Last June 29, PAL Express held a cabin crew recruitment event at its Manila office. This did not only draw in 1,540 wishfulls to be a cabin crew one day, but the line was around 521 meters long approximately that it had reached the PAL cargo area very close to NAIA terminal 3 and right across the rotunda! A video taken by a sender who requested for non-disclosure of his identity showed how long the line was!
The video posted on the Flyhigh Manila Facebook page sent by its original owner drew in 313,000 likes with 3,699 shares. The recruitment event was said to last past 8pm due to the multitude of applicants.
Many present flight attendants were moved by the video where they saw the determination and desire of these aspirants to become a cabin crew despite the given circumstance of standing for more than 9 hours and that only a few will be chosen. With this, many present cabin crew have also volunteered to help these aspirants to earn their wings one day. Some on the other hand felt so blessed and lucky after seeing how many people simply want to be in a flight attendant's uniform one day.
Anyway, out of the total approximately 1,540 applicants, less than 40 made it in BUT there are still final stages that they have to go through hence, nothing is really final until a training contract is signed. So basically, that was just 3% out of the total number!
Yes that is how hard it is to become a cabin crew because airline standards are very high. Either we complain and nothing happens, or we up our own level.
Mortality rate is even higher in some airlines. In 2018, more than 100,000 people applied to become a Delta cabin crew but only less than 1,000 made it in. Video below:
So to all who applied that day, regardless if you made it in or not, congratulations! For those who passed, our huge congratulations and good luck on the final stages! For those who did not make it, please give yourselves a tap at your back for taking action. Never give-up on your dreams. Defeat is temporary until you finally give-up. We got a lot of tips for you here which you may find at https://www.itsacrewlife.com/cabin-crew-life/category/tips-and-advice-for-aspiring-cabin-crew