I love giving advice to those considering the crazy wonderful flight attendant life. Most of the emails that I receive start a little something like this…
“Hi my name is ___ and I am considering becoming a flight attendant!”
and these emails usually end with the question, “Where do I start?” or “How do I become a flight attendant?”
I have a few tips for those of you that are interested in crew life. Here are 5 tips to help you begin.
1. Google it.
Seriously. Read all of the blogs you can find, research all of the websites you come across, and if you still are unsure about the lifestyle, email someone who is a crew member. Soak it all up and make an educated decision about if you would enjoy it or not.
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2. Make a budget.
Remember, the crew life is rewarding, but definitely not necessarily the most profitable job. If you have a lot of financial obligations, you might find yourself struggling. Definitely make a spreadsheet to see if it’s doable. Calculate numbers based on the starting wage of the airlines you are interested in and the minimum guarantee (if there is one.)
3. Pump up your resume.
This part is key. Make sure your resume is summed up onto one page and highlights your customer service experiences. If you find you don’t have much—get out and volunteer! And definitely get a second opinion on what it says about you before submitting it to airlines.
4. Research your airline options.
Check out my videos. Figure out which airlines fit YOU and which are best for your aspirations, lifestyle, and what you want from crew life. (Pro tip: Definitely take location into consideration.)
The most important step is to just start putting yourself out there! If you want to start your flight attendant life– then start applying! What are you waiting for?!
The fifth bullet point is the most important. The best time to make a change in your life is NOW! Plus, think about all of the seniority you’re losing. 😉 (A little stew humor for ya…)
See you in the sky!