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What do Flight Attendants do?

Flight Attendant Jobs involve providing services to ensure the comfort of airline passengers, but more importantly, responding to emergencies to ensure the safety of airline passengers. Flight Attendants typically provide preflight safety briefings and safety checks, serve bevergages, meals, and snacks during the flight. Flight Attendants also take care of passengers' needs, assisting those with special needs on and off the aircraft. Most importantly, Flight Attendants provide and direct emergency care during flight operations to ensure the safety of the passengers.

How much do Flight Attendants make?

According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the median Flight Attendant salary was $44,860. The lowest 10% of Flight Attendants earned less than $25,930 and the highest 10% earned more than $72,090.

How do I get a Flight Attendant Job?

Becoming an Flight Attendant involves getting trained at a special school or by their employer and must be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a Flight Attendant Certificate of Demonstrated Proficiency.

What determines the salary of a Flight Attendant?

Salaries for Flight Attendant Jobs depends on a variety of factors. According to the Flight Attendant Coach, these include:

  • Base of Operations
  • Seniority
  • Type of Flight (i.e. International vs. Domestic)
  • Type of Aircraft (Narrow-body vs. Wide-body)
  • Ability to Speak Multiple Languages
  • Acting as Flight Director

What jobs can you get as a Flight Attendant?

The following are a list of common job titles that are available to Flight Attendants