Female flight attendant services food and drinks on the plane

Flight Attendant

Flight Attendants provide services for the safety and comfort of aircraft passengers.

Overview

Flight Attendants provide services for the safety and comfort of aircraft passengers.

Day-to-day

  • checks passengers' tickets and directs them to seats
  • receives and stows food, equipment and cabin baggage
  • makes public announcements
  • conducts safety checks and demonstrations of safety equipment and procedures
  • carries out emergency procedures, assists and directs passengers in emergencies
  • distributes reading material, pillows, blankets and other amenities for the comfort of passengers
  • operates galleys, prepares and heats food for passengers and serves refreshments and meals
  • co-ordinates the sale of goods to passengers
  • manages the completion of any customs and immigration documentation which may be required
  • tidies aircraft.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Flight Attendant

  • You can work as a Flight Attendant without formal qualifications, some employers provide in-house training before you can start work. It is common for Flight Attendants to complete a certificate III in aviation (cabin crew). Your chances may also be improved if you speak a second language.

    Take a Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)

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