Searching for flight attendant jobs? Then let us guide you through some of the requirements for the role and what you can expect from a flight attendant job.
Flight attendants typically fly around the world looking after the airline’s passengers for the duration of the flight. They will perform standard safety procedures and serve the passengers onboard refreshments and duty-free products. However, the flight attendant role is not just safety and service.
Duties May Include:
Conducting pre-flight safety checks
Monitoring the cleanliness of the plane
Checking boarding passes
Performing safety demonstrations
Preparing and serving refreshments and meals
Completing flight reports
Publicly speaking over intercom
Ordering supplies to restock the aircraft carts
Duties may vary dependant on the airline and flight duration but many of the outlined tasks will be conducted on every domestic or international flight.
Challenges May Include:
Intense training for employees with no prior experience
Performing first aid during or post flight
Dealing with a variety of behaviour from passengers
Preparing and leading emergency landings
The working hours of a flight attendant can be a huge benefit for some and a challenge for others. Hours may include weekends and public holidays and you may be on call to work at very short notice. Some international flights require a stop-over time which can be a number of hours or days. This said, a flight attendant can have up to 5 days off between scheduled flights and can have international stopovers of up to 4 days with all expenses paid!
Many airlines offer reduced-rate flights for flight attendants and extensive benefit packages. Hotels and other expenses related to flight stopovers are paid for by the airline and with stopovers of up to 4 days, this is considered a huge benefit of the career by many.
Flight Attendant Salary:
The flight attendant salary can range from around $42,388 (with no previous experience) but many applicants can expect between $58,220 - $66,036 as referenced by salary.com
High-quality vision (contact lenses are accepted)
No visible tattoos when in uniform
Must be over 18 (this varies dependant on airline)
Valid Passport when applying for flight attendant jobs
Must be legally eligible to work in the United States if applying for a U.S based role
Must be capable of active movements and lift up to 70lbs (this varies dependant on airline)
Completion of formal training
Speak and write fluently in English
FAA drug testing and criminal history check may be required
Preferable Qualities (Some required):
Minimum of a high-school diploma / GED equivalent
A level of flexibility for varied schedules / unforeseen delays
A high level of customer service and professionalism - with over 2 years experience
The ability to work hard for a long duration of time
Also known as:
Air steward / Air stewardess
Air hostess / Air host
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