Job of a flight attendant is not as easy as it looks. Many sleepless, long nights, and many sunrises when the normal world is asleep, are awaiting for you. The physical aspect of the job is very demanding, and you should be aware of that before you even think of putting in the effort.
Working for an international airline, you will have a “all nighter” flight at least once in 4 days. That means you will check in for your duty around 23h, or midnight, and land back around 12h,13h the following day. You were probably awake the whole day before, maybe you managed to rest for a bit before your duty, maybe not. Sometimes you’ll get scheduled even 2 completely night duties, night after a night. You will sleep during the day, and the feeling of being rested will be very different than that of a good night’s sleep.
Good part about it is that night flights are usually very calm, as most passengers are sleeping. But how you will feel after one sleepless night is gonna be anyway the same, and that is, very, very exhausted. That level of exhaustion no one doing a daily shift ever experiences. And when the bright Dubai sun hits your eyes after a night spent in an airplane, you will feel what I’m talking about, and you better have your sunglasses ready.
There are various things you can do to help yourself recover, take vitamins, eat healthy, go to the gym regularly. Still, you will feel the effect of night flights, and after a while it takes a toll on your overall health.
This is the part of the job no one tells you about, when you apply for it.
However, it doesn’t make it any less beautiful and worth doing!
On the photo is my lovely batch 2332! From left to right, Christian (Australia), Emma (South Africa), Ai (Japan), Kamila (Poland), Natalia (Brasil), Anna (Greece), me-Gina (Serbia), Bojana (Serbia), Samantha (UK), Bruna (Portugal), Melissa (UK), Ellen (Netherlands), Rebecca (Hong Kong/Australia), Ankit (India).