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Why Become Cabin Crew?

Before continuing your journey on becoming a successful candidate for a luxury airline in the middle east, I highly recommend you read this page first!

Here you'll discover what its like to be real member of cabin crew and what you can expect once you start working for a luxury airline.

 

I'll cover both the pros and cons to help you make a fair and informed decision to see if working in the skies is for you!

If you're the kind of person that enjoys travelling, meeting new people and not being stuck in an office all, then the short answer is YES!

 

However, there is more to it than that. The kind of person that would best suit the position is someone who is a natural people person and enjoys interacting with others! Lets cover some of the main attributes and skills its takes to be a top level flight attendant for a luxury airline!

1) Customer service skills

The main aspect of working for any airline as cabin crew is customer service. Being customer service orientated is a huge part of the role as its your job to make sure customers are happy and satisfied with their experience. You must go above and beyond to make sure their journey with you was a memorable one, and that they will return to fly with you again. 

2) Flexibility

Being flexible plays a big part in the job role, as you will be working different hours all the time (as well as travelling in different time zones!). You'll be given a roster with your scheduled flights a couple weeks in advance, however your duties may change or you might be put on standby duty. This is why flexibility is key to being successful in this position. 

3) Teamwork

A successful and happy flight is a result of good teamwork. You’ll find that you will rarely work with the same people each day and should be able to adapt and gel with different members of the team for the flight to run smoothly. 

4) Communication Skills 

Cabin crew must be effective communicators; you’ll need to instruct passengers on proper emergency procedures and convey information clearly. Listening to the customers request and responding to it in a timely manner is essential. In emergencies, cabin crew members need to relay information to their team members and passengers clearly and effectively.

5) Friendly and Positive Personality

As cabin crew the long hours you work can sometimes affect your mood. But, you need to make sure you remain friendly and positive. A customer won’t know how many unsocial hours you have worked in the past week, or the tough journey you had to work, and they will expect the highest level of customer service. Successful candidates are chosen based on their positive and bubbly personalities. 

Is working for a luxury airline for me?

What are the benefits of

working for a luxury airline?

Apart from the obvious benefit of being able to travel the world whilst you work, there are many other benefits cabin crew get to experience. Lets take a look at a few!

 

 

1) Discounted Travel

Being able to travel the world free of charge whilst you work is great as it is, but the travelling perks don't stop there! On your days off you'll be able to travel pretty much wherever you want, and at hugely discounted rates! Most airlines offer there employees tickets at a 90% reduction! Trip to the Maldives anyone? 

2) Tax-Free Salary 

The majority of the major airlines in the Middle East (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar) operate in countries where employees salaries are tax free. This means you keep 100% of what you get paid! More money to spend on travelling!

3) Free Accommodation 

On top of earning a tax-free salary, how about not having to worry about rent or bills as well? Sound too good to be true? Well its not! Top luxury airlines in the middle east offer their cabin crew fully furnished company accommodation, free of charge and no bills to pay (electricity, water, gas, its all covered!). 

4) Free Travel to and from Work 

One less thing to worry about working for a luxury airline in the Middle East is getting to and from work, as pick up and drop off to your accommodation is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

5) Meeting People from Every Part of the Globe 

Probably one of the best things about being cabin crew is the people you get to meet. This applies to the passengers you interact with and colleagues you'll be working along side. You'll meet people from all over the world, learn about different cultures and make friends and memories for life! 

Are there any downsides to being cabin crew?

As hard as it may seem, being cabin crew isn't all glitz and glam. There are surprisingly some aspects of the job that don't suit everybody. 

1) Different Working Hours 

If you're the kind of person that prefers working the same hours everyday (e.g. 9am-5pm), you will most likely struggle with the shift patterns of being cabin crew. You get your working roster every month, showing you what flights you will be doing the next month, so you will have plenty of time to plan out your working days and days off. Your working days however will almost always be at different times though e.g. one day you may start work at 9am, and then the next day at 7pm. 

2) Long shifts 

Flying for an international airline means you'll be travelling to exotic places all over the world. Naturally this means operating long flights, which can be tiring. This is why airlines take extra precautions and make sure cabin crew get adequate rest time before operating flights. 

3) Reserve Life

Most international airlines need a certain number of cabin crew on stand-by or reserve for operational reasons. This basically means that you'd be either at home or at the airport on call at anytime for a flight. Most airlines in the Middle East will roster you 1 month in the year where you will operate on reserve for the entire month, which makes organising plans difficult. 

4) Dealing with Jet Lag  

It will be no surprise to anyone that travelling to different countries means you will experience some jet lag now and again. This makes managing your rest whilst you are not working extremely important as cabin crew!

5) Working Holidays and Weekends 

You might be able to spend Christmas or New Year at home, but always be ready to work weekends and other holidays. This is just part of the nature of the job. 

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