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A day in the life of Cabin Crew

A day in the life of Cabin Crew

Come fly with me for the day
Lauren Fisk  

The wake up call…

As you can imagine for a flight attendant there is no such a thing as a routine. Some times you’re reporting before sunrise and other days not until everyone else is coming home from work. This morning my alarm makes it's familiar alerting sound in my ear at 4am. Today is an up before the sun day. After a shower and a strong coffee I get ready, applying make up, put on my uniform and do my hair up to achieve the ‘air hostess’ look. One of my favourite things about being crew is being part of a brand and representing it with the uniform and appearance. Even though flying is now a normal means of transport there will always be that element of glamour in the air hostess look and that’s what I love. Pass me the lipstick…

Report

05.25 I report at the office and meet my fellow crew for the day ahead. We do our daily briefing; discussing passenger loads, flights times and reviewing some safety and first aid procedures. This gets you ready, as it sets the tone for the day. I am new to Dublin base having previously been based in London, so I am still meeting new crew and flying with new faces. Today we will be flying to my previous base, London City Airport. I love flying into this airport as the views of the city as you come into land are incredible. You literally fly right over the top of some of London’s most famous landmarks. You can even wave hello to the Shard as you pass by the top floor of this iconic building

Welcome on board

Once all checks have been passed on to the flight deck we are ready to board. As passengers board the plane, I welcome them, help with the baggage and show them to their seats. After closing the doors, completing the mandatory safety demo we secure the cabin for take off. Before we know it we our taxiing on the run way…

Take off

It may sound silly as I must have taken off over a thousand times but there is always something amazing about being in flight. I know the science behind flying but it still feels magical that we are essentially a man made flying bird in the sky.

Once we've been released from our seats by the flight deck the inflight service is ready to begin. Today is a short flight of just over an hour and as it’s still early we will be offering a complimentary breakfast service. I enjoy the service as you have the time to interact with passengers. Everyone is more relaxed now we are under way as all they need to do is sit back and enjoy the short flight. One unique aspect of my job is the interaction with passengers. Flying is not like other modes of transport where everyone is buried in their mobile phones. Passengers chat with you, there is eye contact and it is very sociable.

This interaction also applies to the rest of the crew. You sometimes spend more time in the sky with these people than you spend with your own family and friends. That’s why they
become almost your ‘sky family’! Some of my closest friends have been made through flying. The galley is a small, confined space, but sometimes while 20,000 ft above land it is the best place to get to know somebody.

Landing

"Cabin crew, prepare the cabin for landing."
Before you know it it’s time for landing. The days fly by, excuse the pun, as we’re always on the go. Once the aircraft has come to a stop and the seatbelt signs are off normal is resumed for the passengers. The phones are back on and they are already moving on to the next stage of their journeys. Once the passengers disembark we ready the plane for our return flight to Dublin. In a typical day we could meet hundreds of people whether crew, airport, security staff or passengers. As crew you can appreciate how all these separate groups come together to make a successful flight. It is as if we are all cogs connected in a giant global machine transporting passengers from A to B.

Source: CityJet News Stream

Philippine Airlines: Aloha! Enjoy Absolutely Breathtaking Hawaii.

Philippine Airlines: Aloha! Enjoy Absolutely Breathtaking Hawaii.

Surrounded by the world’s largest body of water, Hawaii, the “Aloha State” is world famous for its eternal beauty and pleasant tropical climate cooled by trade winds.

Sit back and enjoy the hula, ukulele music and luaus accompanied by the spirit of aloha throughout Hawaii.

Take flights from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Manila. Enjoy delightful Halal-certified inflight meals and 2-piece (23kgs) FREE baggage allowance.

We fly 5 times weekly from Manila to Honolulu.

ROUTE FLIGHT NO ETD ETA FREQUENCY
KUL - MNL PR526 1210 1550 MON, WED, FRI, SUN
MNL - KUL PR528 1600 1930 TUE, THU, SAT
KUL - MNL PR525 0725 1100 MON, WED, FRI, SUN
MNL - KUL PR527 1130 1500 TUE, THU, SAT
ROUTE FLIGHT NO ETD ETA FREQUENCY
MNL - HNL PR100 1730 0955 TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
HNL - MNL PR101 1140 1620 +1 TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN

Enjoy delightful Halal-certified inflight meals and 2-piece (23kgs) FREE baggage allowance.

YES, RESERVE MY SEAT NOW!

Travel with the airline that celebrates the Heart of the Filipino.

For further enquiries, please contact your preferred travel agents or us at: KULSMPR@pacificworld.travel

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Hawaiian Unveils Three New Year-Round West Coast Routes!

Hawaiian Unveils Three New Year-Round West Coast Routes!

HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines will expand its U.S. West Coast presence with the arrival of an A321neo fleet by adding three new non-stop daily routes early next year: Portland-Maui; Oakland-Kaua‘i; and Los Angeles-Kona.

The routes will offer guests more options for direct access to Hawaiian’s neighbor islands while enjoying the company’s award-winning, warm hospitality in the comfort of medium-haul, single-aisle A321neo aircraft.

The new A321neo service between Portland (PDX) and Maui (OGG) will launch on Jan. 18. Hawaiian’s seasonal widebody service currently offered between Oakland (OAK) and Kaua‘i (LIH) through Sept. 4 will resume April 11 as a daily A321neo flight. Daily service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawai‘i launches March 11 with widebody aircraft before the A321neo is introduced in the summer of 2018.

Hawaiian’s inaugural A321neo flight between the U.S. West Coast and Hawai‘i is planned for Jan. 8 on its existing OAK-OGG service. Additional routes will be announced as Hawaiian welcomes 18 new A321neo aircraft between the fourth quarter of 2017 and 2020.

Hawaiian’s signature style flows throughout the A321neo’s three cabins, including 16 luxurious leather recliners in the Premium Cabin, 45 Extra Comfort premium economy seats, and 128 Economy class seats. All seats are equipped with complimentary high-power USB outlets for device charging, while guests in the Premium Cabin and Extra Comfort seats will enjoy access to an additional AC power outlet. Pivoting overhead bins maximize the space for carry-on luggage.

Hawaiian carefully designed its A321neo cabin interiors with textiles and materials that reflect traditional island crafts, from bark cloth (kapa) to fishing nets, and even LED lighting mirroring Hawai‘i’s idyllic sunrises and sunsets.

New to Hawaiian’s guest experience, the A321neo will feature wireless streaming in-flight entertainment. Guests will be able to simply download an application on their personal electronic devices to enjoy a wide selection of complimentary and premium content, including movies, TV shows, music and other exclusive programming. Holders for personal hand-held devices and tablets will be integrated into the tray tables of the Premium Cabin as well as the first row of Extra Comfort, and built into the backrest of all other seats.

The A321neo boasts the quietest and most fuel-efficient engines for this aircraft type, along with aerodynamic wingtips called Sharklets that significantly reduce carbon emissions.

PORTLAND (PDX)-KAHULUI (OGG)
Flight Route Departs Arrives Effective
HA 40 OGG-PDX 1:15 p.m. 8:25 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018
HA 39 PDX-OGG 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Jan. 19, 2018
LOS ANGELES (LAX)-KONA (KOA)**
Flight Route Departs Arrives Effective
HA 62 KOA-LAX 3:35 p.m. 11:55 p.m. March 11, 2018
HA 61 LAX-KOA 11:00 a.m. 2:05 p.m. March 12, 2018
OAKLAND (OAK)-LĪHU‘E (LIH)
Flight Route Departs Arrives Effective
HA 68 LIH-OAK 12:40 p.m. 8:55 p.m. April 11, 2018
HA 67 OAK-LIH 8:30 a.m. 11:10 a.m. April 12, 2018

*Dates subject to change.
**Route will launch with widebody aircraft before receiving dedicated A321neo service.

The core of the A321neo experience will remain Hawaiian’s award-winning onboard hospitality program, Mea Ho‘okipa (translation: I am host). All guests are treated to island-inspired complimentary meals and made-in-Hawai‘i snacks to go along with the airline’s engaging presentation of the islands’ culture, people and Aloha Spirit throughout the flight.

CONNECTING YOU TO KAPALUA

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 12 years (2004-2015) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

For further inquiries, please contact your preferred travel agents or us at: hawaiianair@pacificworld.travel or any of our offices at:

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Kuala Lumpur
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Penang
Unit 118, 1st Floor, Penang Plaza, 126 Jalan Burmah, 10050 Penang
T: +604 229 3754 | F: +604 226 9654

Kota Kinabalu
Suite M1-03A,Mezzanine Floor, Menara MAA, 6 Lorong Api-Api Satu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu
T: +6088 484 730 | F: +6088 484 740