Flight attendants provide onboard service to aircraft passengers and ensure the observance of airline safety procedures.
Duties & Tasks
Flight attendants may perform the following tasks:conduct pre-flight cabin checkscheck boarding passes and direct passengers to seatsadvise passengers of safety regulationsdistribute reading material and serve meals and drinksprovide first aid treatment and assist sick passengersanticipate and provide for the comfort of passengers needing special attention, including unaccompanied children, parents with infants, people with disability, the elderly and non-English-speaking passengerstake action in the event of decompression, turbulence, mechanical malfunction or unlawful acts by passengersprepare for emergency landings and the evacuation of passengers.
Flight attendants work in shifts that involve irregular hours, working weekends and public holidays, and spending time away from home. They work long hours in a pressurised cabin and must adjust to varying climatic conditions and different time zones.
- friendly personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills able to work as part of a team neat personal appearance at all times able to work under pressure and within tight time frames able to adapt easily to an irregular lifestyle able to cope with the physical demands of the job able to satisfy height requirements (for some airlines) able to swim approximately 20 to 50 metres unaided (for some airlines) at least 18 years of age.