As many of you know, I love traveling. My favorite way to travel is by air. My first flight was to Las Vegas in late 2006. Since then I’ve flown quite a few times. Something that has always been interesting to me is the life of a flight attendant.
There’s so much that I wanted to know about the job. How many flights do they have per week? Is the job fun? Does it get boring? Those were just a few of the things that I wanted to know. I wonder how I’d find the answers and get some more info about flight attendants.
A few years ago, one of my closest friends started working as a flight attendant. I figured that I should ask her some questions about her job. In today’s post, she shares some info about her life as a flight attendant.
How long have you been a flight attendant?
I’ve been a flight attendant for 6.5 years.
How did you get started?
That’s a very good question. I was getting ready to graduate from undergrad, and I didn’t know what I wanted to do at the time. A friend at the time suggested that I become a flight attendant. I figured what the heck applied. I went to an interview, got hired and the rest is history.
How many days do you work per week?
It varies. Some weeks I work three days, while others I work six. It just depends on how busy the airlines are.
What are some of the perks of the job?
There are a few perks. You have a flexible schedule. Most of the time you can when you want to work or when you don’t want to work. You can pick your flights most of the time, and you can decide when you want to return, with stipulations. You can get free domestic flights and international flights with a small fee.
What is the farthest trip that you’ve taken for your job?
Lax to Liberia, Costa Rica 🇨🇷
Is there a lot of growth in this career?
Financially, there is a decent amount of growth. Like I said earlier, you choose your own hours. You can make anywhere from $40,000 – $140,000 a year. You just gotta be ready to work though.
Is there anything that you don’t like about the job?
To keep it real, I don’t like uncooperative people and dumb people lol.
Do you have to be a certain type of person to do this job?
Not really. Just make sure that you have patience. Also, make sure that you have fun. You get to fly for a living. How awesome is that?
If someone is interested in becoming a flight attendant, what should they do?
First, find out what airlines are hiring. Make sure that your schedule is flexible. Some airlines have different hiring events you can attend as well.
Anything else you think people should know about the job?
I do have one last thing. No, we don’t travel the same routes everyday lol. It’s the weirdest question, but I get it a lot.
The life of a flight attendant doesn’t sound too bad. It seems like an exciting job that would be fun most of the time. I’d love to get those free or discounted flights. I’d go somewhere every month. If you are looking for a job, you should consider becoming a flight attendant.
Does a flight attendant job seem interesting to you?
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