Interview with a Flight Attendant

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6. Can you tell us a little bit about the application process and training before your first flight?

Every airline is different but the application process is the same; extensive background checks, physical exams and copious amounts of training. In training you learn how to evacuate an aircraft in 90 seconds, you learn CPR and various symptoms to help people when they are sick, how to work your sleep deficit to your advantage due to the odd hours and how to be a part of a crew. 

7. What do you enjoy the most about your job?

I love the hours of my job. One month I can work 8 days, and the next month I can work 20 days. This month, I'm working 8 days and I'm trying to change my schedule around so I can have a stretch of 7 days off and then I'm going to throw a dart at a map and go! The flexibility is amazing. I can stay involved in other things that I love such as tutoring when I have days off or volunteering.

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Work in Austin, US

8. What type of person do you think makes a good flight attendant?

Anyone who truly loves people and meeting new people can do this. You don't often get to work with the same crew so even your co-workers are new to you. If you have a passion for travelling on your time off, this is definitely a job to consider.

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Aphrodite's Temple, Greece

 

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South Point, Hawaii Big Island

 

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