We have been attending cabin crew training, enjoying conversations with numerous flight attendants, and talking to cabin crew trainers and airline management about the job of being a cabin crew. We don't just research on Google and come up with our own conclusions, we really go to the source in order to provide you the most accurate information as much as possible, especially when it comes to educating people about cabin crew members.
Written by Mond Ortiz
I have met and personally interacted with a lot of senior and junior cabin crew. I have hanged out with quite a number of them after work and all I can say is that they are all wonderful people. I get to share short conversations with them, a few bottles of our favorite beers, and a lot of laughter. Though more often I would hang with seniors, perhaps because my age is closer to theirs, I too had a lot of moments with junior cabin crew members.
Allow us to start with a quote by our very own Mond Ortiz:
"To be a flight attendant is not for the weak. It is for brave souls, the type who were designed to be heroes, the type who are ready to dedicate their lives for others."
Every April 9, the Philippines celebrates "Araw ng Kagitingan" or "Day of Valor". It is a day where we remember and commemorate the the heroism of the Filipino and American soldiers during the fall of Bataan to the Japanese during World War II. Despite their surrender, we celebrate the bravery and fearlessness of these soldiers in the face of defeat. It is a day where we celebrate gallantry and heroism.
There are indeed a lot of people who dream to be flight attendants and flight stewards. During the last Philippine Air Asia cabin crew recruitment event, around 1,200 applied but only around 50 were taken in. That's is less than 5% of the total number of applicants. In other airlines, the ratio is even down to 5:100 meaning, only 5 are taken in by the airline to be cabin crew out of 100. Why is it so hard to become a flight attendant?
Yesterday, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed near Addis Abba in Ethiopia, killing 149 passengers and 8 crew members. Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed 6 minutes shortly after take-off, very similar to what happened to Lion Air 610, where all passengers and crew members lost their lives. No matter how safe they say it is, but being inside an airplane, a life support system flying at 40,000ft is still very risky and anything can happen.
Written by F/A Vanessa Peronilla
Aspiring Flight Attendants, during impact interviews, only have 6-8 seconds to make a good first impression. Even without uttering a single word, the interviewer is already sizing up the candidate. Here is how to make it through the impact interview while keeping the 3Ps in mind.
Passing the cabin crew physical requirements is simply not enough. If you want to be a cabin crew, you have to have the traits and character of one. There are a lot of people who are tall, have clear skin, they have the correct weight to height ratio, and are fit, but yet, they do not pass the airline screening process for flight attendants. Hence, it is time to examine ourselves and see how "cabin crewable" are we, on top of the physical requirements.
(Don’t apply for the cabin crew job without reading this!)
By Ruth "Miss KayKrizz" Ramos
Today I'd like to share with you the biggest mistake I ever did (among many others) while applying for the Flight Attendant Job Position.
After long flying hours of breathing dry air and working with hundreds of passengers per leg, a flight attendant's job is indeed a tiring one, especially if they might have encountered an uncommon situation on board. It would be nice for an airline office to always welcome back their cabin crew after their flights and perhaps, one way is to have a pet dog or cat ready to welcome and bid farewell to the flight attendants. We hope airlines may consider this.
During the past weeks and months, different flight attendants have been making the news for going the "extra mile" to serve and help the passengers. Just recently, a Philippine Airlines flight attendant named Gold Pareno became viral after she and another flight attendant named Danica Panganiban assisted a passenger give birth on board a flight from Dammam to Manila.
When Flight Attendants Get 'Schooled' by People Who Have Minimal Knowledge about the Airline and Aviation Industry
Have you ever been 'lectured' about driving by someone who does not know how to drive? Or maybe having a basketball coach who never even plays basketball? Or maybe being 'schooled' by someone about sales who never even closed a single sale by his own in his entire life? Well flight attendants experience similar incidents a lot of times, when people who have minimal knowledge or even never worked as a flight attendant or in the commercial aviation industry, sort of 'lectures' the cabin crew about their duties and responsibilities.
So you were notified about a cabin crew opening or a flight attendant recruitment event of some airline. Definitely this is your chance to make your cabin crew dream come true but before we go for that dream, let us first remember that this job is not for everyone, only a chosen few will make it in. So here are some reminders for you to remember or to follow that may help you in the application process.
Written by Mond Ortiz
An iceberg in the middle of an ocean may just look like a piece of ice. It is small and its size above the water is nothing compared to the size of a whole ship. Guess what, despite their size, ships do everything to get far from the floating piece of ice which is not even bigger than half of the ship. because in 1912, that small piece of ice brought down a whole ship, the RMS Titanic.
We usually give advice on how to turn your cabin crew dream into a reality. Now let us turn the tables, let us talk about how NOT to become a flight attendant and how to keep that dream merely just a pipe dream. If we are to take this article constructively and in a positive light, we will learn that change is inevitable and that we really do have to embrace it.
It is now 2019, the start of another year. For many of our cabin crew aspirants, most are claiming already that it will be a year when they will earn their wings. For some who have gone through rejections in the past, it is a year to give things another try. To turn these claims and resolutions to finally become a cabin crew, you need to take action and you have to be hungry to earn those wings.
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to our very first post of 2019! Flight attendants are usually ready to spend Christmas or New Year in the sky. They are lucky if they get to spend it at home from the very first day they even applied, they were made aware that there is a huge chance that they may not be able to spend their holidays with their own families.
Many of our aspiring cabin crew are looking forward to a bright 2019! To many of them, it is a chance to turn their flying dreams into a reality. For some too, it is another chance to earn their wings after numerous turn-downs and rejections during the past year. Indeed, air travel is growing and the need for more cabin crew is definitely going up.
To be a trending cabin crew is being more than just one with good looks. You have to be someone who must have made an impact to passengers or to others, one who must have made your whole airline proud, one who is a friend to all your peers and colleagues, one who can be considered as the airline clown, or even so, someone who have created change. This 2018, we now bring you our Most Trending Filipino Cabin Crew based on our social media shares and likes.
Written and contributed by Mayie Carballo
In a little over a day, the most wonderful time of the year shall come. Today, I had a quick chat with a friend flying to Honolulu. I said “Boarding na haha Merry Christmas!” His reply was “haha Nang inggit ang nasa lupa (land)! Merry Christmas, Mayie! Enjoy the holidays!” Sent him back a message “Ay mejjjjj namimiss ko na nga sa ulap (cloud) haha May mga VIPs ka pa on-board haha You, too, have fun. Happy Holidays!”
It's that most wonderful time of the year indeed. A time of giving, sharing, celebrations, reunions, and happiness. Three more days until Christmas day. We now ask some of our flight attendants from various airlines what their Christmas wishes are and here are their message and wishes.
Christmas is a very much celebrated season in the Philippines. It is a time of reunions where family members in other countries return to their motherland, the Philippines, to celebrate Noche Buena. Christmas in the Philippines is known to be the longest celebrated Christmas in the world, where everything begins once the "Ber" months kick-in. For our flight attendants, it is a season they do look forward to also, to spend time with their families.
Jollibee is known for releasing viral short films about love, family, and acceptance as their content marketing strategy. One of these is a viral video entitled "Fight or Flight", basically a love story between a flight attendant and a passenger. The short film has gained 2.5 million views in just two weeks due to the love story involved in the scene that got many viewers "kilig", even flight attendants themselves.
When flight attendants say that they are tired and they would rather sleep, believe us, they mean it. Yes we do understand that all jobs are tiring at one point but that of a flight attendant is more than just being tired no matter how glamorous things may seem. It can be tiring both physically and emotionally and this is something we should understand why they say it is a sin to disrupt a flight attendant's sleep after a day's flying duty.
To be a Philippine Airlines flight attendant is to carry the heart of the Filipino which is the airline's slogan. Hence, if we want to be a Philippine Airlines cabin crew, we have to know the important traits that makes up the Filipino and these are what we call the five Ms. These are Magalang, Maalaga, Maaasahan, Magalang, and Malambing. These traits are what Philippine Airlines looks for in people who want to be their flight attendant.
The year 2018 is about to come to a close and just like anyone, it is nice to remember the year that was. While others would usually name the most beautiful flight attendants, we will do this differently. Instead of having two individual "Tops" for flight attendants and stewards, we decided to combine them in one online poll. We present to you Flyhigh Manila's 100 Most Trending Filipino Cabin Crew of 2018!