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:
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:
Royal Air Maroc
South African Airways
TAAG Angola Airlines
Air India Express
Cebu Pacific Air
Hong Kong Airlines
Air New Zealand
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Swiss International Air Lines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Air Canada JAZZ
Air Canada Rouge
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 😅