What to Know About Becoming a Flight Attendant

Becoming a flight attendant can be a lengthy journey. For those that love to travel and love to help others and want to work hard in different locations, this career might be suitable for you.

For travel, if you want to be a flight attendant, be sure that you are ok with missing important holidays with your family. Oftentimes you will have to take turns working holidays and/or might be stationed somewhere away from your home. With this being said, you will have the chance to travel all over and make friends along the way.

After choosing to become a flight attendant, you will need to choose a training school such as The Travel Academy to begin your schooling. Many programs require a degree in public relations, business, communications or even hospitality and tourism. Those who work on international flights generally should be fluent in a foreign language. Typically airlines ask that potential flight attendants have a few years of experience in the service industry, whether customer service at a hotel, restaurant or resort. Experience with sales or working with the public is also desirable.

Once someone is hired, they will go through training. The training typically takes place at that particular airline’s flight training center and is required for certification. Trainees will learn emergency procedures, first aid, flight regulations, company operations and overall job duties.