If travelling and experiencing new things in a fast paced environment is your thing, you may want to consider becoming a flight attendant. Here are the top 10 reasons, as sent in by our jobseekers, that flight attendants have the best job!
1) They get free flight benefits
Who doesn't want free, or heavily reduced flights to cool destinations across the globe? Not only for yourself, but for family and friends too, often making you the most popular friend or family member going! That's not to mention the free upgrades too!
2) They get to travel the world and get paid for it
How many people can say they get to see different countries, explore different cities, taste exotic foods and meet a lifetime's worth of different, interesting people, all at work? If you like to try new things and experience all the world has to offer, you could do far worse than becoming a flight attendant.
3) They get to meet lots of cool people
Flight attendants work in a new environment with new customers every day. Of course, there's the odd difficult customer, but these are far outweighed by the kind, generous, funny, eccentric and famous people you could end up chatting to on any shift! It's for this reason flight attendants are never short of a story or two to tell.
4) They get to try out hundreds of hotels for free
Most of the hotels that flight attendants are put up in are popular and prestigious chains.
Whether it's for a short sleep, or a couple of days, who doesn't like to take advantage of the bubble bath and robes, fresh sheets and TV?!
5) They get to wear a cool uniform
Have you ever seen a scruffy flight attendant? We certainly haven't! Their outfits have been specifically designed to look like a coordinated high-style ensemble and they certainly ooze grace and class!
7) They get great health insurance and retirement plans
As well as everything else, flight attendants get these perks chucked in for free too!
9) They have 2 'families'
Flight attendants are often super close to their co-workers in the air. The hours they are away from their home and their loved ones, makes for strong friendships at work and many flight attendants claim to have one family on the ground and one family in the air. This makes the initial struggles of being away from home a little easier and also means you can have great fun with co-workers you've become great friends with on your shift and also on lay-overs.
10) The view from their office is unrivalled
Many drive the same route to work and sit for hours on end at the same desk, day-in day-out. A flight attendant's office can change from one continent to the next in minutes. The landscapes, sunsets and sunrises that a flight attendant witnesses, can only be rivalled by a pilot.
11) Their work schedule is enviously flexible
Flight attendants can often be away for several days in a row, as well as over weekends and public holidays. They have to perform their set amount of hours, generally no more than 85 a month, but the rest of the time off is all theirs, and where better to spend some of your time off than in a cool location you've flown to?
12) Every day is different
Working with new people on different flights means that no two days are ever the same. Of course, like with any job, there are good and bad days but going to work and knowing you won't be bored and that you don't know what's in store- that's an exciting prospect surely?
If you're looking for a flight attendant, or other aviation role in the USA, head over to us.aviationjobsearch.com
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