Can you picture yourself doing any of this?! Get inspired with some real life cabin crew stories-
Charlie, British Airways
I really enjoyed learning about other cultures, especially ones from Africa and India. Getting to see parts of the country that most people don’t get to see, even deprived areas, gives you a real insight into how people live. There are lots of opportunities to do charity work as well, even if it’s taking supplies to donate to orphanages, projects to help the poor and street children or even the elephant orphanage who are always after infant milk formula!
During my time on short haul, I’ve seen some amazing sights, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Lake Geneva, gone up a mountain in Zurich, done most of the winter markets in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, the Ramblas in Barcelona, experienced Bastille Day in Marseilles, walked along the canals in Venice and visited the Vatican. It’s so nice to be able to get everyday shopping and special one off things from all over the world and to be able to sample the local cuisines and see all the sights, whilst staying in luxury hotels.
I probably have two favourite destinations which are Hong Kong and Singapore. I love the tropical climate and the fact that they are so bustling and lively and keep going through the night (which is good when your body clock is a little off!). Hong Kong has some great markets where you can get some great bargains and local souvenirs and loads of great places to eat. The view from the peak and going to see the Big Buddha on Lantau are a must!’
Julie, British Airways
‘I attended a Go Cabin Crew course about two years ago and I’m now crew for British Airways. My flying career is going great but I’ve had a few hiccups along the way; I was crew on the BA2276 aircraft that caught fire on the runway in Vegas & we had to evacuate!’