This flight attendant info, tips and information page aims to give you a background insight into the world of flight attending which covers anything from resume tips, flight attendant schools, the wearing of tattoos and even the precautions of dating other flight attendants.
I think you’ll find that others are reluctant or simply don’t tell you about this sort of ‘flight attendant info’ but hey I’m trying to keep this as real as I can.
Flight Attendant Info - Let’s start with tattoos. Some of us love them, some of us hate them. When you work for an airline it really doesn’t matter what your opinion is because the only one that counts is that of the airline you work for. Their stance, pretty much the same right across that aviation world is if you have one, it has to be covered for work.
People typically do this with clothing but this becomes a problem if you have a tattoo on your lower arm and your uniform is short sleeves only. Or perhaps you are sporting a tattoo on the back of your neck or other difficult to cover place. Your options here are an arm sleeve bandage or skin coloured band-aids.
If you don’t have a tattoo it may best be left that way as having to tape up every day you go to work will wear very thin over time.
Here’s some flight attendant info that can be on the nose...
Yes I’m talking about body GAS! You know, the stuff that people deny, lie about or clear their own space with. Well get use to it because the work environment in which you subject yourself to every time you take off – cruise – and land can play havoc on your body ‘air’ system including cavities in teeth, dodgy sinuses, the Eustachian tubes in your ears and yes your gut! For most it will happen particularly when you’re new to the environment or you’ve eaten cabbage soup a few hours before.
Why? Because as we ascend (climb) in a pressurised aircraft it too climbs to a pressurisation level of around 7 to 8000 feet. There’s many reasons why we do this suffice to say that your insides expand and therein lies your answer. Your system can only take so much expansion before relief is required if you get the picture.
If by poor choice of food you are generating more gas than is ideal you will most likely be walking through the cabin at a faster pace than normal.
The moral of this bit if flight attendant info is that most people are affected by pressure changes in the cabin in one way or another and if this is proving to be detrimental to your system you may need to choose what you eat very carefully.
So what’s the statistical gos’ on flight attendant interviews?
You’ve heard of the competitive nature of flight attendant interviews and with good reason. It’s because they are and is why the hardest part about being a flight attendant is actually becoming one.
Let me share this flight attendant interview info with you. When I successfully applied to my first airline, the ratio of applicants interviewed to successful job placement was less than 2%. I’m not sure of how many applied to my second airline but about 130 applicants presented for interviews for my third and 21 were selected.
So you can see the odds can be tough. And remember this is not the number who submitted resumes, only those that were invited to an interview from the resumes received.
I do not know the numbers for my fourth airline but I was one of nine selected from a country wide application process and feel privileged to be included in the selected school.
Here’s some numbers that will stagger you though about flight attendant info. I went for an international airline interview back in 2002 where more than 1800 applicants fronted for interviews. Over half where culled through group interviews and just a tad before midnight that same day, I was in the last 19 who were selected. Unfortunately and while airlines are not allowed to discriminate on age I found out later that I was older than there ‘un-written’ age cap. (It was a Middle Eastern Airline)!
From my experience and from statistics of other airlines less than 5% of applicants successfully negotiate the application/interview stage which is why we say that the hardest part about being a flight attendant is actually getting the job.
It’s also why I wrote, compiled and put into video The Secrets of Flight Attendant Interviews - so that those in the know give themselves the best chance possible. Good flight attendant info does matter and the AIRLINES program is full of it.
Flight Attendant Info - Romance and dating other flight attendants and pilots
Well I’m here to tell you it’s a fact of life. However there are unwritten rules and most of them are based around strict confidence, integrity, respect and the realization that the airline system is a very small network even though it spans the globe.
This is a lesson that is rapidly learned if you mess up. But remember it is a work place so legalities of harassment apply so no means no etc. It’s not cool or tolerated if you run the gauntlet here.
However, attraction from one sex to the other (and even the same sex) happens just like any other work place. It is an environment that is particularly seductive especially when you book into a beautiful hotel with all the niceties, several days to fill in and surrounded by ‘normal office’ temptations!
The best tips I can give you is to think before you act, don’t do something you’ll regret, maintain the level of confidence you’d expect in return, be aware that the airline network is quicker than the ‘bush telegraph’ and if you tick all these boxes... go ahead and enjoy yourself!
Moving on to more flight attendant info...
Do you know that body language says more about you than what you say and how you say it! Incredible but true. There is truth in fake it till you make it but beware when you portray this at an interview because if you come unstuck you’ll blow all credibility. It is important to be confident at your interview and it’s extremely beneficial to you if you are comfortable with the whole process.
It’s not unlike when you first learnt to drive, initially you were tentative, perhaps nervous and if you drove a manual very possibly you crunched the gears once or twice. But hey, now that you have got some knowledge of the road rules and some hands on practice driving it’s a breeze. In fact you now drive without really thinking about it.
Well that’s the ideal confidence and comfort level to be at in an interview station. It puts you in control. The more you know the better you will be at it. It stands to reason yes? And I hope that the information you gain from this web site goes a long way to helping you achieve that.
You can always fast track this process by taking the time to go through the The Secrets of Flight Attendant Interviews
If the world of body language is new to you then an understanding of it will give you the upper hand at any interview. There are so many good studies done in this area with ample statics to really intrigue you. I know it does me because it is the part of being a good communicator. I love meeting and overcoming a customer challenge and for the most part it is communication. As a police officer (3 years would you believe) I was very reliant on body language and GUT feel. Most often if you feel a hunch then it needs to be respected. It made good cause for quite a few arrests in my time. Although you really wouldn’t be surprised if I said a lot of people lie to police would you?
One of the best body language experts I know of in the world is Alan Pease and his wife Barbara. Alan happens to be a very funny man also and his understanding of human communication and the art of body language I consider to be second to none.
If you’d like to read one of his many books with titles such as
And I’m sure many more titles to come then take a look here.
If you’re into books and are open to reading some great flight attendant info and short stories from my “Confessions of a Flight Attendant’ series, then I have some great downloadable titles for you to choose from.
This flight attendant info, tips and information page will continue to grow so come on back and I’ll share more with you. If you’d like to ask a question send it through and I’ll do my best to answer it here for you.
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