“When we are told that the Russians are coming on board, [some crew members] are not as happy as, for example, if they were Americans. Russians are very special. If we know that a Russian or American client is coming to visit us for a few days or weeks, we know that they will certainly want to arrange themed parties. They want to have fun and have a great time. With [some] Russians, we prepare in advance because it is hard work,” said the flight attendant.
The flight attendant opened up about some of the strangest situations she faced while working for wealthy guests. Here are some of them:
- “I was once asked if I could make dolphins jump during sunset. I said I'm sorry, but they're already booked,” she joked.
- “They ask for crazy things. One day they asked me if I could go to France to pick up a bottle of their favorite champagne while we were in Italy!”
However, as far as behavior is concerned, she says, it can depend “a lot on their nationality”: “I had rich clients from Copenhagen who were wonderful. They are much more modest. “When [the guests] are Americans, it’s crazy but fun. Americans tip you a lot. The Scandinavians are just lovely.”
An employee admitted that the situation around Ukraine affected her work, since most of her clients are Russians: “Big yachts, private, most of them belong to Russian oligarchs.”
Due to the current situation, the owners are laying off the crew without notice and “not handling the situation properly”. “Of course, the lack of Russian clients for luxury yacht charter will affect the sector, because most of our clients are Russian oligarchs, very rich Russian people who rent a yacht for a few days, so until the situation improves, the demand for charters will decrease,” – she summed up.
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