When you apply for a cabin crew position in any airline, you will need to go through an impact and panel interview. This is where they will check if your personality, mindset, and goals are fit for that of a cabin crew. Here, present you more mock questions asked during your cabin crew interview with some advice on how to answer them. This does not represent questions asked by any specific airline but are here to practice and prepare you.
Impact interview is a crucial part during a cabin crew recruitment event or assessment. In the Philippines, local carriers can check how much of an impact you will make and even your personality just from the impact interview alone, and from there, they will see how fit your are to be a flight attendant. We now give you some 30 mock questions used by our local airlines which you could try and answer by yourself. We do suggest that you also have a present cabin crew review the way you answer.
The journey to become a cabin crew does not end after you pass the interview and screening process. There is still training and even regularization to think about. Here, we run down how you could increase your chances to become a full fledged flight attendant. This is not a guarantee that you'll be a cabin crew, it's more of just being able to increase your chance, and here are the steps on how to do it:
Despite that many airlines accept individuals with at least 2 years in college to be cabin crew, there are plenty of highly educated flight attendants out there who have more than just graduated from college. They are degree holders and some are even national board passers like RNs or registered nurses! Some of them are even studying to take a Masters degree like an MBA while flying! Despite their educational attainment, why did they become cabin crew and not apply as a manager or Vice-President in a huge corporation?
Passenger safety is top priority inside an aircraft, and flight attendants are instructed by the airlines and international safety standard boards to carry out procedures to ensure the safety and security of passengers, whether we like it or not. Sad to say, some passengers do not see it this way. Some even scold flight attendants for carrying out these safety procedures and instructions, as though it is against their will to follow them.
Cabin crew qualifications and requirements differ per airline, hence, it is definitely hard to answer general questions about height, weight, tattoos, education, experience, and all. That being said, here are some FAQs from our aspiring cabin crew followers and we will try to answer them. Please do note that these do not represent the qualification or requirements of a specific airline, hence, it is best for you to still ask them.
Just recently, a Delta flight attendant named KaeLeigh Marie-Cecilia wrote a long message to all cabin crew particularly those facing depression, and other emotional challenges. As you see, crewlife is not all glamorous as many thinks. Behind all those Instagram and Facebook photos of flight attendants is something we do not know, and that is their true emotions as of that moment.
Why Flight Attendants Check Your Boarding Pass And Why You Have No Right to Get Mad at Them for Doing So
Okay, so another issue was raised, and this is the issue of some passengers scolding flight attendants for merely asking them to present their boarding pass for checking. What??? Yes, some passengers would scold flight attendants when they are asked to present their boarding pass for checking. What again??? We actually wonder why they get mad when it is an airline standard procedure for valid reasons.
When you go through a cabin crew recruitment day, you will encounter a series of interviews and activities. For the interview, the major question they need to answer about you is "how fit are you to become a cabin crew?" We are not only talking about being physically fit, but it's the overall fitness that airline cabin crew recruiters look into. These include your intelligence quotient, emotional quotient, attitude, character, and personality.
We named our prettiest Filipina flight attendants for the month of August. Now, we give you the 15 hottest Pinoy flight stewards based on likes, engagements, and our team's choices. So ladies, will you be flying more often? Just a note too, this is in no particular order.
Everyone deserves a second chance in life. A very young and promising steward is presently facing one of the biggest challenges in his life as just some months ago, he was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. This meant that he had to go have a dialysis at least three times a week. Though his spirits are indeed high, his body is taking in a lot of pain, and thus, slowly resulting to complications. The only solution now is for FS Mark to undergo a kidney transplant.
It sometimes runs in the family! When one becomes a cabin crew, the other one follows! This is where they are more than just united in wings, they are united in blood as well! Sisters, siblings, moms and sons, dad and daughters, brothers, aunties and niece, who are all cabin crew from the same or different airline. Time to check our choices of the top 10 sibling family for the month of August!
Please tag your sibling or family member if you have this as your #siblinggoal or #familygoal
A flight attendant job is one of the most coveted job nowadays around the world, and it goes the same for the Philippines. During cabin crew recruitment days, about less than 10% of the total number of applicants are accepted, meaning, 90% are rejected. Despite the number, 100% of these applicants dream to be part of that 10%, who wouldn't right?
A reader of ours sent us a private message showing a Facebook page asking who we think is or are the prettiest flight attendant/s. Then the reader went on with a message saying "sir, the prettiest flight attendants are in Flyhigh Manila because Filipinas are very pretty!" He then on went into saying "sir, suggestion, baka kaya ninyo gumawa ng top 10 prettiest" (maybe you could make a top 10 prettiest...).
A typical airline passenger would see a flight attendant greet them, check if seatbelts are fastened, window shades are up, tray tables are stowed, seats are in upright position, serve meals, attend to other passenger needs, make landing checks, and carry out landing safety procedures. For some people alone, seeing this scene alone makes them claim that flight attendants are "just waiters in the sky". This is 100% absolutely wrong to be straightforward about it.
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The airline industry is definitely one big 'showbiz'. Tsismis, otherwise known as 'gossip' in English, is very rampant in our industry, and I am quite talking about the airline industry as a whole, and not just one in particular. Whether you like it or not, anyone can be a victim to this phenomenon, whether you are a flight attendant or not. I have been flying for more than 6 years and I myself were both a victim and a starter of tsismis.
So you just found out that your airline of choice allows walk-ins for those who want to apply as their flight attendant. Well, walking-in is not as simple as going to the airline office, submitting your resume, getting interviewed, and getting accepted. In fact, walk-in interviews are actually more challenging than a whole open day in terms of the recruitment process. We now give you tips on how you could get prepared for your walk-in interview through these practical, simple, and yet, effective ways.
It is indeed one of the most coveted jobs in the world. During open days, thousands of aspiring cabin crew lines up regardless of the weather conditions in a quest to realize their dreams to be a flight attendant one day. This goes the same for Delta in the USA! Just recently, they announced that they will be hiring a thousand cabin crew this 2019 and many are surely excited for this.
Written and contributed by F/A Kimberly Siao
The classic and famous quote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” by Confucius hangs on the office walls as a visual reminder before I head out for a flight. I couldn’t agree more. We are all entitled to work. Basically that’s the rule of life. Do you every wonder what it takes for a cabin crew to stay on a high-risk job? How about those questions like “Do you get any rest?” or “How can you manage to keep all passengers safe and sane in flight?” Not to mention, the iconic “Aren’t you afraid of your job?” Trust me, I get this a lot.
It became a nightmare at the NAIA last August 17 after a Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737 skidded off the runway. Massive flight cancellations, huge delays, irate passengers, and concerns over the 157 passengers and 8 crew members aboard the Xiamen Air jet that skidded off runway 06/24. Here is a look into the life of a few cabin crew members whose flights were affected.
Contributed and written by F/A Mary Beth Benitez
Being a flight attendant and a mother to a 4-year old toddler is quite difficult…difficult in the sense that my daughter’s understanding of my work which mostly take much of my time away from her, is still vague. When she was born, I thought of ways to make her understand that my job entails that I need to be away from her for several days as it is necessary for me to earn a living so I could provide for her daily needs.
Written and contributed by F/A Mayie Carballo
Saturday, August 11, 2018, another big day for our future Flight Attendants, as the Air Asia Recruitment Day is fast approaching. Yes, FUTURE FAs, how I love to call them that, rather than Aspirants, as I want them to claim it and embrace it, and I only allow room for positive thoughts, feelings and actions. Right! P O S I T I V E.
What are the important habits to develop in order for you to earn your wings and to become a successful flight attendant later on? Habit formation is very important as there are plenty of requirements and standards for you to live up to. So for the benefit of those who want to be flight attendants later on, here are the habits you need to form as early as now in order for you to survive as a flight attendant.
Last August 1, news broke out that an Aeromexico Connect Embraer E-190 jet taking off from Durango heading to Mexico City, crashed during take-off. Luckily, all 99 passengers and 4 crew members survived the crash. The aircraft went up in flames and all passengers were evacuated immediately within less than 2 minutes! Yes, that's 99 passengers out a burning aircraft in less than 2 minutes!
Being a flight attendant is not about just dreaming one day to be one and then the following day, you are already a cabin crew. No it's a far reality from that. Becoming a flight attendant needs a lot of preparation also, mentally, emotionally, and physically. It does not begin when you are already flying, but it begins from when you even start applying. Just for your information, Delta Airlines one time did a cabin crew mass recruitment for new flight attendants. From the 100,000 plus that applied, only roughly a thousand got in and that's 1% of the total number of applicants, even smaller than the acceptance rate at Harvard!