By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
It takes sheer determination and focus to turn life's obstacles into a driving force that will secure one's future and all the frills that accompany the dream. This is what sets Meryll Peralta apart from most flight attendant aspirants. But mind you, she was no extra-ordinary girl growing up.
By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Too small not be a cabin crew? Well, not for Republic Airlines flight attendant Wahini Moana Begin, who actually flies for three colors. Republic Airlines provides regional and short hop services for United Express, American Eagle, and Delta Connect using a fleet of Embraer E170 and 175 aircraft. Hence, FA Wahini carries three uniforms with her. Despite being successful in achieving her dream, things did not start out smoothly to this once cabin crew aspirant.
By: Mond Ortiz
Thomas Edison once said, "I never failed 10,000 times. I just found 10,000 ways that did not work" when he first invented the light bulb. This means that it took him 10,000 attempts to make a light bulb, which means 10,000 tries. It worked at the end! Many of you future cabin crew may be going through the same stage, and guess what, you might be almost near your dream to be a cabin crew!
By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Life with always throw us curve balls to knock us out, but we have the power to learn where it goes and to get into action in order for it not to knock us. Limuel Hayag Vilela has been a Westjet of Canada flight steward for 5 years already. At the same time, he is also an international model, and an international runway conductor and director. Indeed, he has gone so far in achieving his dreams but behind all the success is a story of determination to win.
By: Mond Ortiz
The pain of two or three rejections is already enough for one to throw in the towel. Many have dreams to become a flight attendant one day but all these were hampered by multiple turn-downs. For these six ladies, giving-up was not an option. Success if everything. Defeat is temporary. The pain will go. They knew deep in their hearts, that they will become a flight attendant one day no matter what happens.
Written by F/A Unique "Star" Infante
Today marks exactly 1 year of getting my wings. I will always say that I am born to fly. Life was never fair. I've been through a lot of rejections but every failure for me is another milestone in spreading my wings. I don't belong to a golden spoon family which lead me to working while studying. When I was 12, I started to work as a saleslady in an RTW store.
Written by Mond Ortiz
Both Chantal Ramos and Shenina Pacia have one thing in common. They used to have the same dream of becoming a flight attendant, a long time dream. They are our followers of Flyhigh Manila and they read this website a lot. They both wished that one day, they would be like those present flight attendants we feature. It was their dream to one day be on our social media accounts. Later on, that day came.
Written by Mond Ortiz
Imagine that one day, where your once dream unfolded right in front of you. It is simply like God holding a magic wand and says "your wish is my command" as he turns you into a flight attendant, your once childhood dream that you worked hard for. Magical isn't it? It is! Yes that day happens, and that is the graduation day of these former aspirants from training to become a full-fledge flight attendant of their respective airlines.
Last year, Flyhigh Manila handed Philippine Airlines a coffee table book it made as a token of appreciation entitled "The Essence of a Cabin Crew". It is a compilation of photographer Gary Sato photos of PAL cabin crew in action with beautiful quotes that describes their essence. It also serves as an inspiration for our aspiring cabin crew to pursue their dreams to be a flight attendant.
Written by F/S Ken Ortega
That’s what I realized when I finally passed the screening to become a flight attendent. A lot of people don’t know this but it took me THREE tries before I got hired. So what went on during the interview? Let me share my experience.
Written by F/S Vincent San Juan
Four days ago, I celebrated my birthday and at the same time, God gave me another reason to celebrate, it was my graduation day. I thank Him for this opportunity and blessing he has given me. For someone who was raised in the simplest way of life in our quaint province, never did i imagine myself becoming a flight attendant one day.
Every flight attendant story is a beautiful one. Just last June 14, 25 new Philippine Airlines cabin crew received their wings, and each of them have their own beautiful story to tell. There is one flight attendant among the batch who carries a very beautiful story which revolves around the loss of a loved one, family, love, and rising back. It is a story worth sharing that will definitely make us all shed a tear, the story of Jam Marilao.
Written by F/S Bryan Garbo Gonzales
I was just a typical probinsyano from Roxas City, Capiz with big city dreams. I can still remember 9 years ago during our 1st day in College in Filamer Christian University. We were asked by our adviser Ma'am Bituin Lyn why we chose Tourism Management. I answered, "Because I want to be a Flight Steward so that I can travel the world." From that moment, I already knew what my goal was.
Written by F/A Paola Nadine Ubaldo
I can still remember the pain from the first time I applied for this job. It was for a local airline. I cued in the line under the heat of the sun with hundreds of applicants ended up being rejected because of my weight. It was heartbreaking, I don’t know how I will stand up from my very first rejection. But there’s one important person who told me that “You will never know if you don’t try again”. It made an impact to me.
Written and contributed by Disney Roz
Hey all, to all future cabin crew, goodluck on your upcoming impact interviews next week. Every airline has their own set of requirements, if you don't like them then don't apply. Don't go ranting about it, you're the one stepping into a company, you do the adjustments not the other way around. There will always be someone better than you, someone more goodlooking, someone who speaks better but these aren't the only things the airlines are looking for.
Written by Mond Ortiz
Xiona Castillo is like any 6-year old girl. She is bubbly, happy, and already got dreams of what she wants to become when she is older. While many little girls would like to be a princess, Xiona wants to be a flight attendant. She clearly knows that to be a flight attendant, one must have good looks, and that is exactly what's holding her back. She has this some sort of rare syndrome that made her look different from the rest.
Remember that time when you first ambitioned to be a flight attendant? Was that when you were as a kid? Or maybe high school? Or maybe even college? For some, they had that flight attendant dream even way back they were in high school and would even put that time on their year book. Cebu Pacific flight attendant Shaine Buhat had that dream since high school and now that she is a cabin crew, she recalls those days when she once dreamt. She wrote a letter to her 'high school self' and here it is. Enjoy and be inspired! (Note: Letter written in Filipino language)
Written and contributed by F/A Margery Jeanne Aquino
I am Margery Jeanne Aquino, a former aspiring flight attendant before and now cabin crew. It was never been an easy journey for me to reach into this stage right now. I’ve tried so may times and there comes a time that I’m almost about to give up but I always believe that giving up is not the answer. I always believe that if it’s for me God will give it to me at the right time.
Written and Contributed by F/A Leira Arroyo
I want to travel the world (who doesnt want that?) Coming from a poor family, it seemed impossible to happen. When i was in high school, I didn't even have an idea of what a cabin crew does. I havent experienced flying until i reached 22 but nevertheless, I started applying since I graduated in college. I got rejected for so many times, from local to international airlines, and when I turned 24 I started to doubt myself.
They may miss Christmas, New Year, family reunions, and other special family occassions to answer their call of duty as flight attendants, working to reunite other families, ensuring that these family members reach their destinations safe to be with one another. Nevertheless, the parents and loved ones of these flight attendants never fail to support their daughter's or son's life as a cabin crew, especially during those grueling training days.
Written by Cebu Pacific batch 149
Last September 17, we received our wings and certificates as official cabin crew of Cebu Pacific. Our graduation moment was indeed surreal, our childhood dreams unfolding. We once aspired to be a cabin crew and now, here we are, officially one. Our journey though was never an easy one and this is what we want to share to everyone, our story as Cebu Pacific batch 149.
Written by F/A Chay Chay Bautista
I have long dreamed and prayed to become a flight attendant. I always said to my self that I am never meant for an office job with fixed hours of work because I get bored easily. I have this fernweh in me. But my journey to my wings was never easy.
It indeed touches our hearts when we see people go beyond their call of duty to help others. These are stories of people, love, care, and commitment. Same goes for our flight attendants, who are more than just safety professionals in the sky. They are also our flying nurses, those who takes care of every passenger at 40,000ft, and those who makes sure that everyone are comfortable and well.
Written and Contributed by F/A Liza Marie
We all have our perfect time.A time to shine,a time to learn,a time to discover, and a time to achieve great heights.
A perfect time does not come in a snap of a finger,it comes when you worked hard for it.
Written and contributed by Josef Randall Tolentino
For every flight attendant, the very first flight will always be the most exciting, the most terrifying, and the most memorable of all. It is a day when everything they’ve learned from day one of training until the day before the first competency checkride will be put to the test. It is that day when they first walk down the catwalk that is the aircraft cabin. It is the day when they show the glamour and the beauty of the career they chose as they walk pass the admiring eyes of passengers at the airport. It is the day they experience what being a cabin crew truly is.