By: Mond Ortiz
No flight attendant was born immediately as one. They all started from the bottom and worked their way up. They were all like every aspirant, they had those "munting pangarap" until they worked hard and achieved it. You see, becoming a cabin crew is no Cinderella story where you are transformed into one in an instant. You have to earn it and the real magic happens when you work your way forward. The term is "work" and not just "wish".
Just this morning, I was looking at all of Flyhigh Manila's assets. I saw an old iPAD 2 and a Celeron 2GB DDR laptop. Today, these two items were replaced by brand new HP Elitebook 16GB DDR4 I5 laptops and Samsung S9+ mobile phones for shooting. As I was looking at the old items, I was reminded how Flyhigh Manila started as a money losing FA events company to an FA website and social brand. We would use that iPAD to take photos and videos during graduations. We would use it to post photos on multimedia. That Celeron laptop? Every piece of document, every website developed, and every content you see on our website all started from those items.
Today, the company FH Media was born, taking Flyhigh Manila and Air Traveller PH brands under its umbrella. All these became my plans in 2015. The journey was not easy, in fact, I went through numerous heartbreaks to take things to this level where we are now. Mind you, all these are the beginning as there is more in store.
Just like our story, every flight attendant began from an aspirant, just the way how butterflies all came from caterpillars. Along the way, you will all be transformed, but the way you will be transformed towards your dream will all depend on your attitude as what I had shared yesterday. Just like us going through a lot of heartbreaks to be where we are now, you too may go through a lot of heartbreaking moments too, those times when you feel you've reached a wall, a dead end. Question is, what will you do? Will you just turn back? Or will you find a way to scale that wall to continue your journey.
So if you are cabin crew aspirant now, be proud because every flight attendant were once like you. None of them became FAs without becoming an aspirant FA.
So work hard and look up all the time. Successful people all started from the bottom.
Good luck future flight attendants!