Let us accept the fact that many are still unaware about the job and life of a cabin crew. How do we know? It is pretty much obvious with the questions they ask some cabin crew members. So here, we ask some of our flight attendants what are the most common questions their relatives or friends ask after learning that they are a cabin crew. We enumerate the most common ones here.
1. "How much is the fare from Manila to Davao (and other places)?"
Flight attendants actually do not know how much the air fares are. Can't blame them, they fly for free (sometimes).
2. "Can you discount my ticket"?
Nope, flight attendants are also subject to prevailing airline promo fares should they decide to purchase one.
3. "What are your promo fares?"
They may or may not be aware of their airline promos. Basically, what they will tell you is also the one you will see in their websites, so it is definitely better to go check their website straight.
4. "May I send something over to my relative please? It is only light. She is located not so far"
One balikbayan box ain't actually light to be honest. Plus, we are not sure how far their layover hotel is from the recipient's place.
5. "Is it easy to become a flight attendant?"
Anything that deals with human lives are NOT easy. And ahhhmmmm, out of 1,000 applicants, only around 70 or less makes it in on the average across all airlines. That's not easy at all.
6. "Why that? Don't you want to get into something where there is more growth and you use your brains a little more?"
We are 101% sure that people who asks that questions are those who never ever became a cabin crew nor even went through training. We guess some people do have to use their brains a little bit more by knowing more about the job and getting their facts straight.
7. "How much is your salary?"
I guess this question goes for all jobs, but yes, many will still ask you how much your salary once they learn you are a cabin crew, especially if you fly for an international airline.
8. "Where is my pasalubong?"
It is a Filipino thing.
9. "Where's your flight tomorrow? Singapore? Great! Do you still have space in your bag?"
When people think that it's easy to send an item to someone somewhere else just like that, especially if the cabin crew is not really from that country nor he or she only has a quick layover.
10. "Can you get us free flights?"
Most of the time, their free flights are only entitled to their direct family members, and at most times too, they are subject to bump off.