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.
For those who want to be a PAL Express cabin crew, the airline already accepts applicants for pooling purposes for now. What does this mean? It means that PAL Express will accept your application and conduct interviews with you but they will not immediately put you on the line until such time that they will need a required number of cabin crew again.
After their recent Manila cabin crew recruitment event, Qatar Airways will once again be heading to Cebu this December to recruit more to be their flight attendants. This event is happening on December 16, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Cebu from 9am to 5pm. Please be at the venue before 9:00am to avoid any application cut-offs should there be any.
Your window of opportunity to become a flight attendant now happens everyday on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays) as Cebu Pacific now accepts walk-in applicants for cabin crew everyday! No longer Mondays and Tuesdays only, but everyday on weekdays from 9am to 11am! Only difference between this and the recruitment week is that this is not a one-day processing hence, you will need to go back for final interview should you pass the initial stages.
Philippines Air Asia is still in need of cabin crew to be based in Cebu, this is after we checked their official website. Should you be interested in becoming an Air Asia cabin crew Cebu based, you will just need to go through the regular process which is, you will need to apply online and then wait to be called. No scheduled open day has been set yet but we do suggest that you go through the regular process instead.
All the hard work are indeed paying off! Philippine Airlines once again bags another award and this time, as the 2019 World's Most Improved Airline at the Airline Excellence awards by Airlineratings.com! From the time Jaime J. Bautista retook control of PAL in 2015, the airline embarked on a journey and goal to become a 5-star airline by 2020 and with that vision came major improvements from inflight services to fleet and even to systems.
Enter a dreamer, come out a cabin crew trainee! Yes, Cebu Pacific is holding a Cabin Crew Recruitment Week from November 12 to 15, from 9am to 12nn! Good news is, this is a one-day hiring process hence, you will know on the very same day if you made it and will go through the cabin crew training process! All you have to do is to bring your complete resume/CV and be in business attire! No need to apply online.
When we say "flight attendants are your unsung heroes in the sky", we truly mean it, especially when they go beyond their call of duty to help their passengers. We have seen some flight attendants feed disabled passengers and truly, their stories melted our hearts. Just yesterday, another story of a flight attendant's heroism went viral on social media, when she breastfed the infant of a passenger mother flying alone.
VietJet is a very fast growing low cost carrier based in Vietnam. With their pending order of more than a hundred aircraft, they definitely need more cabin crew. Hence for the very first time, they headed to Manila to look for Filipinos to be their new set of future cabin crew in support of the airline's expansion program. Held last November 4 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, the VietJet recruitment day drew in around 1,700 aspiring flight attendants!
Philippines Air Asia is once again holding a cabin crew recruitment day on November 17 at the Philippines Air Asia Headquarters located at The Redpoint, Salem Complex, Domestic Road, Pasay City. This will be a walk-in interview so anyone could just come by but please do make sure you follow all requirements and you do qualify based on qualifications.
Philippine Airlines just made history once again last October 30 after it flew it's very first direct Manila to New York flight. With that, PR126 is not only the longest straight flight from Manila in history, it is also the 8th longest flight in the world! Utilizing an Airbus A350-900, the flight took 14 hours and 51 seconds which took off from Manila at 2042H Manila time and landed in JFK International Airport, New York, at 2333H New York time.
Alfiani Solikah was a flight attendant who flew her very last flight of her life last October 29. She was one of the 6 flight attendants on board Lion Air flight 610 which crashed to the Java Sea. There were 189 people on board which includes 181 passengers, 2 pilots, and 6 flight attendants. Just recently, some of her last pictures surfaced on social media, one of them being her very last picture.
A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed during take-off last October 29, 2018. Officials concluded that all 189 people on board which includes 181 passengers, 6 cabin crew, and 2 pilots are dead. Flight JT610 was a domesic flight from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia to Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. It went down in the Java Sea after climbing to an altitude of 5,000ft.
Cebu Pacific once again opens it's doors to walk-in applicants for cabin crew position to be assigned in any of the Cebu Pacific hubs nationwide! So if you want to become a Cebu Pacific flight attendant, you may simply apply for the job by walking-in with your updated resume/CV. Make sure you arrive also in a business attire. This walk-in interview happens only on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am to 11am!
And they are set to be back in Manila! This November, Qatar Airways is heading back to Manila to hire more flight attendants in a open day happening on November 11 at Novotel, Araneta Center! So if you have been dreaming to become a Qatar Airways flight attendant, now is your chance to make your dreams take flight!
Philippine Airlines is set to make history again as it is set to launch it's non-stop Manila to New York flight utilizing it's newest fleet of Airbus A350-900. This means that passengers now have an option of flying straight to New York from Manila without having to make a stop-over in Vancouver. PR126 is set to launch on October 30 at 10:10pm. The flying time may take 15 up to 17:30 hours depending on the route.
So what's the longest straight flight you've ever experienced? Today's aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus have greatly worked on improving their aircraft's range with better efficiency and that could carry more passengers. Today's new generation jets like the Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A350, Airbus A380, and Boeing 787 have allowed airlines to launch flights that could fly passengers more than half-way around the world non-stop. Hence, no need for stop-overs which may be too costly.
Just lately, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A330 flying from Miami to Buenos Aires went through clear air turbulence, otherwise known as CAT. Flight AR1303 with 192 passengers on board experienced the terrifying moment when the aircraft flew over Brazil. 15 passengers were injured some with no bleeds. Pictures showed the mess in the cabin caused by the turbulence with the galley.
In celebration of World Pride 2019, Virgin will be launching a special flight from London to New York, to be flown by cabin crew and pilots from the LGBT community! This is set to happen on June 28, 2019! More than just being flown by a full LGBT flight crew, passengers will be entertained with games, a drag queen, Judy Garland singalong, and an inflight DJ!
For the first time VietJet is holding a cabin crew open day on November 4, 2018 in the Philippines and yes, they do give a great compensation package too! Vietjet employs Filipino pilots and some cabin crew but to support it's expansion, VietJet is holding a major canin crew recruitment day in the Philippines! This will be a walk-in recruitment day so anyone can apply, but just be sure to have all requirements ready.
With the rise of fuel prices accompanied with high maintenance costs, Philippine Airlines flew it's last Airbus A340 flight just last September. Based on a report from Centre for Aviation (CAPA), Philippine Airlines was also the last Asian airline to retire their A340 after having them for 22 years. From 1996 to present, PAL operated a total of 14 A340s consisting of 10 A340-300 and 4 A340-200.