How I discovered How to be cabin crew team & courses

When I first found How to be cabin crew on Facebook, I told myself “Oh nice, what’s this?”

I think I checked the whole Facebook page and after that I went on the website. I read the whole website for days, then I thought, ok, I’ll apply for a course, why not? I have nothing to lose. So I made a paypal account and paid my course.

For me was, ROME here I come! First time in Rome, first time in Italy. I was confused, will it help me? Am I made for the job ? Will there be a lot of students?

Saturday, on 9th of July 2016, my course started at 11am. I received a warm welcome from Anca and Georgiana, the lovely How to be cabin Crew team. They were SOOO nice, I felt comfortable immediately.

This course made me very confident also about my English, because English is not my first language, and my dear teacher Anca motivated to trust more in myself. I liked a lot the way she held the classes, how she taught us everything regarding the various interviews with airline companies, how she explained each step, how much attention she paid to each one of us.

She’s a very elegant women, and motivates you to obtain the job. Spending time with her for me was like I was already on the plane.

Now, after the course, I’m more motivated and I am feeling 100% confident. During the course, the word BRAVO of my dear teacher was a real BOOST.

Also, through this course I discovered which are my skills and how to underline them better. I did not know I was creative until I heard this from my teacher.

I would highly recommend this course to every person who wants to make his dream come true => BEING CABIN CREW . I’m sure I will get the cabin crew job soon, and will be soooo proud sending you a picture with me wearing my beautiful uniform.

Thanks a lot,

big hugs and kisses,

Asma

Feedback from our student Asma

Prepare yourself for the upcoming interviews with the big airline companies. Attend our How to be Cabin Crew courses and make a step towards your dream job. Details and registration here.

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.

Prepare yourself for the upcoming interviews with the big airline companies. Come at our How to be Cabin Crew courses and make a step forward towards your dream. Details and registration here.

I attended the last Qatar Airways interview? When can I apply again?

This is the question we receive almost daily from you. What do you do if at failed the last Qatar Airways interview and now you want to apply again? Do you have to wait for 6 months or not?

Usually, Qatar Airways does not apply the famous “6 months rule” used by the Arabic airline companies such as Emirates or Etihad Airways. This rules says that if you failed an interview with these airlines you are banned from applying again for 6 months.

At Qatar Airways this rule of 6 months does NOT apply. This means that you can reapply anytime, if you didn’t succeed on the first time.

By example, it happened that Qatar Airways came to recruit in a certain weekend in one city in Italu and the following weekend in another city. We had students that went to the recruitment day in Rome, and didn’t pass the CV drop, but the next weekend went to Milan and managed to reach the final interview.

You can go in any country that you prefer for an interview. We had students that passed the final interview in Sofia, München or Milan. It is up to you where do you choose to go for an interview and what you think it suits you best.

I will give a hint: in Germany there arențy so many candidates for the Cabin Crew position. In addition, the English language is a strong point in this country. You can be lucky and go for an interview in Germany and see that, despite other coutries in Europe such as Italy, Serbia or Romania, where the applications are around some hundreds, there the competition to be maximum 20-40 persons. It can be a plus for you.

Therefore, there is NO 6 months rule at Qatar Airways. You can go anytime, the important thing is to be very well prepared, to have confidence in yourself and a pinch of luck.

Fingers crossed!

Prepare yourself for the upcoming interviews with the big airline companies. Attend one of our How to be Cabin Crew courses and make a step towards your dream career. Details and registration here.

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Flydubai airline interview tasks

Flydubai airline company recently announced that they are recruiting cabin crew in Rome, Italy. The interview is Assessment Day, and you can participate after you have passed the online tasks and you receive an official invitation from them.

And because at the interview you must be as well prepared as you can, today we make sure that you know what are the task to pass at an Assessment Day Flydubai.

  1. Registration

At the beginning of the day, the candidates will fill in with their personal data a series of documents given by the recruiters (name, age, details about any tattoo, distinctive marks)

  1. Reach test

In order to be employed at Flydubai you need to have a minimum of 1.58cm. The recruiters will measure each of you, to make sure that the height is the correct one.

  1. Written test

They have 2 test types. One is in English (medium level, need to choose the correct response or to read a text and then answer to some questions based on it). Along this test, you will give one at mathematics too (calculate jet lag, exchange currency, aspects related to sales). The 2 tests need to be done in approximately 40 minutes.

  1. Presentation of the company: conditions, salary, benefits

The recruiters will present before the candidates their company in which they will speak about the salary, work conditions, company benefits and details about life in Dubai. Pay very much attention to these presentations, and eventually, take notes when you are hearing important information. It may help you at the final interview.

  1. Group discussions

The candidates will be divided into groups and will receive a topic. This way, the recruiters will be able to see if you have initiative, you can work in team, if you know to listen to others and to accept different solutions, in order for them to see if you are prepared to work in an airplane. Everything is timed, and you have between 7 and 10 minutes to discuss.

  1. Role-play

Candidates are divided into groups of 2 and will have the opportunity to play different scenarios in order to reveal their abilities as customer service. For example, you could play the role of an unsatisfied client from a restaurant face to face with a waitress or other situations in which you need to prove you know how to deal with a customer.

 

  1. Final interview

If you arrived till this task, consider yourself lucky, because you are one step away of making your dreams come true. Follows the final interview, a few minutes discussion with the recruiters, in which you will be alone before them, ready to answer to any question as good as possible. You will be asked details about aspects from your CV: where did you worked before, why you resigned, when was the last time you proved you are a team player. Or you can be asked questions about the carrier you want to follow, as a cabin crew, why Flydubai, how long do you want to be a flight attendant and so on.

After all these steps, everything you need to do is just wait for the “Golden Call” or the “Golden Email”. Usually, it lasts between one week-10 days from the day of the interview.

Salary:

Our latest information obtained from the Flydubai salary will be these (**these are not updated from 2013) :

Base salary: 3000 AED

Home indemnity : 3000 AED

Transport indemnity: 750 AED

Flying pay(varying on each flight): 2000 AED

Sales commission on board (variable) : 1000 AED

Total: 9750 AED (approximately, each month)

Prepare yourself for the upcoming interviews with the big airline companies. Come at our How to be Cabin Crew courses and make a step forward towards your dream. Details and registration here. 

Our students feedback from our English for Cabin Crew

English for Cabin Crew is a very dearly course because each time our students are coming with a big baggage of emotions, unconfident in their public speaking abilities followed by a lack of fluency in English.After 3 days and almost 30 hours spent together, the magic happens: our students strip their emotions and fears, are more openly and the result amazes me every time. I discover confident people, prepared to face the tasks from an interview with an enormous smile.

A part of our English for Cabin Crew students,  from May 2016, wrote about their experience at our course and we are sharing it with you.

“It is my first course at which I felt I can be myself, that my dreams will become real. It was a course I will always remember, because I learned to excel and to have more confidence in myself.

I learned so many things for a career in aviation, and the atmosphere was incredible.

I will come back with pleasure and interest at the same time, at another course because I felt it was very useful.

Thank you for having the patience needed in order to make me understand the vast information about this job”

Alina

“My darlings,

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you and to learn so many useful things from you. When I came here, in the first day, I admit I was a bit tense, thinking the others will make fun of me for the way I speak in public, in English. Due to you now I can say that I succeeded in overcoming my fear of speaking in public, thanks to your interactive games that you coordinated.

I had the chance to use the knowledge that I already had and I managed to learn more and more as the hours passed. You are close to my heart, thank you!

Yours faithfully,

Lavinia S.

“I came back with pleasure to participate at my second course with you and I encountered the same familiar and warming atmosphere. I found out new things, I remembered what I forgot, and now, at the end, I feel the same feeling of “I wish it won’t be over”.

I gained new friendships, which with certainty will continue outside the course and I hope we will hear again soon with good news about a certain “Golden Call”.

Thank you for all.”

Maria

“English for cabin crew was over my expectations. I thought I will learn basic informations about the big airline companies and the aviation vocabulary, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had to face clear, concise situations.

In the first day I barely said 3 lines about me, and half wrong, and when I arrived home, I opened my notebook and I started to do my “homework”, self presentation…I wrote a half of a page. I loved it so much and I consider that after these 3 intense days I remained with a big baggage of information. Many appreciations to our trainer and I will love to come back after a few months, to surprise you in the middle of a course and to tell you how I got my wings.

Thank you so much girls, wish you great success in the future! “

Andreea

English for Cabin Crew course is one of the most amazing experienced I lived. It gave me the opportunity to develop myself, I gained new friends, made me excited and happy that I managed to take part of it.

The knowledge achieved along this course were very useful and interesting, I left these course with much confidence in myself and I think I will succeed in having a beautiful career among the clouds, and all thanks to you! “

Alecsandra D.

“Today, 22.05.2016, the last day a How to be Cabin Crew, I realized that my participation at the English for Cabin Crew course was an excellent idea.

I always had financial and moral support from my mom, but this one was the only thing I chose to do without her “approval”. She helps me financially, but doesn’t want to accept that my life will be in danger flying so much.

At How to be Cabin Crew I felt like in a family. Every day I learned new things.

I considered myself hopeless. With your help and support, I can now say I leave from here happy, impatient and ready for a cabin crew interview.

Thank you,

Ps: #youaretrulyofferingwings  “

Raluca

Prepare yourself for the upcoming interviews with the big airline companies. Come at our How to be Cabin Crew courses and make a step forward towards your dream. Details and registration here. 

How was it at our first How to be Cabin Crew course in Rome

I came back home from Rome after almost a week in which I fell in love with the city, with pistachio gelato and with our lovely students that were a big part of our experience in Rome. We had a great connection with them from the beginning and during the whole course, that in a short period of time they become extremely dear to us (I admit, it happens very often to me at our courses)

When we landed back in Bucharest, I realized with Georgiana that, beside our luggage, we came back home with a lot of good energy, new ideas and a life experience witch made us love our work.

After this first course held in Rome, I know that this city will become like a second home very soon. In the next months, How to be Cabin Crew wants to extend more and more in Italy, the country in which we will start to organize courses very often. We plan to launch a permanent preparation center in Rome, like we did last year in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. But about that we will discuss in the following months.

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At our first How to be Cabin Crew course in Rome, we had students from Italy, Belgium and Switzerland. For 2 days, our students assimilated extremely useful information about what it means a successful interview, they learned very much through practice (practicing the task from the interview and lots of exercising  to highlight their creativity and team spirit), they improved their English language and learned to have confidence in themselves when they are going to an interview.

In the end, to me, as a trainer, and to them also, was very difficult to say goodbye so soon (I think we did it like 4 times before we actually left); we promised to meet again very soon, and till then, to keep in touch online. Once again, How to be Cabin Crew helped dreams come true, built beautiful friendships and offered wings all over the world.

How was our first How to be Cabin Crew course in Rome?

It was incredible, this will be the answer. Incredible because I never could imagine that we will get these far, incredible because so many people from all over the world are watching us, read us and choose to prepare with us, incredible because we managed to make such a big step forward and we won this bet to start making courses all over Europe.

And you know why it is incredible? Because of our hard working team which works every day to make How to be Cabin Crew better day by day. Because of Georgiana, Nicoleta, Cristina, Aida, and recently Ana, with whom I know I can move mountains.

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Darlings, don’t forget that the sky has no limit. You can dream as far as you wish for, important is to fight for you dream!

Let’s fly!

5 mistakes you should avoid in you cabin crew application

When an airline company is having a recruitment event and How to be Cabin Crew team announces this information on our website and Facebook page, we receive dozens of emails with CV and photos from candidates. Most times we are looking over the documents received and send back feedback.

We made a list with the most frequent mistakes we find in a future cabin crew application:

  • Emailing people who don’t have anything to do with the recruitment process

In each article that announces a new recruitment we are mentioning the exact way in wich you can apply; if you have to fill in an online form we are mentioning the link, if you have to send your documents at a certain email address, we are specifying it. Read carefully all the information and send your application according to that.

  • Unprofessional email addresses

An email address like firstname.lastname@… is preferred most instead of addresses like free4love@…, blackpather@… What company (and not only in aviation) you think will let their clients on the hands of a person which uses this kind of addresses in an official way?

Also, in the sender box use the formula First Name Last Name, not writing Hello Kitty or ROBOCOP. I will think 3 times before opening an email from BOOP-BUP-BOOF or Red Riding Hood received on wings@howtobecabincrew.com . Who is Boop-bup-boof and why does Red Riding Hood wants to become a flight attendant?

  • Email written in your native language

The recruiters are most of the times foreigners. Every time you are sending your CV on email towards an airline company compose a text in English and don’t forget to double check it to be correct.

  • Unprofessional photos attached to your CV

A big NO to selfies, photographs made in front of your house, at the beach,on vacation or on your sofa. Photos in your night gown, in the club, and the list may go on. A friend of mine working as a recruiter told me some time ago he received a CV for a secretary job and the candidate attached a photo in her wedding dress. Do you think he bothered to look over the CV?

In this case, a professional photo means to have a one color background, preferably white or blue, and to wear business attire. (Jacket, white shirt, skirt-women/ trousers- men, shoes for the suite.)

  • Wrong CV

The CV has to be written in English. Make sure it is concise, relevant and no longer than 1-2 pages. If you need help with building a perfect cabin crew CV, our team can help you. Read more details about

Get prepared for your cabin crew interview with How to be Cabin Crew. Register now for one of our courses and get your wings! Details here.

Online interview at Flydubai

Because we received so many questions from you in the last few days on this subject, we are coming with more details about the online steps through which the candidates for a cabin crew position at Flydubai will need to pass.

The online interview at Flydubai

Before participating at an face to face interview with the recruiters from Flydubai, the candidates need first to pass a series of online tests.

  1. Online application:

You need to fill out a form, sent your photos and your CV and wait for a response from the company.

  1. Online testing :

If you passed the online application screening, you will receive an email from Flydubai, in which you are invited to pass an online interview.  This is divided in 4 tasks and lasts approximately 40 minutes:

Task 1: you have 3 sentence  and 6 points that you need to distribute according to the importance you give to each sentence.

Task 2: you have 8 minutes and a series of English texts, followed by an affirmation about the text. Your task is to verify which affirmation is true or which one is false. Your time is short, so you have to move quickly.

Task 3: You have 4 minutes to choose the correct synonym for each word from a long list and another 4 minutes in which you have to fill in the missing word.

Task 4: Logic test- you will have to choose the geometrical figure that doesn’t meet the rules from a series of drawings.

  1. Filmed Interview:

If you successfully passed the tasks from above, in approximately one week you will receive an invitation for an online interview, in front of the webcam, but without having someone on the other side of the screen. You must dress as if you were meeting with the recruiters face to face. The online interview is composed of 4 questions:

  1. Describe yourself and your work experience
  2. Why do you wish to work for Flydubai
  3. What it means for you customer service
  4. If you want to add anything else that you thing is relevant for your application.

For each question you have 2 minutes, and for the last one, only one. In addition, you have one minute for each question to think about the answer.

If you have passed this round, you will get an official invitation from the company for the LIVE interview, face to face with the recruiters.

Good luck! See you among the clouds!

You can prepare for the upcoming interviews by attending our two day intensive training in Rome on 9-10 July. Find more information about the course here. 

How the perfect flight attendant looks like? Find out what airline companies are looking for

How the perfect flight attendant looks like? Find out what airline companies are looking for when they are hiring.

There are a series of qualities that a flight attendant must have in order to be employed at an airline company, no matter the airline. It is true that each company is looking for something specific when they are recruiting, in order for them to keep the authenticity of their cabin crew and services offered on board. However, the roles of cabin crew and their tasks are all the same, no matter the company you fly for.

Qualities you need to possess:

-passion: the desire to see the world is not enough. You need to be an empathetic individual, to really want to help those around you and save their life if things are not going well during a flight.

-professionalism: always communicate with your colleagues, always smile, and work in team. Understand what your role is on board and never stop learning from the others. Be discreet and do’t do anything that could affect your colleagues.

-experience in customer service: it is a great advantage to have some customer service experience before applying for a flight attendant position. It is not mandatory, but I can be a plus. This means you know how to deal with difficult clients, how to empathise with their problems and go the extra mile for him.

-punctuality: never be late. It is the easiest way to lose your job. If you arrive late at the interview, you will surely not pass it. If you arrive late at your training, you can say goodbye to your colleagues. If you arrive late and you miss your flight, you will be put on the black list and only if you have a really good reason for being late, you might get a second chance. Punctuality is essential for this job. The crew will never wait for you!

-flexibility and adaptability: everything can change in a flash beat and very often this is really happening on a flight! You need to know how to live with it and to move on. There will be times when you need to be ready in 45 minutes in order to go for a flight!

-interest in others: take care of your passengers every day, in the best way possible. You have the chance to make someone else’s day better only by offering excellent service on board and smiling more. Your attitude reflects also the image of the company and the way the passengers perceive it.

-team spirit and communication skills: these aspects are essential on board, especially, in case of difficult or urgent situations. You are part of a team, and that team changes everyday, therefore you need to be able to work with strangers, with persons you have never met before, and you should have the same purpose when working together: the security and comfort of the passengers.

We hope this article gave you at least some hints about what an airline company is looking for when they are hiring. An experienced cabin crew/recruitor sees the potential in candidates and they can tell if she/he has the necessarily skills to be hired. At an assessment day you will be checked the entire day, even if you do not see it, so always be careful to socialize, to smile and to have a professional attitude.

Group tasks and discussions are specially conceived in order to highlight your qualities, so the recruiters can tell if you can work in a team or not. The final interview is your chance to stand out an prove you will be an incredible flight attendant.

If in this moment you feel that you don’t have all these qualities, start working on polishing them. Do not forget that the road to a career in aviation is most of the time a long one and if you didn’t had luck at your first attempt, you should remain positive and think about your next chance

If you plan to become cabin crew, attend our preparation course in Rome. You will learn everything you need to know about airline interview, you will practice all the stages of the interview and learn how to answer the recruiters’ questionsin order to successfully pass the interview. Find more information about the course here. 

Interview process at Etihad Airways

One of our How to be Cabin Crew students who managed to reach the final interview and now is a happy Flight Attendant for Etihad Airways, told us how the recruitment day passed, step by step, and how she interacted with the recruiters the entire day.

Stages of Etihad Airways interview

The interview from Etihad Airways was one of the pleasant one’s from those at which I participated till now( I participated at Qatar Airways and Emirates interview) and I do not say this only because I managed to reach the final interview, but because the recruiters were extremely nice. They were 5 recruiters, 4 women, including a Romanian, named Valentina, and a French guy, Nicholas all dressed in Etihad Airways uniform (they were so ravishing). We were around 150 candidates present at the Assessment Day!

The day started the same as at Qatar Airways and Emirates interviews, we gave out our CV with the passport photo and they asked us one or two questions. I gave my CV to the French interviewer and he asked me what I am working at the moment, if I like what I am doing and why I have chosen Etihad Airways. Then next the reach test followed, touching the 210 cm limit, and I passed with no problems. We gathered all around and after all of us passed through the first task, the recruiters told us how the day will go.

The first task (or the second one, if you take in account the CV drop) was the English test, multiple choice, very easy from my perspective. Then followed the task where we received a question and we had to answer to it, probably they wanted to test our spontaneity. My question was very easily: What superpower would you like to have?. Nice, right? Other examples are: If you were a president what law would you change? or With which feminine character in history would you want to have dinner?. After the questions, they put us a movie to watch, about the town and the company, presented by Valentina and Nicholas. They were very funny, made jokes, asked questions, and of course, responded to our curiosities.

Next there was a break around 40 minutes and then followed by the first eliminations. They called some names, mine was among them and they asked us to take our stuff and to leave the room. We were the successful ones. I think after the eliminations we remained around 50. The next step was the group task, where we were divided into groups of 6 persons and each group had a supervisor, different from the one who asked us questions at the first task, so each candidate managed to be evaluated by all the recruiters. At this task, was the best moment to put in practice what I studied at How to be Cabin Crew course, I put in practice the recommended steps and that was how I successfully passed it. For the final interview, we remained only 30 persons, 12 had to take the interview the same day and the rest were scheduled the next day, me as well. I chose to have the interview the next day because I was extremely tired.

About the final interview, I don’t know what to say. Discussing with other girls I noticed that I was the only one with almost no working experience, this thing got me discouraged. Probably, I was the youngest one from the group. The interview duration was short, like 10 minutes. They asked me typical questions at which, probably, everybody responded almost the same: What it’s your opinion about the fact that you have to share an apartment with the other girls or what is your opinion about being relocated? The recruiters were very nice, one of them, I think her name was Elizabeth, wrote what I was saying, and Nicholas asked me questions.

In conclusion, everything worked smoothly over all, but I think that you need also a lot of luck to be a cabin crew. It matters much what is your mood that they, to detach yourself from everything, and never let yourself down if you are rejected.

Good luck, hope to see you among the clouds!

You can prepare for the upcoming interviews by attending our two day intensive training in Rome. Find more informations about the course here.