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;”
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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.
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.