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Being A Fab Flight Attendant - What It Takes

Written by Crown Institute on July 14th, 2017.      0 comments

Do you want to fly all over the world and look your best doing it? Wish to maximise your sparkling personality?

Perhaps a career as a flight attendant is your calling. Let’s see if you’re made for it.

Pilot and flight attendant about to board a plane

7 Qualities of a Flight Attendant

1. A Love of Aviation

This is usually the first and one of the strongest signs of wanting a career in the sky. If being a pilot isn’t right for you, maybe a rewarding career in service, safety, snappy uniforms and air travel is your calling.

Get involved with a life in the sky by training to be a flight attendant.

2. Great Personality

Having a great personality and the will to make others happy are a couple of ideal qualities of a flight attendant. Flight attendants are friendly, helpful and easy going, no matter the conditions.

They love talking to others and aren’t afraid to go beyond the call of duty to help. A smile doesn’t cost anything and will brighten up a passenger’s day.

3. Understanding Human Behaviour

Human beings are unique and interesting creatures. We are all different, which makes the world an exciting place. As flight attendants, you must be able to understand human behaviour.

This means having to deal with all types of people, from small children to the elderly. If you fancy yourself an amateur psychologist with a knack for customer service, jump into a career as a flight attendant.

4. Impeccable Appearances

As a flight attended, taking pride in your appearance isn’t just a professional project, it’s a personal passion. While you might have a laid back look at home, you’ll always prepare yourself impeccably before hitting the road (or the skies).

Flight attendants take enormous pride in their appearances, taking the time to present the best versions of themselves. If this has always come naturally to you, consider slipping on a uniform yourself.

5. Willingness to Learn

All airlines have their own safety procedures that flight attendants must abide by.

Every year, these rules and regulations change and you must be willing to take these on board. If you love learning new procedures and techniques, then you should consider this career.

6. Communication

In all aspects of work and life communication is a crucial skill to have. As a flight attendant, this becomes even more important. You will be working and living alongside your customers and colleagues, often for hours at a time.

Effective and clear communication will be important for everything from polite conversation to sharing a vital message from the pilot.

7. High Tolerance to Stress

When you’re working in a pressurised cabin, there’s bound to be moments of pressure. Stress will be part of your day-to-day job but it will often be an exhilarating, highly rewarding form of stress. You need to be able to identify and respond to challenges in all conditions and be ready for anything!

Flight attendants have one of the best jobs in the world. Not only do they get to travel, but they get paid to do it. If you have strong ambitions to see the world, a career as a flight attendant might be right for you.

To find out more about getting qualified, contact Crown Institute today on 0800 357 316 or fill in an enquiry form.




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