The role of cabin crew can be highly underrated, sometimes seen as glorfied waiters in the sky - not helped by the passenger call buttons that used to show a symbol of a woman holding a drink! The truth is that this job is not for the faint hearted or work shy. It can be a tough gig. Cleaning up vomit, patroling the aisles over the Atlantic at 2am when your circadian rhythm is desperately trying to tell your brain it should be in a deep sleep, when instead you're dealing with hundreds of passengers - it’s gruelling work at times. The role crew play in overseeing passenger safety can also be somewhat overshadowed by customer concerns about whether they got their first choice of meal. Chicken or beef anyone?
I LOVED being cabin crew, and believe it's a privilege to experience life in the skies, while meeting incredible people. I remember getting home from far flung destinations, and feeling like the luckiest person ever to have seen amazing places, and witnessing the world going to sleep or coming alive at 35,000 feet. Life on the ground almost felt a little mundane at times, compared to the highs of life in the jet stream.
My latest blog post is all about why and how I became cabin crew just weeks after graduating university with an English Literature degree, and what followed. As always the link is in my bio, and I'd love you to take a read.
Have a great week! Lou
The most amazing time of my life.
In the place where I met amazing people, where I grow up as a person and where lessons that I've learned are my lifetime library of wisdom and knowledge.
Today I can firmly confirm and state that IN LIFE YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE.
And thanks to where I've been, I am now here today.
When l wanted to be a cabin crew l was wondering 🤔 which layovers ✈️they have and how many hours crew stay there. So now l can share information about layovers or night stops how it’s called in my company. HOW MANY? We have around three night stops in a month🗓 But sometimes night stop can become a turnaround and turnaround can become a night stop because of some reason (technical issues, weather conditions⛈ etc ) In this case cabin crew always have to have a night stop kit (pajama, civil clothes 👚👖👟, toiletries🧴) in their cabin bag 💼 WHERE📍? We are flying to 16 destinations 🗺where we have a night stop (London 🇬🇧 , Paris 🇫🇷 , Frankfurt 🇩🇪 Moscow 🇷🇺 , Casablanca 🇲🇦 , Hyderabad, New Delhi, Bangalore, Calicut, Madras, Cochin, Trivandrum 🇮🇳 , Dhaka 🇧🇩, Bangkok 🇹🇭, Colombo 🇱🇰 and Manila 🇵🇭) HOW MANY HOURS we are spending there⏳? It’s depends on destination, usually 24 hours. But we have flights where we can stay 34, 48, 63 and 72 hours , so it’s real opportunity to explore a country. DUTY TIME? It counts like our duty time so we get paid of every hour spending in night stop💸 #cabincrew#flightattendant#stewardess#crewlife#cabincrewlife#flightattendantlife#aviation#airport#gulfaircrew#crewphoto#bahrain#layovers