Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My 3.8 Year Life As An Emirate Flight Attendant

I discovered this interesting blog post made by a ex Emirates crew and its very interesting check it out:::::





My 3.8 Year Life As An Emirate Flight Attendant

Now over! A day in the Life…



  



Over the past month I have been enjoying counting down my last few flights working for Emirates! There hasn’t been any sadness or regret leaving my job with Emirates, but instead the trill of thinking I can now stay on solid earth for more then a week.

I thing I mostly enjoyed during my final month was hearing the support all of the crew were preaching to me, everyone confirming that its an excellent news, good luck, congratulations and well done.

It was also nice to show crew that there is a life after a cabin crew lifestyle. Except, I didn’t tell them how much effort it was to finally find a new job. But in retrospect, the global economy is still suffering from the GFC, unemployment is up (besides Australia), and the markets are balancing on a knifes-edge for a double dip recession. So, to get a job during this time isn’t too bad I suppose.


My 3.8yrs with Emirates has been a joy and an amazing experience! I more feel that the opportunities which the Emirates lifestyle can provide to you are the major benefit about the job and not the job itself. With all of the free time which you (use to have, the times have changed with Emirates) have between flights provides you with the freedom to chose to do anything with it and with very cheap discounted staff airfare tickets, you’d be stupid not to use this special opportunity to travel. For some reason the majority of crew waste this time instead.

Unfortunately, the job description of a cabin crew isn’t as glamorous as it use to be (not like I began this job for that reason), and the work while on the aircraft becomes very repetitive, fast! I am pleased to be leaving the company of Emirates now as I feel that the employee working condition standards have been dropping continuously as the airline has finally seen the financial advantages of cost cutting since the GFC (Global Financial Crisis). But this is not good for the poor employees.

I feel like I have grown and developed personally and professionally from the international exposure of traveling around the globe experiencing hundreds of different cultures, meeting thousands of new people (over 100 different nationalities of cabin crew, international passengers, and all sorts of people on my adventure holiday travels).

For the first few years it was all about seeing and exploring as many different countries, world wonders, and unknown places as possible. But I feel that over my last 1.5yrs with Emirates, my interests of travel changed to learning more about the world economy, trade, doing business in different countries, business opportunities, and buying investments in different regions of the world. I have really enjoyed being a student of the international markets and it was enjoyable to keep up with international current events and news as I had most likely been there (that country or region).

I have developed not only from my job but also during my time at Emirates, I have bought a property and then managed to live through, survived, and maintained my investments through the worst World Economic Crisis since the 1930s. I also, completed my Bachelor of Multimedia degree which is also fully paid off thank god.


Here is a fun list of things I’ve learnt during my 3.8yrs with Emirates and living overseas in Dubai:
 
Traveling is one of the best forms of education.
• Make the most of the opportunities which are presented before you.
• Do everything with a positive attitude and your life will be open to more doors.
• Never give up with what you want. (such as for my study, property problems and job search. If I gave up on these then I would of not achieved success)
• Find your true love because she/he will bring you the most happiness to your world.
Traveling with your partner is one of the best ways to learn and test each other and the relationship.
 • Build a supportive network around your world, of positive people such as your friends, partner, business associates, work colleagues, and family.
• Ask questions always.
• Keep learning always.
• Ill never miss 3am departure flights and arriving back from flights at dawn. (stuffs up your sleeping pattern for the next 24hrs and crew do this every week!)
• I never want to serve passengers again on an aircraft, and instead, I want to be served as a passenger (traveling business class always) in the future.
• I’ll always miss paying only 10% of an airfare.
• I’ll always miss staying in 4-5 star hotels and resorts around the world for free.
• I’ll always miss collecting $100 of spending cash when I land in a new country.
• Physically and mentally challenging yourself yearly by pushing your limits is lifelong rewarding experience 
• Enjoy life and live life to the max.
• Have a life long goal and dream which you are continuously working towards on a daily basis (while still enjoying your life).
• Asia is now the world economic power.
• Working for someone else is not the answer for an early retirement.
• Paying not tax is awesome (we don’t pay tax in the Middle East).
• Work unions (only in the Western World) carry a large and powerful influence on the outcome of the employees working conditions.







Source:
http://www.getjealous.com/blog.php?action=showdiaryentry&diary_id=1832884&go=samwhitcombe

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More informative info related to cabin crew here:::

http://cabincrewdreamer.blogspot.se/2013/04/summery-for-newbie-cabin-crews.html

112 comments:

  1. All the very best to you in your new venture! you're a courageous one!

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  2. This is great. thanks for the information. I hope to become a cabin crew member for emirates airlines! I can't wait to see what doors its going to open for me and my boyfriend

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    1. dear Kate i wish you and your boyfriend all the best..who knows what will happen and what life has in store for you guys.....good luck on emirates dear....take care xoxo

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  3. Heyyy !!! I was looking for this kind of articles about cabin crew experiences in EK and here I found it ! in fact my 2 sisters are working for Ek since 1998 ! They are Pursers now, and me (23 years old and graguated soon as an energy engineer ), I am dreaming to join emirates to live this amazing and galorous lifestyle, I am always jealous about friends working in EK , having my age and enjoying the world, I love planes and airports.. but at the same time, i really worked hard to finish my studies of engineering, so after beeing graduated this year I dont know if the next step is following my dreams and join EK or finding a job related to my studies to begin building my career as an experienced engineer!! I am really lost, dont know what to doo !! plzzz help meeeeeeee!!!

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    1. dear gharbi!
      i hope ur well....thank u for sharing ur story with us,,,,,
      regarding what u should pursue in your future....i think of course u should follow ur heart and what ur heart tells u....and whats right for u ect...
      BUT if i was in ur shoes...i would 100% go for the emirates cc job..
      ur only 23 years old, u have all ur life to work in ur field in engineering...u can do that job when ur 40, or 50 or even 60...this job will always be there...BUT the emirates job wont always be here for u...the max age for emirates is 35....and why not explore the world, grow as a person...travel each corner of the world...ect....even if u could do the ek cc job for 1-2 years...
      i think the ek cc job is a once in a lifetime thing....the engineering thing will always be there....
      i totally think u should just take 1-2 years and fly the world and do the ek thingy......u can still later on grow and develop as a engineer....
      we dont want u to turn 50 years old and sit there and think WHY didnt i do this....
      life is too short....go out there and enjoy life.....ur still soo young......
      and i bet all u did up to this point was to study study study...and isnt it time for u to relax a little and just put the books aside and do something completely different....
      that is what i personally think... :-)
      whatever u do...do what u would enjoy..and love to do..
      wish u the best dear gharbi!!!
      xoxoxoxo

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    2. Thanks for this reply as I found it very helpful to get motivated .I am working in govt bank as branch manager.before coming here I was working as ground staff for three years .now I think that was a bad decision to leave aviation industry. I wanna go back and wants to enjoy my life....
      Thanks

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    3. dear deepak, u should totally enjoy ur life and do what u want to do...cause what i have learned in life is, our soul will hurt badly and we will be so unhappy if we do something we dont want...we only have 1 life...and its our happiness that counts nothing else....i wish u all the best in ur future dear...may ur future be bright and positive...have a lovely friday dear deepak....take care xxx

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    4. Thanks for this reply as I found it very helpful to get motivated .I am working in govt bank as branch manager.before coming here I was working as ground staff for three years .now I think that was a bad decision to leave aviation industry. I wanna go back and wants to enjoy my life....
      Thanks

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  4. I really wanna work for Ek. I'm 28yrs old and i am a little worried. I have around 6 years of experience in call centre assisting customers over the phone. Do u think i stand a chance as i feel they would be more interested in hiring the younger lot.

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    1. Hi dear
      OF COURSE u have a chance....as long as u have exerience in customer service and dealt with customer ect.....ek they take whoever...u dont need to have previous flying experience or any degree either.....
      as for ur age..i have a friend who is 34 years old she got the ek cc job 6 months ago....so no worries about the age
      u have as much chance as anyone else...
      so go for it....
      good luckkkk
      xoxo

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  5. Oh and btw. Good luck on all your future endeavors.

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  6. I have braces, would emirates hire me ?

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    1. hi....
      having braces will unfortunately hinder you from getting hired
      so wait a bit and once you been able to remove the braces, than you can apply and have the chance to score this job...
      wish you all the best
      good luck
      xxx

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  7. Hello..)))
    congratulations for you're story!it looks very interesting!

    I Always wondered about how cool could be to become a cabin crew...
    Now I'm 31,i'm a goverment employed in my country but i would like to partecipate to an Open try to give partecipate to selections
    I ve found a lot of website/blogs talking about the bad conditions/moods of the EK employees....I understand that for a Young guy it will be good everything,good or bad for make experience and to grow....but in youre opinion based on youre work enxperience with EK, would you think would it bad taking it as a joblife??

    Thank you very much...! cheers!

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    1. hi dear, this isnt my story this is a story i found online from a ex ek crew....but what i can say from my experience is working with etihad or emirates is a once in a lifetime experience and you can develop within the company and do so many things...and this is of course a lifestyle....and i bet u would love this job...
      dont know what u mean by taking it as a joblife!? but u can make this a career and you can develop within the company too.....
      there is nothing negative or bad about emirates or etihad in my opinion.....and i have worked for etihad and have many friends who work for emirates who told me about emirates....
      so go for it..wish u all the best
      good luck
      xxx

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  8. Fly Emirates to enjoy the countless privileges that an Emirates Flight attendant enjoys. I really found your flow of emotions natural. I am sure you enjoyed your career as a flight attendant. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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    1. Dear Rimpy, hope ur well...
      Just wanted to say this isnt my story, i just found this story online via this site:

      http://www.getjealous.com/blog.php?action=showdiaryentry&diary_id=1832884&go=samwhitcombe

      Have a lovely day, take care xxx

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  9. hi, i learnt its only whites who work with Ek is that true?

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    1. hiii
      look at this picture:

      http://i62.tinypic.com/2zpnybb.jpg

      they are current crew with ek, do they look all white to u? :-) no...ek tries hard to create a place where everyone from all walks of life can join them....i have tons of friends who come from all corners of this world who works with etihad and emirates...... :-) with all colors from this world... :-)

      :-)

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    2. Have a lovely night dear :-) take care

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  10. Hii
    First I'd like to thank you sharing your experience working for EK.

    I recently applied my application to join EK as cabin crew on the internet so i want to ask you some question.
    I'm russian living in Angola and I have both citizenship and I'm now working for TAAG - Angolan Airline (Angolan flag carrier company) in maintenance department as maintenance planner. TAAG is considered a good employer here, my incomes are perhaps the same as a new cabin crew member.

    Unfortunately I'm living 15y already here and I can't used to Angola. My family is all here, and my father is angolan so somehow it was the reason to make me stay here for to long.
    Therefor, my patience has ended to live here, I want to change the county and aviation in Angola is not given sufficient importance so I'm feeling somewhere somehow stopped in time and learning by myself things about aviation.

    My questions are:
    How's the recruitment process? There's no open day here so how do think It's not a problem, perhaps I'll have to go some places for it?
    I really want to leave Angola and join EK but I'm feeling like in the future "Have I done correct step, leaving the job that I have already?"
    And now reading your article, is it right that you'll only sign a contract for 3y or it is renewable contract?

    Appreciate your help.

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    1. hi dear hope ur well
      this post above isnt my story, its a story written by another girl about her experience with ek....
      i havnt worked for ek myself but i have done emirates od, ad, fi...so i know a little bit about that part though....
      u can read about my emirates recruitment process here and how the days was:

      http://cabincrewdreamer.blogspot.se/2012/09/emirates-recruitment-process-year-2010.html

      you can read about the ek process here too from another girl who wrote about hers:

      http://hollyintheclouds.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/the-application-process/

      you can either apply for assessment and get invited to one....or attend any open day anywhere u like.....just check this link:

      http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/english/Careers_Overview/cabin_crew/CabinCrewAssessmentDays.aspx

      for what places they go to.....and u just show up for a open day...no invitation needed...
      the ek contract yes its renewable...at first its 3 years...than u sign on for more years.....u can work for ek as long as u want actually...as long as u have a good performance file ect....
      i think in life we all should do what make us happy and some of these stuff we want ...we have to take a risk for it...leave our countries and previous jobs or whatever it is...and if we dont take that risk how would new doors ever open for us....
      i advice u to try and try ur chance...and see how it goes....myself im going to attend a open day in few weeks to try my chance too..
      also try with etihad as well..they are a good company too...check their career website...i used to work for etihad as a cabin crew....similar company like ek.........
      wish u the best dear good luck
      xxx

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  11. Hi , I would like to now if there are Emirates Flight Attendant with over 50 years old? or they don t renew contract when a woman reach this age. I am curious abou that.

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    1. hi dear...

      At this time emirates max age is 35 for those who like to join
      ...but those who already are in the company and joined before the age of 35.....and working as a crew for emirates can stay as a crew as long as they like....until retirement....

      during the open day they dont mention the max age of 35.....but they did mention during the open days that people can work as crew until retirement and do whatever they like....ect ect

      have a nice day dear
      xxx

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  12. Hello,

    I have read your post and I love it, I find it quite honest... I would really like to work for Emirates but I also have a relationship so I am not sure what to do... Is there any way my bf and I can live together in the accommodation they provide for me, even though he does not work for Emirates? As far as I understood it is shared with other girls, but each of us has her own room so I wonder if that would be doable.. I would love that job but I also love him so I am not sure how to do that :(

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    1. Dear Jovana hope ur well
      this post i posted above is from a ex ek crew....its from this site:

      http://www.getjealous.com/blog.php?action=showdiaryentry&diary_id=1832884&go=samwhitcombe

      its not about me or from me... :-)

      but check the emirates term and conditions about accommodation here:

      http://oi57.tinypic.com/2uzxqwh.jpg

      i dont know if they give housing allowance to crew....perhaps they do....
      in case u would like to rent ur own apartment....but in uae only married couple can stay in the same housing together...
      unfortunately boyfriends arnt allowed to live with crew...
      only visit....
      but if ur boyfriend is interested in living in dubai, he can apply for jobs there too and follow u :-)
      <3 wish u a lovely day today
      and take good care of urself
      xxx

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  13. How is Dubai to live in? Isn't it to dangerous as a young (21years old) girl? Can you ask for some destinations you would like to do and will they take it into account?

    Thank you for this amazing blog with lots of information!

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    1. hi dear
      about the safety in dubai,,, dubai is hands down THE SAFEST city i ever been to, seriously i felt so safe and comfortable there...and i have lived in many countries around the world...but of course we should be sensible about things in dubai BUT Dubai is far safer than most places....seriously there is almost zero crime in dubai... people can be safe and know they will be in good hands actually...something i would not say about most cities around the world.....doesnt matter the age.....
      yeah as crew everyone has access to a flight swapping system or flight request system....so u have chances to request flights or swap with others ect........
      have a lovely day :-)
      xoxo

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  14. Hi! :) it was really nice to read your story, it definetly seems a great experience!

    I applied for cabin crew a week ago but I have been searching for informations and I found out that you ahve to sign a 3 year contract, is that correct?

    Because I would onyl be willing to work for a year or year and a half :\
    Do you think that is possible?

    Thank you very much!

    :)
    Ana

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    1. hi dear ANA
      this contract ek give to its crew is 3 years...but its not binding....u can resign whenever u want.....but hopefully after ur probation is finished after 6 months :-)
      but go for it and good luck
      good luck and have a great weekend :-)

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  15. Thanks for your wonderful site, good to read about your EK experiences. Just a question ... I have been working for a Dutch airline for 15 years now and I am thinking of switching to an airline in the Middle East (my family is living overthere, working for Shell). However, during flight duties I always wear glasses (due to dry air) ... Is this also allowed at Emirates? Can´t find any information about this at their website.

    Best regards, Kate.

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    1. hi Kate
      yeah its allowed to wear glasses, as long as the glasses are approve by the grooming manager...so u have to bring them to dubai once u got the job and get them approved there...cause they want everyone to look the same and if anyone use glasses they want those to use discrete kind of glasses ect....
      wishing u the best
      have a lovely day
      xxx

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    2. Thanks for your reply! Enjoy your day too, xxx Kate.

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  16. HI, i have receive a invitation for Emirates interview this coming Dec in singapore. But i am so scared for not being selected as my qualification in studies is not that good. And i went to many budget flight opening in singapore and was rejected too. I am very keen in being a cabin crew. it hs always been my passion. Can you tell me more what are the interviwer looking for in order to pass all the assessment. Thanks you.

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    1. hi dear hope ur well
      you know the thing with the emirates recruitment event and who get chosen and who doesnt ect....i have been to many emirates open days/assessments and finals ect...and i kind of thinkg its all about luck....
      i have seen worse candidates getting this job..and i seen perfect candidates not getting this job...
      emirates dont require candidates to have much to apply really...everyone can apply...
      you mentioned ur studies isnt that good....but all emirates require is for people to have completed there high school thats all...candidates doesnt need to have all A grades or anything...just completed high school...
      there is a mystery to me who get chosen and who doesnt...
      most people keep trying and trying until they get it
      its all a game...and we just need to keep applying.....
      so this is all i can share with u dear......cause no one really knows who gets chosen....truly ANYONE can get chosen.....
      and candidates doesnt need to have anything special or extra to get chosen
      its kind of all about luck...or whatever...
      :-)
      good luck dear and i wish u the best
      have a nice day
      xxxx

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  17. Thank you for your reply dear. Message noted with thanks.i have 1 more question dear. i would like to know, isit only the person who have received the invitation be there or isit open for everyone? Like we can just walk in for the assessment? And mean to say if we received their email,invitation means that they have already view our resume CV? i appricate your reply dear.

    Thanks again.

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    1. ur welcome dear...whatever questions u have i dont mind helping out and sharing the info i got.... those who get a invitation to attend a assessment than its only those who were selected that will attend it..no one else can join....
      but it seems ek sometimes write the address of the venue on their website....even if it says invite only...sometimes candidates that didnt get a invite think they can just show up without a invite...so expect candidates attending your assessment...if the address is shown at the ek career site....
      sometimes if a lot of people will show up without invite than they will have a ´´open day´´ and call those to show up for the assessment the day after...
      it all depends....
      if 60+ people show up...they will make it a open day
      if 60 and less will show up, it will be a assessment.....
      yes if u get the invite, it means they chose u to attend this...u got selected by them and they reviewed ur resume/pics....
      ex i know this friend that got a invite for her ek ad...and like i mentioned above tons of people showed up without invite thinking they could just come...without invite...because ek had put the address of the venue at their website...so around 200+ people showed up....unfortunately...they had to make a open day from it.....and the recruiter didnt tell those without invite to go home....she let everyone attend ..and it became a open day
      so it all depends.....what happens....
      good luck dear
      have a lovely day
      xxxxxxx

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  18. Hello, thanks for your amazing share of this story in EK,

    I have been successfully picked to start the job at Emirates. The only thing I want to ask you is how much you can go home where you of corse pay for your own ticket besides the annual leave. Because I have a Fiance and I cannot stand to not see him for a whole year, and therefore I need to travel home maybe every third month or so. Will they allow something like that you think? and another question when is the earliest to resign the job without any financial consequenses.

    Thank you so much.

    Best Wishes,

    Sarah

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    1. hi dear sarah hope ur well
      congratulations dear for scoring the job with ek
      thats sooo amazing and exciting ...wish u all the best on this new chapter of urs
      you guys have 30days annual leave..most crew divide this into 10 each....example they go home 3 times a year/ 10days each...
      also u guys have access to flight swaps and flight requests...so u can swap flights with ur co workers...and fly off to where u live..if ek fly there....or u can request flights...flights to the destination u live...if ek fly there...
      a lot of crew request days off as well..ex 4 days in a row in 1 week ect...then they fly home ect...
      so crew have tons of options to fly home and visit family/friends...
      after 6 months when ur probation is finished ur free to resign whenever u want...
      the contract isnt binding...
      as long as u finish 6 months :-)
      good luck dear
      have a lovely day
      xxxx

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  19. Hi, its been a while since anyone posted but I have to ask a question. I heard a lot about the laws in Dubai, no relationships, no tan tops and so on, so on. Apparently you are not allowed to be alone in the same room with opposite gender and if you get caught you can even go to jail. Could you please tell me from your personal experience if thats true and what the situation is like? Thank you in advance!

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    1. hi dear
      about all of that you wrote...
      every situation is different....
      its all about respecting other countries culture/traditions ect...
      when we live in UAE we have to have this in mind that we are guests in that country and we should act and be a certain way in respect for them...
      said this...but still u can be free and do whatever u want....
      i think people have to come to Dubai to see for themselves how things are...because it seems the media/rumors has created a story of its own of how dubai is...which isnt really the truth....
      of course people can have relationships...but u cant really be out in the public and make out infront of people...or kiss in public and all that.....
      whatever u do in ur privacy of ur home ur allowed to do...
      of course u can be in the same room as the opposite gender....
      no u wont go to jail if anyone finds u with a female/male in a room all by urselves...
      there are clubs in hotels that people go to and they serve alcohol and people can dress how they like there...party dresses and all :-)
      there are beaches u can go to and have bikini on and everything...both female and male people at that beach....
      but in shopping malls they have this dress code they wish people to respect..ex female can have skirts but knee lenght...and tops that cover ur shoulders...no one will throw you in jail if u went inside a shopping mall with tops and miniskirt..but there are guards that might tell u to go and change clothes....
      here u can check this link...its a website from dubai..party photos from dubai clubs....and here u can see how people dress in dubai at clubs:

      http://www.dubaiparty.ae/photo-style-1/

      about alcohol, your allowed to have that...there are these alcohol license u can buy...that gives u the right to buy and have it in ur home.....in clubs ur free to drink that ect....
      but its not allowed to have a drink in ur hand out in public streets or malls ect...only inside clubs or the privacy of ur home...

      from personal experiences, you are free to do whatever you wish to....
      dubai is truly a multicultural place with loads of freedom that people dont really know until u visit that place....
      but again all people have to have in mind is to have respect for certain things....
      hope this gives u a picture of how things are :-)
      have a lovely day dear
      take care
      xxxxxxx

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  20. Hello!! How Are you? Well, I've been reading some of the comments here...the thing is that I'm from Costa Rica and would like to go to an OD that is taking place in Canada next month! I tried with QA in 2012 and after the FI I was waiting for almost a year! They came back in 2013 and 2 weeks after that I was rejected. My biggest concern is my age because I'll be 33 on February (but I look a younger jaja). I read here that the limit is 35 but I've also read that they prefer people on their 20's. I'm seriously thinking about going...I know that it's a HUGE risk, but I wouldn't like to regret thinking "what could had happend if I had gone"...that thought will kill me the rest of my life!! If don't do it know, I think I won't have more chances!! :)

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    1. hi dear ana
      hope ur well
      thank u, im good
      regarding the age, 100% i think u should try ur chances with emirates still...
      while they might prefer to hire younger people below 30 years old....still i heard there are people above 30´s that get hired too...
      also try with etihad too....etihad is more welcoming with different ages than ek is...
      and dont give up on qatar....
      as long as u can and have the energy or the possibility to attend these od/ad with these 3 airlines DO IT....
      u wont lose anything....the only thing u will lose is money, time lol...but its an investment for our future.....so if u CAN...do it....why not......
      wishing u the best dear ana
      have a lovely sunday
      take care
      xxxxxxx

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    2. Today I spoke with a friend who is there. She is 30 and told me that there were two girls of 32 on her group! So, that gave me a little bit more hope. I know I look a lot younger...so as you said, the only thing I can lose is money!! So, I'm going to Vancouver!!,
      Thanks for replying!!

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  21. Hi! I appllied online and got a mail from them so i really expect and hopeful that they'll call me within 6 weeks, i am 20 years old and 170cm tall, and got a customer service experience as i am working in a private hospital. Do i have a chance inspite of im just 20? Thankss :)

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    1. dear aldrine...
      congrats for coming this far with ek...
      regarding ur age, i assume u will turn 21 soon, so i bet ek knows this too....so as soon as u turn 21 u will most probably join if u get successful...because no one can join until they turn 21....
      but ur age is perfect though, emirates love to hire young candidates like yourself...and u have even got the email from them
      so hopefully soon ur golden call will come shortly..
      wishing u the best
      fingers crossed
      xxxx

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  22. Hi thanks for answering, question again? Yu applied before through online right? Ho long did u wait to receive a call from the emirates hr? Thanks..

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    1. no worries dear, whenever u have any questions let me know and i hope i can help...
      dear i only copied this blog post a ex ek cc worte, I personally have never worked for emirates....but i did apply online before with ek, but than i attended a open day and made it to the final interview, later i got the rejection email...thats my experience from ek...
      but i do have friends from ek though and thats where i got the info and knowledge from ek...ect....
      as for the timeline for the golden call from ek...there is no fix timeline for this....every candidate has a unique timeline...for some it might take few weeks for some few months..
      i remember a girl once told me she got her golden call after 2 weeks, her process was very fast..lucky her....
      another girl told me her process took 6 months....from date of application to joining....
      so all we can do is to have a positive mindset and have fingers crossed :-)
      good luck dear....
      may u get good news soon :-)
      xoxoxo

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  23. Hi how do cabin crew get paid? do they get bank account and if one wants to help a family member overseas can they send money or if they want to buy a property overseas.

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    1. hello dear chris
      when the crew joins, ek will help them open a bank account and when the crew gets the salary the salary will be sent to that account...
      and yes a lot of crew do send money overseas...i did it few times too
      when u open ur bank account..thats ur personal bank account...ur free to do whatever u want...with that....
      wishing u the best on ur open day dear...and yes for certain reasons, they can schedule the final interview within weeks...but that doesnt happen often though...most often the recruitment event is 2-3 days...open day-interview....
      i have flown to ek open days myself and often i have booked flight/hotel for 3 nights...the open day was saturday...i flew in on friday...and flew out on monday....to be safe....in case of flight delays ect ect....
      and as for tips about the open day....there is a lot to be said about this...so i advice u to read these posts:::

      http://cabincrewdreamer.blogspot.se/2014/12/dream-big.html

      i have written tons about these...in these posts :-)
      as for the swimming test...there will be no swimming test on the recruitment days...u will do this test once u join the company in ur training....
      good luck dear...
      wishing u the best
      xxxxxxxx

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  24. also i have my open day soon and it says another final interview can occur in the week is that right? i need to fly to another state so wondering how many days should i allocate for my return trip. and any advice or tips for the open day and for the swimming test what do they require? 😄

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    1. :-) i replied back in the above post :-)

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  25. Ohh haha yea im still waiting for that call :)) but i do have patience i keep on praying that theyll call. By the way i know this might sound funny but i dint know how to swim �� do i need to take swimming lessons before applying for EK? And i have googled the EK accomodations they look so amazing haha. And why is it there are. Only few male flight attendants? Thanksss

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    1. regarding the swimming...i do advice you to take swimming lessons if possible.. during the ditching exam as they call it, u guys will be in a pool and do certain tests...but it wont be like swimming back and forth..like a typical swimming lesson....it might be swimming to a raft and jump inside or with ur group in the water swim to the other side,,,or do whatever they tell u ect......u guys will be wearing a life vest too....
      as for male and female cabin crews...unfortunately there is perhaps 80% females and 20% males....
      i actually have no idea why there is more females working as crew than males....
      take care dear
      xxx

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  26. You're really a great help for achieving my dream!! Btw if u may can i mail you through your provided mail? :))

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    1. i received your email dear, check your inbox when you find time :-)
      xxx

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  27. This was really inspirational. Thank you for this.
    I will like to inquire, is it possible for a cabin crew to move within the organizational set up of either emirates or etihad? For instance, if i am a cabin crew member with emirates, can i resign and take up another job within emirates, or move within the ranks of cabin crew? is there career advancement.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you :)

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    1. Hello dear
      Hope u are well
      Yes 100% there are many opportunities, to grow within the company...you can resign and search jobs with etihad...
      you dont need to resign if u wish to get another position within ek....there are a lot of office jobs people can do after they work as crew....as long as u have the qualifications ect....
      Good luck dear, wish u a lovely day
      xxxxx

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  28. Hi, I´m very curious. There is an open day in my country tomorrow. I´m 20 years old and my birthday is i in 9 months.. then I will turn 21. I want to go to the open day but I heard about black list. That if your are not successful enough they put you on a black list. My mom said me to go and make a good impression and show them that you are very interested. I´m graduating high school in 2 weeks, I´ve graduated from a flight attendant training at a aviation school and speak 3 fluent languages and 2 pretty good. I have no idea if I should go or not.

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    1. hi dear
      regarding this black list you mentioned, i never heard of this and im pretty sure something like this doesnt exist....everyone are allowed to attend how many open days as they can...i know this girl that attended emirates open day 8 times and on her 8th times she got the job...so there is no limits really....
      but im not sure if you will get the job now though as you arnt 21 yet...but will be in 9 months....
      but for the experience, if i were you, i would 100% go...why not....everyone are welcome to attend a open day...but know that you wont probably get the job at the moment....example if you would attend a open day and you would turn 21 in 3-4 months, than they would hire you because you arnt far away from turning 21.....
      but if i were you I WOULD go!!!
      100% go and see how things are....
      you wont loose anything.....
      and there is no black list either :-)
      if you do go tomorrow enjoy the experience... and good luck
      wishing u the best
      xxxxxxx

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  29. Hello. How are you? I went to the interviews for Emirates. The possition is actually customer service (it could be at the airport or call center). I received an email on July, 23rd saying that I was shorlisted but there were not positions available at the moment. But in case they do call me and offer me something I would like to know about the work conditions, because I read all kinds of horrible things on the Internet and I'm not sure if I should accept. Do you know anyone working on a ground position?

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    1. Hi dear
      Hope ur well
      I dont know if you had a chance to ask questions to the recruiter during ur interview, if u had that was the time u had a chance to ask questions. also u havnt gotten the contract yet..so wait and see ....ex lets say they call u and offer u the job and u accept...after that call or email...they will send u the contract....u can read the contract...than i bet u will know more about all of this in the contract....so either u accept or decline after u read the contract.....u have the right to accept or decline...after they sent u the contract...
      what i would do is wait and see.....
      but other than this, i dont know much about ground positions... in ek...
      BUT i advice u to check this site:::

      http://www.expatforum.com/expats/dubai-expat-forum-expats-living-dubai/115361-emirates-dnata-jobs-thread-243.html

      this is an active thread and i advice u to ask more questions here....
      sorry dear i couldnt help further...
      but i hope u find what u will look for soon
      and i wish u all the best
      good luck
      take care
      oxoxoox

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  30. Hello :)i have to say the story you've shared was really helpfull and inspiring ...i come from cyprus and have attented an open day in Athens 2 months ago..so everything went really good and i got my golden call about a month ago..i am joining ek on January 1st..yhe first day of 2016 ..i am excited and really looking forward to go to dubai..unfortunatelly i do not know anybody who's currently working for emirates and i really have a thousand questions :p
    It would be really helpfull if you could help me :)
    1.can you request to live with someone from the cabin crew on the same shared appartment?or they put you randomly in one?
    2.my ticket says i am arriving in dubai at 1:35 in the morning..what happens after i arrive the airport?
    3.how easy is to get a promotion to bussines class or first class and how much time aproximatelly is required in order to be able to recieve a promotion?
    4.i ve seen some photos of cabin crew wearing trousers uniforms instead of skirts?is trousers also the uniform and you can choose what to wear?
    5.how expensive it is for a woman to live in dubai..i mean,in order to be perfect for that job you need to visit hair saloons make your nails make up ,beauty saloons and stuff...are all those in logical prices?
    Thanks a loooooot i am really looking forward to hearing from you ;)
    Hava a nice day!!!!!

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    1. Hello dear Gewrgia :-)
      hope u are well
      congratulations dear for getting the golden call and everything....thats awesome... :-)
      and so cool to have a joining date of jan 1st, a new year, a new chapter in your life...thats super cool....
      as for the questions u have::::::::::

      1.can you request to live with someone from the cabin crew on the same shared appartment? or they put you randomly in one?
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      usually the put u randomly with someone...u can request once u join...but there might be some things they think when they put roommates together, ex if there is smokers, then they put the smokers in the same flat ect....but other than this randomly u will be getting a rommate...it might happen that u get someone from ur batch...but thats lucky if u get it....so it will be a surprise for u :-) than after 6 months, once ur probation period is done, if u ex want to swap flats ect u can do that.....but u have to wait 6 months to do this.....
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      2.my ticket says i am arriving in dubai at 1:35 in the morning..what happens after i arrive the airport?
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      there will be someone waiting for u...to help u go to ur flat.....probably someone holding a sign with ur name or something :-)
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      3.how easy is to get a promotion to business class or first class and how much time approximately is required in order to be able to receive a promotion?
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      with these middle eastern airlines its pretty easy to get promoted...with ek i heard its 22 months until u get a promotion...for some it might be sooner...or for others later.....if u have a clean good file so to speak...and not so many sick days ect ect...
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      4.i ve seen some photos of cabin crew wearing trousers uniforms instead of skirts?is trousers also the uniform and you can choose what to wear?

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      with ek u can chose to wear either pants or skirt...ur choice...skirt and pants are a part of the ek uniform.... :-) but the ek crew is lucky cause they can choose to wear either pants or skirt as they wish....not like etihad where u have to wear the skirt at all times...only there is certain flights u have to wear pants....
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      5.how expensive it is for a woman to live in dubai..i mean,in order to be perfect for that job you need to visit hair saloons make your nails make up ,beauty saloons and stuff...are all those in logical prices?
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      ek crew get discount in various shops....and services.....the salary u guys get is enough to do everything..in moderation...and save some after wards.....it all depends on where u wish to shop and what u do ect.....but 100% its affordable and u can even safe each month too.....it all depends on the person.. :-)
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      i hope these answers have helped u get some insight :-)
      wishing u all the best dear
      good luck with this new chapter in ur life
      xoxoox

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  31. hello. :) I have an enquiry to make if you have any idea. I used to be a cabin crew for 2 and a half years with one of the middle eastern airlines as well, but not emirates, of course. I would like to check if do you have any idea if EK would consider me, now that I am 36 this year, but with past cabin crew experience. Please advice. Thank you.

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    1. Hello dear i hope you are well :-)
      Unfortunately i dont think emirates hire people above 33 years old at the moment :-( but i do know that etihad is more welcoming with people over 30+....
      But check with Flydubai as well, i think Flydubai doesnt mind 30+ either....
      I also know that saudi airlines does hire people above 30+ too....
      These are what i know of dear...
      Wishing you all the best
      and have a lovely weekend
      xxxxx

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  32. Hellooo!!i just saw your answer!thank you so much it was really helpfull..
    I would like to ask something more..I just learnt that tbey split people in groups and some of them are trained for a380 and some others for a340 and a 330 ...I also heard that the if you are trained for 330 or 340 there are not so many good destinations..and you fly turnarounds mostly..you do not get as much money as flying with a380 and you have to fly with those types of planes for the whole 3 years!!!can you tell me what do you know abpit that please?and how are people divided in groups are there some requirements? Can you request training on a380 ? Pleade help!i am soooo stressed about that!!

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    1. Hello dear
      Regarding the different groups with A380/A340/A330 ect...yeah i have heard rumors about all of that...but if im right, i think they used to do this few years ago...while now they train everyone on everything ect...
      as for salary everyone get similar salary + or-, its not like a person flying with a certain type of aircraft get more money than the other....
      as for flying on a certain aircraft for 3 years, i havnt heard of this before....
      and no there is no requirements about who is put into what batch ect...i think they do this randomly....
      also i heard after 22 months u get promoted to business/first class...so than u get trained on other aircrafts too ect....
      this is all the info i can give u dear about this topic...i dont know more than this about this.....
      But dont worry about the salary though as its the same for everyone.....
      Here is a very good emirates cabin crew blog....see if u can ask this girl some questions and i bet she will be able to help u more :-)

      https://flygirllulu.wordpress.com/

      :-) have a lovely night dear...
      take care
      xxxx

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  33. Hey congrats on leaving EK! I'm here for almost 5 months now and I absolutely do not like the job, and unfortunately everyone I know that I joined with hates it just as much. I'm not sure if it's because I have traveled extensively in my life already (nothing on my rosters that I've never been to) or the fact that I have 2 degrees and was earning twice the amount of money back home including the freedom of speech and respect from colleagues as well supervisors. Many of the CC senior to me (1-2 years) have expressed dissatisfaction as well. Will hopefully resigning this month. Sorry to be a hater, but I think it's important that new joiners know the threatening environment that is Emirates even during training college. Everyone i know is tired, lonely, and crew you fly with are just the same and don't care about others just about landing and just want to sleep or get back home.
    I'm glad you found this experience one that has been worthwhile. There many perks, but I do believe the consequences outweigh the perks. I on the other hand have told friends interested in Emirates not to apply.. but only as a last resort if they are unable to find a job back home or are in desperate situations. But on a positive note, Goodluck on your new journey after CC life!

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    1. Hello dear
      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, but this story above is not written by me, its from another ex ek crew...i just shared the article here.
      BUT its great to hear both stories and i believe a lot of readers here would appreciate your honest story and thoughts about ek.
      Thank you and i wish u all the best dear.
      Good luck
      :-)

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  34. Hello again! I have just learnt i will be living in sarab building in the desert!i am so worried about that place!i do not know much about it just that is the middle of nowhere!do you know any info about sarab building?or do you know anyone living there?thanks!

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    1. Hello dear Gewrgia...hope ur well...
      dear i dont know anything about this sarab building...but i advice u to ask this question to this cc.com forum...i bet they will give u more info about this area...
      but dear dont worry...i know this girl who recently started working for emirates..she mentioned her accommodation is in the desert...but i dont remember what area that was...she said she adjusted well...with time..and it wasnt that bad she thought it was...she said they have free shuttle bus that will take them ex to city center or training ect....so she enjoyed it :-)
      think positive dear.. :-)
      merry xmas dear to u and ur family...may u enjoy the holidays....
      take care
      oxoxox

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  35. wow this is a very helpful blog that you have. I have been dreaming of working with EK and tried sending my application but still got no response. I resigned to my previous job here in the Philippines to pursue what I am passionate about and that is travelling and providing customer service.

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    1. May all your dreams come true dear...
      try many times to re-apply to ek..also attend open days if possible too...many times we might not get a reply via online applications....i advice people to attend open days if they dont get a reply from ek when applying online...
      although ur dream is to work for emirates...try with other airlines too...ex etihad or qatar....you never know :-)
      may 2016 bring u lots of successful news ur way :-)
      take care dear
      xoxo

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  36. Hi. I want so badly to apply to Emirates but I'm working on losing some weight first and then apply in May or June for the latest. I was feeling a little down because I was seeing that the chances of being hired past the age of 30 is very slim. However, I'm seeing on your blog that there may be hope. You said a friend of yours got hired at age 34. I'm 31 years old now. Do you think I still have a chance. I'm asking in case Emirates has changed their maximum age to 29 or 30. I would really appreciate your advice. Thank you.

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    1. hello dear..
      regarding age...yes that is true that once we turn 30 our chances are slim to score the cc job with emirates...BUT this does not mean no 30+ gets hired ect...there is a chance...but the % is very slim in this day and age.
      but i totally think u should try..
      but i do know etihad and qatar is more welcoming of 30+ and they give more chances to 30+ than emirates does.
      when i mentioned a friend got hired at the age of 34, this was year 2013....and fast forward 2 years...things has changed a bit and eks hiring strategy has changed....
      the % of 30+ they hire is slim compared to years ago....
      while ek prefer to hire candidates below the age of 30....there is still people who get the job ex being 31 as u are ect....
      said this....dont forget to look at other airlines too such as etihad and qatar...as i mentioned they welcome 30+ more than ek does at this point....
      wishing u all the best dear..
      GOOD LUCK with everything...
      take care xx

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    2. Hi Cabincrewdreamer,

      Thank you very much for you're response. I'm sorry for all the following questions but I value your opinion. I really like your blog.

      1) Do you think that I should apply to both airlines at the same time or apply to Emirates first and if that doesn't work out, then apply to Etihad?

      2) What is Etihad's policy on weight? Is it similar to Emirates where you have to be slim?

      3) I think I read on one of your blog posts that you enjoyed working at Etihad. I think I'm more partial to Emirates because from what I've seen on social media, it's quite a coveted job giving me the impression that Emirates is the best. I could be wrong of course. What did you like about Etihad and do you think one airline is better than the other in terms of being cabin crew?

      Again, I apologize for all the questions.

      Thank you.

      Shannon



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    3. dear shannon
      no worries dear, u can ask as many questions u like or whenever, i will always be here answering :-)
      as for your questions:::

      1) Do you think that I should apply to both airlines at the same time or apply to Emirates first and if that doesn't work out, then apply to Etihad?
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      apply to both...and do both in the same time...as it takes a longgg time for both airlines with their hiring process and recruitment process...i think u should start with both!!!
      i love both companies....and both companies offer pretty similar job packages...so scoring either one of these companies is a victory i think....
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      2) What is Etihad's policy on weight? Is it similar to Emirates where you have to be slim?
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      as for weight, as long as u have a normal bmi u should be fine...although etihad is more welcoming with curvy women than emirates is...of course emirates hire curvy and thin...but i feel etihad is more versatile than emirates is.
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    4. 3) I think I read on one of your blog posts that you enjoyed working at Etihad. I think I'm more partial to Emirates because from what I've seen on social media, it's quite a coveted job giving me the impression that Emirates is the best. I could be wrong of course. What did you like about Etihad and do you think one airline is better than the other in terms of being cabin crew?

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      as i mentioned above i think both are equally amazing...its just emirates is promoting their company much better than etihad does...emirates is more into promoting their company in a different way than etihad does....but they pretty much offer crew same thing as working environment and salary and lifestyle ect ect...
      but its up to each of us to choose what we like the best...but 100% try to attend both airline open days/assessments and see what each company has to offer ect....
      i loved working for etihad and it was hands down the best year of my life...
      but this was actually not my first choice of airline when i started to apply....my dream company was emirates but i never got the job with ek...at the end i got etihad..but it turned out to be the best for me and i wouldnt want anything else than etihad when i got etihad...
      so i think its up to each and one of us to go after what we like....
      wishing u the best dear...and if there is any questions u have know i will be 1 click away :-) take care and good luck!!

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    5. Hi Cabincrewdreamer.

      Thank you very very much for your responses. I truly appreciate the time you took to answer my questions and the encouragement you are giving me to pursue my dream.

      Take care.

      Shannon

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  37. Hello Maam,
    Wonderful article there, I am motivated by d way u explained things in your comments.
    I am stuck with a life turning decision to make, I am selected for x airline as a cc, but I am also completing my mba ( last 3 months ). I have to make decision for myself to choose either cc or an mba marketing job. I was working for an travel company earlier, so I have pretty good exp in handling customers. Being an cabin crew was my dream, when I was selected I was the happiest person on earth it was like achieving everything. But I wonder what will happen to my family if I left of this job, who will take care of them, what will happen to my partner whom I am attached from last 6 years. These types of questions are troubling me from past 2 weeks. I have also heard that cc job is not for life time. I am currently 25 years of age. I request you to help me get out of this trouble.
    Thank You !

    Yash

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    1. Hello dear
      hope u are well
      and congratulations for getting the cabin crew job....with that airline....thats amazing...
      i read ur story....and what my view is....
      these airline pay u a lot of money, and u live tax free, rent free, and u get a lot of discounted tickets for u, ur family and friends...and i assume u got the job with either, qatar, etihad or emirates...
      so working for one of these airlines...it is a big achievement i feel.
      a lot of crew send back money to their families, so u could help ur family with that if u so wish....
      also after some time, u might get promoted to work in business/first class and thats even more money...for u :-)
      i know a lot of crew who have saved their money to buy themselves new cars or houses ect or for education later on.
      i kind of feel the mba marketing jobs will always be there. But these airline jobs will not always be there for u because of age. ex now u are 25 years old, which is the perfect age to work as a cabin crew. but after 30+ ur chances in getting a job with these airlines is very slim. i know crew who have worked 8+ years as a cabin crew later on became cabin managers and now working 10+ years. later on if u want u can work in the office ect, so these airlines offer a lot of opportunities.
      u say who will take care of ur family when u leave, and u can 100% help ur family by sending them money, thats one way of helping, if this is something u wish to do. also these companies offer housing allowance, some of them do...i dont know if u are married or not, but if u are married u can bring ur partner and take the housing allowance and live with ur partner. for some people these jobs isnt for life yes thats true...ex a lot of people might see these cc jobs as a experience period in their life, they might work 1 year and leave ect.
      but i know tons of other crew who have more goals within the airline and they climb up an up and become more successful.
      I know crew who have later became cabin managers, later worked in HR, later worked as a trainer ect ect.....
      these jobs doesnt come everyday....these opportunities doesnt come everyday....
      so this is my personal view about all of this....
      u do what feels right for u :-)
      wishing u all the best
      and congrats again for this job
      good luck
      oxox

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    2. Hello again Cabincrewdreamer,
      First of all thank you so much for your valuable reply.
      I am sorry but I have not got in the above mentioned airline (yes I will eventually get there). I have got offer from other airline. Yes I absolutely agree with the money part. How much time or years it takes to get upgraded to business class or a senior position, I mean what is the hierarchy level in cabin crew jobs? May be I am afraid coz I am a fresher for this job, that’s why a pre information gathering is a must of a candidate like me. I am not married but may be I will get married in 2-2.5 years. What will happen then will I able to give my wife and family enough time they require? how much time we actually get to spend with our family when we are flying ? Yes I have many goals planned as I want to work in airline industry only weather it’s a commercial job or a service related job. I am very passionate about airline industry. I know the value of this job and also what experience I will gain once started. Just that you know some times life gives us 2 roads, you have to choose one as at the end of road you don’t have to feel that, life would have been different if I would had took the other road. That’s why me not rushing into faster decision but I want to be sure what I choose for me and then don’t have to regret it.
      I know me being so frank about it. It will be a great help once again if you solve my above problem and push me one step closer to my dreams.
      Thank you ! have a nice day !
      Yash
      India.

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    3. Hi dear
      u are welcome dear....if i can help i will always do so, the purpose of my blog is just this... :-)
      so about your questions,,,

      the info i have is only about qatar/etihad and emirates...i have no knowledge or info about other airlines..and i dont know which airline u got the job with....but i will still answer ur questions in regards to these airlines i know....and perhaps u can get a picture of how it ''might'' be for the airline u have gotten the job from.....just to get some insight in the aviation world so to speak....

      about how long it will take you to get promoted to business class/first class all depends on the airline.... with etihad it takes anything between 1-2 years to get promoted....with emirates after 22 months and i think with qatar its anywhere between 2-3 years....so i have heard....

      but i advice u to check this cabin crew forum:

      http://www.cabincrew.com/forums

      for more info in regards to the airline ur seeking info about.....

      usually airlines give 30days annual leave....and we crew would split these 30 days into 10 each...like approx every 3 months we would fly off to our home country and see our family and friends....if we wish we to split our leave like this..also bare in mind we had these swap&request system, so each month we were able to swap flights with other crew, if that would be possible...also request certain flights....ex if ur family lives in london, we would try to swap/request flights to london...and in this way see our friends and family during our layover.... :-)

      also i advice u to read all the informative stuff in this link as well to get tons of info::::::

      http://cabincrewdreamer.blogspot.se/2015/04/dubai-flow-motion.html

      i understand u are facing two choices in life....and two roads...so i wish u all the best with choosing that path which is right for u....
      have a lovely night dear
      take care/// :-)


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  38. HELLOW
    I'm Yvonne .
    I want to be a cabin crew in the middle east so bad
    I have applied severally online but I feel like it ain't enough, I'm a Kenyan and I was just wondering if Emirates or Qatar Airways have open days in Nairobi,Kenya. Please inform me
    Thank you in advance.

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    1. Hi dear Yvonne
      Hope ur well
      you can check emirates open days and where they will have their next open day near u here:::

      http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/english/Careers_Overview/cabin_crew/CabinCrewAssessmentDays.aspx

      and for qatar:

      http://careers.qatarairways.com/qatarairways/VacancySearch.aspx

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      so u have to check their list everyday to see if they will come to kenya or not..
      wishing u all the best yvonne
      have a lovely day xxoxo

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  39. Hello :)) i just want to ask about the recruitment process, i both applied for emirates and etihad for CC but i always get rejection mall instantly, i wonder if they're hiring for filipinos, i am 21 years old and living in dubai. hope you can help me. Thanks!

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    1. Hi dear
      often i recommend people to attend open days without applying. We dont need to register to attend open days. So i advice you to just attend a open day. Also i know Qatar sometimes come to dubai or abu dhabi for open days as well. If you are interested in Qatar attend one there too :-)
      You are the perfect age, these airlines prefer to hire younger people like yourself. And yes they do hire all nationalities, there might be certain nationalities they wont hire because of political reasons or whatever, but Filipinos is not one of them. I wish you all the best
      Good luck
      oxox

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  40. hey, hope you are doing well. I wanna know if one has to have any experience as cabin crew before applying for Emirates or not, do I apply online or just attend an open day. I'll Complete my high school next year. I'm really interested in Emirates cc. thanks in advance, cheers!

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    1. dear abhishek
      Hope ur well, thank u im doing ok :-)
      We do not need to have previous cabin crew experience to apply to emirates or even etihad or qatar. There is no need to apply online before attending an open day, u can if u wish, but i advice to not apply before.
      Good luck Abhishek
      have a lovely day xoxo

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  41. thanks a lot, have a great day! ;-)

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  42. Thanks for your blog, it really helped me

    I am graduating from my Msc soon but I have always enjoyed going to airports and wondered if I could cut it as a CC member....Do you think I would be considered even though I wear glasses? Are they very strict in their standards?

    Thank you

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    1. dear Amber
      hope ur well
      100% u have an equal chance to become a cabin crew for these middle eastern airlines just like the other person. Pretty much everyone can apply and try their chances...EVEN people with glasses...
      but the only thing is that they only approve of a certain % in regards to our vision...
      u can check here emirates pre-employment medical paper and i think they mention about vision ...whats approved and whats not:::

      http://view.samurajdata.se/psview.php?id=0bb3066d&page=1&all=1

      and here u have the etihad medical paper:::

      http://view.samurajdata.se/psview.php?id=aa88f3fc&page=1&all=1
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      yes we can wear glasses on board but 1st they have to approve of ur vision...but remember do not wear glasses when u attend the recruitment events...use contact lenses.
      than after u passed that they need papers from ur eye doctor...and u have to wear approved glasses once working onboard...as people cant wear whatever eye glasses ect...it has to be approved in regard to uniform standard thingy....
      good luck and may u succeed dear amber
      have a lovely evening
      oxoxo

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  43. I really enjoyed this article... I am studying law and I also want the opportunity to travel,see new places and grow as a person... It's really commendable that you were able to complete school whilst flying. With hard work and commitment

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  44. hi, hope you are doing well. I have a little concern for Emirates cabin crew interview, you see I have a little cut mark on my right eyebrow, it looks normal not weird. will i'll get rejected due to this? or I should hide it with makeup and don't reveal it to them? if they find it later will it cause any problems? please advise. thanks!

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    1. hi dear
      thank u i hope ur well too :-)
      in regards to ur question about u having a scar on your right eyebrow. actually i also have a scar on my right eye brow and i covered it with a black eye liner. if possible try and hide it with some black eye liner, and make it look natural.
      these airlines dont accept scars like this on the face, so if i were u i would hide it and not declare it.
      than when u get the job during training and while on duty working u have to cover this scar at all times. but on ur days off u dont need to do this.
      if u cover it well there is no way anyone would find out.
      as i told u, i have a scar very noticeable on my right eyebrow and for 1 year when i worked as a cabin crew i hide it with a black eye liner.
      just find some eye liner that would match your eye brow color and practice to hide it so it would look natural until u do ur emirates recruitment event.
      this is my advice for u
      good luck dear
      have a lovely sunday
      oxoxo

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  45. I've seen a open day in my city soon! Just wanted to ask before I attend

    I'm a Muslim and wear a headscarf would that affect there decision? Also I don't wear skirts so will turn up to the open day in smart trousers

    Can female cabin crew wear trousers?

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    1. Hi dear
      I hope you are well
      I am sorry to say but Etihad, Emirates and Qatar do not allow their cabin crew to wear headscarf during work, also as female crew they all have to wear a skirt during work.
      The only time the female crew are allowed to wear pants during work is if there are some medical conditions involved which they have to wear pants and a doctor has to approve that ect ect.
      During their recruitment events everyone is advice to wear skirts as well.
      Im assuming you were asking about Etihad, qatar and emirates,,,,but i do know a girl that was allowed to wear a headscarf and their female crew could wear pants and that was with the airline Saudi Airlines
      I wish you all the best dear
      Enjoy your day
      oxoxo

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    2. Thank you for getting back To me so quickly yes it was for those airlines Emirates, Qatar and etihad it's just I saw some picture online with cabin crew in trousers so didn't want to assume it be fine and just ask, As I thought it be allowed due to religious belief. However i have read a few articles online which mentions cabin crew have to wear skirts, but wasn't sure on the authenticity.

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    3. I'm currently working for swissport as a passenger service agent (check in, boarding, Arrivals) and was thinking of what to do after and a few people suggested cabin crew so was looking into it before I go to any open days. I studied aviation at college so thought I'd fit right in but didn't know That the headscarf and wearing trousers would be an issue. But will look into it further and see what airlines are available for me.

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    4. Hi dear
      It is truly unfortunate that these airlines doesnt allow people to wear a headscarf while at work, but it isnt only a headscarf these airlines doesnt approve of,, there is a lot more stuff these airlines doesnt allow... Ex with Emirates they dont hire anyone over the age of 31 :-( :-(
      But with Etihad and Qatar their max age is 35.
      While example for people working onboard British Airways or other airlines they can work as crew until they are 65 :-)
      There is so much more which i cant discuss on a public forum like this, but u get the idea what im thinking of perhaps :-)
      There is a lot of rules/regulations that i doesnt approve of and think is ridiculous to be honest. But what to do, it is what it is...its their airlines, their rules.... :-/
      But yes do look into other airlines and see if you can find something
      Have a blessed weekend dear
      Take care
      oxoxo

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    5. I know it's a shame it vary between each airline. I'm only 22 so age isn't an issue. I know British airway cabin crew have just won the right to wear trousers on flight but can't wear hijab due to "health and safety" . And air France have just ruled there staff to wear headscarf on or after the teran flights but crew aren't happy with that.

      Hopefully I'll find the best airline for me that will meet my needs. I've flown with pia and the cabin crew wear headscarf but wouldn't want to work for them due to there poor service and working environment. So haven't got a list of choices to choose from.

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    6. I wish you all the best dear in finding something that would make you happy and fulfill your needs.
      Also check Gulf Air, cause when we enter Gulf Airs career site, the first page most of the crew in that picture have pants on :-) which is awesome.
      Good night dear
      oxoxo

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    7. Thank you for all your advice and help, I've looked at their website and they don't have any cabin crew vacancy up at the moment. But I'll keep my eyes opened.

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  46. Hi, thank you for all your sharing. I want to become Emirates cabin crew very much, but have recently failed the round 2 interview during open day. Therefore, do i really have to wait 6 months before attending another open day again? Also, may i ask for some interview tips too? =) I have a small birthmark on my right cheek. Do you think this will affect my chance of becoming Emirates cabin crew?

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi dear Angel
      sorry that u were not successful during ur recent emirates recruitment event...
      but no u dont need to wait 6 month to attend another open day...the thing is...if someone fail during the open day or assessment day...they can try all over again whenever they wish...
      but once they reach to final interview..and if they do get a unsuccessful email after their final interview with emirates...they have to wait 3 months...after 3 months they can re-attend another emirates open day or re-apply again.
      if u wish to have some interview tips...please write ur emails address in the comment section or contact me via the contact me form to ur right so i can send u some informative ebooks filled with tips.
      in regards to ur birthmark on ur right cheek...it depends how it looks like, the size..ect
      ex if u can cover it with makeup...than i would not declare this birthmark...
      if it very visible even having makeup on....than better to declare it.
      it all depends on how it looks like
      but because it is on ur face...if i were u, and if i could cover this with makeup i would not declare this and not mention this to anyone.
      good luck dear
      have a lovely day
      oxoxo

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  47. Hi im a filipina , Its really helpful that there are people like you sharing exp.and giving tips for aspiring f.a. Like us . Have some few questions regarding requirements. I only stand 5'2 can i still cont'to apply? And i have tattoo but i think it cant be visible would they allowed tattoo? Also i have few scar's on my legs that comes from my seasonal allergy . Thanks in advance.

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    1. hi dear
      hope ur well
      thank u for ur kind words dear :-)
      as for being 5'2...actually one of my friends were 5'2 when i joined etihad...and i i have flown with 2 other girls who were 5'2...
      its all about being flexible...so do attend a etihad assessment and see how i goes :-)
      but with emirates u have to be 160cm to apply...and qatar have a reaching test of 212cm...
      so etihad is better..
      qatar doesnt allow tattoos...but it depends on where ur tattoo is..and the size of it..
      but if its not visible while wearing the uniform...its ok to have tattoos with etihad and emirates...
      and the scars u have...if they arnt that big and visible..i wouldnt declare them as u can cover them with makeup...
      with etihad and emirates...
      with qatar they are more strict with tattoos and scars...
      so i would try etihad if i were u :-)
      good luck dear
      have a lovely day
      oxox

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