There are many highs to being a cabin crew member and most recruited cabin crew would say that they defiantly outweigh the lows. So what are the highs to working as cabin crew?
No two flights are same as you meet different people everyday. These range from babies, right up to the elderly you may even spot a few celebrities!
You can get cheaper flights for friends and family depending on the airline. Imagine going to Tenerife for a couple of days, just to top up your tan.
If you fly to a non EEC country then as crew you can purchase your duty free including cigarettes, booze and perfume, which is a great money saver.
You find you get more time off than any other job you have done before as you may work for 4 or 5 days and then have 3 days off, sometimes even 5 if you have been put on standby and have not been called in to work!
When working as cabin crew you will gain much more confidence and have a great sense of achievement.
Now for the major perk to being cabin crew. For the lucky few that get long haul flights then you will normally stop over in the country you are going too. The airlines will normally put you up in a 4 or 5 star hotel plus whilst you are there you are free to do as you wish. As well as all this you also get paid for it. Imagine going to Florida and having 3 or 4 days off to go round Disney World!
As with any job there are a few lows, but as you can see not too many!
You will be expected to work any day of the year and at any time. These days may include, weekends, your birthday, Christmas day and even some New Years.
It can be tiring work as you can be delayed and the days can be long. If you are use to the nine to five then this may not be the job for you as you will work on night flights and weekends.
Depending on the airline you may only be offered a 6 month contract leaving you for the remainder of the year without work.