There are so many courses for people aspiring to be Flight Attendants. Why should you do a Cabin Crew
Course? Are Cabin Crew courses worth it?

Firstly there are hundreds of people that get Cabin Crew positions without doing Cabin Crew courses. Your goal is to try to
maximize you chances of success without wasting your money.

For example:
There is a page of testimonies from students on a popular Cabin Crew course website. One young lady had apparently
studied really hard and got over 90% in her exam.
She must be super prepared for her interview, right?

Her photo is on the site, it showed her hair that looked like it hadn't been brushed. This is their testimony page, of a
"graduate" student.

I wouldn't let any of my team represent our airline like this or a client present this picture for an on-line application.

It’s a little thing, but it would cost you an interview.

The advice
“Hey girl you need to be neat and tidy at the interview” is probably more valuable than anything you would learn
on a course.  Seems like if you pay hundreds of dollars this is the least you can expect.

Being prepared for the interview is
ALL that REALLY matters (did I emphasize that enough?).

What do Cabin Crew Courses teach you?

Good question. The following is on the syllabus of a particular online course: “counting Passengers”

I’m going to actually give you this valuable skill for nothing!!…ready….

When you see 1 passenger, click the counter once. There you go – Free lesson one!

Maybe this is representative of Cabin Crew courses in general, they need fillers , and give you weeks of information that is
simply obvious or irrelevant to your first main hurdle which is getting a job as a Flight Attendant.

Why you shouldn't do a  Cabin Crew Courses

Why do a Cabin Crew Course when:

  •    If you get the job you will undergo training
  •    Some of these courses are WAY over priced
  •    A lot of the material is just plain filler, stuff that are barely relevant. Just check out the syllabus before you commit.
  •   All you really need to do is get your head (with brushed hair) in front of the airlines. The rest will follow.
  •   The airlines will teach you meal codes and airport codes so don't worry. Want to remember anything try this :Tony
    Buzan Memory Book

Alternatives to doing a Cabin Crew Course

So what would I suggest as a replacement?

Well first look at your own strengths and weakness. Don’t know, consider these?

Do I fit the minimum requirements for an airline

If you meet minimum requirements then prepare for yourself for the interview

There are plenty of free resources like my own which will give you much of this information without
the hefty price tag.

There are some very good
books written about all aspects of being a Cabin Crew. (I'm linking, go to mine :-)

Am I prepared for a Cabin Crew  Interview?

Well I think this is the most important question, so let someone appraise you.

Still think you don't fit the minimum requirements and wonder what you can do? Read
Ugly Duckling for inspiration.

Go through the interview process and let someone judge where you can improve, Get an expert to look at your online
resume and answer any specific questions you have.

You can always
contact me

Good luck!
Are Cabin Crew Courses a waste of money?

Be prepared, do your hair, and
read the minimum age
Final Exam : count the passengers
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How YOU can pass the interview and start your career in the world's most glamorous career
Hi Audrey,

I purchased your ebook and it was very informative. There were some great Q and A's.
I am happy to tell you I went to the group interview with Skywest on April 27th and
passed it! I was selected to do a one on one interview with the recruiters and I
received an email from them yesterday inviting me to training on May 26th. I would
like to thank you for writing the book and I am happy I purchased it.
                                                                                      - N. Brown (6 May 2011)