A flight attendant cannot live without his or her smartphone, period. Everything is basically there from their social networks to screw scheduling and to many other apps that make their lives easier.But what is basically in a flight attendant's smartphone? We did a survey with Philippine based flight attendants and to sum things up, here are the most common apps on a flight attendant's smartphone that are a must.
Many are still asking us how to be a cabin crew. Though we have written quite a number of articles about it before, we decided to make an infographic which should be easier to understand. Please do note that these are just the general steps, and it may differ per airline. We do suggest that you also do research on the airline you plan to apply in. So here's our infographic on how to be a cabin crew.
September just ended and it is time to name our top 10 prettiest Filipina flight attendants for the past month. This is based on the number of likes they have received from our readers combined with our own choice, with bulk on the former. So now, we present you our top 10 prettiest Pinay FAs as posted on our Instagram account. This is in no particular order.
Many dream to be a Philippine Airlines flight attendant. We have asked quite a number of aspiring cabin crew what their first airline choice is and most said "Philippine Airlines". Reasons behind why being a PAL flight attendant is one of the most coveted jobs in the country are it's destination/network, being based in the Philippines, the prestige of flying the country's premier flag carrier, and of course, the benefits.
Just yesterday October 1, 2018, the world's only airline safety rating agency Airlineratings.com gave a 7-star rating to both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. This mean both airlines do practice safety standards to the highest level as being rated 7-star is the highest rating given by the agency. This also means that they passed the IOSA and ICAO audits, they never had a fatality during the last 10 years, they are not blacklisted by the EU, and they are recognized by the FAA.
Airlines have been holding cabin crew recruitment events like assessment days and open days. This draws a lot of aspiring cabin crew to really fall in line with hopes of becoming a flight attendant in a few months time, and we are talking about thousands of aspirants. That being said, here are some tips and advice how you could ace your cabin crew assessment day.
There are basically two types of cabin crew recruitment events. First is an assessment day where the airline will call only a few of those shortlisted and an open day where anyone could simply walk-in and apply. An open day is indeed a more challenging as you and a thousand others will be vying for a few cabin crew position slots. Hence, you are basically one out of a thousand. In this case, you definitely have to stand-out throughout the process. You have to show you are different from the common ones.
Whether we like it or not and as human as we are, we all have guilty pleasures. Well, flight attendants do have their own and sometimes, the guilty pleasures of Filipino cabin crew wherever they are could be unique as compared to other nationalities. Well here are some guilty pleasures of Filipino cabin crew. Are you indeed guilty of any of them? Well we run down a few of them.
Did you know that airline recruiters even check the way you prepare your requirements and the way you prepare them could be a plus or minus on you? When airlines tell you that you have to be properly groomed when you arrive at the venue, they just don't mean you yourself, but they also look at how are in your picture and the way you prepare your CV. So here are some tips on how you could prepare everything.
Yes flight attendants are very open minded people. They see the world in a different perspective and there is simply so much we can learn from them about life. However, them being open minded doesn't necessarily equate to them accepting all types of "business proposals" or "business opportunity meetings". It simply means that being around with flight attendants may open your mind to new learnings.
Registered nurses are not only meant to work in hospitals and clinics, they are made to fly also! We are talking about flight attendants who are registered nurses or RNs! Looking at the profile of Filipino flight attendants around the world, many of them are actually RNs, and airlines do actually see them as huge assets! This is why when someone would ask us "can nurses be flight attendants", all we tell them is 101% a resounding yes!
You've seen a lot of them in the pictures we post on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. They are indeed all over the world. If you will notice one thing, the Filipina flight attendant's beauty definitely exudes the highest standard, regardless of which airline they are in the world. Filipinas Filipina flight attendants are indeed one of the world's most beautiful the our flying passengers have ever seen, and when we say "beautiful", we mean inside and out.
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?