Life of a cabin crew was also a great motivation to me when by any chance for a second I did not feel like going to a new place.And it gave me the possibility to dig deeper into the culture and habits of different nationalities, because believe me or not, you can learn a lot from just watching passengers onboard. Seeing people travel all the time when I still worked as a cabin crew made me travel more on my days off as well. There are some ”new friends” who happened to be on one of my flights and we have stayed in touch quite often as friends.Job of cabin crew even makes you learn some useful phrases in more languages, which is always helpful and you do not have to force yourself to study at home.It just gets into your head somehow after hearing it couple of times.Plus, wearing a uniform helps people not to judge you by your appearance as we all look almost the same, which is good in a way, I think.Then knowing other cabin crew members means you can meet up with some of them when you travel and as well it can help you to know even more people just because you are both cabin crew or you know someone and they know him, too.As taking a flight has a lot to do with traveling itself, I dare to include this post on my blog.Yes, I had worked as a cabin crew for 2 years before I started travel blogging (February 2009 to March 2011.)For those who cannot connect this with anything, you could have called me a stewardess/flight attendant back in days.
The only true thing from the above, is quite loads of free time (when you get lucky as I did as it all depends on the airport, number of operating flights and number of cabin crew.)Logically, it all depends on which airline you work for and in which country as many rules differ. The good thing about my cabin crew job was that I got to know airports, all the rules and restrictions so I know exactly what I can do and bring with me and what better not.
It is a very useful information when traveling nowadays.
When many people hear this word, they all think automatically that I had such a great life, traveling all over the world with a lot of money, free time and no problems.
But to be honest, just those who have ever worked as cabin crew or those whose close friends or family members have, know that the truth lies far away from this preconceived notion. And the best sunrise and sunset I have ever seen was, and always will be from up there in the sky.
The world is so small sometimes, yet I still get surprised.But everything is complex, so to understand it all better, I would like to point out some of the disadvantages of life as a cabin crew because not many people know about them and they think it is a paradise: Like I said, everything has both advantages and disadvantages and of course life of a cabin crew is not any exception.