In a world where negativity and envy are rampant, you will definitely encounter people will will shatter your dreams of becoming a cabin crew. They will say all the negativity they see in the job and in the people. The bad news is, you will definitely encounter at least one. The good news is, you don't have to listen to them. Listen to your heart, your calling, and those who will support you in this journey.
It is indeed a tough journey to become a cabin crew. Aside from the high standards airlines do have, it is a very competitive environment. During cabin crew recruitment days, more than a thousand applies but only about less than 5% will be taken in. The recruitment and training process are indeed tough that it is very hard to get in and many tend to give-up after a rejection.
Becoming a cabin crew is not an overnight success thing. It takes a lot of determination, proper mindsetting, the desire to never give-up, and a lot of preparations. Philippine Airlines flight attendant and YouTube sensation Tanchellie Lobete did prepare hard. Despite challenges that she faced, she focused on her one goal of becoming a cabin crew, and was determined to really reach for that.
A video reuploaded by a certain page went viral after showing an actual cabin crew door training. It drew a lot of negative comments from people who has completely no idea about cabin crew training nor about safety drills. As far as we know, raw footage of training videos are not supposed to be uploaded in public pages for security reasons unless supervised by the airline but anyway, we are here to answer why flight attendants raising their voices during emergency situations is NOT overacting, but a standard practice among all airlines.
Becoming a cabin crew and donning a uniform entails a huge primary responsibility of ensuring the safety and comfort of passengers. In a recent interview with Philippine Airlines flight steward Amor Maximo, he gives us very important lessons and tips on what you have to develop and learn to become an effective cabin crew who would be able to deliver the job beyond expectations. Here they are:
It is definitely the best feeling seeing your own picture in uniform on our social media pages one day after months or years looking at the pictures of others! Moreso, nothing beats the fulfillment and happiness of accomplishing what was once a dream, to be a flight attendant! We compiled a few pictures of photographer Gary Sato and used them as a source of inspiration and motivation for all our cabin crew aspirants!