I was scrolling through WHI and noticed that there aren't any articles about how life is when you are flying as cabin crew or how to become cabin crew. For that reason, I decided to share a bit of wisdom from my experiences as an active cabin attendant.

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First, let me tell a bit about my background. I've always loved flying, and seeing the cabin crew in their uniforms working on the aeroplane seemed magical to me. At first, I was set on that I would have a university degree and then work as a doctor or a lawyer or something. But still, in the back of my mind, I knew I was going to end up on the plane, one way or another. Then, as soon as I graduated from upper secondary school, I applied since my current airline was hiring. And the rest is history.

In this first article, I tell you about the everyday life of cabin crew. Please remember, that every airline is different, with different service concepts and passenger target groups. I fly a holiday charter, some of you can guess the company from the pictures, but I am not naming it here, so I am not breaking any social media policies. Also, keep in mind that these are my own experiences and opinions and no way represent my airline's opinions. Just have to put that there. I love flying and I have nothing bad to say about my airline. Pure Love.

I'll be starting a four-day trip and here's how the days I am flying are going to go. I have one standby day in the destination, meaning I just wait to be called and if crew scheduling doesn't call, I'll be off for the rest of the day.

Early morning wake-up call and six am. sign-in. I always arrive at least fifteen minutes early to the check-in, just so I can catch up with my colleagues. Getting used to being early to your check-in allows you a few extra minutes if you are running late or have a uniform crisis (ripped pantyhose or bad hair day). After check-in, the crew starts briefing for the flight. With some airlines, the briefing is done by either of the pilots, with some the Cabin Chief (Purser, Senior Cabin Crew, Chief Purser, etc. different carriers call the main leader of the cabin crew differently) does the briefing. At the briefing, we go over safety elements of the day's flight, possible special passengers (if someone, for example, sits in a wheelchair or has their fiftieth birthday and has ordered champagne) and how the service is going to be performed that day. Then, it's time to march to the aircraft.

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At the aircraft, we check the safety equipment from our stations and prep the plane for boarding. Depending on where we are going, we could be distributing pre-ordered items, prepping catering equipment and counting that we have enough of everything, because we can't get extras when cruising above the clouds.

*Boarding, *''Good Morning, Hello, Hi, Lovely Day, Good Morning, Welcome, Here you go, your pillow, mam, May I help with that trolley, Good Morning.'' Closing the cabin door and safety demonstration either on video or manually. Then we're off!

In the air, anything can happen. We can have a flight where nothing is happening. No one is buying anything or asking any questions and the entire cabin is comatose. Or, we could have a flight where we don't have any time to stop and take a sip of the now cold coffee we made just after take-off. Just before the seatbelt signs come on again we start to prepare the cabin for landing, which means securing everything in their places, checking that the passengers have their seatbelts on, seatbacks and tray tables up, window blinds open and the exit areas are clear (the same thing we do before take-off). Then it's Happy Landings!

Deplaning, ''Goodbye, Have a nice day, Lovely holiday, Bye Bye.'' And then it's either to the hotel to get a bit downtime or if it's a turnaround, meaning we fly the plane back with the same crew, it's time to do the same prepping we did when we first came to the aircraft that day.

So, that's a small taste of what happens on a regular day. You might think, ''don't you think you get bored doing the same things over and over again?'' No - Or at least I haven't got bored. Every flight is different. Different passengers and different crews make every flight so much different. With some passengers, you will party the whole way down to destination (we fly from Scandinavia and Finland to South) and some flights we have sleepy passengers that you will have a caffeine overdose if you don't have anything to busy yourself with.

They say that once you try it, you are hooked and simply cannot let go. I thought, that nothing can keep you grounded that way. But then I realised, that the reason you don't want to quit is that it takes you so high up you never want to come down. It never was about being grounded.

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I plan on writing the next article about the pros and cons, the third one will be of the recruitment process and the fourth one on training. Let's see, if there will be more after those. If you want me to write about a specific topic concerning life as cabin crew, send me a message and I'll whip something up!