Miss Lynn shares some more tips on safety and how to become a flight attendant. Enjoy!
NUMBER ONE PRIORITY: SAFETY
Flight attendants are onboard an aircraft to ensure passenger safety. Both initial and annual recurrent training dedicate an enormous amount of time to safety related procedures.
Many travelers are unaware of how critical the take-off and landing phases are for the flight deck. Before take off, I always wore a smile, was very approachable, and received many favorable comments on my enthusiasm while assisting passengers with seating assignments, stowing luggage, and answering questions. Upon strapping into the jump seat, my look became more serious. Passengers often questioned this. I explained to them that I was concentrating on being able to provide immediate assistance in the unlikely event of an emergency situation.
As a new flight attendant, it seemed as if I had a 100 items racing through my head during the critical period of take-offs and landings. I was always asking myself, am I concentrating on the proper safety related items during this period? My in-flight instructor shared an acronym with me, known as the silent review, that enables us flight attendants to focus on key elements during take-off or landings. Flight attendants are expected to do the silent review after securing the seat belt in the jump seat. I have shared this with many other flight attendants throughout the years and also apply it in the training material at The Travel Academy. After all, providing a safe encounter for passengers while on board an aircraft is a flight attendants number one priority.
E: Exit Locations/Operations
S: Special Passengers
C: Commands to Yell
A: Assigned Flight Attendant Duties
P: Passenger ABP Briefing
E: Emergency Equipment Location/Operations