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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 have come from the maritime world and today is
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Airline customer service job profile

By, Mon 28th May, 2012 at 16:58
The role of airline customer service agent is vital in the commercial air travel industry, as these individuals are dealing directly with customers just as they are embarking on their journey.
Also known as passenger service agents or check-in assistants, airline customer service personnel have a varied working day. They are primarily checking passengers in, weighing and checking in baggage, issuing boarding passes and luggage labels,
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A Day in the Life of a Senior Flight Attendant

By, Wed 23rd May, 2012 at 15:33
Being jolted awake by a 3.30am alarm would be torture for most people, but for senior cabin crew member Sarah it’s really no problem as she has such a genuine passion for her job.
“Honestly I love my job,” says Sarah [not her real name] who has been working for Ryanair for almost four years, and currently flies from the airline’s East Midlands base. “Of course the early starts and long hours can be tough, but for me the whole
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Ex-cabin crew job profile

By, Tue 10th Apr, 2012 at 09:42
Are you wondering what the future holds after many successful years as a cabin crew member? 'Ex-cabin crew', refers to the career steps you can take, that will maximise previous cabin crew experience and lead to an exciting new role within the airline or the wider aviation industry.
Ex-cabin crew members are likely to have an the indepth understanding of passenger needs, be familiar with the corporate culture of one or more airlines, and possess a wide variety of very specific operational skills.

For many people
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Cabin crew support job profile

By, Wed 4th Apr, 2012 at 17:01
Within the cabin crew job market, airlines employ a vast number of people into cabin crew support roles. These support positions provide a great way to gain cabin crew experience, and learn about how the airline industry works.
Many airport-based ground staff perform these support roles. Jobs in the industry which fall into the category of cabin crew support include crew planning, crew control, human resources and crew training.

There is a great deal of
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Cabin crew supervisor job profile

By, Wed 4th Apr, 2012 at 16:57
There are many opportunities to progress your career once you are a member of cabin crew, and have clocked up some flying time with one or more airlines. For many the role of cabin crew supervisor is a welcome step up, taking you into a team management position and giving scope for a higher annual salary.
The cabin crew supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the cabin crew team is well briefed prior to the flight, certain of the schedule and aware of any passengers with special mobility or dietary needs. At a pre-flight briefing, the cabin crew
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Multilingual cabin crew job profile

By, Wed 4th Apr, 2012 at 16:48
In a global marketplace, employing cabin crew who are able to converse with passenges in their own language is at the heart of good customer service. Airlines are by their very nature, international organisation, constantly crossing borders, and they rely on good communication, both for maintaining service standards and for passenger safety reasons.
As new commercial aviation routes open up, into and out of Asia and the Middle East, and as international air travel becomes an option for growing numbers of Chinese, Indian, Russian and Brazilian customers, multilingual cabin crew are becoming much
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Air hostess job profile

By, Wed 4th Apr, 2012 at 13:14
Today the term 'air hostess' is not as widely used as it was a decade ago. The role is essentially that of a female member of an aircraft's cabin crew, and the contemporary term is 'flight attendant' or 'cabin crew member'. For energetic, travel-loving individuals, this is a really exciting career choice that will lead to great things, and wonderful places.
The job of air hostess involves welcoming passengers on board, performing all the safety procedures prior to take off, and ensuring that passengers are made comfortable during the flight. The air hostess will often be serving in-flight meals and
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Chief purser job profile

By, Tue 3rd Apr, 2012 at 16:19
For those planning a long-term career in cabin crew, the job of chief purser will be a good role to land after around eight to 10 years in the profession.
The chief purser is normally someone who has been promoted from a junior cabin crew member role, through the ranks to become the most senior cabin crew team member on a flight. The salary will be in the region of £40,000 and upwards with the usual
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Airline secretary job profile

By, Tue 3rd Apr, 2012 at 15:44
Today there are many opportunities for well-organised, enthusiastic administrators who want to work as airline secretaries. But what does the job entail, and how do you get a foot in the door?
Airline secretaries are employed by airlines to provide administrative support in the running of the business. Normally located in corporate head offices, rather than airports, these jobs involve handling correspondence and statistical data,
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