Whenever we board a plane one usually runs into a Flight Attendant who constantly make sure that a person enjoys the flight. Though these men and women are primarily accountable for the passengers comfort and safety. They also distribute their physical ability to lift heavy items and equipment weighing as much as 125 pounds. The airlines range in sizes, so being a Flight attendant can be an emotional and stressful challenge.
As airlines replace aircrafts with new larger planes this then turns into more passenger on a flight. The number of flight attendants would also increase, and the employments rate is expected “to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations” The numbers will increase, but so will the competition. This occupation brings in more applicants than there are jobs. But, the job is most likely promised to those who have one or more years of customer service experience, an applicant with a college degree, and a person who has excellent communication skills. As well as, successful personality traits like being “friendly, caring, poised, tactful, calm, efficient, resourceful, and dependable.”One starts to be “tactful” by earning a college degree such as a bachelor’s degree which 26.3 percent of flight attendants have and makes it the most common, but 10.9 percentile have a associates degree which takes 2 years and is less time if you want to get started on the job.
The applicant must be 18 years of age, of course, and has to pass a medical exam which requires one to meet the height and weight requirements. Getting this fascinating job does demand the men and women to have a flexible work schedules. That may mean working nights, weekends, and even holidays. The hours of trips vary on the flight assignments. For instance, if a delay were to happen, a flight attendant can be on duty for up to 10 to 14 hours. Which, one is not being paid for. Flight attendants only get paid when the aircraft is in the air, which is about the average of 28-43 dollars an hour depending on the seniority.
A flight attendant is only allowed to work 65 to 90 hours of flight time and up to 50 hours of ground duty per month. With starting salaries ranging around 16,000 to 48,000 dollars in a year. Though, free flights would be worth it all.Being a flight attendant has its ups and downs, but when you’re getting paid to travel, so it’s like you just won the lottery. Besides, the fact that you don’t spend much time with your family on holidays, birthdays, and weekends.
Flight attendants have great pay, experience the world, and make a living off of what he or she loves. Buying a first uniform doesn’t compare to what people spend on school to be a doctor, who are always busy, and don’t have time to enjoy life. Flight Attending is just another form of living life to the fullest while getting paid. The men and women who ensure the safety and comfort of passengers on a plane will always provide their physical ability of help. This may cause one to be stressed and emotional, but a flight attendant will always be on board when a person is in need.
Even if this means carrying and lifting your equipment of 125 pounds. Thank you, for flying through this paper.