Being a flight attendant can be a fulfilling job. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone. You get to earn a living while at the same time you are given the opportunity to explore the world. They enjoy a glamorous job compared to other airline employees, just imagine that you are being paid to see the rest of the world! Other than personal fulfillment, there are a lot of benefits that comes from being a flight attendant. These perks may vary from airline to airline. Not all aspiring flight attendant can end as one. It takes a lot of determination and commitment to be able to succeed in this career path. One that enjoys flying and being independent, and who can handle unique situations at all times. For others who really love being a flight attendant, it becomes a lifestyle for them and not a job anymore.
There is no discrimination in this job. There is equality between male and female and contrary to some belief, not all male flight attendants are gay. Each one is given equal opportunity to hone their craft and equal opportunity to grow and succeed even if you belong to the third sex. This means that benefits are given equally. One is the time off from work given to you can be up to 17 days per month. This is a great opportunity for you to have more time for yourself or with your family to unwind and relax. Although flight attendants are mostly on call, this is compensated with additional days off. You get almost six months or roughly half a year off from work while being paid. And what’s more exciting is that you can be flexible with your time. Your days off is not limited to weekends only or holidays. You will be asked for the dates you wish to fly for that particular month and if there are no conflicts, you can get them right away. You can also swap with fellow crew members if your schedule does not suit you. If you have an earlier appointment, it won’t be hard for you to get the time off and attend to whatever task you need to do. Although there are times when your plans can be ruined if you will be called for work unexpectedly, but hey, it’s your job, so you cannot complain.
Senior flight attendants have additional benefits, especially when it comes to negotiating flight schedules. They are also given priority against newcomers in maximizing their free flight privilege. More than gaining flight experience to almost every part of the world, you also gain free flights. If you want to travel not as a flight attendant but as a tourist, you can do it for free or for a reduced rate. Most if not all airline companies offer free travel benefits not only to flight attendant but to their immediate families as well. A free or reduced costs to other things associated to traveling may also be given like in car rentals, cruises and lodging. And once you reached retirement age, such benefits are not taken away from you.