Flight Attendant Training?

February 18, 2009

I am going to be entering flight attendant training in the near future for a small airline based out of Florida (Spirit Air). I was wondering if anyone (former or current flight attendants) has any tips about flight attendant training in general or how I can prepare for it? Also, what should I be concerned about with the FAA Background check? Thank You!

I have done 3 cabin crew courses for 3 different airlines but all of them in the UK. So probably regulations a a bit different but I would assume most concentrate on safety, security and customer service. We also learnt medical, first aid. Usually there is alot of studying involved, drills etc, that you need to know by heart, locations of emergency equipment. It's hard work but you will enjoy it when you finish and start flying!
FAA checks, probably like ours here, they look up any convictions, criminal records etc, to be sure you are "good" to be trusted as it's security they are concerned with.

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4 Responses to “Flight Attendant Training?”

  1. Matthew S on February 18th, 2009 11:30 pm

    For the safty instruction training use differnt type of clothes items – belts for Seatbelts and a clean sock for a oxygen mask!
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  2. MonicaBill on February 19th, 2009 12:20 am

    Congratulations!!!! I fly with United and therefore, I don't know about Spirit's flight training. However, I can say that backround checks and specific emergency scenarios will be the same. You can e-mail me if you would like more info.
    Good luck to you!
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  3. anitaS on February 19th, 2009 12:53 am

    I have done 3 cabin crew courses for 3 different airlines but all of them in the UK. So probably regulations a a bit different but I would assume most concentrate on safety, security and customer service. We also learnt medical, first aid. Usually there is alot of studying involved, drills etc, that you need to know by heart, locations of emergency equipment. It's hard work but you will enjoy it when you finish and start flying!
    FAA checks, probably like ours here, they look up any convictions, criminal records etc, to be sure you are "good" to be trusted as it's security they are concerned with.
    References :
    Ex and soon to be Flight Attendant.

  4. quicksilver on February 19th, 2009 1:12 am

    There is nothing too difficult about the training as long as you do your homework and memorization each and every night. If you get behind, it could be problematic catching up. To forestall this, some airlines give a test every day on the previous day's material. Just pay attention in class and do your homework and you should be fine. Unless you have a criminal conviction on your record, there is no need to worry about the FBI check.
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