Once you successfully pass the assessment with airline you would like to fly for, and you finish the initial cabin crew training, you will start and implement what you learnt regarding the service on-board. First flights can be scary of course, but in time it all come natural and usual.
Cabin crew work in Economy, Business and First class cabins when it’s a 3-class aircraft configuration or just Economy and Business (which acts as First then) if it’s a 2-class aircraft configuration.
Now this separation between cabin classes differs from airline to airline, but since I know best about Middle Eastern airlines, I will give you example how it looks like for those airlines. There are differences among the economy and premium cabins, in the product and the way passengers are being served, as well as regarding cabin crew responsibilities.
To tell you the truth, whenever I flew by European airlines as a passenger, I could not notice such differences, as the cabin divisions are not being so “strict”. Cabin crew on European airlines are also probably trained and work in all cabins all the time, changing positions by seniority – so not strictly starting from Economy and with years moving up the ladder toward First class or Senior positions. Passengers (PAX) are also not, as I must say, so “spoiled” like on Middle Eastern airlines – where they know they can get a lot on-board and even go beyond and ask for more than expected ( this is because it is like that for Arabic and Asian culture – always showing they are great hosts to their guests with tonnes of gifts/perks).
ECONOMY, BUSINESS AND FIRST CLASS CABINS EXPLAINED
I am so happy to show you the interview done by my inspiring fellow travel blogger – Maria a.k.a.Tigrestwith me being a cabin crew for Emirates Airlines.I thank her for taking an interest in me and posting this as part of her blog. Here is a small preview about it:
“Looking over my past posts, I realized thatairline related articles(airline secrets) are among the most popular ones so far. In order to add some fresh content and mix it up, I asked my fellow blogger and friend – Mirela,The Classy Explorer– to answer a few questions related to her flight attendant career. Here is the full Interview with flight attendant Classy Explorer…..”
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Hello there! As a special post edition, I invited for an interview a former cabin crew, my dear friend who used to work for Emirates airlines much longer than I did. And also since I value him to have been a great cabin crew and real example of what a male cabin crew should look like, act and behave…Hence, I wanted to share with you what he has to say about his career, about Emirates airlines, work conditions, challenges of being a male cabin crew, living in Dubai..
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