I am a big believer in dreams.
And I believe that if you have a desire and passion to become a flight attendant, then becoming a flight attendant is what you are meant to do. I don't think we are given dreams accidentally. (Ps. 37:4) I know your dream was given to you for a reason!
That being said, timing is everything. Take a moment to consider the questions below and let them help you decide if it's time for the next step.
4 Questions to Help You Discover Whether or Not You’re a Good Flight Attendant Candidate:
1. Are you foot-loose and fancy-free, able to come and go as you please?
Maybe you’re an empty-nester or maybe you are young and unattached but either way, the ability to relocate after training and the freedom to drop everything and fly are surefire signs that you should at least look into this career. Even if you aren’t completely unencumbered, that’s ok…there are plenty of fly moms (and dads!). You’ll need a support system and a solid game plan, but you can still make this happen!
2. Do you need your own bed, pillow, sheets, dog, partner, noise machine, or time zone to sleep soundly?
Flight attendants are in a different bed every night and more times than not, they’re sleeping single in a double bed (anyone know that song?!?!) If you can fall asleep easily or have a bedtime routine that is easy to take on the road, you’re going to be able to transition into the flight attendant lifestyle more easily. If you don't have a bedtime routine, you can start putting one together now, just make sure it's easy to take with you on the fly.
3. Do you start to feel itchy or restless if you stay in one place for too long?
Do you spend your time at home dreaming about being away from home? Does the thought of never being in one place for long sound like your ideal lifestyle? Then this career could be your real-life dream come true. If going home every night feels boring and your cubicle is closing in, it’s time to make that change. As a flight attendant, you will have new customers, new coworkers, and a new adventure every day. Now don’t me wrong, some days are routine. But I bet you’ve got the personality that finds the excitement in everything.
4. Does living out of a suitcase sound totally doable?
For most people, the thought of living out of a suitcase sounds horrible. But flight attendants perfect the art of suitcase living and once you’ve traveled the world with your “mobile home” you are forever attached to that 22-inch rollaboard.
There is no career like the flight attendant career. In fact, it is more of a lifestyle and less of a job. These four criteria are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to deciding if you are ready to become a flight attendant.
The most significant part of getting hired as a flight attendant is having a passion for helping, a knack for hospitality, and a friendly personality that puts everyone at ease. These qualities, along with the perseverance to overcome roadblocks and setbacks are what you want to showcase during your flight attendant interview.
If you are struggling to communicate all that you bring to the table during your interview, then you will love the FACC Interview Workbook. This Workbook has been used by thousands of aspiring flight attendants who have successfully interviewed and been offered jobs by every airline, both big and small!
Every time I get a message from a workbook user with a graduation picture, I am taken back to the moment I received my wings and I feel the excitement all over again, but this time the feeling is mixed with a whole bunch of PRIDE. For the last 10 years, I've been helping aspiring flight attendants reach their goals faster and with less frustration. I know the process is tough, but you don't have to navigate this journey alone. We can do it together. The first step is diving into the Workbook. It's recently been updated for 2023 and is the perfect tool to help you feel more confident and answer authentically.
Good Luck and Keep Looking Skyward,