*rare lifestyle post alert*
As you've probably guessed from the title I have been working as an air hostess for 6 months today!
It's hard to believe that on New Years Day this year I took to the skies to operate on my first ever long haul flight to Tokyo :) and since then I've been lucky enough to cross all the continents off my 'to do' list (apart from Antarctica but it's a bit of a faff to get there apparently so I don't think I'll bother) Not bad for little ole me!
What's also quite weird is I actually had my interview for the job a year ago today which just goes to show what can happen in a year, it's keraaazy - in the best possible way!
It's amazing to visit all these unique and wonderful places as I've never really had the opportunity to travel before :) My favourite place though has to be North America! I'm aware I'm covering a fairly big surface area of the earth by saying that but I love it all! I fell for the charms of New York when I was there on my honeymoon over a year ago but the other US destinations I've been to are as equally worth a visit. I particularly enjoyed Washington DC which I've been to 3 times now and I don't think I would have ever thought to visit there if it wasn't for this job. I can't pretend I'm all about being a culture vulture though, the main reason I love heading stateside is to be reunited with my 2 loves - Sephora and epic burgers. Not even joking, neither penny pinching nor calorie counting can possibly be done once I get off the aircraft onto US soil!
To anyone considering being cabin crew, whether it's a childhood dream or the idea has just pinged into your head one day when you're feeling at a loose end (that's completely what happened to me) I say go for it! It can be a long process getting there but it's so worth the wait :) I was soooo nervous before my interview I genuinely wasn't going to go, but then I couldn't face the 'what if?' scenario haunting me forever! I am actually relieved that I put my fears aside for that day, I was buzzing afterwards and it went so fast!
It's a job at the end of the day and very hard work (the term 'trolley dolly' gives the impression it's a lot easier than it actually is!) The hours are long, the time differences can exhaust you and like any customer facing role complaints need to be dealt with, but it is soooo rewarding and getting to travel the world is one huge perk!
Have you ever thought about being a flight attendant?