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.
When airlines select their cabin crew, they look for certain qualities in every individual that are specific to the type of job they will be undertaking and that will be at par with the airline's branding and guiding principles. Physical qualities are not the only consideration, there are simply more to that. Since a cabin crew is supposed to be able to ensure the safety while providing the best flying experience to all passengers, they must possess certain qualities. Here are the top 10 general qualities airlines look for in their cabin crew.
We have witnessed 47 cabin crew graduations all in all from Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, Cebu Pacific and CebGo and every newly winged cabin crew all said one thing, training was indeed very hard and nerve-racking! These cabin crew members could have all been valedictorians in college if only they applied the same study habits they had during initial training. Yes, that includes the memorization and understanding of about 1000+ pages manuals in a span of 2 to 3 months.
This has been one of the most asked question we get on our messenger. To answer this question in detail, we shall provide you now with the steps together with some article reference you could also check on this site. Well if you might ask someone how to be a cabin crew, the answer you might most likely get is "edi mag apply ka". To be a cabin crew is not just about applying and going through training, there are some preparations to go with it which we will discuss here.
A cabin crew mass recruitment day is a day which many flight attendant aspirants are excited for. Though it may seem texciting as first as each aspiring cabin crew looks forward to that very day thinking it would be easy, it is actually a very stringent and challenging process. In fact, out of 10 to 20 applicants, only 1 to 4 make it in. Here, we list down those mistakes to avoid during open days or flight attendant recruitment days.
Written and Contributed by Mayie Carballo
Have you ever asked yourself why you want to become a Flight Attendant? Let's go back to the time I was little. I have a scintillating memory of that day I first said "when I grow up, I want to be a Scientist and a Teacher."
I am fickle-minded, be it career or in anything, even in love (haha). Until the moment I was choosing a course in College, I was cogitating on what to take up. Guess what, my mind may be volatile, my heart isn't (at least, not on this part). Jokes aside, I knew what course I really like. Psychology!
Still on a toss-up between going for a flight attendant career or another one? Well incase you are still in a state of confusion on what to choose, you might want to consider being a cabin crew if you have these following traits. Just to let you know, being a cabin crew is not for anyone. During airline open days, usually only 1% of the total number of applicants make it in. So incase you are weighing on all factors before you finally make a decision, you might want to look into your own traits and see if being a cabin crew is meant for you.
Flight attendants are responsible for the safety, security, and comfort of the passengers travelling on aircraft during flights. Hence, working as an airline cabin crew provides plenty of contact with people and a lot of opportunity to travel. Indeed, the primary role of cabin crew members is to look after the welfare of all it's passengers inside the aircraft travelling to and from international or domestic destinations.
You had a dream to be a cabin crew. You decided to take action. You lined-up, you got rejected, you lined-up again, and made it through the very first and most critical interview. You were then called for the medical check and the final interview. You waited nervously for the results, and then it happens, you made it! You wanted to celebrate but wait, this is simply the very first stage. There is still a second and most critical stage, that is training!
The job of a cabin crew is one of the most popular jobs nowadays. During airline recruitment days, more than 10,000 to about 20,000 aspiring cabin crew lines up with hope of earning their childhood dreams. Despite this huge number, only not more than 5% will get-in training, and yet, some still do not make it through. Being a cabin crew is not for everyone, in fact, the requirements and standards are so high and stringent that sometimes, not even 1% of the total number gets in. That is why cabin crew members take so much pride in what they do, it's because they are part of that chosen 1% who went through a gueling training process just to earn their wings.
Sallie Ledesma was a flight attendant for a Philippine based carrier before transfering to an international airline, basically Qatar Airways. Here, she compares the difference between being or domestic cabin crew against that of an international one. She also shared her experience when she was applying as a cabin crew.
The latest batch of PAL Express cabin crew that earned their wings is batch 99. Just like any cabin crew, they had to undergo two months of grueling training which eventually moulded them as Philippine Airlines cabin crew, a 4-star airline, and as individuals. From the time Philippine Airlines and PAL Express launched it's "get that star" campaign with the end goal of being rated a 5-star airline by 2020, their cabin crew all had to undergo a more stringent and holistic training program.
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.
Contributed by Miss Kaykrizz
So you were called for an interview for a cabin crew position in an airline. Here are five things you should avoid during your cabin crew interview.
Contributed by FA Kristine Agcopra
Graduation season is drawing near.
Are you already decided on which career path to take?
Whatever it is, make sure you are passionate about it- for if you love what you are doing, you will never have to work a day in your life.
Here is my story and (through this) I am hoping you welcome yourself too to all the wonderful possibilities that this awesome life may lead you.
Never think you are dreaming too big.
There is nothing you can't achieve if you work hard for it.