Written by Mond Ortiz
Why do you want to be a flight attendant? What is your driving force behind becoming a cabin crew? What is your purpose of becoming one? Many airline recruiters ask this question which many fail to answer, so allow us to share you something. If you really want to be a flight attendant, if it is your dream to be a cabin crew, then you must have the heart to serve. Yes, to serve, to serve others. To give yourself to others.
At the core of the job of a flight attendant is service, both as safety professionals and as those who ensure the comfort of passengers. "Sir, I don't want to serve, I want to travel and see the world. How is that?" Then that means one thing, becoming a flight attendant is not for you. You are better just buying plane tickets for travelling because becoming a cabin crew entails a heart of service since the job of a cabin crew belongs to the customer service industry.
Your purpose of becoming a cabin crew must be towards service for others, giving yourself selflessly for the safety and comfort of your passengers. Yes you may encounter different personalities, some who are really nice, and some who are unreasonably rude, but no matter what, you have to be ready to render equal service and that is what becoming a flight attendant is all about. There are limitations to the service you render too like you are not obligated to lift passenger luggage except if they are PWDs or have any physical hindrance, but there is always a more professional way of saying things and that too is part of your service.
If you want to be a flight attendant, we do suggest that as early as now, practice being of service to others and you can do this everyday. In a fastfood, clean-up your table before leaving. You are in service to the next person. If you see an elderly trying to cross the road alone, try to assist that person. If someone asks for help when they are in trouble, try to help out without asking anything in return. Try to get yourself involved in community services like
As the JCI Creed says, "And that service to humanity is the best work of life." So as future flight attendants, you will basically be at the best work of life not because of the glamorous lifestyle and free travels, but because you are being of service to humanity.
So before you become a flight attendant, try to ask yourself again. Are you ready to be of service to others? Do you have the heart of service? If you are, then you are now clear with your purpose of becoming a flight attendant. Yes, your purpose of becoming a flight attendant is because you want to be of service to others, and travelling the world is merely a benefit and reward for your services.