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Survival Downroute – out and about!

By cabincrew.com, Tue 26th Mar, 2013 at 12:59
Enjoy your trip and have fun - but also be aware - there are many things we can forget down-route in a different country. This could be as simple as dressing right, so as not to upset anyone culturally, or being aware that a particular area is a target for pick pockets.
Here are some practical tips:

Top Tips on the road:
- Look after yourself down route - don’t take risks

- When going out stay with another crew member if you can - or tell someone where you are going

- Only carry
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Strange but true: Weirdest passenger requests revealed

By cabincrew.com, Wed 18th Jul, 2012 at 09:42
Where’s the onboard cash machine? Why can’t you open the window and give us some air? If the captain’s in the loo, who’s driving this thing? Flight attendants are routinely asked the silliest questions and hear the most ridiculous complaints.
Our fantastic network of Cabincrew.com readers have kindly shared some of these, via the website and our Facebook page, so here is the full collection for you to...
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Eight great apps for cabin crew

By cabincrew.com, Mon 25th Jun, 2012 at 10:46
Which smartphone apps would be useful to busy cabin crew? We’ve come up with a selection that should help you improve your cabin crew skills while you’ve got a few spare moments, keep you connected to colleagues and family, and even send and receive money while you’re flying. Hopefully these are all apps that will make life easier for you as you jet around the world.
Cabin Crew Ready Lite – A useful knowledge builder for crew

Cabin Crew Ready is an app for cabin crew...
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Funniest cabin crew and air travel videos

By cabincrew.com, Thu 3rd May, 2012 at 13:27
Cabincrew.com members have uploaded some hilarious videos onto the site in the last few months so we thought it high time to round up the best, and give you a giggle. Click below to enjoy what we reckon are five of the funniest flight-related video clips, and visit the videos section of the site for many more.
We have Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert talking through the trials of luggage handling from a passenger point of view; flight attendant ‘Ferghal’ delivering a unique style of customer service on a fictional ‘Come fly with me’ flight, and a heart-warming...
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Top 10 funniest airline passenger complaints

By cabincrew.com, Fri 27th Jan, 2012 at 13:29
Ever been asked by a passenger to turn down the noise of the engines as they’re too loud? Or to crack open a window to let in some fresh air? We asked you to tell us your top 10 funniest and most bizarre passenger complaints. Here are the results...
To add your own see our Facebook page - if they’re good they will be added to the article!

For now, here is a selection of our favourites...
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Using your mobile phone abroad

By cabincrew.com, Wed 23rd Nov, 2011 at 13:54
If you work long-haul flights then you are bound to be more than a little familiar with stopovers.
As great fun as they can be, if you’re feeling a little stressed or tired, sometimes all you want to do is phone home and speak to a familiar voice.

Most of us appreciate that using a hotel phone to do this is neither practical nor...
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The best iPhone apps for cabin crew

By cabincrew.com, Tue 1st Nov, 2011 at 09:23
Everyone loves the iPhone – ok, well, some of us love the Blackberry – but most of us love the iPhone and here at cabin crew we are smart phone mad!
With that in mind we thought it would be a good idea to round up some of the best apps out there specifically designed for cabin crew – and those that are just all around a pretty good thing to have!

Cabin Crew Ready...
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Funny books for Cabin Crew

By cabincrew.com, Tue 20th Sep, 2011 at 16:27
When you get a bit of downtime and you’re not taking a flight, do you like to get stuck in to a good book? We’re not talking about anything hard-hitting, just something a bit light-hearted that will put a smile on your face.
There are some brilliant books out there aimed at all you Cabin Crew folk, some ex-hosties sharing their experiences to funny anecdotes and ridiculous passenger stories – so check out a few of the below.

You F’Coffee Sir?!!!:...
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Finding comfortable shoes that still look good

By cabincrew.com, Tue 13th Sep, 2011 at 15:57
Working in Cabin Crew is tough on your feet, there’s no denying it. The difficulty comes when trying to find shoes that are comfortable for long periods time that still look good – an impossible task? Well no, it’s not - you just need to know where to look.
Uniform
You need to be aware of your uniform restrictions before you choose a pair of shoes – some airlines will insist on heeled shoes whereas some may prefer that you wear flat shoes. Once you know this you will have a good...
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How to cope with stress

By cabincrew.com, Thu 1st Sep, 2011 at 12:48
Living in the busy world that we do it’s understandable that a very large percentage of us feel stressed from time to time; unfortunately though, a growing number of people are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses of modern life and as such their health is suffering.
Stress triggers come from all over the place and they’re different for different people. Things such as work; relationships, bills and mortgages are the most common causes of stress for most people, but any number of things can cause stress.
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