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Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment: When You Can and Can’t Attend an Open Day – and When You Need to Apply Online

One of the most frequent questions we receive about the Emirates cabin crew recruitment process is whether to apply online or to attend an Open Day in person.  Do you have a better chance if you apply one way compared…

Were You Affected by this Big Error in Qantas’ Job Ad for New London-Based Cabin Crew?

Last week, we reported on the news that Qantas was advertising for new cabin crew to join its London-based team who operate the airline’s history-making flight between Perth and the United Kingdom – as well as flights to Singapore and…

Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment: If You’re Applying from Russia, Here’s What You Need to Know

Eagle-eyed followers of where Emirates is holding cabin crew recruitment events may have noticed that the airline will be visiting Russia twice in June.  Recruiters are set to hold Assessment Day’s in St. Petersburg and Moscow on 7th and 9th…

Our Manifesto for Cabin Crew Recruitment Equality: Here’s How to Make the Process Fair for All

By and large, airlines from across the Middle East – including the likes of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways – have been fantastic for elevating the passenger experience.  The Persian Gulf carriers have arguably done more than any other airline…

What’s it Really Like to Work for Qatar Airways as Cabin Crew? What We Know, The Rumours, Secrets, and Cover-Up’s

Last week, Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways appeared at a committee hearing of the European Parliament, becoming the first foreign airline chief to personally address the Committee on Transport and Tourism.  At the time, Qatar Airways…

Qantas is Hiring Cabin Crew for its UK Base at London Heathrow Airport

For the first time in over a year, Australian airline Qantas has started a recruitment campaign for new cabin crew at its UK base at Heathrow Airport in West London.  The airline is able to accept applications from British and…

CORRECTION: There Might Still Be Hope For Etihad Airways Cabin Crew Recruitment This Year!

Last week, we reported on the news that a number of cabin crew hopefuls who were waiting to start training courses with Etihad Airways had been told their applications would no longer be progressed.  Many of the candidates who had…

Attending an Emirates Open Day Overseas? This Change to the Recruitment Process Could Seriously Benefit You

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Emirates seriously ramp up its Cabin Crew recruitment drive with Open Day’s scheduled in multiple cities around the world.  The airline is on a mission to recruit hundreds of new cabin crew but…

This Has Got to Stop: Cabin Crew Are Still Victims of Gender Stereotyping and Discrimination

Remember last year when Akbar Al Baker, the outspoken chief executive of Qatar Airways seemed to imply that youth was an important pre-requisite for being cabin crew?  The comments, made during a press event to celebrate the inaugural Qatar Airways…

Etihad Drops Hundreds Of Aspiring Cabin Crew – After Nearly Two Years Of Keeping Them On Hold

In a surprising and disappointing turn of events, Etihad Airways has just announced plans to drop hundreds of aspiring cabin crew who had passed the airline’s tough recruitment process but were still waiting to start a training course with the…

Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment: Hardly Anyone Showed Up To The Hamburg Open Day – Here’s Why

The latest round of Open Day’s for cabin crew recruitment at Emirates got underway in Manchester, Rome and Hamburg on Saturday but attendance at the German event couldn’t have been more different from that in the UK and Italy.  So…

British Airways Is Doubling The Number Of Chinese Cabin Crew On Flights To Beijing And Shanghai

British Airways has announced plans to double the number of Chinese cabin crew working on its flights to Beijing and Shanghai from its hub at London Heathrow.  The airline intends to hire around 44 new crew in Shanghai and a…

Ryanair Plans Big Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive in United Kingdom – More Positions Available Throughout Europe

Ryanair is planning a big cabin crew recruitment drive in the United Kingdom with 200 new positions available at its cabin crew bases around the country and more opportunities open throughout Europe. The airline will be holding a number of…

Iberia Is Looking For Japanese Flight Attendants Living In Spain To Crew Its Tokyo Flights

The Spanish airline, Iberia has announced plans to hire Japenese cabin crew who will be dedicated to working on the carrier’s Madrid to Tokyo route.  The news follows a decision from Iberia to increase its direct Spain to Japan service…

Low-Cost Carrier, Air Arabia Is Recruiting New Cabin Crew For Its Bases In Egypt And Sharjah

The Middle East’s largest low-cost airline, Air Arabia has announced plans to hire new cabin for its bases in Egypt and Sharjah (the next Emirate a long from Dubai).  Applications are welcome from all nationalities for positions in Sharjah with…

Oman Air Is Now Recruiting New Cabin Crew: Applications Close 19th April

A fantastic opportunity has opened up to join Oman Air’s growing team of cabin crew as the national airline embarks on an ambitious expansion programme.  Unfortunately, however, while Oman Air is accepting applications from all nationalities, the position is only…

Iberia Regional Franchisee, Air Nostrum Is Looking For New Cabin Crew: Open Day In San Sebastián On 12th April

Air Nostrum, a privately owned Spanish airline which holds the franchise to operate Iberia’s regional services has announced plans to recruit new cabin crew.  Interested candidates can submit an expression of interest via the airline’s website and then attend an…

Lufthansa Closes Cabin Crew Applications Due To “Overwhelming” Numbers: But Other Opportunities Exist

In an Instagram post, the German flag carrier, Lufthansa has said that while it continues to hire new cabin crew, it will be unable to accept any further applications due to the “overwhelming numbers” the recruitment team has already received. …

Europe’s Newest Airline Is Now Hiring Cabin Crew: But Be Warned – The Selection Criteria Are Tough!

It’s not every day that a brand new airline takes to the skies but that’s exactly what will be a happening later this month with the addition of a new long-haul carrier in Europe’s aviation scene.  Air Belgium, will begin…

Equal Opportunities In Reverse: Indian Airline, Vistara Hires Male Cabin Crew For First Time

Here’s an interesting development from Vistara – a relatively new Indian domestic carrier formed from a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and local mega-corporation TATA.  The airline has announced a major improvement in its recruitment practices in a bid to…

Emirates Is Once Again Holding Open Day’s to Recruit New Cabin Crew: Anyone Can Turn Up and Apply!

We didn’t expect this to happen – at least not as quickly as it did.  A few weeks ago, an eagle-eyed reader pointed out that the official Emirates Group careers website still made reference to Open Day’s on its dedicated…

The Official Emirates Guidelines For How To Wear Afro Style Hair: Get The Official Approved Look

Preparing your photos for the Emirates cabin crew application or Assessment Day can be a daunting task – recruiters will be judging what you look like and candidates who achieve ‘uniform standard’ at this early stage are known to perform…

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Ireland Is Expanding At Heathrow: Looking For Experienced Cabin Crew Now!

Here’s a really exciting opportunity for experienced cabin crew who want a new challenge based out of Heathrow Airport in West London.  The Scandinavian airline, SAS is expanding its subsidiary, SAS Ireland and is currently recruiting new cabin crew right…

Virgin Australia is Now Hiring Cabin Crew For Its Domestic And International Short Haul Networks

Virgin Australia is now accepting expressions of interest for cabin crew to join its domestic and international short haul fleets based in either Sydney or Melbourne.  Interested candidates can apply online via the airline’s official careers website – although you…

STUDIES: How You Wear Your Makeup Could Have A Huge Impact On What Recruiters Think Of You

We all know that most airlines have exacting grooming standards for their cabin crew.  Female flight attendants are expected to wear makeup at all times when on duty and as brand ambassadors, cabin crew should always be presentable and ‘looking…

Malaysia Airlines Faces Criticism for Hiring New Cabin Crew, Three Years After it Made Thousands Redundant

In 2015, Malaysia Airlines was forced to cut 6,000 jobs as part of a massive restructuring plan at what was at the time an ailing airline.  Now, Malaysian is recruiting again – several cabin crew jobs fairs have taken place…

Emirates is Looking for a New Vice President of Cabin Crew: Charged with Creating a “Performance Based Culture”

The Dubai-based airline, Emirates is now advertising for a new Vice President of Cabin Crew – Just a couple of months after the previous title holder suddenly left the airline for “personal reasons”.  The new VP will be responsible for…

Emirates is Hiring New Cabin Crew Recruiters After Airline Was Forced to Make Redundancies Last Year

Is there any better indication of how much Emirates plans to upscale its recruitment of new cabin crew than the news that the airline is currently hiring the recruiters who will oversee the process? In the last couple of days,…

Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment: The Questions You Want Answered and How Emirates Responded

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been inundated with questions about the new Emirates cabin crew recruitment process.  We’ve done our best to answer as many of those questions as possible and where necessary, we’ve even reached out to…

Emirates Advertises Cabin Crew Recruitment to the World: Website Promptly Crashes

Just over a week ago, Emirates took us by surprise when it suddenly reopened cabin crew recruitment via the airline’s official careers website.  For those in the know, it didn’t take long for word to spread – via this website…

What Are The Emirates Video Interview Questions? And How Should You Answer Them?

When Emirates first announced they would be introducing a video interview as part of their cabin crew recruitment process, we initially thought only shortlisted candidates would have the opportunity to take part.  It turns out we were wrong and instead…

Happy 2018: Emirates Has Finally Reopened Cabin Crew Recruitment – Applications Being Accepted Now

Wow!  Back in mid-January, Emirates’ chief operations officer, Adel Al Redha said his airline would “soon start recruiting cabin crew.”  The only problem was that no one knew what “soon” meant – it turns out the recruitment team have been…

CAUTION: Emirates Hasn’t Opened Cabin Crew Recruitment for Everyone Yet

UPDATE: Emirates has now reopened cabin crew recruitment for everyone (Sunday 28th January 2018) – The official link can be found below. If you’ve been eagerly awaiting recruitment to reopen for Emirates cabin crew then you’ve no doubt already seen…

The Biggest Questions Surrounding Emirates’ Plan to Start Cabin Crew Recruitment “Soon”

Yesterday, we learnt the pretty exciting news that Emirates is planning to reopen its cabin crew recruitment process – possibly in the very near future.  It’s the first time we’ve heard from the airline in quite a while on this…

CONFIRMED: Emirates Will Restart Cabin Crew Recruitment “Soon” – Here’s What We Know

Senior executives at Emirates have finally laid out plans to restart recruitment for cabin crew at the Dubai-based airline.  It’s been well over a year since Emirates last held a cabin crew recruitment event, with the last Open Day’s taking…

A Secret U.S. Government Airline is Hiring Flight Attendants to Operate Flights to Area 51…. No, Really

As unusual flight attendant job openings go, this is pretty high up there.  The United States Air Force is looking for flight attendants for Janet Airlines – a highly classified airline which operates flights for military and contractor personnel from…

Major Recruitment News: Lufthansa to Recruit Nearly 8,000 Flight Attendants in 2018

Wow!  In a major recruitment news announcement, Lufthansa has laid out plans to hire around 8,000 new employees in 2018 – the airline says the “majority” of these new roles will be flight attendants.  According to Lufthansa, last year around…

Singapore’s SilkAir is Recruiting Cabin Crew: Will You Be Attending the Open Day on 8th January?

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines will be holding a Cabin Crew recruitment event on the 8th January at Changi Airport in Singapore – and the best bit is that recruitment is open to all nationalities as long as…

Norwegian is Opening Yet Another New U.S. Base for Cabin Crew and Pilots – Recruiting Now

The European low-cost airline, Norwegian has announced plans to open its fourth Cabin Crew based in the USA.  The airline plans to recruit around 150 new cabin crew to work from its new Los Angeles base.  Recruitment has already begun…

Azerbaijan Airlines Proves Sexism is Alive & Kicking With This Shockingly Misogynistic Flight Attendant Job Ad

So here we are, it’s nearly 2018 and yet sadly sexist attitudes continue to persist in the aviation industry.  And while many airlines moved with the times some years ago, using employment practices that are fair and inclusive – basing…

The UAE Temporarily Banned Tunisian Women from Entering the Emirates Yesterday. And Nobody Knows Why.

UPDATE (Sun 24th December 2017 – 22:00 GMT) – Emirates Airline has confirmed it will suspend services between Tunis and Dubai indefinitely, following an order from the Tunisian government.  The country’s transport ministry said the airline would be barred from…

easyJet Cabin Crew Recruitment – Step by Step Process 2018

easyJet is quickly turning Europe orange – the low-cost airline now operates more than 600 routes across 30 countries with cabin crew bases located in at least 20 airports across the continent.  The good news is that easyJet is in…

easyJet Cabin Crew Salary and Benefits 2018

During the summer, low-cost airline easyJet embarked on the biggest ever cabin crew recruitment drive in its history.  The airline planned to add 1,500 new cabin crew positions at bases across its European network and has been taking on new…

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Vivi, An Experienced American Flight Attendant Who Chose to Work for Norwegian

Back in 1993, Norwegian Air Shuttle started life as a small regional wet lease airline using ageing Fokker F-50s aircraft and connecting tiny airports along the west coast of Norway.  How times have changed – since then, Norwegian has become…

Scandinavian Airline SAS is Offering People the Chance to Work as Cabin Crew Part Time – Perfect for Students

This is an opportunity that doesn’t come around very often.  The Scandinavian airline, SAS is offering aspiring Cabin Crew the opportunity for a career in the skies on a part-time basis.  It’s part of the airline’s ‘Resources Pool’ initiative –…

Calling European Cabin Crew: How About Working For a Chinese Airline? One is Hiring Now

For decades, international airlines have hired local staff and cabin crew in some of the destinations they fly to.  The idea is that ‘international cabin crew’ can bridge the cultural divide that sometimes occur, hopefully providing a better service for…

Answer This First: What Are Your Motivations For Wanting to Become Cabin Crew?

If you’re aspiring to become Cabin Crew but haven’t yet had the opportunity to live your dream – or even know anyone who has done the job before, then you might have some pretty wild pre-conceived ideas about what the…

SOURCES: Emirates Won’t Recruit New Cabin Until December 2018 – Laying Off Training Staff

Ever since Emirates stopped cabin crew recruitment in December 2016, we’ve reported on some of the biggest rumours that have come out of the company.  There was intelligence that Emirates had fired a number of staff – including in Human…

How to Ace the Cabin Crew Online Personality Test: New and Updated for 2018

Psychometric and personality tests are becoming an increasingly common feature in the cabin crew recruitment process.  According to cut-e, a leading supplier of psychometric assessments, more and more airlines are turning to technology to screen their candidates through the use of…

easyJet Confirms Acquisition of airberlin Assets at Berlin Tegel: Plans to Recruit 1,000 Cabin Crew and Pilots

On Friday, after nearly 38 years of operations, airberlin flew its last scheduled flights – it’s last of which was a domestic German flight from Munich to Berlin.  The low-cost carrier fell into administration in August when major shareholder, Etihad…

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