Jump to content

 

Photo
- - - - -

Job as Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant/ Stewardess


  • Please log in to reply
885 replies to this topic

#1 huili

 

    Preemie Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • 8 posts
 

Posted 22 April 2005 - 05:54 PM


Q1 Has anyone dream of becoming a flight attendant?

Q2 How's the interview being conducted?

Q3 Its Pros & Cons

#2 ferrarihotbabe

 

    Toddler Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
 

Posted 22 April 2005 - 07:31 PM

Thought of becoming one but I'm not beautiful enough.. LoL.. Anyway, one of my friends went to SIA interview but she was rejected because she had ONE pimple visible on her face.. If I'm not mistaken, you have to be at least 160cm without heels.

The cons I guess would be the flight itself.. You're on air for 15 days in a month and sometimes I guess, if you're flying international flights, you may not be able to adapt to different time zones. Anyway, others could do it, you can too smile.gif

And I thought that you could findout what's the requirements of becoming one of the attendants on their websites?
My Signature
FliRtATious is my middle name? Why yea, now I know why I have few female friends.. Aaahh.. I'm lacking of shopping partner...

I don't care what others think about me.. If I do, would I still have time to care what I think about myself?

And size only matters when you have low self-confidence guys~~


#3 huili

 

    Preemie Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • 8 posts
 

Posted 22 April 2005 - 11:02 PM

hi ferrarihotbabe, i guess one pimple was not the reason why your friend was rejected. I believe too, they do not just want a beautiful face w/o a brain, of course if you'll stand out if you have both. Do try, cos they dont always pick pretty girls. You do not know what awaits you if you dont try. smile.gif

A little make-up can do wonders to a person, so learn how to pretty up your face, there isnt a big problem, if ... being very beautiful is a concern to you. smile.gif

I can find what requirements are, I just want to hear from those current stewardess for their opinion. I believe its not as glamorous as it seems.

Nite.

#4 elle

 

    Super Moderator

  • MYB Super Moderator
  • 19,469 posts
 

Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:23 AM

I think they will see you with and without make up, then you muct be able to swim... smile.gif

But then, if you want to be... have to be street smart ler... see wht's happening to all the air stewardess right now :s hmm actually my mom asked me to go for it... but dunno le... got pimple under my chin now... I'm only 164/5cm now.. but many of them so tall, dont talk about MAS...many of them so short

If you want, go for Emirates.. 2nd choice SIA.... MAS dont go... they provide bad training...

#5 mannchyun

 

    Adolescent Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,566 posts
 

Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:32 AM

newspaper .. last 2 weeks got ads for this wat .. emirates wan ... i cant remember their requirement edi ..

#6 hiohwi

 

    Preemie Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • 87 posts
 

Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:50 AM

i went for the interview for MAS last year, but was not chose. thousands of ppl.. they were choosy.. heheh it has got 6 stages.. 1) height measurement, MAS min 157cm, 2nd) claritfication of ur documents, 3) interview, (if u pass this interview, proceed to the next) 4) height weight measurement, and also to check whether u have obvious scars or tattoo in ur hands, neck. 5) essay writing. the title i got was ----> was is ur perception towards MAS? hheheh 6) final interview. i reached the final interview but was not selected, dunno why also =p because i was quite confident.. my fren who couldnt speak fluent english at all got chosen also, and she's shorter than me =/ hehhehe anywya it was a good experience wink.gif
My Signature
[COLOR=purple] live your everyday as if its the end of world

#7 ivone4eva

 

    Infant Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPip
  • 590 posts
 

Posted 24 April 2005 - 04:02 PM

i wanna ask if i dunno how to swim?? does it count ??? hmmmm

#8 pinkybaby

 

    Infant Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPip
  • 408 posts
 

Posted 24 April 2005 - 09:36 PM

from what i heard if u dunnoe how to swim is dis-qualified...not sure though ...my cousin she is a ex- SIA stewardess....would say that she is tall, pretty and smart...i really admire her alot tongue.gif

#9 elle

 

    Super Moderator

  • MYB Super Moderator
  • 19,469 posts
 

Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:46 PM

err I think u need to know how to swim at least a bit la, coz ur the one who need to save people.. not the other way round

#10 hiohwi

 

    Preemie Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • 87 posts
 

Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:07 AM

i think tat onli does matter IF u are chosen for the 3 months trainning.. i dun recall they asked me whether i know how to smiw anot.. tongue.gif
My Signature
[COLOR=purple] live your everyday as if its the end of world

#11 pinkybaby

 

    Infant Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPip
  • 408 posts
 

Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:11 AM

QUOTE (elle @ Apr 24 2005, 10:46 PM)
err I think u need to know how to swim at least a bit la, coz ur the one who need to save people.. not the other way round

yeah totally agree wif elle..must at least noe abit about swimming ....between i though u must go through the 3 months traning before you can be a stewardess?

#12 hiohwi

 

    Preemie Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • 87 posts
 

Posted 25 April 2005 - 12:16 AM

QUOTE (pinkybaby @ Apr 25 2005, 12:11 AM)
QUOTE (elle @ Apr 24 2005, 10:46 PM)
err I think u need to know how to swim at least a bit la, coz ur the one who need to save people.. not the other way round

yeah totally agree wif elle..must at least noe abit about swimming ....between i though u must go through the 3 months traning before you can be a stewardess?

heheh yup 3 months trainnig if u got selected.. i think they onli have the simming test during this training.. so during the interview they wont ask..
My Signature
[COLOR=purple] live your everyday as if its the end of world

#13 3feetsnow

 

    Adolescent Babe

  • MYB Gentleman
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,811 posts
 

Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:50 AM

I have been to the SIA training facility in Singapore. Work there for a few times as the air quality technician (heh, I wish I'm there to be trained! tongue.gif). They have that huge pool to simulate downed aircraft in the sea, and several full size mock-ups of aircraft cabins for inflight training.

I've only known the process of selection for Air Canada:
- 3 rounds of interviews
- 1 round of language test
- 1 round of height/weight test
- Formal acceptance, training and yearly tests.
My Signature
user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
user posted image Thunder Bay, Ontario - Superior by Nature!
In today's world, the theme of truth has all but disappeared, because truth appears too great for man, and yet everything falls apart if there is no truth - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 1998

#14 ferrarihotbabe

 

    Toddler Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,031 posts
 

Posted 25 April 2005 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE (huili @ Apr 22 2005, 11:02 PM)
hi ferrarihotbabe, i guess one pimple was not the reason why your friend was rejected. I believe too, they do not just want a beautiful face w/o a brain, of course if you'll stand out if you have both. Do try, cos they dont always pick pretty girls. You do not know what awaits you if you dont try. smile.gif

LoL I don't know if that friend has brain or not..

And after some thoughts, I rather be a businesswoman who's flying first class than having to serve those people.. The sense of achievement is sure higher that way..

Cheers biggrin.gif
My Signature
FliRtATious is my middle name? Why yea, now I know why I have few female friends.. Aaahh.. I'm lacking of shopping partner...

I don't care what others think about me.. If I do, would I still have time to care what I think about myself?

And size only matters when you have low self-confidence guys~~


#15 bluebelldolphin

 

    NewBorn Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • Pip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:19 PM

Malaysia Airlines welcomes anyone who enjoys the art of air travel to join our family. As a member of the Malaysia Airlines cabin crew, you are passionate about how you engage with others and you display a pleasant yet confident disposition. While being the master of social skills, you still maintain that human touch in all your personal encounters.

At Malaysia Airlines, we offer rewarding careers for flight stewards and stewardesses. Apart from a highly competitive salary package plus allowances, you will also be accorded travel, medical and other fringe benefits.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS


* Malaysian, aged between 18 - 30 (as at date of interview)

* Minimum academic qualification: Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a pass in English taken in one sitting OR SPM open certificate with pass in 4 subjects including English taken in one sitting.

* Fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and English
* Minimum height - Female: 157cm, Male: 165cm
* Excellent health and good eyesight (not colour blind) and pleasant personality
* Experience in customer service would be an advantage

The job will be based on a five year contract. Qualified and interested candidates are welcomed to our walk-in interviews which will be conducted from time to time. The time and venue will be publicised via advertisements in selected local newspapers as well as in the Vacancies section of our website.

INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS


You are required to bring the following:

* Your letter of application
* Original copies of academic certificates
* Identity Card and a recent passport sized photograph
* As with any formal selection process, please be suitably attired


THE SELECTION PROCESS


The procedure below will be done during the interview. We normally conduct a walk-in interview. This will be completed on the same day.

* Height measurement
* Verification of original document
* Preliminary interview – for candidates who have passed the above
* Grooming assessment
* Final interview – a more detailed assessment of the capabilities and personalities of candidates



THE TRAINING PROGRAMME



Successful candidates will undergo a training programme for approximately three months at the Malaysia Airlines Academy (MAS Academy), Kelana Jaya, Selangor. The training consists of 4 main parts.

Part 1:
Induction and familiarisation programme within the company, such as Company Rules and Regulations. Other areas of development include grooming and interpersonal skills.

Part 2:
Communication and hospitality

Part 3:
Responsibilities and duties in the cabin

Part 4:
First aid and safety procedures

As part of their assessment, trainees are also briefed and will undergo in-flight observation.

At the end of the training period, Malaysia Airlines will co-ordinate a graduation ceremony for successful trainees.




My Signature
Shirlyn Tan
Freelance Designer, IT
www.e-ideas.com.my
~Bridging the gap between business people and IT~

#16 cossie

 

    Teenie Babe

  • MYB Gentleman
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,875 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (bluebelldolphin @ Jul 11 2005, 01:19 PM)
Malaysia Airlines welcomes anyone who enjoys the art of air travel to join...

are you going to join?
My Signature
Malaysia 1 - UMNO 0

#17 bluebelldolphin

 

    NewBorn Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • Pip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 02:22 PM

Yes, my pilot fren recommend me to join. But I considered a lots futher in future. Look.......as a degree holder, if you managed to get over the screening and serve under MAS........after 5 years contract, is there any company will hired you? Mainly the degree you holding is out of date without practising it.

Second, those who attached, finally will end up with sad ending.........just like my aunty.

Third, International flight is RM6k told by one of my fren, domestic is RM3k with basic salary RM1k.......
My Signature
Shirlyn Tan
Freelance Designer, IT
www.e-ideas.com.my
~Bridging the gap between business people and IT~

#18 SweetCat

 

    Infant Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPip
  • 466 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 02:57 PM

i m interested but i m wear glasses, n i m very blur...
n i dunno how to swim also..
My Signature
friendster:jam1ewong@yahoo.com

#19 cossie

 

    Teenie Babe

  • MYB Gentleman
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,875 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (bluebelldolphin @ Jul 11 2005, 02:22 PM)
after 5 years contract, is there any company will hired you? Mainly the degree you holding is out of date without practising it.

Second, those who attached, finally will end up with sad ending.........just like my aunty.

Third, International flight is RM6k told by one of my fren, domestic is RM3k with basic salary RM1k.......

then join SIA lor. all flights are international. don't worry about your degree. do what you know is right for you. it is not true that you'll be absolutely useless to anyone else when you quit the airline service. you still learn about safety, work procedures and providing excellent dining and services to customers. also you'll have developed good communication skills.

the reason many flight attendents don't have opportunities after they leave is because they slacked since joining the airline. then when they try for some other job, they are like children. so don't spend all your time enjoying and use part of it to read and study.

whatever you read in university is fundamental. you really can't use it at work unless you did a professional course.

My Signature
Malaysia 1 - UMNO 0

#20 bluebelldolphin

 

    NewBorn Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • Pip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE (SweetCat @ Jul 11 2005, 02:57 PM)
i m interested but i m wear glasses, n i m very blur...
n i dunno how to swim also..

No worries abt the doubt you have.......you are not pilot, so no worries abt eye sight problems, yet safety courses at airforce academy for 3 mths will be conduct after the screening interview.
My Signature
Shirlyn Tan
Freelance Designer, IT
www.e-ideas.com.my
~Bridging the gap between business people and IT~

#21 bluebelldolphin

 

    NewBorn Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • Pip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:08 PM

Dubai's airline offeres RM10k ^^ sounds more intresting than MAS huh!
My Signature
Shirlyn Tan
Freelance Designer, IT
www.e-ideas.com.my
~Bridging the gap between business people and IT~

#22 nutcracker

 

    Toddler Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPipPip
  • 601 posts
 

Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE (bluebelldolphin @ Jul 11 2005, 02:22 PM)
Second, those who attached, finally will end up with sad ending.........just like my aunty.

haha...no la...dun b so negative..my dad is a crew too.. wink.gif

#23 bkk

 

    Kiddy Babe

  • MYB Gentleman
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,481 posts
 

Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE (bluebelldolphin @ Jul 11 2005, 11:08 PM)
Dubai's airline offeres RM10k ^^ sounds more intresting than MAS huh!

wah..10K thats much better than a manager in msia ! too old to join now cry.gif
My Signature

#24 Cecilia

 

    Infant Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPip
  • 352 posts
 

Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:30 PM

No worries about ur degree.. juz do it if u feel rite n comfortable abt it.. i applied for SIA but i dunno y they duwan me??? hrm.... mayb i'm not qualified enuf.. haha.. btw, i dunno how to swim le... how ar??? so scare
My Signature
~ a stronger n smarter Cecilia~
My Journal --> ~Me Me Me~
My Baby Steps --> ...DOT...

#25 bluebelldolphin

 

    NewBorn Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • Pip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:02 PM

No need to scare dunno how to swin........but heard some friends said, must know how to swim boh. Can take up courses mah! I want to learn diving.......after 1 year hehehe!
My Signature
Shirlyn Tan
Freelance Designer, IT
www.e-ideas.com.my
~Bridging the gap between business people and IT~

#26 bluebelldolphin

 

    NewBorn Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • Pip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (nutcracker @ Jul 11 2005, 11:24 PM)
QUOTE (bluebelldolphin @ Jul 11 2005, 02:22 PM)
Second,  those who attached, finally will end up with sad ending.........just like my aunty.

haha...no la...dun b so negative..my dad is a crew too.. wink.gif

so what did your dad end up after contract end date?
My Signature
Shirlyn Tan
Freelance Designer, IT
www.e-ideas.com.my
~Bridging the gap between business people and IT~

#27 blackate

 

    Infant Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • PipPip
  • 341 posts
 

Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE (bluebelldolphin @ Jul 11 2005, 11:08 PM)
Dubai's airline offeres RM10k ^^ sounds more intresting than MAS huh!

TRUE!! biggrin.gif

but the cabin crew is staying in Dubai, their standard of living is very high......
10K i think is already convey to RM.....for them still consider ok, but in dubai
the shorter distance for the taxi fare is RM15 already....one of my fren is Emirates flight stewardess. but the benefit is the best among other airline!

#28 bluebelldolphin

 

    NewBorn Babe

  • MYB Babe
  • Pip
  • 164 posts
 

Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:21 PM

But the height is one of the problem......I think I only can accepted for MAS or SIA.......Dubai ppl r quiet tall rite?
My Signature
Shirlyn Tan
Freelance Designer, IT
www.e-ideas.com.my
~Bridging the gap between business people and IT~

#29 cossie

 

    Teenie Babe

  • MYB Gentleman
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,875 posts
 

Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE (bluebelldolphin @ Jul 13 2005, 08:21 PM)
But the height is one of the problem......I think I only can accepted for MAS or SIA.......Dubai ppl r quiet tall rite?

a friend of mine got rejected by dubai. the height requirements are similar.
My Signature
Malaysia 1 - UMNO 0

#30 always~

 

    Kiddy Babe

  • MYB Gentleman
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,456 posts
 

Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:57 AM

dint knw tht the salary for cabin crew is so high!....