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What is Cabin Service?

Depending on which airline you work for you could be working in First Class, Business or Economy or the aircraft may be configured all one class e.g. if you work for a charter/ leisure company like Ryanair it will probably be all one class, economy. However, if you work for say British Airways there can be variants of 2, 3 or 4 different cabins, depending on aircraft and destination type e.g. First, Business, Economy or Economy Plus.
 
In your cabin crew training you will be taught each cabin difference so you are well prepared on the day.
 
The most important thing to remember is whichever cabin you work in, all passengers should be treated as equals. Always welcome passenger’s on board with sincerity and warmth, just how you would like to be treated yourself. Passengers need to feel valued for choosing your airline as this equals repeat custom, something you could mention on your Assessment Day!
 

Outstanding customer service is crucial to an airlines reputation and survival.

How many times have you heard people say “we had a wonderful flight because the cabin crew went that extra mile and gave us an extra meal because we missed lunch”. Or “the crew managed to sit us together as we had been split up at check-in”.

It is not just about serving tea and coffee with a smile, it’s adding that extra personal touch and at the end of the day the airline employed you for being ‘you’.

About Hannah Vallance

Hannah is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist specialising in recruitment, selection and assessment. This means she designs and assesses at selection days just like the ones airlines use, which is pretty handy experience for Go Cabin Crew!

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