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!
Let us start this article by stating Philippine Republic Act No. 9497, Chapter XI Sec. 81 clause 9 which says “Any person who, while on board an aircraft, interferes with a crewmember’s or flight attendant’s performance of their duties, assaults, intimidates, or threatens any crewmember or flight attendant, shall be subjected to imprisonment from one (1) year to three (3) years or a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (Php50,000.00) but not exceeding Five hundred thousand pesos (Php500,000.00), or both, as determined by the court;”
Written by Mond Ortiz
An anonymous social media post recently sparked outrage among flight attendants which basically said that included in the plane fare is the flight attendant. To make it simple, it said that when someone buys a plane ticket, that person also bought the flight attendant, hence, the cabin crew has to do whatever the passenger wants. I too was personally angered by such an ignorant post, and I betcha the person who said this never became a cabin crew.
Written by Mond Ortiz
The picture above shows a Philippine Airlines flight attendant assisting a passenger in carrying her luggage unto the overhead compartment of an aircraft. When we say assisting, we mean both the passenger and the cabin crew lift the luggage, and is not left alone for one to do it. Flight attendants usually lend assistance to passengers who have any physical hindrance in lifting luggage by themselves, usually, PWDs, pregnant women, and elderlies. They are not obligated to solely lift luggage unto the OSBs and this is practiced by airlines all over the world!
One of the most common questions asked by airline interviewers is "What do you know about our airline?" It may seem easy, right? Mention the destinations, mention the mention when it was founded, mention the name of the President, mention the slogan, and the fleet. Despite that, why do many aspiring cabin crew still fail in this question? That's because they are missing on some answers recruiters are actually looking for.
And why you have no right to stop or scold them for doing so, regardless if you are a frequent flyer or not.
The emergency exit door of every aircraft is a major and essential safety feature of an aircraft. It allows quicker evacuation incase of an unfortunate incident like a crash landing or fire on board. These emergency exit doors are located between the main doors of an aircraft, and during an immediate emergency evacuation, passengers seated beside them should be able to quickly open them right away.
If you desire to be a cabin crew, don't only dream of it, act like you are one already even if you aren't one yet. Sometime's, it pays to play the Law of Attraction. As Jack Canfield once quoted, “The law of attraction states that whatever you focus on, think about, read about, and talk about intensely, you’re going to attract more of into your life.” What you are not is a reflection of your thoughts and feelings.
Just because a flight attendant also ensures the comfort and good flying experience of passengers, it does not mean that they are supposed to follow each and every thing a passenger requests or asks for. It may mean comfort to the passenger but it may become a safety or security concern for the airline. Also, flight attendants are required to maintain a certain level of professionalism. Here are 2o things flight attendants are not obligated to do or even not allowed to do.
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.