01 Aug 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 guests 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.
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