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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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Pre-training for Cabin Crew: What you may need to learn

By, Wed 16th Apr, 2014 at 15:10
Some airlines may send you workbooks or an online course to study, a few weeks before your course starts, writes Patricia Green. This will include things like aircraft terminology and airport codes as well as the phonetic alphabet.
This will save some time on your airline training course as well as showing your commitment to the course, so it’s best to study, you may have an exam during your first week! Here are a few brief examples of what you need to learn:
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The History of Cabin Crew

By, Tue 25th Mar, 2014 at 14:57
We know that the job of a cabin crew member, flight attendant or air steward is a much desired one and the dream of many! The actual definition of the role is that cabin crew are there for the safety and well being of the passengers – as well as each other, writes Patricia Green. Safety is the top priority with service being the second.
You can be cabin crew for an airline, a private jet or sometimes in the military. The origins of the ‘flight attendant’ or ‘air steward’ title is thought to
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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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Do you speak our language?

By, Mon 10th Feb, 2014 at 13:20
As cabin crew dealing with many nationalities on a daily basis, you would think that all cabin crew are multi-lingual. That is not necessarily the case - you may be surprised to know! So, what language skills are needed by the airlines? Are there any languages that are considered beneficial to the cabin crew role and are languages an added advantage when applying? These are just a few topics we will cover here.
By Patricia Green

As a general rule, most cabin crew have to be able to speak English as that is the language that is used in aviation and is set by the authorities to create better crew communication and prevent
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