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How hard is it to become a flight attendant? What do I have to do

Ive always wanted to be an attorney but apart of me also wants to be a flight attendant or a nurse but how hard is it to be a flight attendant flightsttendent airline-industry work

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John’s Answer

Erica though a high school diploma is the minimum, airlines especially favor candidates with degrees that might facilitate customer service skills, such as communications, psychology and education. A certificate or associate degree program concentrated in flight attendant training is also available for prospective flight attendants who want a competitive edge over other applicants. Prospective flight attendants are trained by their airline. Training typically lasts from 3-6 weeks, and each airline provides a specific program that covers its own core values and business models. Topics of study include first aid, safety, emergency preparedness, federal regulations and flight procedures.

There are usually a number of additional requirements related to age and physical condition for flight attendant positions. Flight attendant jobs are highly coveted, and only the best candidates pass the initial interview. Relevant work experience will strengthen your resume. Many airlines require a minimum of two years of experience in hospitality, customer service or sales. Airlines look for work experience that proves you can spend long hours on your feet, work overtime, handle problem-solving and provide outstanding customer service.

There are plenty of travel benefits available with this career option. One of the most significant benefits that you will find available to flight attendants is the ability to travel. You can often fly for free or at a reduced rate whatever you want to take a weekend trip or an exciting vacation. This job is also one that will sometimes pay you to fly to a new city, providing you with a hotel upon your arrival, and even scheduling you for a long layover so that you have time to explore.

Hope this is helpful Erica
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Aftab’s Answer

I have worked and flown at Flight Engineer at the flight deck of the airplane and have watched Flight Attendants doing their Passenger Cabin duties and have trained with flight attendants for Emergency Duty training and Ditching.

This profession requires lot of self discipline and team work. Performing onboard duties in timely fashion, reporting for work in time well groomed and with smile in face. Physical fitness is main requirement because the flight times are not 9 to 5

Staying alert and presence of mind are always required with perks of traveling to exotic places, staying in 4 or 5 star hotels when on flight duty tour with free passages for you and your family when on vacation.

Everything in life comes at a cost but I always loved flying over regular day job. When you come home, you have clear few days off and you can be with your family.

The airlines train you for the job you are going to perform and you have to be serious about your job.

I hope this helps
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Frank’s Answer

Hello Erica. Thanks for your question. Please go to your favourite web browser and find the airline company that best suits you. Check the airlines website services and in the index there will be a link for you to click on about training & employment opportunities with the airline company. Good Luck & Best wishes. Find me here: https://www.careervillage.org/users/74836/Frank
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IBRAHIM’s Answer

It’s not as hard as you think. All it takes is determination and passion for the profession.
Read, read, and read your books and in no time you’ll become a licensed dispatcher.
Have the I can do it attitude and the rest will be history.
My advice though is choose either Jeppessen in Denver Colorado or IFOD in Dallas Texas. Leave your comfort zone to make you focus on what you really want.
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