Pros: Allowances, Provided accommodation
Cons: Long flights and time managing challenge
My role as a cabin crew member is to provide excellent customer service to passengers while ensuring their comfort and safety throughout the flight.
Before I go to work I attend a pre-flight briefing, during which cabin crew are assigned their working positions for the flight. Crew are also informed of flight details, the schedule and if there are passengers with any special requirements, such as diabetic passengers, passengers in wheelchairs or the number of infants on board.
I carry out pre-flight duties, including checking the safety equipment and security checks, ensuring the aircraft is clean and tidy, I also ensure that information in the seat pockets is up to date and that all meals, drinks and stock are on board.
I welcome passengers on board and directing them to their seats,
informing fliers of the aircraft safety procedures and ensuring that all hand luggage is securely stored away.
I check all seat belts and galleys are secure prior to take-off,
I serve meals and refreshments, I sell duty-free goods and advising passengers of any allowance restrictions in force at their destination.
I reassure passengers and ensure that they follow safety procedures correctly in emergency situations,giving first aid where necessary.
At the end of the flight I ensure passengers disembark safely at the end of a flight and I check that there is no luggage left in the overhead lockers and no stowaways or suspicious items on board.
During the flight it is very important to be a good team player in order to act quickly and efficiently in a difficult situation.
I would say that the hardest part of the work is managing your sleep and keep your health in good condition.
Enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people, coming from different backgrounds with different personalities, but the most enjoyable part of my job is exploring new destinations and learn about different cultures all over the world.