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 checks
check boarding passes and direct passengers to seats
advise passengers of safety regulations
distribute reading material and serve meals and drinks
provide first aid treatment and assist sick passengers
anticipate 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 passengers
take action in the event of decompression, turbulence, mechanical malfunction or unlawful acts by passengers
prepare 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.