Contributed by FA Kimberly Siao
Let’s be real…The biggest struggle of traveling is not only the packing, check-in & ground, baggage concerns etc. but also trying to keep yourself comfortable in flight. A number of people try to surpass the fear of flying and mind you there are numerous ways to handle this stress. As they say ‘the airplane is your home in the sky’.
Contributed by Jack Ian Ampo
To most people, the sky is the limit. But for me, the sky is my home. I have always loved the sky. As a little child, I have first dreamed of becoming an Astronaut. There is something in the skies that continuously amazes me, and I have always wondered what is there to see past the clouds.
There are still quite a number of people who thinks that cabin crew members are "flying glorified waiters and waitresses" and we do really want to change this perception as being a cabin crew is never easy. It's not just about asking coffee or tea. It's always about safety and a small mistake can result to casualties during an emergency situation. Cabin crew aspirants go through months of intensive training and as some have even said, if they studied the way they did during cabin crew training, they would have already been valedictorians in college.
A purser is not just the highest ranking cabin crew in an aircraft. They are the leaders, the role models, the mentors of the younger cabin crew, and the decision makers in the cabin. To be a purser takes a lot of dedication, hardwork, patience, and goal setting. Before everything though, have you thought of who trains these pursers? Meet Philippine Airline's Ms. Nelia Gastrock, the one in charge of training pursers!