Written by Mond Ortiz
Every present aspirant may or may not be a future flight attendant, but every present flight attendant was a former aspirant. When you see a flight attendant, thoughts of "how to be like them" or "how did they do it" may come to your head. Guess what, way back, they were just like you, an aspirant, who also had dreams of becoming a flight attendant one day.
Written by Mond Ortiz
If you are meant to be a cabin crew, it will happen, and you will be armed with everything to turn your cabin crew dream into a reality. You have the height, you were able to make the weight requirement, you have the personality, and you know deep in you that becoming a cabin crew is for you. Guess what, in you lies that power to make it happen. It may not be on the first shot, but it will definitely come to you, if you make things happen.
You submitted your resume to the airline for their cabin crew job opening. It has always been your dream to be a flight attendant, your childhood dream. You checked the requirements and yes, you have the height, your weight is proportionate, you have no visible tattoos, you have almost perfect eye vision, and so on. You were called by the airline for your impact interview and you were so excited!
Written by Mond Ortiz
Do not just believe in your mind and heart that you are meant to be a flight attendant. You have to even act like one as early as now, regardless if you are still studying or not. Acting like a flight attendant will further push you to really pursue your flight attendant dream. Believing but not acting like one is not enough. In fact during your cabin crew interview, your recruiters will be able to check if you are "cabin crewable" just by the way you act.
In June 6, 1944, the Western Allies launched a beachhead invasion to regain control of France from the Germans. This was the Normandy Invasion otherwise known as D-Day or Operation Overlord. Everything was against the allies in terms of terrain, weapons, position, and weather conditions. They were up against the Nazi's MG-42 machine gun that can fire 1,200 rounds per minute.
Before you take the very first step on the road to be a cabin crew, you have to indeed throw out those "excess baggage" that you may be carrying. It will make things heavier for you to the point that they might even make you give-up along the way. Drop the excess baggage, leave it outside the door, and never come back for it. Instead, take with you everything that you will need to help you towards your goal of becoming a flight attendant.
We have read a lot of stories about present flight attendants who have endured a tough journey towards their dreams. Many of them have experienced 15 or more rejections or turn downs but here they are now, flying. One things that propelled them to victory is their burning desire to be a flight attendant, and to do that, just having the burning desire is not enough.
They will be your support system as you take your journey to be a flight attendant. They are the ones who will motivate you every time you fall. They are the ones who will advise you to be a better version of your old self. They are the ones who will correct your mistakes. They are the ones who believes that you will become a flight attendant one day. You need these people around you as you take your journey to earn those wings.
In a world where negativity and envy are rampant, you will definitely encounter people will will shatter your dreams of becoming a cabin crew. They will say all the negativity they see in the job and in the people. The bad news is, you will definitely encounter at least one. The good news is, you don't have to listen to them. Listen to your heart, your calling, and those who will support you in this journey.
It is indeed a tough journey to become a cabin crew. Aside from the high standards airlines do have, it is a very competitive environment. During cabin crew recruitment days, more than a thousand applies but only about less than 5% will be taken in. The recruitment and training process are indeed tough that it is very hard to get in and many tend to give-up after a rejection.
Becoming a cabin crew is not an overnight success thing. It takes a lot of determination, proper mindsetting, the desire to never give-up, and a lot of preparations. Philippine Airlines flight attendant and YouTube sensation Tanchellie Lobete did prepare hard. Despite challenges that she faced, she focused on her one goal of becoming a cabin crew, and was determined to really reach for that.
A video reuploaded by a certain page went viral after showing an actual cabin crew door training. It drew a lot of negative comments from people who has completely no idea about cabin crew training nor about safety drills. As far as we know, raw footage of training videos are not supposed to be uploaded in public pages for security reasons unless supervised by the airline but anyway, we are here to answer why flight attendants raising their voices during emergency situations is NOT overacting, but a standard practice among all airlines.
Becoming a cabin crew and donning a uniform entails a huge primary responsibility of ensuring the safety and comfort of passengers. In a recent interview with Philippine Airlines flight steward Amor Maximo, he gives us very important lessons and tips on what you have to develop and learn to become an effective cabin crew who would be able to deliver the job beyond expectations. Here they are:
It is definitely the best feeling seeing your own picture in uniform on our social media pages one day after months or years looking at the pictures of others! Moreso, nothing beats the fulfillment and happiness of accomplishing what was once a dream, to be a flight attendant! We compiled a few pictures of photographer Gary Sato and used them as a source of inspiration and motivation for all our cabin crew aspirants!
The Skytrax World Airline Awards 2019 are now out and we are pleased to announce that Philippine Airlines cabin crew was recognized as the 11th World Best Cabin Crew! Also, Philippine Airlines was proclaimed as the World's Most Improved Airline! At the same time, Philippine Airlines was also recertified as a 4-star airline!
Behind all the glitz and glamour others see, a flight attendants job entails a lot of sacrifice and commitment. As safety professionals in the sky, their job entails flying their passengers from point A to point B safely in one piece. Yes travelling the world and being paid to travel is simply a benefit of the job, just like other jobs with high salaries. Behind all those benefits flight attendants receive is a job and lifestyle where even their own lives hang on the balance.
When we dream of becoming a cabin crew, we dream of a long term career and lifestyle. Of course in the start, the feeling is exciting but later on, we sometimes feel "what is next". The best way to counter this is to always look into not just being a "standard" cabin crew, but to be an exceptional one, one that seeks excellence! Here, Philippine Airlines flight steward and motivational speaker Amor Maximo talks about what are the elements of an exceptional cabin crew.
One of the biggest mistake made by cabin crew aspirants during an interview is not being aware that they are already being observed by the recruiters the moment they step into the room or even into the building. Sometimes even before you talk during your cabin crew interview, basically recruiters already know if they will get you or not. Hence, every second counts and everything you do the moment you enter will affect your chance or getting in the airline or not.
Written by Mond Ortiz
The view on top a mountain is indeed very beautiful. When you make it to the top, it feels like you own the world. You appreciate God's creation even more. You savor the moment of being at the peak of a mountain when before, you would just look up that peak from the ground. This is what the journey of becoming a cabin crew is. The view from 40,000ft is amazing but to get inside that aircraft in a uniform will mean a lot of hardship, pain, sacrifice, dedication, and focus.
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?