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Many people dream since childhood of this charismatic job. What specific training and qualities are required to be a Flight Attendant?

Being a Flight Attendant can be exciting for many, as it makes it possible to travel around the world, meet new people every day and not having the daily routine of most jobs. However, being a Flight Attendant is much more than that. This job is quite demanding, involving duties and responsibilities that are often not considered by the general public.

Working as a Flight Attendant implies knowing and meticulously following all the safety rules during a flight, safeguarding the safety and well-being of passengers at any time, as well as managing any irregularity on board and emergencies.

Enjoying dealing with the public, having good posture, being responsible, patient, communicative and friendly are essential requirements in this job, which promote the quality of service provided by the airline.

In addition, you must be prepared to work in different time zones, have a complete 12th grade or equivalent recognized by the Portuguese state and speak other languages, especially English, a very common requirement in the careers on the aviation world.

The Cabin Crew Initial Training, available through several academies, such as the Azores Aeronautical Training Academy, can be carried out before or after joining the airline, according to the specific needs of each recruitment process.

This post had the contribution of pursers Marlene Garcia, from SATA Air Açores, and Isabel Ribeiro, from Azores Airlines.

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