Did you know that behind a sweet smile, a beautiful and fair face, neat and clean clothes, a flight attendant that serving you on plane has a tough responsibility?
Commonly, the profession of a flight attendant has a very fancy image; high salary, travel to various countries and stay in expensive hotels. Some people does not know that the main task of a flight attendant is responsible for the safety of passengers. In addition, the flight attendants ensure that passengers have a pleasant flight.
What is Flight Attendant?
Flight Attendant is a person in charge of serving passengers and maintaining passenger safety in air transportation on an airline aircraft
Become as a flight attendant, you have to join the training with the airline or take a special school that relates to this profession. Here you will learn about:
1. How to serve the passengers.
2. Assisting passengers.
3. How to provide food and drinks on board.
4. Learn about where security equipment is located such as: Fire extinguisher, life jacket, and so forth.
5. Learn how to work security equipment.
You don’t just become a flight attendant. There are some requirements that an applicant must have in order to be selected as a flight attendant. The requirements is different in every airline. If you are interested as a flight attendant you have to learn a lot about the skills associated with this profession.
What kind of skills you should know to be as a flight attendant?
1. Height and weight.
The average airline will set the splash for height for the woman to have a height of about 160 cm and for men 170 cm, with the propositional weight. Why the height is very necessary, because to reach the place of the distant goods. Help the passengers when placing the goods in the cabin. And for safety.
2. No glasses and color blindness.
The second is the absolute stewardess. In this world of aviation is certainly not allowed, because the use of glasses assessed can be very disturbing performance by a flight attendant
3. No body odor.
Imagine if you have unpleasant body odor while on duty, it is very disturbing to the passengers and give inconvenience.
4. Minimum age 18 years.
Regarding the age depends on the airline, there is also the request for a minimum of 21 years, such as KLM.
5. Speak English
6. Can swim
7. Attractive appearance
8. No History of Hepatitis
What is the job desk of a flight attendant:
1. Passenger Check-In
2. Check the passenger’s passport
3. Baggage weighing and marking. If any are missing in order to be detected
4. Welcoming passengers, checking Boarding Pass
5. Shows passenger seat
6. Assisting passengers in storing baggage
7. Provides food and beverages
8. Sell Tax-free items
9. Explain the instruction and safety rules to the passengers
10. Explaining how to use equipment for safety in emergencies
What’s the pros of working as a flight attendant?
By becoming a stewardess you can visit many countries, meet various people from various corners of the world, get to know different cultures, learn a foreign language, sometimes meet famous people and free stay in 5-star hotels.
What’s the con of a flight attendant job?
Jet lag, irregular work hours, no time off, hard to assemble with family members or friends.