Public awareness announcement
If you ask seven different crew for a beer you will get seven beers. And then you will get seven people ignoring you.
I just came off my flight and I was so bored I made my crew chocolate croissants.
1. Prepare passenger croissants in oven safe container
2. Poke hole in croissants with dull utensils you have in your galley
3. Insert finely sliced Mars bars stolen from first class
4. Heat in the oven for 10 - 12 mins
5. Force feed your colleagues until the sight of food terrifies them
Hello! I really enjoy reading your blogs so I wanted to thank you for making them. Have you met any celebrities on the plane? If so, please tell us some stories.Anonymous
I have met a lot! I really will make a blog about it (one day) but off the top of my head
Lots of Royal family
Members of government
One of the tenors (the other guy?)
HEAPS of sports players and teams
When I remember I will make a blog about it all.
French or Spanish? Which one will be easier to study? more useful? help me snag a job as an FA? Which language is easier when it comes to writing and speaking? Btw, I am now fluent in Filipino and English.showyouhowmeis
As far as the big airlines go either is useful but I have noticed more demand for Spanish speakers. I believe with your language skills you can already apply for most large airlines (QR, EY, EK etc) and have great chances. Good luck.
I have a video interview coming up for a flight attendant position and I'm was curious about grooming/hairstyle requirements. As a black man, I am limited to a small number of hairstyles. From your experience, can you give any advice for hairstyles that are accepted? What have some people gotten away with or what has been said/felt about some FA hair choices?Anonymous
As a male you are limited in hair styles anyway but generally airlines will not permit anything except ‘business appropriate’ style. Here is a page from Virgin Airlines grooming standards book for men http://images.canberratimes.com.au/2013/01/15/3955174/LI-art-wd-virgin-20130115215432490033-620x349.jpg
Hopefully this will help, thanks for reading
Hi! I love reading your blog and especially being able to ask you questions! I have a birth mark on my ear, it is quite visible - like a spot on the inside of my ear. No one notices until they stare, would this not allow me to be a FA? Thanks!Anonymous
From how you have described it this would not affect your chances of becoming cabin crew. Thanks for reading
Piercings. From what I can gather airlines are extremely strict at enforcing grooming policies in interviews (obviously). Do piercings pretty much neuter any chances you have of making it through an interview? What if you were to replace any of these piercings with clear or flesh tone plugs/tunnels that had very low visibility/noticeability?Anonymous
Airlines are indeed incredibly strict when it comes to image and uniform. I am positive the large 10 airlines (http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Awards_2012/Airline2012.htm) will not allow visible piercings other than standard earrings to be replaced with clear substitutes however it is best to find out for yourself. Good luck!
Hey there! I just came upon your blog cause I was looking into becoming a flight attendant. My question is: Did you do some sort of training before applying for the job or only after? And is there a point to taking flight attendant courses? Thanks in advance. Also, nice to see a fellow Russian 20-something =))destinationmoscow
I do not do any training before I was employed. I have not met anyone that I work with who has taken a course before being employed so I don’t think it is a huge factor when it comes to be hired for a very large international airline but I can’t answer for smaller airlines.
Thanks for reading