Thomas Cook Airlines took its last commercial flight last September 23 after the airline declared bankruptcy. After it ceased operations, this left more than 150,000 Thomas Cook passengers stranded from different areas. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) organized a repatriation effort called Project Matterhorn to bring home all stranded passengers. Thomas Cook also took part in the repatriation efforts, calling for volunteer pilots and cabin crew.
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 passenger shared his experience aboard a VietJet flight where flight attendants were able to stop an alleged attempt to steal his bag. The passenger named Jocen Villongco on his Facebook account warned everyone about alleged thieves on board the aircraft. A Chinese man was caught attempting to steal his bag when he shouted for help. The flight attendants were able to retrieve Villongco's belongings.
Good news to all our aspirants! Philippines Air Asia is holding a walk-in interview for those who dream to be a cabin crew! This will be held from September 26 to 27 at The Redpoint, Building 4, Salem Complex, Domestic Rd., Pasay City. This will only be ongoing from 8am to 12nn so please do be on time. Your chance to be an Air Asia all-star cabin crew is now here!
Middle East airlines like Saudia, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, FlyNas, Oman Air, and more are the biggest employers of Filipino cabin crew outside the country. In the past, these airlines would stage multiple open days and mass-hirings in the Philippines. In 2017, Qatar Airways staged around 4 or more cabin crew open days in different locations. Now, we barely hear from these airlines? What happened?
Flight attendants of a certain airline now have a new way getting passengers to obey all safety rules, and to behave in the aircraft. Instead of confronting passengers disobeying rules, they award passengers who obey rules and who have been pleasant throughout the flight! In a Facebook post by Michael James Schnieder, it says "I won best passenger award 2019."
Betty Ong was one of the flight attendants aboard American Airlines flight 11 flying from Boston Logan International Airport to Los Angeles. Then 45-year old Betty Ong chose to be assigned to flight 11 with the intent to return to Los Angeles so she can go on her vacation to Hawaii with her sister after the flight. What was supposed to be an ordinary flight ended in a tragedy last September 11, 2001 that changed the world and flying forever.
Philippine Airlines is still accepting cabin crew applicants and are still processing applications but this is for shortlisting or pooling only for the upcoming batches. What does this mean? It means that you may be called to undergo the screening process until the final stage but you will not immediately be given a start of training date should you pass the screening process.
Written by Mond Ortiz
Cabin crew members are trained to give themselves to others selflessly, without expecting anything in return. Indeed, service for others is the highest form of honor one can give to this world and flight attendants are trained exactly for that to the point that they carry this trait even outside the aircraft in their daily lives. Little did this Philippine Airlines flight steward realize that his little random act of kindness will go a long long way one day.
A mystery flight attendant suddenly became viral on social media after she was seen remaining calm not minding what was going around her while a couple quarrels on an issue we have no idea about. In the video taken by Tapiro, a couple were fighting at what seems to be in an airport. The video owner describes it as an issue which concerns the guy getting caught cheating by his wife.