We may talk all about the glitz and glamour that goes with becoming a flight attendant, but in reality, there is so much on how becoming a flight attendant can actually change your life. No not just only the lifestyle, but also your mindet and even your character. Indeed, this is why cabin crew members holds the "YOLO" or "You Only Live Once" moto, and when we mean YOLO, we don't mean getting wasted in parties. It's more of living their lives to the fullest.
The word "FEAR" actually means False Evidences Appearing Real. It is what stops us from pursuing a long time dream, usually brought about negativity from others, social media, past failures, and fears of not being able to reach standards. This is actually normal for every human being but always remember that every cabin crew you see now flying once also had their own fears. Difference is, they never allowed their fear and worries to take over.
When you become a cabin crew, you do not just work as an individual, you work as a team, a team of other cabin crew members and your flight deck crew. Hence, if you dream of being a flight attendant, you have to be a team player. Erik Portus, a Philippine Airlines cabin crew trainor says "team work is very important. Without it, everything is affected. Service delivery will be all over the place."
During airline open days or cabin crew mass recruitment events, you would see a line of applicants as long as those Black Friday Sale lines in the shopping centers. Unfortunately though, only 1% to 5% of the total number of applicants make it to become a full fledged cabin crew! Indeed, the job of a flight attendant is one of the world's most desired jobs nowadays, despite its danger and the challenges to get in.
There is no particular college course that you need to take in order to be a cabin crew. Most airlines accepts anyone from any course, we haven't seen a specific course preferred. Each course may have their advantages for anyone pursuing or who pursued a cabin crew career. We enumerate a few courses and how each course may help you in your cabin crew career, both short term and long term.
Do flight attendants have to be tall? Do they have to be physically attractive? What course should I take so I can be a flight attendant? These are some of the questions our aspiring cabin crew members have been asking. Honestly, every airline has their own specific requirements for their cabin crew. The requirements of each airline may somehow be similar and yet, different from one another. Well for the sake of information, we shall give you the physical requirements and other requirements needed to be a cabin crew on a general basis. This does not represent nor reflect any of the airline's specific requirements.
The Philippines may not be a perfect country, there still is a lot to improve, but yet, Filipino cabin crew members are very proud of the beauty of the country that they do play a major role in the Philippines's tourism campaign. What's good about this is Filipino cabin crew members are all over the world, and no matter where they are based, to them, the Philippines is a very beautiful country worth visiting.
Written by F/A May Aguado
Everyday, my uniform gets heavier and heavier, and that's because everyday, it absorbs new experiences, new adventures, new personalities, and even new situations. Regardless of what kind of situations they are, I treasure each and every one of them. My fun layovers, those irrate passengers, and even during those times when we had to make emergency landings, all contributed to what I call, the joys of flying. Hey, nobody like emergency situations anyway but that's what we were trained for.
Contributed by F/A May Aguado
I have been a flight attendant for 24 years for an international airline and all I can say is I love every moment of it. When I was starting though, I had to get used to a lot of things. During that time too, I was about to quit my and I just wanted to enter the corporate world but after I saw the long lines during crew recruitment days, I felt that I am lucky to be a flight attendant and many wishes to be where I am now. Many new flight attendants will be going through this stage also and I would like to share a few tips for them.
Let's just admit that cabin crew members are very attractive people physically. They carry themselves well, they look good in their uniforms, and they exude a very high level of confidence. Some passengers have various ways of having their flight attendants notice them or different "styles" to get to know them. Apparently, these cabin crew members are very professional and they definitely know their limit especially if one is trying to cross the boundaries.