Written by Mond Ortiz
To all my Dear Flight Attendants and Stewards,
Christmas is indeed a day of celebration, of thanksgiving, and of being together. There is so much that I want to say to you but I would rather keep it short and simple.
Thank you! Thank you for being the greatest gift that God has bestowed on to me and our team here in Flyhigh Manila. We would not have made it this far without your support and love you have given us this whole years and the past years from the time we came into existence. I kept telling myself that Flyhigh Manila became a window for me to find my life purpose and that is to serve you, to support you, to inspire you, and to stand-up for you. You are indeed one of my greatest gifts, and for that, mahal ko kayong lahat!
This Christmas season, I wish you all safe flights, good health, and a happy life. Continue to be the heroes of the sky and the reason why everyone would rather choose to fly. Be a light to your passengers and continue to go beyond your call of duty to touch their lives one way or another. Embrace your life as flight attendants and stewards with all your hearts as you are indeed in a place where a multitude do wish they were right in your place too. Moreso, continue to be a blessing by uniting other families even if you have to sacrifice time with your very own on Christmas Eve or day. I salute you all for that. Last but not least, continue to inspire our aspiring cabin crew who are working hard to be in your shoes one day. Help them when they are in need of advice and encourage them not to give-up every time they face setbacks as they pursue their dreams to fly with you one day.
Despite your schedules, do not forget to spend time with your families and to get some RnR too. They are your greatest gift that our Lord has given you. I am sure they miss you and they are ready to celebrate with you once you are back, regardless of what date it may be.
This Christmas season I wish to extend you our most sincere greetings and wish you enjoy the holidays along with your loved ones, remembering that beyond material gifts, the smiles and the happy moments you live with your loved ones and our #cabincrewlove are the best gifts you will ever receive.
A Merry Merry Christmas to you all and may God bless you and your families!
[Video] Reaction of Various Filipino Cabin Crew When Steve Harvey Said "Philippines" as Ms. Universe 2018
December 17, 2018 was a special day in the Philippines as the country's representative Catriona Gray was crowned as Ms. Universe 2018! Filipinos around the world cheered every time the name "Philippines" was said until the new Ms. Universe was finally proclaimed. It was also a lucky day for our flight attendants on duty as they gathered to watch this glorious moment while waiting for their flight announcements or their field reserve duties to end.
The year 2018 was indeed a great year for Philippine Airlines, a year packed with major awards and recognitions. Indeed, all their hard work and we are sure, sleepless nights, are now paying off. Just this year, the airline received a total of six major awards and recognitions, a true testament that they are indeed going for a 5th star rating and to enter into the list of the world's 10 best airlines!
September 5, 1986, a Pan Am flight attendant named Neerja Bhanot was killed by hijackers after saving the lives of more than a hundred passengers. It was indeed a story of true heroism from a flight attendant who boarded her flight the same day without knowing that it would be her last. Her story is an untold one of what a flight attendant actually lives for, and that is for the lives of their passengers, until 2016.
Cebu Pacific Flight Steward Carries a Passenger's Crying Grandson while Serving Other Passengers at the Same Time
"Kung gusto, may paraan." This saying holds very true for all cabin crew who really do want to extend help to their passengers. Just yesterday, a passenger named Jumaya Guibar posted photos on her Facebook page of a Cebu Pacific flight steward who indeed went out his way to help his passengers and their crying boy. The steward, who we still need to identify, offered his assistance to the grandparent of the crying child by carrying the boy around while serving other passengers at the same time.
To all our aspiring cabin crew who want to be the PAL Express crew of choice, we got really good news for you! PAL Express is holding a cabin crew recruitment open day this December 8 from 10am to 3pm only at the PTC Mil-com center along MIA Rd., Paranaque City. This will only be a one day recruitment so you better be there on time.
Sexual Harassment on Flight Attendants, a Major Concern Our Airlines and Aviation Authorities Have to Address Immediately
Just lately, a CebGo flight attendant was sexually harassed by three passengers on board their flight from Legaspi City to Manila. This post became viral wherein even other flight attendants from different local airline salso shared that they have had their of sexual harassments from passengers while on duty. This act from certain passengers on board the aircraft have become rampant already that we feel it should already be a major concern for our local airlines.
A flight attendant recently fell victim to sexual harassment moves from male passengers on board a CebGo flight from Legaspi to Manila DG1694 last November 27, 2018. A fellow passenger by the name of Laissa Marquez reported the incident on her social media page stating that passengers seated on seats 6D, 6A, and 6B were trying to make a pass on the flight attendant who was simply doing her job of taking care of their needs while on board.