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10 Winning Tips for Passing the Cabin Crew Assessment Day

By, Tue 29th Jul, 2014 at 14:05
Your cabin crew assessment day is always exciting and challenging at the same time. You have to pass a number of tests and tasks that are particularly designed to see if you are suitable for the cabin crew role.
The recruiters will check if you have the right knowledge and skills to be cabin crew and be watching you closely throughout the day. Luckily, for the majority of airlines the
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Relocating for a Cabin Crew Job

By, Fri 4th Jul, 2014 at 09:43
By Patricia Green One thing that many of us have to think about in our Cabin Crew job search is relocation. We may have to move nearer to the airport or even move countries.
We have to factor in things like accommodation and transport costs and whether we can earn enough to keep paying a mortgage and renting a room for example. Or is it better to take a tax free salary and send money home? Are there any cultural or
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What happens at a cabin crew pre-flight briefing?

By, Thu 26th Jun, 2014 at 09:38
When you become cabin crew, one of the most important aspects of the day is the ‘pre-flight briefing’ which is held before every flight at base. Briefings are necessary to create an action plan for the day, communicate information between crew members and check that we are all on the same page.
A successful briefing improves communication and co-ordination during the flight as well as promoting cabin crew teamwork, ensuring an even workload and
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New technology and Cabin Crew

By, Thu 12th Jun, 2014 at 11:41
By Patricia Green A fairly recent development in our cabin crew world has been the introduction of the iPad for use onboard the aircraft. Many airlines are now using this new technology to replace all the paperwork that we have on a day to day basis. Initial trials showed that not only was this environmentally friendly, but had cut costs and improved customer service.
The iPad can replace the passenger manifest or PIL and contains details of the passenger profile, their special meals and frequent flyer status. Previous flights and preferences can also be found. The device can also store timetables, seating plans
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What does it take to become a VIP Flight Attendant?

By, Wed 21st May, 2014 at 12:12
By Patricia Green A VIP Flight Attendant can also be known as a Corporate Flight Attendant, VVIP Flight Attendant, Executive Cabin Attendant or VIP Cabin Crew but are all the same job and it just means that you are a flight attendant on a private jet.
Working as a VIP Flight Attendant is a very unusual job in that the emphasis is more on the service and food than safety which can be difficult to adapt
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Ten ways to make the most of your cabin crew career

By, Mon 17th Mar, 2014 at 10:53
Being cabin crew is an all-consuming job and it does take over your life. It is not for the faint hearted! But there is so much to enjoy along the way, writes Patricia Green.
You will find it becomes a lifestyle more than anything and you learn to juggle life to fit in, fast. But there are many ways to be creative and adapt, to further make the most of your career choice as
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The work-life balance – How Cabin Crew get it right!

By, Thu 6th Mar, 2014 at 13:20
So, you got the job, survived training, and are starting your first trips as professional Cabin Crew. One of the things most crew struggle with at the start is the balance between work and life, writes Patricia Green.
For many of us it becomes more of a lifestyle choice than anything but you also need to be flexible, organized and ready for anything. How can we make it easier? Here are a few ideas…

Understand your schedule! You know that you may
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Breaking down the Assessment Day: Tests for cabin crew

By, Mon 3rd Feb, 2014 at 11:16
As part of the airline cabin crew assessment day, you may be asked to perform a series of tests, writes Patricia Green.
I am often asked on the forum what are involved in these, so thought it would be helpful to cover them in more detail here! They are not there to be difficult or to trick you but to see if you have the basic knowledge skills that a
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Breaking down the Assessment Day: Role play and group task

By, Wed 22nd Jan, 2014 at 14:59
The assessment day for airline cabin crew is not an easy one, and getting a job as cabin crew can seem like an almost impossible task! You do have to run through a series of stages and tests before you can proceed to the final interview stage, and for many it is the hardest part.
By Patricia Green

These are important parts of the assessment day as the recruiters will be watching to see how you work within a team and as an individual, as well as assessing skills like leadership and listening.
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Your January Job-Hunt Checklist

By, Mon 6th Jan, 2014 at 15:52
New Year, New You, New Job! If you have big plans for 2014 you’ll need some guidance on how to achieve the cabin crew job of your dreams, and we’re here to help!
It’s true that in recent years the cabin crew jobs market has been challenging and disheartening. But as we head into 2014, optimism abounds. There are jobs out there. Recruitment agencies reported that demand for staff grew at the fastest rate for
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