By: Joel Olivier Tisseyre with Vanessa Kimberly Ganser
You'd be surprised how much you can have in common with someone completely different from you. This might sound cliché but even though Van and I have different interests in life, we both share the same dream of becoming flight attendants. Basically, Van is half- German, while I am half- French. She's a Med Tech grad, while I, loved Biology.
Flight attendant requested anonymity
Flight attendants are brave but at the same time, they have their personal fears. We are human also. We get sick, we are susceptible to diseases and viruses. But I am a flight attendant, and I have the sworn duty that regardless of the situation, I have to ensure my passengers that they will arrive safe and in one-piece. A day ago, I was one of the flight attendants of a mainland China flight from Manila.
By: Len Serrano
“It’s a dead end after being a flight attendant!” This one misconception, discourages parents of FA aspirants in taking the flying career. They think that flight attendants will eventually face a blank wall after being “boxed in the skies”. Even those who are already flying are pessimistic on what comes next after their flying years. I have met ex-colleagues who were in this situation.
By: Mans Garcia
I wasn’t privileged to have graduated at any of the top universities in Manila, but that didn’t hinder me from seeking greener pasture in this competitive era. Subconsciously, I have always aspired to be a Cabin Crew and to wear that symbolic scarf of Philippine Airlines. I guess I was just too timid to admit it for I felt I was inadequate. Right after I graduated from college, I can feel the urge as it lingered in my mind.
Written by F/A Margiger R. Permejo
This morning, Mom and Dad thought I'd be flying to Macau. Little did they know that I'd be attending to their flight as one of the Cabin crew assigned going to Tacloban. As the plane took off, I couldn’t help but feel emotional because it suddenly came to me all the sacrifices my parents did for me; from the day they sent me to school up to this point that I am now living my dreams. Everything just felt surreal.
Written by F/A Ariejane Tolentino
Actually, I was one of them. I wanted to walk to the history, discover new coffee shops, try different pastas, collect fridge magnets, learn the greetings of other languages, taste McDonald’s in different countries, own Starbucks mugs of all other cities and take home hotel slippers.
Written by F/A Cates Avante
Today marks the end of a chapter in my life and to tell you the truth, endings are rough, and sometimes, even more often, it is harsh. Luckily, I got to choose how and when it would end. I am now ready but come to think of it, beginnings are also challenging and yet exciting. In life, you choose your own path; you choose what and where you want to be.
Written by F/A AC (not her real name)
During my flight to Washington from Doha, a father complaining that his son wasn’t satisfied with our food. He said he loves our company for the past 14 years but got disappointed on this particular flight. He doesn’t speak great English and it seemed to me that he was a Bulgarian. He kept on talking about his flight from Sofia to Doha to US.
Written by F/A Mylene Badenhop-Ramiro
Workcation.That’s what I do. I work for a number of odd hours yet I’d be on leisure after. I have been to places that some may just dream of or even be part of their bucketlist.I started with one and it just became a habit everytime I get to experience a new thing, a new place, a memory to keep knowing that it could be the first & last.
Written by F/A Kimberly Siao
I was starting to outgrow the year as it started cold for me. I can definitely say 2018 was not the year for me, or at that moment I thought it was.
This was the year I trialed faith in my humanity, even lost it;
The year I severed my ties with people, and lost relationships with them;
The year I cried my heart the most, and kept it from my own soul;
The year I tried to save what was left for me to save, but lost and fell victim;