Written by Mond Ortiz
Why do you want to be a flight attendant? Why do you want to endure the long lines to be interviewed knowing that the attrition rate is high? Why do you want to endure the grueling training process of becoming a cabin crew? This is a question that is very important before you even take the first step of becoming a flight attendant. Why do you want to become one?
Know your "why" will indeed give you more motivation, more direction, and purpose in pursing a cabin crew career. In times that you face challenges and hardships, going back to your "why" will give you more strength to get-up and go on. Now my question to you is, why do you want to be a flight attendant?
You may all have plenty of reasons but allow me to share my insights.
It is very important first to understand the main purpose of cabin crew members inside an aircraft. As said numerous times in the past, the primary duty of flight attendants is to ensure your safety and security of the passengers on board. The secondary duty is to make sure the needs of passengers are well attended to and that they are made comfortable during the duration of the flight. That's basically it. It is never in a flight attendant's job description to travel the world, that is merely a benefit of the fulfilling your primary and secondary duties as cabin crew.
Now that you know, when you think about your "why" and to define it well, think first about the job description above. In other words, you have to be clear as to why you want to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers on board. Having a strong "why" will definitely have a domino effect on why you want to endure the long lines, why you want to go through the grueling training, etc. Knowing very well why you want to be a flight attendant will basically set your foundation, and all will begin from there. Knowing your "why" will also define whether you are fit to be a cabin crew or not.
I highly discourage having the "I want to travel the world and bring my parents abroad" as a "why". What if you've seen the world already? What if you've flown your parents gazillion of times? Obviously, you will end up getting board and resigning. Airlines do not want that. It is expensive to hire, hence, airlines would want to have flight attendants who are really there for the job, and not for the benefits or title. The benefits will serve as your reward for the dedication and hard work.
So now I ask you, why do you want to be a flight attendant? Please put them down on the comments section.