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HOW TO BECOME A FLIGHT ATTENDANT




Your dream is to travel the world, you want to get paid for it, you like customer service industry and you do not mind a schedule that is all over the place? Well then becoming a flight attendant could be your thing! Wether you are looking to do it for a few years or make a career out of it is up to you.


If your real dream is to become a VIP flight attendant and you have not flown at all nor worked as a cabin hostess in any company then you are still at the right place. The sad truth is that to become a VIP flight attendant you almost always have to start with commercial first. I also know cases where people have worked on yahts before or how they have been privately approached and asked to come and work but that is a rather rare case still.


Also of course I have to say travelling as a flight attendant rather than just a solo traveller or with your friends/family is rather different! It very much depends on the company you work for, the length of your layovers and your crew. A lot of the times the layovers can be rather short. Usually they vary from 15h - 72h. So often it feels like a little sneak peak or a tease to the place. U see some of the main hotspots or off the beaten tracks (depending which type of person you are) but are left with a thirst to get to know the place better. Of course the up side to that is that most probably you will be going to these places again with your company or know where you want to travel on your off time to discover more.

ALSO! Be aware that if you do not choose your local airline then a lot of airlines require relocating. That is often a breaking point for many people who have to go and live abroad and leave behind their friends and family. For others it is a challenge they are excited about.


LET'S GET DOWN TO THE POINT:


General requirements:


Height: Around 160cm (Ryanair 157cm, Emirates 160cm)

High school graduate (Grade 12)

No visible tattoos

Most often fluency in English

Some experience in customer service


HOW TO START:


Start searching for different airlines and their requirements and open days. Read blogs on the assessment process for different airlines and which qualities they are looking for. Prepare your CV and some pictures and you are ready.


LIST OF SOME MAJOR AIRLINES:


AFRICA


Air Mauritius

Air Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines

Fastjet

Kenya Airways

Kulula

Mango

Royal Air Maroc

South African Airways

TAAG Angola Airlines


ASIA


AirAsia

Air India

Air India Express

Air Macau

Asiana Airlines

Bangkok Airways

Cathay Pacific

Cebu Pacific Air

Cathay Dragon

EVA Air

Garuda Indonesia

GoAir

Hong Kong Airlines

IndiGo

Jet Airways

Jetstar Asia

Lion Air

Malaysian Airlines

Malindo Air

Nok Air

Philippine Airlines

Royal Jordanian

Royal Brunei

Scoot

Silk Air

Singapore Airlines

SpiceJet

Thai Smile



AUS/NZ


Air New Zealand

TigerAir

Virgin Australia

Qantas


EUROPE


Aegean Airlines

Aeroflot

AirBaltic

AirFrance

Alitalia

Austrian Airlines

British Airways

Brussels Airlines

CityJet

Easyjet

Finnair

KLM

Lufthansa

Nordica

Norvegian Airlines

Ryanair

TAP Portugal

Turkish Airlines

Vueling

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Scandinavian Airlines

Swiss International Air Lines


MIDDLE EAST


Air Arabia

Emirates

Etihad

FlyDubai

Kuwait Airways

Gulf Air

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Oman Air

Qatar


NORTH AMERICA


Air Canada JAZZ

Air Canada Rouge

American Airlines

Allegiant Airlines

Delta Airlines

Frontier Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

JetBlue

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

United Airlines


SOUTH AMERICA


Avianca

Azul Airlines

LAN Airlines

Gol

Peruvian Airlines

Star Peru

Sky Airlines

TAM Airlines


So Im pretty sure I missed A LOT of airlines but these are the ones I could think of and find from the internet:)


For a lot of useful tips check out I❤cabincrew blog

And read this post to know that not all is always glam 😅

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