As we say, "happy passengers + happy crew = happy flight". Though it doesn't take rocket science to deal with your cabin crew, here are some tips you may want to consider whenever you fly. Though some of these tips are related to one of our past blog entries entitled "What Makes a Flight Attendant Happy", this is more of do's and not-to-do's when dealing with your cabin crew.
We are very familiar with "Please fasten your seatbelts, stow your seat tables, put all window shades up, and make sure your seats are in upright position as we prepare to take off/land". Notice that flight attendants are very strict in implementing this even if you are the world's most travelled person. Why? They are all there for your own safety.
One of the greatest misconceptions on flight attendants is that "their job is only about serving beef, chicken, coffee or tea", which we totally disagree and would want to change this. Serving you food and drinks is just a tenth of what the actual training consists. Much to your surprise also, the training program they go through is like one whole college term packed in just two to three months. If you think sleepless nights studying is only during college, then you are definitely wrong as those sleepless nights you have endured during college is nothing to what you will go through during flight attendant training. Your wings are not just pinned unto your uniforms, they are earned.
They are paid to travel. They work in different time zones. An aircraft environment is totally different from that of a regular office space. They deal with different personalities, they do routinary things most of the time unless there's some uncalled for situation. Brought by their lifestyle, we can say that a cabin crew is definitely a unique individual. What makes them unique though? Well we did run down a few of those characteristics and traits. Honestly, this is actually a just for fun post but for some or most, much of them are true.
Nowadays, airlines invests heavily in the uniforms of their flight attendants as part of the airline branding. Nowadays, flight attendants do not only serve as safety professionals in the air, they also serve as like the model or image of the airline. Apparently, flight attendant uniforms nowadays look so good that they even look better than your most expensive dress in your closet. Here are the top 10 flight attendants who dress better than you.
Halloween is over but spooky stories are still circulating. These spooky stories are usually limited to places like old houses, abandoned hospitals, dark roads, and buildings. Guess what, they say there are also ghosts in the air and we got some stories from a few flight attendants from different airlines.
Contributed by Miss Kaykrizz
What ensures a successful Flight Attendant Interview? What does it really take to get your wings? Here are some tips for that flight attendant interview.
This has long been an issue between airline passengers and cabin crew members. There are simply some passengers, despite being an abled person, would still have flight attendants lift and stow their very own hand carry luggage unto the overhead bins. Despite our numerous posts about this issue letting everyone know that it is not obligatory for a flight attendant to stow a passenger's luggage unto the overhead bin, there are simply some who will force the issue. It's just like that issue about the use of hazard lights during heavy downpour, despite many reminders from motoring experts that the use of hazards during heavy downpour may pose more danger and its completely useless, there are quite a number who will debate otherwise.
Call them strange but yes, there are requirements you need that may sound funny in order to be a cabin crew. These range from height requirements to BMI to personality requirements and more. To be a cabin crew is not about just serving coffee or tea. It's about being a well rounded individual who can deal with people, command respect, implement strict airline safety rules, and yet, be able to make every passenger feel comfortable and happy throughout their flight.
Written by Kara Mulder
Everyone has their own reasons as to why they want to become a flight attendant. You may want to travel. You might hate your office job. Your boyfriend may have just broken upwith you. Whatever your motivation may be, you have an idea of what you THINK ‘flight attendant life’ is like, but our perceptions are often different than reality. So, what is being a flight attendant really like? What are the pros and cons of life (and work) as a commercial flight attendant?