Want to be a flight attendant? Pros and Cons

Typical 9-5 schedule doesn’t work for you? Want to see the world and meet interesting people? Looking for a change of pace? Then being a flight attendant might just be a good thing to look into for you! We’ve put together a Pros and Cons list so you can see that for the right kind of person, the Pros definitely outweigh the Cons!

 

PROS

  • Seeing the world
    • Not only will you be traveling on the job, flight attendants also get amazing perks when it comes to free airfare, even for their friends and family.
  • Flexible schedule
    • Flight attendants more or less get to pick their own schedule. Most flight attendants start out “reserve” which more or less means they’re “on call,” but once they’ve worked long enough they can choose what times and where they’ll fly to some extent. Most flight attendants only fly about 85 hours a month. That’s about 2 weeks of a full-time job spread out over an entire month!
  • The money
    • Of course it all depends on how many flights you pick up. Being a flight attendant is almost like being an independent contractor because you get to choose your schedule. That being said, the average flight attendant makes $45,000 a year, and the top 10%  make more than $70,000 a year according to the bureau of labor statistics. That’s a pretty good deal for what is technically a part-time job.
  • Work ends when the day ends
    • There will be no “taking the office home with you” or endless stressful projects when you’re a flight attendant. Once the last passenger has safely left the plane and you’ve finished your duties, that’s it!

CONS

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