As we celebrate World Cabin Crew Day, we give you some facts which are unknown to many but we feel they have to be informed about these. A certain cabin crew named Shafid Shah posted this on his Instagram and we feel that all these are so spot on! So we now give you some unknown facts about your flight attendants as written by Shafid Shah (Instagram account @iamshafied).
Today is a special day for the reason why we exist, our cabin crew! Today, May 31, the world celebrates International Cabin Crew Day or World Flight Attendants Day! So of you are taking a flight today, please do greet your flight attendant a Happy Flight Attendant Day! This will make them happy as you recognize them for their efforts and dedication to ensure your safety when you fly.
Philippine Airlines is still in very much need of more cabin crew to support its expansion like additional flights and more aircraft, hence, they are still hiring more and more flight attendants and stewards. We usually get a lot of questions and as much as possible, we try not to answer them because only PAL will be able to answer such. Now, we will do our best to answer SOME of these questions but we do recommend that you still forward your questions to PAL.
Let us accept the fact that many are still unaware about the job and life of a cabin crew. How do we know? It is pretty much obvious with the questions they ask some cabin crew members. So here, we ask some of our flight attendants what are the most common questions their relatives or friends ask after learning that they are a cabin crew. We enumerate the most common ones here.
A blog post is now circulating claiming that anyone can apply in the airlines for as long as you are a high school or senior K-12 high school graduate. Allow us to be the one to tell you that this is NOT true for all airlines. Yes, some airlines do accept college undergraduates or those who were not able to complete college, but there are some who do not.
This is one question where most cabin crew applicants fail to answer properly, the question "why do you want to be a flight attendant". So we now ask you, why do you want to be a flight attendant? We can guess that most will answer with a "I want to explore new places" or "I want to travel the world" or "I want to make my family travel for free." Yes? Well did you know that that answer will cost you your chance to be a cabin crew?
The average mortality rate among cabin crew applicants worldwide is 90% up, or only less than 10% are able to make the cabin crew recruitment or interview day for various reasons. Yes, even making it through the cabin crew interview and assessment day is a huge challenge by itself brought by the stringent and high standards the airlines do impose.
It must have been a normal day for 22-year old Aeroflot flight steward Maxim Moiseyev last May 5 as he boarded his aircraft for flight SU1492 utilizing a Sukhoi Superjet 100. Little did he know that that day, he would be hailed a hero, posthumously! A few minutes after take-off, the Russian jet was struck by lightning which cost some problems. It had to return back to Sheremetyevo International Airport at the Russian Capital of Moscow.
At most times, many think of flight attendants as one who merely serve chicken or beef, with some even saying "oh, she's just a flight attendant". Needless to say, these people tend to overlook their capabilities, until a turn of event happens, an unfornate emergency situation where a hundred lives are placed at risk, and this is where a true essence of a flight attendant really shines.