Pilots aren’t the only ones lucky enough to fly the friendly skies. And they aren’t the only ones making sure you get to your destination safely. Behind every flight attendant’s smile, there’s someone making sure you have a smooth, safe ride. In the event of an emergency, it’s up to him or her to guide you through what may be one of the most difficult experiences of your life.
Don’t be fooled by the glamorous image of the flight attendant, though. The day-to-day reality of this career is about service. If you become a flight attendant, you’ll spend much of your time passing out food and drink and responding to passenger requests.
Flight attendants have a variety of preflight, midflight, and postflight duties. They do everything from helping passengers find their seats to demonstrating safety tips.
Because airlines operate year-round and around-the-clock, flight attendants may have to work nights, holidays, and weekends.
Confident, strong, and open to change. It’s also good to enjoy helping people and be able to stay calm under pressure.
Although flight attendants must be high school graduates or hold a GED, many airlines today prefer a college degree.