OCCUPATION THESAURUS

FLIGHT ATTENDANT



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Flight attendants are employed by an airline as part of the cabin crew and ensure the safety and comfort of passengers. Before the flight, they attend a briefing given by the captain to go over safety issues, equipment usage, expected turbulence, and weather conditions. They review the passenger list, focusing on those with specific needs, such as children and VIPs. They also inspect the plane's safety equipment before take-off and must replace anything faulty.

Flight attendants assist passengers in boarding the plane and are trained to observe behavior that raises suspicion and suggests ill-intent. Before takeoff, they educate passengers on safety equipment and procedures and other protocol. During flight, attendants meet passengers' comfort needs by serving food and beverages and providing items such as pillows, blankets, and headphones. They remain alert for unusual noises or activity, including medical emergencies, and prepare the cabin for landing by collecting trash and reinforcing proper safety precautions. Once the plane lands, they assist passengers in deplaning.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Flight attendant training requirements vary by airline. Some require a high-school diploma or equivalent, while others require college coursework. Individual airlines typically train flight attendants for several weeks after they are hired, but there are schools for individuals who wish to pay for their own training before finding a job.

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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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