On modern airliners, the cabin manager (chief flight attendant) is often called the purser. The purser oversees the flight attendants by making sure airline passengers are safe and comfortable. A flight purser completes detailed reports and verifies all safety procedures are followed.
Regardless of the destination, before each take-off and landing, in an aircraft we should all comply with safety regulations. Some are obvious, like attaching your seat belt and turning off your cell phone, but others may be less so.
Panoramic view with Cécile Gauville, a purser of Europe Airpost: " For take-off and landing you should fold the tray vertically and raise the seat-backs. Why? Simply, because in an emergency if you have to leave the plane quickly, you don’t want to be bothered by the tray and lose time in exiting the aircraft with a reclined seat in front of you.
One more piece of advice regarding handbags; they must be stowed under the seat in front of you, to not hinder you if you need to leave the plane quickly.
For take-offs and landings, we also gradually reduce the light in the cabin, which is especially useful for night flights because we need about 20 to 25 minutes for our eyes to adjust to the external light. So we gradually reduce the light so that you can see what’s happening outside."
Don’t forget, the safety instructions, if followed, will also facilitate the work of the cabin staff, making yours and theirs, a much happier day.