Becoming Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew

This post provides details of becoming Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew.

Application Process

Virgin Atlantic advertises all of their current openings on their website. Once you find an opening that you are interested in, an online application is filled out along with the submission of your resume to the airline. Now, this may seem very simple but don’t get too comfortable! Included in the application are questions aimed to learn more about your personality and some motivational questions to decide if you meet the criteria that Virgin Atlantic is looking for.

Now, if you move on to the next step in the process, you will be asked to submit a video interview where you will be asked to answer questions that center around Virgin Atlantic’s brand. If they feel you have what it takes to become a member of their team, you will be asked to attend an assessment day.

These assessment days consist of group activities to demonstrate your teamwork skills and problem solving skills as well as sitting on a crew seat and reaching the overhead bin. Being a certain height is actually very important when becoming a cabin crew member! There will also be a short test on your assessment day followed by an interview. After this full day, everyone will be sent home and the successful candidates will be chosen!

Training

For a very intense few weeks, the newest members of the cabin crew will be put through rigorous training. Some people won’t make it through these weeks but if you are determined, focused and study for the multitude of tests, you will do it!

The training will take about 6 weeks and includes exams everyday, emergency landings, fire training and security and ditching in water. The training is very physically demanding and can be emotionally draining but so worth it! You will learn all about the different Virgin Atlantic aircraft types, where everything is on the aircraft and you will also be tested on life support protocols.

Nervous about the training? I have it all covered in my Becoming Cabin Crew e-book.

Working Life

Unlike some airlines, such as British Airways, there is only one fleet at Virgin Atlantic, so you are all one big team!  Your rosters will differ every month but your flights will generally consist of long haul flights with a day or two stopover in the destination. Virgin Atlantic does the occasional charter flight which might be short haul, but otherwise all of their flights are long haul.

Working for Virgin Atlantic is great because they fly to some amazing destinations which you can explore during your stop overs. They fly to many holiday destinations as well as cities. Some destinations do not have regular flights, which means an extra long stay for you as crew too!

Salary

Virgin Atlantic cabin crew are paid industry average in terms of wages. Their salary is made up of base pay (around £13,000 per annum), trip pay (£25 per sector) and an overnight allowance. The overnight allowance varies depending on how long the trip is and the destination. This money is loaded onto a a debit card, known as the ‘little red card’, and you get to keep the money that you don’t spend. You are also entitled to generous staff travel benefits.

Accommodation 

There is no need for accommodation when working for Virgin Atlantic as you will be based at either London Gatwick or London Heathrow, where you will be expected to have your own accommodation. High quality hotels are provided down-route.

Are you looking for a job as Cabin Crew? Don’t let the chance slip through your fingers… make sure you have the right resources to maximise your chances of getting the job- check out my resources for Prospective Cabin Crew now!

For more like this visit www.becomingcabincrew.com, a Cabin Crew blog written by Hayley Stainton, a Dr in Aviation and Tourism Research.

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This course is designed to help you to prepare for cabin crew interviews with ANY international airline.

Cabin Crew interview preparation course in Rome: September 22-23

How to be Cabin Crew team will host a two day intensive training in Rome, this September. Our course will prepare you for the various Cabin Crew application and interview stages with major airline companies, ensuring you are successfully recruited as Cabin Crew.

You dream of being a flight attendant, but do you know how to become one?

Do you know what you need to learn before starting your career?

There are some simple steps you need to take into consideration before you start. And we are here to give you all the information! How to be Cabin Crew course will help you build confidence and learn how to approach an interview. We provide full guidance and advice on how to prepare for, and pass, the interview stages.
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By attending the How to be cabin crew conference, you will:

•Gain a better understanding of the steps you need to take in order to apply for a cabin crew job

•Find out exactly what the airlines are looking for when they recruit

•Find out the flight attendant requirements in 2018

•Find out how to apply for a cabin crew job

•Learn how to make an impressive CV & pictures for the interview

•Gain an insight into the selection testing and interview process

•Stand out from other candidates applying for a cabin crew position

•Practise all the stages of the interview

•Dramatically increase your chances of being selected

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What will you learn during?

Our course will cover the following key areas to help you prepare for your cabin crew interview:

• Self presentation – how to stand out from the crowd 

• Behaviour – the right approach for all the tasks at the interview

• Team work – how to deal with group exercises

• Body language 

• Group activities – practice, not theory! 

• Final interview simulation

• Interview Q & A’s

• Individual feedback for each student

 

WHEN: Rome, September 22-23

WHERE: Rome, Trastevere English School, Viale di Trastevere 108

WHAT: How to be Cabin Crew 2 day intensive training

PRICE: 250 EUR / 2 day course

 

The How to be Cabin Crew course offers the future cabin crew the possibility to interact with highly experienced professionals in the aviation industry, discuss about their career plans and find out valuable information regarding the flight attendant job.

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Alpha Star Aviation Services is recruiting corporate cabin crew members

Alpha Star Aviation Services is recruiting corporate cabin crew members. Application process is online, you can apply here.

Alpha Star Aviation Services is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and it is a corporate private company.

Aircraft Management solutions include on-demand flight services, and turnkey aircraft management. Additionally, Alpha Star Aviation Services Management can tailor a custom aviation solution to meet client’s unique private air travel requirements.

Alpha Star Aviation Services has it is own technical and maintenance services to private, commercial and specialized aviation market, as well as to provide logistic support including purchase, storage of spare parts to support the needs of any clients.

Closing day is 01.08.2018.

Requirements:

  • Age between 23- 35
  • Height – min 160cm
  • Minimum 2 years of flying experience
  • First Class service experience (preferably VIP/Royal service experience)
  • Perfect command of written/spoken English

Benefits:

  • Rotation schedule 8/4 (8 Weeks ON) (4 weeks OFF).
  • Accommodation in a company compound with social facilities
  • Round trip air tickets to gateway city for off weeks
  • Health insurance
  • Transportation
  • Other rewarding financial incentives.

Kindly indicate your birth date and height and weight in you CV and include recent large photos (head and shoulder – full length)

Good luck to all!

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This course is designed to help you to prepare for cabin crew interviews with ANY international airline.

Details about Qatar Airways training and what will you learn during it

The Middle East airline companies are offering a 6-8 weeks training to their new employers, time in which they are learning everything about flying, the companies airplanes, how to react in case of an emergency, how to offer first aid and how to have the best on board service during the whole flight. In the end, the graduates are completely ready to operate their first flight and to embrace literally the job of Cabin Crew. The training is provided by the company, as part of the benefits of being hired. I think that every future Flight Attendant should know what to expect after an interview with an airline company, so I chose to write about how it goes the training at an Arabic airline company. Today, I am speaking about Qatar Airways.

I discussed with one of our former students, Cabin Crew for Qatar Airways, about how it was for her the training period at this company.

Training at Qatar Airways takes 2 months and almost 6-7 hours a day to study, in Doha academy. You have only one day free during the training period, Friday. “It was a little bit tiring because during the week you have to study daily, and in your day off it is s the only moment you had time for yourself”, says our How to be Cabin Crew student.

What did you study, what was the hardest subject?

We started the training with a short presentation of Doha, the rules we must follow and how to present during the whole training period (make-up, hair and outfit). It took place approximately 4 days. Then it followed the first training module, de Service one. It took 2 weeks and we learned about the equipment and products we have on board, menu presentation, wine and cocktails and communication methods.

After the 2 weeks of service, which were the easiest ones, followed the Safety module which took place 3 weeks, being the hardest and most stressful period of the training part, because you had to learn new terms daily. You had to know everything very well, exactly like it was written in the manual. At this module we studied exit procedures in case of emergency landing on water or land, how to use the safety equipment and fire simulation.

How was the ditching part (water landing simulation) ?

Ditching was the task I was most afraid of, at first, because I didn’t know how to swim, but when I arrived there I saw that it wasn’t that much complicated, because you are wearing a vest and you throw yourself in the water from a very small distance. You need to arrive to the shore from a relatively short distance, so it’s not that hard. A big inconvenient is that the water is very cold, but otherwise it is not that complicated, everybody passes this task.

The last part of the training was the First Aid module, here I learned about the pills we had in our first aid kit on board and how to use them, about different medical situations encountered on board like: panic attack, cerebral attack, fractures, burns, and so on.

How many exams you had to take during the training period?

We had one exam each week, and the percentage of promotion of the exam was 86%. This meant that you weren’t allowed to make more than 4-5 mistakes at a single test. The exam was multiple choice and had 50 questions.

How did you interact with your teachers?

The teachers, in general, tried to help us and to keep us motivated during the training period, because there were lots of moments when we had the impression that it is too much information for such a short period of time.

How it was to learn all the information in English, how difficult was to know all the technical terms by heart?

At first it was very difficult, it was hard to learn everything by heart, it was very stressful and I was very nervous before the first exams. Then I got used to the idea, and all seemed a lot easier, it become like a daily routine.

This is the story about Qatar Airways training period. I hope it will be very useful and to bring you closer to your dream.

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This course is designed to help you to prepare for cabin crew interviews with ANY international airline.

WIZZ AIR cabin crew recruitment days in March

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the largest low-cost carriers in Central and Eastern Europe,is continuously searching for cheerful, energetic and positive candidates for Flight attendant / Cabin crew positions  for the Central and Eastern European bases.

The cabin crew key responsabilities are :

  • Proper execution of the duties related to the safety of the aircraft (A320/A321) and the passengers
  • Maintain excellent customer service and creating “home atmosphere” on-board of the aircraft
  • Assist passengers who require special attention
  • Sales on-board, and cash handling
  • Punctuality and flexibility
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Keep the aircraft clean and tidy during the flight
  • Be adequatelyrested and properly groomed in order to conduct a flight
  • Performance of all the duties maintaining consistently the highest ethical standards

Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Minimum height for ladies 1.65m and for gentleman 1.75m
  • Arm reach of 210cm while standing on tiptoes
  • Minimum high school degree
  • Fluent English both written and spoken, additional CEE language knowledge (either Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovak, Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Georgian, or Bosnian)
  • Valid passport without limitations (minimum 6 months)
  • Tattoos and piercing are acceptable provided they appear on parts of the body that are not visible when wearing uniform.
  • Ability to swim
  • Live or ready to move within 60 minutes of your chosen base and prepared to make this journey every day, at any time of the day
  • Customer service experience will be an advantage
  • Please note that if you wear glasses or contact lenses and your prescription are above +4 or below -4 you are likely to fail the mandatory medical examination

Company offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Stable job in rapidly developing company
  • Friendly and multicultural work environment
  • Career opportunities
  • Complete and free Cabin Crew training
  • Employees and their families and friends have the opportunity to travel with discounted rates and on bonus airline tickets
  • Colorful lifestyle
  • Work is according to a duty roster (schedule) published monthly

The dates and places for recruitment in March are :

Bulgaria

Open Recruitment Day in Sofia

Date: 16th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: NOVOTEL SOFIA, 115N, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

Date: 27th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: NOVOTEL SOFIA, 115N, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Open Recruitment Day in Varna

Date: 13th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Swiss-Belhotel Dimyat Varna, 111 Kniaz Boris 1 Boulevard, Varna, 9002, Bulgaria

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Hungary

Open Recruitment Day in Budapest

Date: 24th of March 2018,10:00 A.M.

  Place: Mercure Budapest Korona, Kecskeméti utca 14, 1053 Budapest, Hungary

Date: 28th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Mercure Budapest Korona, Kecskeméti utca 14, 1053 Budapest, Hungary

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Poland

Please note, that you may participate on any of the Open Recruitment Day events to be selected for one of the Base cities you prefer.

 Open Recruitment Day in Gdansk

Date: 14th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: NOVOTEL GDAŃSK MARINA ul. Jelitkowska 20, 80-342 Gdańsk, Polska

Date: 22nd of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

  Place: NOVOTEL GDAŃSK MARINA ul. Jelitkowska 20, 80-342 Gdańsk, Polska

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV (please insert personal data protection disclaimer on it), preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take till late afternoon.

Open Recruitment Day in Katowice

Date: 20th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Novotel Katowice Centrum, al. Roździeńskiego 16, 40-202 Katowice, Poland

Date: 30th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Novotel Katowice Centrum, al. Roździeńskiego 16, 40-202 Katowice, Poland

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV (please insert personal data protection disclaimer on it), preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

  • Cabin Attendants [Lodz base]

 Open Recruitment Day in Łódź for Katowice and Warsaw bases:

Date: 16th of March 2018, 10:00 A.M.

Place: Grand Hotel Łódź, ul. Piotrkowska 72, 90-102 Łódź, Poland

Open Recruitment Day in Warsaw

Date: 16th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport, Komitetu Obrony Robotników 39F Street, 02-148 Warsaw, Poland

Date: 27th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport, Komitetu Obrony Robotników 39F Street, 02-148 Warsaw, Poland

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV (please insert personal data protection disclaimer on it), preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Romania

Open Recruitment Day in Bucharest

Date: 27th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Vienna House Easy Airport Bucharest, 283 Calea Bucurestilor, 075100 Otopeni, Romania

 Open Recruitment Day in Sibiu

Date: 30th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: Ramada Sibiu Hotel, Strada Emil Cioran nr 2 Sibiu, 550025, Romania

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

United Kingdom

 Open Recruitment Day in Luton

Date: 15th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Luton, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ, United Kingdom

Please arrive sharply on time. Please bring your updated English CV, preferably 2 photos (face and full body), and reference with you. Please be prepared that the process might take until late afternoon.

Date: 16th of March 2018,10:00 A.M.

Place: Manor of Groves Hotel, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0JU, United Kingdom

Date: 24th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Luton, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ, United Kingdom

Date: 30th of March 2018, 9:00 A.M.

Place: ibis Hotel Luton Airport, Luton, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ, United

Good luck to all !

What means roster and how much does a flight attendant work in a month

The schedule of a flight attendant (called roster), it’s a subject constantly changing because it’s different from a month to another and this fact brings joy to any cabin crew. The moment you receive the email with the roster for the next month, your heart stars beating faster than normal and all that you want is to have a look on destinations that you already have in mind because in the depths of your soul this is the reason for choosing this job: to travel. The e-mail opens, and at first view I must admit that it is confusing and interpretable in terms of flights schedule and the number of blocked hours (representing the total number of hours that you’ll be away from home, but you will be paid only for the hours you fly).

The most important is the destination. Regardin this aspect, Emirates divides the flight attendants into a number of groups, and each month one of them has priority in choosing their favorite destinations. To be more clear, once at 3-4 Monday is sure that the destinations you wanted will be priority to those chosen by the rest of the crew. A roster is sent to your email address at the end of each month for the following month and any other changes can be checked both by email and by a special application for the phone which can be used only by employees of the company.

Theoretically, every month, a flight attendant can fly up to 120 hours but practically, about 100 hours and I am saying that because you just feel very tired with only 12 hours off (minum rest) between flights. Your body feels this fatigue and always needs time to recover in order to function at it’s full capacity. Each hour of the flight is paid with 54 aed (about 12 euros) and I have to say that payment starts once with the flight and not at the time you show for the flight or check in. Last year, Emirates decided to remunerate all flight attendants for delays, so that today, after the first hour of delay, the flight is considered to be started and payed for this reason. This includes both delays in the air and on ground, regardless of their nature, and personally I feel that such a measure was necessary if we think at all incidents that are forcing planes to postpone taking off due to technical problems or caused by weather phenomena.

None of the flights it’s similar with the previous or the following one, and that’s the reason why this job is a delight, a continuously change, an escape from everyday life. The crew is always different, and that’s because there are 25,000 cabin crew, which means that teamwork will always be the same but with new people everyday. However, there is a possibility to change certain flights with other colleagues, to ask for the same flight that your friend already has, or simply apply together on the next roster demand. I know that the chances of success are not always in your favour, but as long as there is a desire, there is hope also.

With this thoughts recorded in our informative journal, I hope with all my heart that I have provided useful information, and moreover my sincere opinion as former cabin crew who has embraced this job and I am absolutely thrilled by the fact that more and more of you want to change your life and future.

Kiss you all!

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How diversity interacts with the flight attendant life

It is all about tolerance, patience and acceptance. I still remember the moment of my interview in Bucharest with Emirates representatives when all candidates argued in front of the recruiters that they want this job because the want to experience cultural diversity. Because it sounds really exciting to share stories or to work in a diverse team. This is totally true, but there is a little secret that you maybe not know: during the 2 months of training, in the form of tests intentionally disclosed or taken by surprise, students are being cathegorised and by this measure they will be selected for the future flights. Depending on the personality of each student, of the way he reacts in emergencies, but also by the interaction with each other, all future flight attendants receive a “label”. I used this word not to make someone feel like an object, but when the company employs 25,000 cabin crew, at some point you become just a number, and I consider this to be a sad thing. Moving from a small company where everyone knows the personality and preferences of everyone to a more than multinational company in my opinion, was a huge change which caused me sadness put also joy.

It’s a nice feeling to know that your job ends once you leave the airplane, and if you do your job and passengers leave happy and satisfied, it means that you had a productive, successful day, and you can go home with a smile on your face as you did everything it was in your power to implement the values with which you have identified yourself in front of employers, so in front of the company itself.

Coming back to the diversity term, you can look at this aspect exactly as your heart dictates in the sense that you can make friends easily or can you limit your job to the requirements relating teamwork, but from experience I can tell you there is not enough time to know a person in only one flight. There are many steps along the way, passengers you have to be aware of above anything, and these things don’t allow you to get to the heart of your colleagues in order to known them better. Time is very short, and sometimes you become a small robot who wants to end the flight successfully and to go home peacefully. I could say that that’s the sad face of a day at work, but because I am that kind of person that changes her mood at 180 degrees in one second, I remember all my long flights and immediately I’m taken back by memories which I will remember smiling all my life.

All flights involving a layover bring people together, creating a real team, and giving you the opportunity to meet the person behind the uniform. There is enough time for service, passengers and their needs, dinner break and finally for giving attention to the one next to you. It is very important to be an open person, to accept people you are working with and not judge them no matter what happens always thinking about one important word: DIVERSITY. Before you say something or you react in a certain way, you have to be always aware of the fact that “normal” is a word with a different interpretation because what is normal to me may seem odd, unormal, new, to you. The plane can been seen as second house where there are living different people. It is true that English be an obstacle, but the body language, the smile and the eyes will always reveal one’s intentions.

Even though once I moved to Dubai my English was not perfect, I loved it, embrace it and I always felt that there is something more than words. That something which approaches people from all corners of the world. Always remember that tolerance, acceptance, kindness, are just a few of the qualities which define us as people and it would be a pity to lose them. Human being is indeed the most complex creation!

Join us on an exclusive 4 days cabin crew interview preparation course. We’ll share everything you need to know to pass the cabin crew interview stages, we will edit your perfect CV and take professional pictures for your online application. At the end of the course, you will be fully prepared for an interview with any airline company. Book your seat now! 

Qatar Airways is hiring cabin crew in Rome this March

Qatar Airways is organising an Open Day recruitment event in Rome, on 11th of March.

Qatar Airways requirements

To be part of their winning team, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • Minimum arm reach of 212 cms on tip toes
  • Minimum high school education with fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent health and fitness
  • Willingness to relocate to Doha, Qatar
  • Outgoing personality with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a multinational team.

 

The Event: ROME
Venue:   RADISSON BLU HOTEL ROME – Via Filippo Turati, 171 – 00185 Rome, Italy
Date:      11th March 2017
Time:      09:00 am Sharp
Attire:     Formal business attire*Please note that this event is an Open day, where you are required to come and submit your application personally. 

Bring along: 

1 x CV – we can do your perfect CV for the interview (more details here)

1 x passport photocopy

1 x passport photograph taken in the same dress code mentioned above (without glasses).

1 x full length photograph taken in the same dress code mentioned above (without glasses).

1 x photocopy of your highest education certificate (in its original language is fine).

Our team will be in Rome on 6-7th May! Join our 2 day training course and you will learn everything you need to know to pass the cabin crew interview stages. At the end of the course, you will be fully prepared for the interview with ANY airline. Book your seat now!  

A day in the life of a flight attendant

How to be Cabin Crew reveals how it’s going to be your life as flight attedant.

After you have finished your cabin crew training, you’ll get a roster (monthly calendar of flights). At the end of each month you will find out your entire schedule for the following month so you can prepare in advance what to visit and where to go in each country you will fly to. You will have approximately 8-12 free days per month.

Before each flight, you must prepare carefully your suitcase, and also you have to do your hair and make-up, in order to look flawless.

Once you arrived at the airport, you will attendant a briefing together with the rest of the team. You will check the details of the flight and also you will review the safety and emergency procedures.

After the briefing is complete, you’ll reach the airplane and start the preparations on board, before the guest embark: you check the whole airplane, the safety equipment, the food and beverages on board.

After take-off, you need to start the service on board, which lasts differently, depending on how long is the flight. After the service on board is over, it is time to relax, to discuss with your crew members, to eat and to interact with your passengers in order to make everyone leave the aircraft with a big smile on their face.

At the end of the flight, you must take care of your side of the plane, in order for everything to be ready for landing, and to make sure every passenger has their seatbelt on.

Flight types

Short haul/Medium Haul flight: One sector that lasts no more than 4-6 hours, having the flight back the same day.

Long haul flight: One sector that has more than 4 hours, and after landing, you will finish your duties as a cabin crew and you can enjoy a period of rest, named layover. It can last from 12 to 72 hours. You will be paid all this time, the accommodation will be at a hotel and the transport will be provided from and to the airport.

You will have the time to explore the city, to visit museums, to meet new people, go shopping and to experience the lifestyle of cabin crew.

A flight attendant’s schedule is extremely flexible, and very often, you will not have the same flights two times,. You will be able to schedule your month in advance and do what you want in your days off.

Therefore, to be Cabin Crew it is one of the best jobs in the world

Good luck.

P.S. If you are currently a flight attendant, we are waiting in the comment section your story about a day among the clouds.

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10 things I learned while being a flight attendant for 10 years.

I spent 10 years and a half of my life among the clouds. Being a cabin crew for Qatar Airways, I spent 12.000 hours in the company’s uniform and I visited 209 cities. Those were the most beautiful years in my life, the years in which I learned so much and made me the person I am today.

These are 10 life lessons that I learned during my carrier:

  1. The flight was my confident

My destiny was to do what I wanted, meaning to travel the world back and forth. Firstly, I learned to find my inner peace and to fulfill my adventurous thoughts. For me, flying transformed into my confident, becoming an inseparable asset in my daily life.

  1. I surpassed myself

I searched to reach a certain ideal model, although I have been told that the ideal model exists only in our imagination. I tried to reach the 5* standard that was imposed by the airline company, learning to surpass myself every time. From being a simple flight attendant, after 5 years I became Cabin Manager and after only 1 year I reached the highest step, being Cabin Service Director on board at Airbus and Boeing airplane, finishing by becoming the one thing that I wished, being a trainer.

  1. I learned to be strong and independent

As a flight attendant I learned to be a very strong person and also independent, easily adaptable and holding my destiny in my hands. Many times people told me, till the moment they actually spoken to me, that I seemed unapproachable, full of mystery, but they changed their thoughts after they saw that I am actually an open-minded person with a complex personality. In fact that’s how I liked to be in an airplane: humorous actress, confident, who played the role of a doctor, chef, bartender or firefighter, with grace, delicacy and naturalness.

  1. I learned to always smile

The most important advantage of a cabin crew is the smile! I figured out that everything I do on board, by putting a big smile I increase its value. My attitude has changed completely when I was smiling and it was easy to work in team.

  1. I learned to take care of myself

As a flight attendant, image means everything. All eyes are always looking at you, even if you are on board or in the airport. I learned to always take care of myself, to pay attention to my image, for my respect and also for the company that I was representing. I wore with dignity my uniform, and because of it, my confidence increased considerably as the years passed by.

  1. I learned to anticipate

During my career I observed how passengers always appreciated when I anticipated their wishes, investigating us, with curiosity, with which magic we read their minds. Therefore, studying each character on the flight to different places of the world, I learned to read minds even before boarding and anticipate some of their needs.

  1. Safety is the most important thing

From my trainers I learned that safety is the most important thing: my safety, the cabin crew’s and then the passenger’s one (especially in this order). I always followed safety procedures exactly as we were instructed, preferring to make a short service on board, instead of putting my colleagues or passengers in danger.

  1. Discipline, order, punctuality

As a cabin crew member I learned that discipline, punctuality and order are the qualities you need to have from the start, otherwise you will not resist in this world.

  1. There is no room for NO in a flight attendant vocabulary

I learned from my Service on board instructors that working in team it’s in fact an activity to get to know your colleagues in order to make your guests on board pleased when they arrive at the final destination. A service is considered excellent when we succeed to not use negative expressions and the word NO is missing from our vocabulary.

  1. Homesickness will never disappear

As cabin crew, I learned that flying can’t cure only one thing: missing your family, your home and Romania (in what concerns me!). At one moment, somebody said to me that the cities from the Middle East are like train stations in transit, in which different persons are going up and down, but in which the majority comes back to the origin station. The life that I build for myself for over a decay in my black Delsey suitcase of the company was a happy one, but which kept me away from my family. In 10 years as cabin crew I always had close to me old and new friends, lovers, but nothing could replace my family and our own traditional holidays spent home.

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