This week I was going to write about my layover in Munich, Germany, but I got pulled off the flight and ended up operating a turnaround to Malé, Maldives. SO, instead of that, I thought it would be cool to answer some of the questions you guys have been asking me on social media about what it’s like to be Cabin Crew with Emirates. (Note: I will be adding questions like this once a month to my Q&A page here).
1. Why did you move to Dubai to become Cabin Crew with Emirates?
There are many reasons why I chose to move to Dubai and become Cabin Crew with Emirates. In short, I saw it as an opportunity to travel the world, experience different cultures, live abroad and meet new people from around the globe.
One of my favourite quotes in life is ‘in the end you only regret the chances you didn’t take,’ so when I received my golden call after having applied twice, I felt as though I had to accept the position. In my eyes, it was fate. You can read all about my experience with the Emirates application process here.
2. How much time do you get to spend in other countries when you are flying?
The length of a layover depends on multiple factors such as aviation regulations, the scheduled departure time/arrival time of an aircraft, the destination itself and sometimes even the weather! Cabin Crew usually get around 24 hours, but again it depends on the above. The longest layover I’ve had was 32 hours and the shortest one was 16 hours.
3. Did you go to school to become a flight attendant?
No. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have any experience in aviation to become Cabin Crew with Emirates. The airline teaches you everything you need to know at the Aviation College in Dubai.
For example, I have a BA Hons. degree in Political Science and Health Studies from McMaster University, as well as a postgraduate certificate in Public Relations from Humber College. -No aviation experience at all! 🙂
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