“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” -Leonardo Da Vinci
That quote holds true for most, or perhaps, all flight attendants. We have met former cabin crew members who misses flying a lot. They share their memories as a flight attendant and sometimes would describe them as one of the happiest days in their lives.
At the same time, many have dreamed of being a cabin crew, where most of them do pursue such career. “I want to be a flight attendant because I want to travel the world”, “Being a flight attendant is the ‘in’ thing nowadays”, “Cabin crew jobs pays high”, “I like to be a flight attendant because it is fun”, “it is a very glamorous job”, and so forth are the most common reactions when you ask them why they want to be a cabin crew. We are not saying that we agree nor do we disagree with them, everyone’s entitled to their own opinions and views anyway, but what does it really take to be a cabin crew? What do those people who aspires to be flight attendants have to go through? What do they need to have? Are there are special skills needed? Is the job as a cabin crew fit only for a special selected number of people? Aside from the minimum height, age, waistline and so on requirements, what else are needed?
Here are what it takes and what one needs to go through to be a cabin crew member. This is not to scare those aspiring to be flight attendants, but this is to prepare you for what lies ahead. This blog post is also written to answer those who think that flight attendants are “glorified servers of the air”, and why we do think that the cabin crew are actually the “unsung heroes of the skies”
As we have always pointed out in the past, being a cabin crew is not all pure glamour. It entails lots of hard work and also heart aches. This is why we at Flyhigh Manila conceptualized WINGS privilege card, to reward our flight attendants and flight stewards discounts and privileges at all our partner establishments.
WINGS is the only discount and privilege card made exclusively for airline cabin crew members, both present and former cabin crew! This allows flight attendants and stewards to enjoy their crewlife more and to feel more special through discounts and privileges for their role as heroes of the sky at restaurants, nightclubs, bars, resorts, outdoor activities, fashion items, beauty salons, and others that matches their lifestyle. With presently more than 35 establishments and still growing, WINGS is there to make each cabin crew feel great and privileged for all their hard work and dedication. You may purchase a WINGS privilege card by signing-up for one at WINGSPRIVILEGE.COM or clicking below!
With all that being said, you now have a glimpse of what it takes takes to be a flight attendant. I hope this also changes the perception of others that flight attendants are just “servers of the air”, or to some, “glorified maids in the air”. It takes a lot to be a flight attendant, and that is the reason why that in many countries, they are highly paid. In exchange of those high salaries and free travels they do sacrifice a lot physically, emotionally, and mentally.