It is indeed a reknowned fact that becoming a flight attendant is very hard to achieve. Usually, less than 10% out of the total applicants are able to make it in. Some are even less than 5%! So why is it hard to become a cabin crew? Aside from the stringent requirements, there has been a lot of misconceptions about being a flight attendant that leads to these mistakes.
Being a cabin crew is indeed not for all due to the stringent requirements and standards needed to be one. Out of the total number of applicants, only less than 10% make it through the screening process, hence, rejection rate is very high. This Cebu Pacific flight attendant experienced not one, not two, but fifteen cabin crew application rejections before earning her wings!
The impact interview during the cabin crew recruitment process is a very stringent one and is usually the part with the highest attrition rate. In this episode, we asked Philippine Airlines flight attendant Nova Torres to share us her experience, insights, and some tips on how to pass the impact interview. Let us listen to her as she gives her insights on how she made it on the very first attempt despite being a fresh graduate/
Losing weight is definitely quite a challenge for many aspiring cabin crew who wish to make it within the weight requirements. In this episode of Cabin Crew Talk, flight attendants Muriel Orais and Disney Roz shares us how many cabin crew manages to stay fit despite their lifestyle of being able to eat and taste different cuisines in different countries, and their work schedule.
The best things in life have its pros and cons, even the best jobs have both. In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of becoming a flight attendant. Our guest flight attendant, Angela Arandela from Philippine Airlines, also gives tips on how to best prepare for the job given both pros and cons in the video below.
Many are wondering how hard it is to become a cabin crew. Well, all we can say is it's very difficult. Here, Philippine Airlines flight attendant Pat Gonzales shares her experience. It took her 2 years with a lot of failures but her resolve to never give up earned her the much coveted title as flight attendant. She also shares some tips for those who want to be flight attendants in this video below.
Recruitment is actually only 5% as compared to an airline's training program. Apparently, many aspirants prepare more for the recruitment process than the actual training wherein they should actually prepare more for the latter. An airline's cabin crew training program is simply like one whole college term packed into 2 to 3 months of hard core studying and drills.
Majority of present flight attendants love their job of being a cabin crew. It may not be as glamorous at it seems but overall, it is a job, moreso, a lifestyle many desires to experience but only a few are chosen for the field. In this edition of Crew Talk, we ask Philippine Airlines flight steward Julio Mallari about the joy of flying! Enjoy this VLOG and we hope this inspires you more!
There are a lot of Filipinos who do want to become a flight attendant of an airline based outside the Philippines, and yes, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this episode of CREW TALK on FLYHIGH MANILA TV, we talk to flight attendant Klarence Ann Lee where she shares insights on working in an airline outside the country like coping with loneliness to the fun of working with other nationalties.
She served the airline for 45 years, 10 years as a safety and standards officer and 35 years as a flight purser and cabin crew. She entered Philippine Airlines in 1974 and she has indeed experienced all the ups and downs of the airline including it's transition from a government airline to private, the different uniforms, and even those crisis. FP Elsa Yuzon finally retired from the airline last December 5 but not without a celebration.
The Philippine Airlines Football / Futsal Club is a group of cabin crew and flight deck crew members of Philippine Airlines who represents the airline during Football and Futsal tournaments. They usually hold practice and conditioning sessions every Friday where even cabin crew members not really into Football could join the conditionung sessions. Mond heads out to the PAL basketball court to witness a PAL FC practice session.
Contributed by Arvin "Sky" Guillermo
It all started before our layover when we decided to check a trip advisory about what else to do in Japan. I and my fellow Cebu Pacific cabin crew namely Alyssa, Clarence, Desiree, Elle, Jv, Karla, Marie, and Riza, saw this interesting place called Narita-san Shinshō-ji temple located at Central Narita in Chiba and we decided to visit it. When we arrived in Narita, we decided to make the most of our layover.
Contributed by FA Kimberly Siao
Do you ever imagine what it’s like to take an aerial view of the world from above? You get the feeling of being high above the clouds, and look down below. How cool is that? However this entry is not a movie review of Gwyneth Palthrow’s “A View From The Top” but it gave me inspiration to create this as well!
As we say, others pay to travel. Cabin crew members are paid to travel. Well, we come take a look at Doha Qatar during a cabin crew layover.
So how is it going on a layover as a cabin crew couple? Here is a short video of how a layover at Hawaii goes for Philippine Airlines cabin crew members, and in this video, a cabin crew couple.
Filipinos are almost everywhere around the world. No matter what, we have at least one Filipino relative in a different country. Cabin Crew members do have that advantage of seeing their family abroad frequently. Though their stay may be short due to layovers, at least they get to spend precious time with their loved ones.