What does a Flight Attendant do?

A flight attendant is responsible for ensuring that all of the passengers on a flight are following safety regulations. They are responsible for cleaning the airplane and taking care of customers. A few of the main duties of a flight attendant are scheduling cleaning up after a flight, complying with airline regulations, instructing passengers on safety measures, and assisting passengers when needed. They also have to prepare reports whenever there is an incident on the aircraft. Some of the jobs titles that a flight attendant could grow into are pilot and air traffic controller.

A flight attendant does not need to have any experience but should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a flight attendant will have is the ability to connect with passengers. Another skill is organization as the flight attendant will have to be able to take care of an entire airplane.

  • Serve passenger drinks and food
  • Go through safety procedures with passengers
  • Assist passengers with whatever they need
  • Maintain a clean aircraft
  • Assist the pilots with whatever they need
  • Follow all airline regulations
  • Distribute custom forms when appropriate
  • Remain calm during emergency situations
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Amazing interpersonal skills
  • Ability to direct passengers
  • Great organizational skills
  • Ability to travel to multiple countries
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to pass a background test
  • Ability to solve disputes and complaints of passengers

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
1%
5 - 7
0%
8+
98%

Common Skill Sets

Fluent English
ReACT
Judgement
Excellent Communication
Strong WORK Ethic
Decision Making
Lithuanian
Georgian

Flight Attendant Seniority Levels

L1
Flight Attendant Trainee
$22,280/yr
L2
Flight Instructor
6% made the transition
Pilot
94% made the transition
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Flight Attendant Salaries

Average Base Pay

£21,984 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£12K
Median: £22K
£39K
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