My road in life has been direct.
I always wanted to travel.
I got a certification in hospitality thinking I needed that to become a flight attendant.
I was nervous to interview with Airline companies so I practiced with my instructor.
I wanted to work for an International Carrier but got hired with Alaska Airlines.
Training to be a Flight Attendant was not what I expected. We learn a lot about safety.
Graduating from training was a great relief. I learned a lot about the airplane.
I have made a lot of good friends and I enjoy my travel benefits.
I have been a Flight Attendant for 7 years and still enjoy it!


Flight Attendant

I make sure passengers follow safety regulations on the airplane.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I have to scan it an hour before my flight departure. I have to brief with my coworkers (we talk about safety related issues if any) then we check all the emergency equipment on the airplane to make sure things are up to date. Then we start boarding 45 min before flight departure. We greet passengers and assist those who need it. Then we close the door, make our safety demo, check seat belts and make sure electronics are off. Then we take off. After we reach 10,000 ft, we start our service.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Make sure you are willing to relocate in case the airline you apply for sends all the new hires to a different hub.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"A Flight Attendant only pours drinks in the air. That's an easy job."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student