Staff who work for an airline that flies long distance get decent-sized layover in exotic locations, massive discounts on fares and free standby seats
THE life of a flight attendant might not be as glamorous as it used to be – budget airlines, drunk passengers and rubbish pay have taken some of the shine off the job.
But a quick glance and some cabin crew Instagram accounts shows that it’s not time to break out the violins just yet.
In fact, the life of a flight attendant – according to social media – is still super glamorous.
Staff who work for an airline that flies long distance, like British Airways and Emirates, usually get decent-sized layover in exotic locations.
On top of this, they also get massive discounts on fares and even free standby seats.
This means that they probably travel to more glamorous holiday spots in one year than the average Brit will in a lifetime.
Some of them are happy to take you with them too (on their Instagram, not in their suitcase).
No Blue Mondays for these glamorous women and men – instead, you’ll find them sipping a cocktail on a Caribbean beach or swimming off the coast of Dubai.
One of the most envy-inducing accounts is that of Georgia Nielsen, who works for Emirates.
There are no Netflix and Dominos Sundays for Georgia – instead, she spent hers recently cycling with a US Navy Seal in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, another flight attendant called Elisa Rodriguez who goes by the name @elisavalentiina works for Lufthansa and in the last few months she has been to everywhere form Rio and Dallas to Madrid and South Africa.
It’s not only the women who get to have fun though – Emirates flight attendant Lucas, who goes by the handle @manentelucas travels to paces like Bali, Sydney and Seattle – and more than 75,000 people follow his Instagram account.
Then there’s the Emirates flight attendant Brigita, who spends her down time travelling to cities like Rio and Moscow.
Some of the fanciest jobs are those of flight attendants on private jets though – like Kara, who runs the Instagram account @thefalife.
It’s not all glamour though, In a recent blog post on Flyertalk, flight attendant and aviation blogger Amanda Pleva stripped the glamour off the job to show wannabe crew members what the job is really like.
She said: “At work, we tend to hide in the corner of the galley and shovel food in our faces out of passenger view and in between services.”
She continued: “You will start doing the same at home, facing the kitchen wall eating your dinner in ten seconds flat.”
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