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BECOME A FLIGHT ATTENDANT

AIRLINE AND/OR CORPORATE

Flight Attendants represent one of the largest job categories in the airline industry. Airlines in the US currently employ approximately 86,000 flight attendants and hire almost 8,000 more each year. The minimum hiring requirements for becoming a flight attendant are High School Diploma or GED and at least 18 years of age.

What does it take to become a flight attendant?

  • Safety Consciousness
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability to Lifestyle Change
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Assertiveness

A Corporate Flight Attendant provides cabin service to business passengers on privately owned aircraft. Corporations are not required to have a flight attendant on board, but do so as a courtesy to their clients, potential clients and employees. On smaller jets, seating less than 10 people, a flight attendant is rare, because the plane isn't big or crowded enough to warrant cabin service. On the larger planes a company will usually hire one attendant through an agency that provides crew services for private aircraft, or keep one on staff.

Duties

The duties are very similar to the duties of flight attendants on the regional/major airlines, except the service is more specialized. Instead of being a part of crew serving 100 or more people, the corporate flight attendant usually works alone or with one other person to provide service to a handful of people. Think of an attendant in first class, rather than coach, on the major airlines, though providing more attention to detail, like a waiter in a five-star restaurant. The corporate flight attendant is expected to provide high-end food and beverage service, as well as to give in-flight safety information and first aid in the event of an emergency.

Salaries

The salary range for corporate flight attendants varies wildly according to the location of operation and experience. A beginning flight attendant for a commercial airline will make anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000 a year. While a corporate flight attendant, just starting out, rarely makes less than $25,000. Depending on experience and the markets of operation, the average salary is between $30,000 and $80,000 a year.

For More Information Regarding Training, please contact:

Flight Attendant School - Flight Attendant Training


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