There are some great reasons to work as Cabin Crew! It’s a career that is sought after by many and is difficult to break into. Once you’ve secured employment though, the sky is the limit (quite literally)! Here are what I think are the top 8 reasons to work as Cabin Crew.
8 Reasons to work as Cabin Crew
1- Meet new people
One of the great things about working as Cabin Crew is that you get to meet so many new people! You will likely fly with different Cabin Crew for each flight, meaning that you get to make new friends throughout your roster.
You will also meet new people onboard each of your flights who come from all over the world. For me, one of the main reasons to work as Cabin Crew was to meet people from different cultures and ethnicities and to learn all about them!
2- Learn about different cultures
I love to learn and so working as Cabin Crew was the perfect opportunity for this. You will learn about people that wouldn’t necessarily usually choose to socialise with or to work with. You will also learn lots about different areas of the world. In many ways, working as Cabin Crew changes you because you learn so much.
3- Gain new skills
If you take a look at my post ‘What Does Cabin Crew Training Consist of?’, you will see that there is A LOT more to working as Cabin Crew than just serving tea and coffee! You will gain new skills in areas such as first aid, safety and emergency procedures, restraining passengers, selling skills and customer service skills amongst others. This can be beneficial as it keeps you busy but also looks great on your CV!
4- Travel to places you wouldn’t usually visit
One of the reasons to work as Cabin Crew is definitely to travel the world. But what’s great is that it takes you to places that you might not usually choose to travel to. Cabin Crew are often sent to places such as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria or Colombia. These might not be top of your bucket list but will be a great experience once you get there!
5- Stay in hotels that you wouldn’t usually be able to afford
It’s no secret that the Cabin Crew salary isn’t always fantastic. But there are some fantastic perks of to the job! One of these perks is staying in lush hotels that you might not be able to afford ordinarily. You will usually be given high quality 4-5 star hotels in convenient locations. And the beds are usually super comfy too!
6- Wear a glamourous uniform
Many airlines have very nice uniforms that you will get to wear when employed by the airline. For me, this is one of the reasons to work as Cabin Crew. Some airlines will hire high-quality designers to create their uniform, such as British Airways.
7- Make new friends
When working as Cabin Crew you will make so many new friends, your Facebook feed will soon be full of people posting exotic photos from all over the world!
8- Take advantage of future career opportunities
Lastly, one of the major reasons to work as Cabin Crew is because of the doors it will open for you for the future. There are promotion opportunities within Cabin Crew such as Senior Cabin Crew or Purser. There are also opportunities elsewhere in the airline or airport.
If you fancy a change of industries, the customer service experience gained by working as Cabin Crew will also open up many doors for you in the workplace.
Do you have any other reasons to work as Cabin Crew? Please let me know in the comments box below!