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Old 21st Mar 2007, 07:50
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Hi 9lives,

I have always worn either contacts or glasses when I've been flying as crew, so it's never a problem. Having said that, it's always a good idea to see where you stand with the individual airlines' entry criteria.
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Old 24th Mar 2007, 10:42
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How to become a cabin crew?

Hello everybody,

I am a pilot and my wife would like to become flight attendant and has never worked in the aviation industry before.

It would be very nice if someone could give me informations regarding, the process, possibilities of training financing, and also the minimum diplomas and skills required by most of the companies. We are based in Africa.

Thanks in advance,

Bomber X
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Old 26th Mar 2007, 14:16
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EK or EY air cabin crew interviews for foreigner

hi guys!

I'm a South Korean. I'm studying in Kent in UK.
I had an EK cabin crew interview last OCT in EDINBURGH. I passed the first round with English guys which was group discussion. They were really friendly so I didn't feel like a stranger. It was quite comfortable.
In the second round, I had to take an English exam because I'm a foreigner but I didn't get through. I think my English wasn't strong enough. That's why I failed.

I'd like to try EK again. I have also applied for EY as well, but I haven't got any messages from EY.

If you have any advice for foreigners who wanna be cabin crew,
especially EK or EY, please tell me or the others. It is really helpful for us.

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Old 27th Mar 2007, 03:54
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probably about 90% of EK's employees are foreigners, (non- emarati's).
For EK cabin crew, if you are a non-native english speaker, you will have to pass the english test.
i dont think theres a way around that.
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 13:23
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sure...i think so..there are not only English speakers.

just i wanna share information about interview topics.

For example, first round topic were "what would you take with, if you are going to desert island" and "who do you think should receive a noble prize, names any 6 people in the world" <---that i've got before.
-- I think we shouldn't argue each other when we discuss that topic.
result isn't important. Recruiters just wanna see how we're good which is good listeners or polite or well agree with the others, good presenter, good to lead teams.

The second round: If you are English, you can directly go to the other group dicussion, but if you are not english, you have to take english test.

The first part of test, two short stories and up to 5 queastions and secound part is the matching the vocab form the stories.
third part is understanding the signs. the fourth part is reading letters or messages and answer the questions.

finally writing an essay,,,, that i don't remember. sorry guys..

anyway thanks for the reply!!! i really appreciate that..
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 13:34
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forget about EY. go for Emirates.

If you just go around PPRuNe and search about EY you can find what we call it .. Horror stories about Etihad Airways.

I Used to work for EY and what they tell you in the interview in just bunch of S***..I'm back now to my Home country and soon will apply for EK.

Many of my mates are there already after they resinged from EY.

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Old 29th Mar 2007, 13:30
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part time cabin staff

Does anyone know which airlines take on part time CC from day one, please, especially in the London airports? Do VLM or Scotairways- or Flightline.
There must be many ex CabinCrew who have children and cannot commit to full time work, but miss flying and have plenty of experience and a known good track record (like ME!) I suppose if you stay at your airline then you can go back after children- but mine went down the drain after so many takeovers I practically forgot who I originally worked for!
Thanks for any pointers.
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 13:47
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I'm in the process of getting my Responcible Servise of Alcohol Certificate of Attainment. I'm doing it externally, so i have to do a work book, send it away and then do a phone interview for about 10 questions.

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what those questions would be? A select few from the work book completed? or completely new ones?

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Old 29th Mar 2007, 14:36
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Grrr Swimming drills

Can any body tell me about he swimming and what it involves i am so dreading it i am training with Monarch and have my swimming next week
I can swim over 50 metersbut i find treading water quite hard will i fail if i can't do it

Flippen heck just wnat it over with
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 14:47
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At BA we had to -

- Jump into the pool whilst pulling the cord to inflate our lifejacket
- swim 1 length of the pool
- swim 1 length of the pool but this time carryin someone along with us
- take off our life jackets and they were scattered at the end of the pool and deflated
- swim to the lifejackets and put one on in the deep end then....tie the tapes around you...and inflate it using the mouthpiece
- bob around for a while in a group like you would have to whilst waiting for rescue (yeah right!)
- then climb into a liferaft and pull others in
- paddle the liferaft to the end of the pool and back again
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 15:35
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In the pool next week? We'll be in with you aswell then! Are you coming up from Gatwick?

Did the pool session with Monarch a few years ago, if I remember correctly we had to swim a length or 2 normally then put the lifejackets on and do a length or 2 with the jackets on. Then had to tow another person a length and then fun and games with the liferaft, putting the canopy up etc. As for the treading water, I cant quite remember if we had to do that or not.

Hope that helps!
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 16:22
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Thanks everyone coming from B'ham to luton for swimming next week god help us

Fire and swimming all in one day
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 17:59
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You have nothing to worry about.......Swimming and putting out fires is the best part of the course, so enjoy it. At least it gets you out of the classroom for a day

The smoke filled cabin can be a little scary, but least you only have to do it once, then thats it for 3 years.....unless you leave and go to another airline
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Old 29th Mar 2007, 18:46
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"The smoke filled cabin can be a little scary, but least you only have to do it once, then thats it for 3 years.....unless you leave and go to another airline"

...or experience it for real!

Don't worry, provided you can manage a couple of lengths (in your own time) the training is good fun. Nobody will expect you to swim home from the middle of the Atlantic to get help!
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Old 30th Mar 2007, 13:02
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Thanks i feel better now got my uniform yesterday and had a full try on at home looked and felt great can't wait to get up there now flying
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 10:22
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Hi exmax,

Thanks for the reply Good to hear
Guess what? I attended a recent Emirates open day last Saturday and was invited to go on to the next round. The next interview will take place in 2 weeks time and I'm pretty concerned about the type of questions that will be thrown by the Recruitment Officers.
Also, I've checked with the agent, representing them, on the eyesight issue and I'm so happy to know that it's not a problem so long as contacts work fine for me...
if you don't mind, any tips on what questions I should expect from them at the next round?

waiting in anticipation
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Old 6th Apr 2007, 18:00
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Cabin Crew salary

I really wasen't sure wich other thread to post this on so please don't shoot me down if it turns out i could have posted this elsewhere. This question is not related to one pasrticular airline to but the cabin crew job in general.
On the whole, what kind of previous experiance and qualifications are airlines looking for in someone who has no previous cabin crew experiance?
What is a typical starting salary?
What can you expect to be earning in a couple of years or so?
And what can you expect to be earning further down the line as an experianced cabin crew person?

Thanks for any help that can be given on this subject.
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Old 8th Apr 2007, 13:43
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I just got a job as cabin crew this past week, so I'm not sure if my insight is helpful!!!!! I had worked as ground-staff for another airline, and recently applied. They seemed happy that I knew a lot about the airline, and had customer services experience. I know for the airline I got the job with, onboard sales and sales-awareness was a key part of the interview, and I got asked a lot of ''what would you do if...''. Hope that helps!
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Old 8th Apr 2007, 13:48
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Thanks for that. Any info about the pay aswell? starting and what you could be on in a few years?
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Old 9th Apr 2007, 15:28
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Airlines at GLA

Hey all,

I spoke to a girl who had previously worked for Jet2 she told me that their training is not as intense and difficult as Ryanair. Can anyone else vouch for this?

Anyhow, I was just wanting to know of any airlines based at GLA that could be recommended to work for.

I have again applied to GSM Im not 21 yet but I am determined, or foolish...whatever. lol

Im not sure if Loganair are still recruiting, I checked Thomas Cook, My travel sites and they are blank.

I really dont want to work for FR for a long period of time, heard alot of bad things about them that their training is meant to be intense as they hate people claiming them as they are very low cost Cabin Crew have to be trained on everything...

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