By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Another first in the history of Philippine commercial aviation as the very first transgender/transwoman flight attendant takes her wings and flies for Cebu Pacific! Just recently, Jess Labares finally received her wings as a full-fledge CebGo flight attendant just last week, belonging to the airlines's 11th batch of flight attendants. This indeed is a very proud and momentous event for the LGBTQ community.
The end of a chapter for Flyhigh Manila as the very last FLITE, the Flight Attendant Halloween Ball happening on October 28 at Revel at The Palace. For six years since 2013, FLITE has become a Halloween tradition for Philippine-based cabin crew members where even other flight attendants from foreign airlines join the fun. It was also the event that launched Flyhigh Manila.
By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
There are a lot of people who want to be a flight attendant and steward in the future but getting inside the airline has been a great challenge for them. Airline standards are indeed high and indeed, one has to really be the cream of the crop to be one, the best of the best. It is not easy to become a cabin crew, and we do want to help our future generation of flight attendants and stewards.
Written by Mond Ortiz
It is never too late to be a cabin crew. A study shows that from 2019 to 2036, the world will need 914,000 airline cabin crew where 881,000 are from the commercial aviation industry and 33,000 will come from the business or general aviation. Out of that number, 327,000 will come from the Asia-Pacific region. This means that we will see more Asia-Pacific based airlines hire more cabin crew 17 years from now.
A Saudia cabin crew service van carrying flight attendants figured in an accident in Riyadh which took the life of one flight attendant as confirmed by Saudia Twitter account. Unconfirmed reports though have it that two died as a result of the accident, reporting that one is Flipina and the other is Tunisian. We still have to confirm if it is two or one. The other flight attendants on the van were reported injured.
Last June 29, PAL Express held a cabin crew recruitment event at its Manila office. This did not only draw in 1,540 wishfulls to be a cabin crew one day, but the line was around 521 meters long approximately that it had reached the PAL cargo area very close to NAIA terminal 3 and right across the rotunda! A video taken by a sender who requested for non-disclosure of his identity showed how long the line was!