Most passengers do not give much importance to it. Airlines are finding ways and means to get the attention of passengers to always pay full attention to this, even if it is repeated in every flight. This is the safety demo by cabin crew members or the safety video. The safety demo is actually very important that passengers are supposed to give their full attention to it, even if they have a million miler card in their pockets.
Cabin crew members will treat each passenger equally, regardless of how you treat them, except of course if you get out of hand that you may be deemed as a safety hazard on board, thus a red flag. Nevertheless, there are passenger habits that do annoy cabin crew members and there are some which they greatly appreciate. Here, we name of common passenger habits that your cabin crew loves.
If you think air passengers are the only ones who have rights, so do flight attendants. These basic rights of the cabin crew were placed there for them to be able to carry out their duties without hindrance in ensuring the security and safety of all passengers. The top priority of airlines has always been the safety and security of everyone including the crew on board. According to various treaties and conventions, flight attendants and stewards have 5 basic rights.
Stress has been the biggest enemy of flight attendants and stewards. This is caused mostly by different sleeping patters brought by flying different in time zones and and working at different hours everyday, dealing with some passengers who may get too demanding out of the norm, and other factors. Stress is what usually causes them to fall ill, hence, cabin crew members have different ways of managing things in order for them to be in top shape at all times.
The cabin crew are at the forefront of the safety and security of passengers aboard an aircraft. They go through months of grueling training to equip them for any emergency situation inside an aircraft. There are some cases though that are rare, and sometimes, these are situations that they least expect to happen but they have to be dealt with by the cabin crew.
We can't expect everything to be perfect especially when you start flying, even if you were the number one or valedictorian during your cabin crew training. There will be some mistakes, and there are also some booboos that you may commit. There are also those embarrassing moments too that you would just want to laugh about amd we name some of those moments many cabin crew members go through.
A cabin crew mass recruitment day is a day which many flight attendant aspirants are excited for. Though it may seem texciting as first as each aspiring cabin crew looks forward to that very day thinking it would be easy, it is actually a very stringent and challenging process. In fact, out of 10 to 20 applicants, only 1 to 4 make it in. Here, we list down those mistakes to avoid during open days or flight attendant recruitment days.
Written and Contributed by Mayie Carballo
Have you ever asked yourself why you want to become a Flight Attendant? Let's go back to the time I was little. I have a scintillating memory of that day I first said "when I grow up, I want to be a Scientist and a Teacher."
I am fickle-minded, be it career or in anything, even in love (haha). Until the moment I was choosing a course in College, I was cogitating on what to take up. Guess what, my mind may be volatile, my heart isn't (at least, not on this part). Jokes aside, I knew what course I really like. Psychology!
So how much have flight attendants changed from the 1930s to today? Well as air transportation has evolved with major concerns on safety, service, comfort, and other factors, so have the roles of the flight attendants. Even their titles have changed. From the "flying nurses" to "air hostess" to "stewardess" and then to today's "flight attendant" and "cabin crew", the evolution of the titles were brought about their changing roles in the air, wearing more hats than before. It's time to look at the history of the cabin crew!
You may not only need a flight attendant when you are inside an aircraft, but outside as well. Their unique lifestyle have brought about one of the most exposed people in the world, where travelling opened a wider spectrum about life and living. We now look at those moments or situations where a flight attendant would be of much help to you. We run down those times when you know you need a flight attendant.
Safety demos, reminding you to fasten seatbelts, and serving you food or snacks, these may just be a tenth of what you may know about flight attendants. There are actually still so much facts that your cabin crew may not be telling you about their lives and their jobs. Here, we list down some of those 'did you knows' about your flight attendants, and these may even surprise you.
Turn every moment of your flying life into fun memories. Yes, things may get stressful but if we learn to laugh things off, we have fun and we do enjoy every moment of our crewlives. We round about a few memes that quite define crewlife, or should we say Filipino crewlife that are somehow legit. Enjoy this and let us know how much you can relate to these on the comments section!
Original author unknown; Photos from Gary Sato
I am unaware of the major changes happening around the world cause for me the only change that matters is the one happening in my airline .
I wake-up groom myself, get ready, get in my uniform and GET OUT of myself at the same time .
I make sure my footsteps dont bother my family who sleeps while i get ready to face the world .
The gentle kiss on the forehead of my sleeping child is all the love i get and need to go on . I know my child will wonder where did i disappear in the middle of the night .
Still on a toss-up between going for a flight attendant career or another one? Well incase you are still in a state of confusion on what to choose, you might want to consider being a cabin crew if you have these following traits. Just to let you know, being a cabin crew is not for anyone. During airline open days, usually only 1% of the total number of applicants make it in. So incase you are weighing on all factors before you finally make a decision, you might want to look into your own traits and see if being a cabin crew is meant for you.
Let's admit it, air travel can really take a toll on our bodies. Just imagine the pressurization, dry air, travelling between time zones, lack of sleep and the stress. What more if you fly almost everyday shuttling from country to country and flying almost half the world. Yes, that is the life of a cabin crew. Add also that they have to always look good in their uniforms at all times. Cabin crew members are obliged to stay fit at all times, ready to face any uncertain emergency situations, or to simply withstand the rigours of flying.
In our last post, we enumerated the 10 roles of a flight attendant inside the aircraft. Here, we now enumerate 10 roles which are not part of a cabin crew's duties nor obligations.
When cabin crew members slip into their uniforms and pin their wings, they are ready to play 10 roles inside the aircraft and you may not be aware of some of them. Your cabin crew are friendly and they do practice stress management a lot, which eventually develops their emotional quotient. Here, we present to you the 10 major roles your cabin crew play in which some of them you didn't know.
Your first few days as a new cabin crew is exciting as every. The thrill of flying to places you've only seen in books and social media, getting your first salary, working with different people, wearing your uniform, and stepping inside an aircraft, all contribute to your excitement as a newly winged flight attendant. As time goes by though, the excitement dies down and sometimes, you will always feel tired which may eventually lead to boredom. Guess what, you are near the point of burning out and you might need to consider to balance your flying and personal life.
The quote "I am a flight attendant, what are your super powers?" is being used in cover pictures, photos, and in t-shirts. Really though, what are a flight attendant's super powers? Well we can name a few like teleporting through time wherein some are able to celebrate Christmas on December 25 twice, or some are able to advance a day, or some are able to eat standing up better than staying seated, and some have unlimited patience levels.
Flight attendants are responsible for the safety, security, and comfort of the passengers travelling on aircraft during flights. Hence, working as an airline cabin crew provides plenty of contact with people and a lot of opportunity to travel. Indeed, the primary role of cabin crew members is to look after the welfare of all it's passengers inside the aircraft travelling to and from international or domestic destinations.
Being a cabin crew has its own pros and cons, so as every job and career in the world. It is all about balancing everything to make a choice. We have spoken to numerous cabin crew and they share with us the advantages and disadvantages of being one. By the way people would post pictures of cabin crew members at work and during layovers, it seems like it is the perfect job. Getting paid to travel, seeing the world, free flights, and looking good. Behind all these, there are also cons in being a cabin crew.
You had a dream to be a cabin crew. You decided to take action. You lined-up, you got rejected, you lined-up again, and made it through the very first and most critical interview. You were then called for the medical check and the final interview. You waited nervously for the results, and then it happens, you made it! You wanted to celebrate but wait, this is simply the very first stage. There is still a second and most critical stage, that is training!
The job of a cabin crew is one of the most popular jobs nowadays. During airline recruitment days, more than 10,000 to about 20,000 aspiring cabin crew lines up with hope of earning their childhood dreams. Despite this huge number, only not more than 5% will get-in training, and yet, some still do not make it through. Being a cabin crew is not for everyone, in fact, the requirements and standards are so high and stringent that sometimes, not even 1% of the total number gets in. That is why cabin crew members take so much pride in what they do, it's because they are part of that chosen 1% who went through a gueling training process just to earn their wings.