Acing Airline Interviews: Go Cabin

My wardrobe lately has consisted of a combination of my uniform, pyjamas and gym clothes. James is a lucky man!! ;)

My wardrobe lately has consisted of a combination of my uniform, pyjamas and gym clothes. James is a lucky man!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Between working around the clock, sleeping, eating and generally attempting to have half of a social life, I’ve been busy writing! As you may remember, I’ve been collaborating with a UK based website called Go Cabinย for some time now. Strictly speaking, I’m not working as crew at the moment (although I think my track record makes my experience more than relevant!) I wrote this piece for them a while back when I was interviewing for the job I have now. Read my newest pieceย Here!

This applies for any role in Aviation- it’s all about being helpful and customer service, but safety is paramount. No safety= no passengers, no passengers= no airline! I really enjoy the level of responsibility that accompanies such safety sensitive, airside roles. I feel as though I am making a difference ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy this more recent piece, and as always, I’m more than happy to answer any questions!

Basically, I'll be 103 and still craning my neck to watching the aircraft fly!

Basically, I’ll be 103 and still craning my neck to watching the aircraft fly!

Southern Summer is coming- wishing you all happy weekends away in the sun!!

Taylor x

4 thoughts on “Acing Airline Interviews: Go Cabin

  1. Hi Taylor! Avid reader and cabin crew here.

    Kind of have some personal questions…
    I’ve been with a Middle East airline for about 5 months and I unfortunately don’t like it as much as I thought I would. Should I leave after 6 months or stick it out? How long did you stay? It’s hard because I’m from the US and living here is so different. If you could give me some tips or anything that would be lovely. Hope you’re alright and liking your new job.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Brittany! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling a bit down at the moment, it’s completely normal when you start something new, especially so far away from home and a role that is physically, mentally and often emotionally demanding. 5 months is amazing, I know people who’d didnt even make it through training. Everyone is different. I was extremely homesick and emotional for the first 6 months especially, but after probation finished and I could swap and bid and Travel at my leisure, it became much more enjoyable and I got used to my new life. It is completely your decision, but I would consider why you joined. You obviously wanted to do something different, and you’ve come so far and achieved so much already by just being there. I think you owe it to yourself to give it a month or so to consider the decision. The Middle East is so very different from the western countries that we are from, but it’s beautiful in its own way. I was flying for close to a year and a half, and it felt like ages!! My best tips would be don’t make any hasty decisions, just take the time to speak to your family, friends, colleagues and consider what is right for you. Don’t decide anything when you’re jet lagged or feeling sad- make sure you are in a good frame of mind before you decide. Have a bath, put your favourite movie on just try to feel “normal” and relax, or catch up with your friends and discuss it all. Sometimes you just need to recharge your batteries and put it all into perspective! I hope this has helped a little bit ๐Ÿ™‚ although the it may feel like it, you’re not alone and one day you’ll look back on this all and feel grateful that you did it! I think that every day ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m very happy to be home and really enjoying my new role. Email me if you have any more questions, keep smiling and spreading those wings!! X

      • Thank you dearly for the advice! I really needed it. I’m going to stick it out 6 months and see where I’m at. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Sorry- one more question. If you stay the probation period, you don’t owe the company anything right?

      • You are so welcome- sorry about the late reply I have been mostly asleep during the days! Good for you ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not sure which airline you are with, but if you are based in Dubai, at the time when I was there, if you stayed past 6 months there wasn’t any fees associated with leaving, depending on your attendance, uniforms, flying hours ect. I think every case is different. All the best, happy flying and keep smiling!! x

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