Waking up at 3 AM, tying the little scarf tight around my neck, driving to the airport, preparing the safety equipment and security checks,…
Welcome to my blog about my first experience as a flight attendant!
Theoritical training = study, study and did I already mention study?
A few months ago, I started my training as a flight attendant for TUI Fly. The duration of the theoritical training was 6 weeks.
I had already heard from previously flight attendants that the training would be pretty heavy and it definitely was! The training was giving in a group of young and driven people. We got so many information in a short period about safety, security, service, etc. to prepare us to become well trained flight attendants!
“I don’t know what I should wear today…” >> benefits of having an uniform!
One of the things that we got to know very soon was our uniform. Not only is an uniform time-saving in the morning, it looks very glamorous too.
Wing parade, the hightlight of the training
The training doesn’t only include theoritical exams but also: a water survival, a fire drill, an emergency drill and a first aid exam. After passing all those skills there was one special event named “The wing parade”. On this event our relatives and friends came to watch us receiving our wings to fly.
But the training was not finished yet after those 6 weeks. After receiving our wings there were some training flights that we had to accomplish before we could name ourselfs fulfilled “Cabin Crew Members”.
The real work
My first trainig flight was to Tenerife (from Brussels). Words can’t explain how nervous I was. Everything that we had to study became than reality. Although looking outside the crew window and seeing the pretty sky felt more like a dream.
The most important tasks on a working day are the safety and security procedures & the service.
At this very moment I fly with Boeing 737 – 700 & 800, which means I only fly short and medium haul. The company decide with which aircraft we have to fly and when we have to follow a new training for a different aircraft.
My first lay-over
My first lay-over in Hurgada was pretty exciting. Since it was winter in Belgium, I felt very gratefull that I could enjoy some of my free time under the sun of Egypt.
Did I always wanted to be a flight attendant?
I have thought about being a flight attendant since I was a teenager. But I was never very sure about it back than because I was also interested in other jobs and because I was a bit insecure.
After graduating at the universty college, I finally made the step to apply.
I hope you liked my first blog as a flight attendant, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me!
Stay tuned for my next blog post 🙂