told to piss off. 15. "It doesn't bother us if you request a drink when the cart is not going through." Tuned_In What does bother us is a lack of courtesy, or if you're impolite when you make demands of us. 16. "Male and female flight attendants go through the exact same process (including psychological evaluations!) before they're hired." Kates_illustrations / Getty Images There's no difference. 17. "The weirdest thing that happens frequently is people deboarding the plane and leaving all their baggage behind." Moussa81 / Getty Images Don't you need that? 18. "It's not that common for passengers to hit on us." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF JiveRecords It doesn't happen every flight like in the movies, but it does happen occasionally. 19. "Different medical emergencies call for different procedures." Oktay Ortakcioglu / Getty Images First, you ask if there are any medics aboard the plane. If no one can help, there are basic procedures, first aid kits, and defibrillators. If it's very serious, the plane can make an emergency landing at the nearest airport. 20. "Most of the uniforms are uncomfortable and ugly." MARWAN NAAMANI / Staff Some aren't so bad, but they're few and far between. 21. "The best part about being a flight attendant is that you get paid to travel around the world." Rossellaapostoli / Getty Images 22. "You can get anything from free booze or extra food to a seat upgrade..." damnconz / Via Twitter: @damnconz ...if you know how to ask for it. This article is based on the experiences of several flight attendants, who we thank for their collaboration. This post was translated from Spanish.