By: F/A Maria Roxanne Zuño
When you apply, they ask you, “Why do you want this job?” A simple but weighted question.
At the time, one would say that they wanted to travel, that they wanted to meet new people, they wanted to fly. A childhood dream. Answers that only scratched the surface of what the title “Flight Attendant” really entailed.
By: F/A Marjanica Salameda
Five months ago I lost my job. I was ashamed to admit to everyone that my company will do Mass Layoff, and I was included due to COVID 19 Pandemic. It’s hard, Nakakalungkot, nakakapraning. Imagine, I've been doing this job for 2-3 years na kahit nakapikit kabisado ko na yung trabaho. I have many plans, and they seemed to be shattered.
Written by: Angelica Marie S. Pelausa
This isn't just about touching the sky, nor getting into different timezones, or stepping into a new place.
This has always been my dream job, my one true love.
This is not just plainly a career but my end goal purpose.
My essence, my lifetime, my now and forever.
Written by: F/A Patricia Pineda Santos
Six years in the industry and I have seen quite a lot. I have encountered unforgettable ones like a wedding proposal and an experience with a passenger who wanted to travel alone before she gets the result from her Doctor if she has cancer or not. I've had newly wed couples, excited children, OFWs excited to return home, and prisoners on board. So you see, we get to fly and interact with all kinds of passengers.
Written by F/A Cherry Ann Cordero
Nothing in my story went according to my plan. Last 2018, I graduated from the University of San Agustin with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree. My dream of becoming a lawyer has always been in my mind since time immemorial. But that plan came to a halt because of some circumstances.
By: Lud Barrica
Few days ago, I saw a 5-second video clip of passengers applauding at the airport while a set of cabin crew and pilots walked by. I’ve never seen anyone at an airport so happy! Passengers are usually sleepy or bored at the gate and would not even acknowledge crewmembers when they arrive. (If at all, they would have a sigh of relief, having waited so patiently and say to themselves, “At long last, we’re leaving.”)
By: Guia Katrina R. C.
Two minutes left and I will be late for briefing. Worried at the bus; thinking of what transpired minutes earlier just to keep me busy and not notice the time. 45-minute preparation for flight. I wonder why Crew Control calls me and gives me a very tight preparation time. Well, that's fine! Coz why not, pulled for London flight? Geez! Excited to fly, though.
By: F/A Vanessa Valera Peronilla, CGSP, MBA
The airline industry has been hit hard several times in modern history, but nothing quite as severe as the recent string of events. COVID-19 has spread to 209 countries and territories worldwide. This is an undeniable fact and reality check. Travel Bans and International Trade on hold means empty seats and parked planes.
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.