Contributed by Mond Ortiz
Every flight attendant out there will tell you that their journey in earning their wings was never an easy one, in fact, some would describe it as going through a needle hole. Those who say that it is easy to become a flight attendant never experienced becoming one. It's just like taking driving lessons from someone who doesn't know how to drive. Airlines do have very high expectations from their flight attendants that there is no such thing as lowering their standards.
We have been attending cabin crew training, enjoying conversations with numerous flight attendants, and talking to cabin crew trainers and airline management about the job of being a cabin crew. We don't just research on Google and come up with our own conclusions, we really go to the source in order to provide you the most accurate information as much as possible, especially when it comes to educating people about cabin crew members.
Written by Mond Ortiz
I have met and personally interacted with a lot of senior and junior cabin crew. I have hanged out with quite a number of them after work and all I can say is that they are all wonderful people. I get to share short conversations with them, a few bottles of our favorite beers, and a lot of laughter. Though more often I would hang with seniors, perhaps because my age is closer to theirs, I too had a lot of moments with junior cabin crew members.
Allow us to start with a quote by our very own Mond Ortiz:
"To be a flight attendant is not for the weak. It is for brave souls, the type who were designed to be heroes, the type who are ready to dedicate their lives for others."
Every April 9, the Philippines celebrates "Araw ng Kagitingan" or "Day of Valor". It is a day where we remember and commemorate the the heroism of the Filipino and American soldiers during the fall of Bataan to the Japanese during World War II. Despite their surrender, we celebrate the bravery and fearlessness of these soldiers in the face of defeat. It is a day where we celebrate gallantry and heroism.