They could serve their passengers each want, however the abilities required by flight attendants are rather more than that of a waitress -they’re cocktail mixologists, cleaners, private assistants, caterers and even canine sitters.
Εxotic parrots, weapons and lifeless our bodies
Mary Kalymnou has additionally labored as a flight attendant for 13 years, working for high-ranking worldwide clientele comparable to royal households, heads of states, CEOs and celebrities.
She says she’s labored on quite a lot of jets, together with the long-range Gulfstream G550 and the Embraer Legacy which permits as much as 14 passengers on board.
On board she’s had friends deliver unique parrots, jewels, greater than 20 baggage of procuring and even weapons. She says she’s additionally had lifeless our bodies.
“3 times in my profession I had a deceased individual on board — a coffin within the cargo, made out of gold and costly wooden,” she remembers.
“They have been three very well-known males, [who] clearly traveled in luxurious for the final time of their lives.”
She says the job of a VIP flight attendant is demanding and one which “requires a number of sacrifices.”
“It requires a number of persistence, flexibility, and for certain — excessive ranges of vanity,” Kalymnou explains. “The shoppers anticipate one of the best, the operators demand the best so that you have to be keen and naturally have the ability to supply one of the best of your self.”
In any other case, she says, you might be simply changed.
“Each woman might study this job … however only some will finally stand out. Being skilled just isn’t sufficient — you have to be distinctive,” she says.
“You’ll be able to simply get replaced by somebody new, somebody youthful, somebody prettier, somebody smarter, somebody extra versatile. So since day one, I knew I needed to be like a sponge as a way to survive within the trade.”
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