Just yesterday October 1, 2018, the world's only airline safety rating agency Airlineratings.com gave a 7-star rating to both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. This mean both airlines do practice safety standards to the highest level as being rated 7-star is the highest rating given by the agency. This also means that they passed the IOSA and ICAO audits, they never had a fatality during the last 10 years, they are not blacklisted by the EU, and they are recognized by the FAA.
So what does this mean for the flight attendants of both airlines? It means that their cabin crew are trained by the ailine to to the highest standards when it comes to safety. Their flight attendants are able to carry out emergency evacuations below 90 seconds with more than 100 passengers on board. It also means that the flight attendants of both airlines will always take safety as their priority over everything else.
Flight attendants are also obligated to carry out and implement strict rules and regulations when it comes to safety, hence, the reason why they ask passengers to strictly follow the fasten seatbelt sign, to put window shades up during take-off and landing, to keep all tray tables stowed, and to keep seats on upright position.
Flight attendants are also tasked to brief passengers seated on the emergency exit rows on how to and when to open the emergency exit doors.
Moreso, the ICAO and IOSA checks if a country's civil aviation industry are regulated by strict safety laws and if their civil aviation oversight commitee are following global safety aviation laws.
Flight attendants are also protected by a law in order for them to carry out their duties as safety professionals on board. Republic Act 9497 Chapter XI Sec. 81 clause 9 of the Philippine Constitution states that:
"Any person who, while on board an aircraft, interferes with a crewmember’s or flight attendant’s performance of their duties, assaults, intimidates, or threatens any crewmember or flight attendant, shall be subjected to imprisonment from one (1) year to three (3) years or a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (Php50,000.00) but not exceeding Five hundred thousand pesos (Php500,000.00), or both, as determined by the court;”
Purchasing an airplane ticket right away subjects you to all safety and security regulations the airlines have to carry out through their flight attendants. No one is exempted from following, regardless if you are rich or poor, if you are a common citizen or a government official like a Congressman. You have to follow everything a flight attendant will tell you to do or request from you like to present your boarding pass to them upon boarding the aircraft. Moreso, you cannot assault them for not lifting your luggage unto the overhead compartment especially if you are an able passenger without any physical hindrance.
For both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, passenger safety comes first and is top priority. Their flight attendants are provided with a 7-star safety training in order for you to get to your destinations safely. You are ensured of your safety and security but as passengers too, your cooperation are also needed.
Please do respect and obey your cabin crew. They are indeed your highly trained safety professionals on board.
You may check Airlineratings.com for you to check how both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific garnered 7-stars for safety ranking.