You received an invitation to attend flight attendant training, now what? I’m sure there are a lot of thoughts running through your mind, and you have no clue on how to prepare for such a significant change. I’ve got you covered! Here are the top three most important things you should do before starting training.
1. Bills, Bills, Bills
We all have them! Whether it’s credit card bills, car payments, rent/mortgage and the list goes on. Once you’re in training, the last thing you will want to worry about is paying your bills on time. My suggestion is to place all of your bills on auto-payment during training so you can have one less one thing to worry about. If you hate the idea of auto- payment (like myself), you can set up reminders on your phone.
2. Save Up Your Dough
Unfortunately, I didn’t save much. The airline I trained with actually paid for training which is why I think I wasn’t worried too much about saving a lot of cash. Most airlines will not pay for training, so my suggestion is, as soon as you get a CJO (conditional job offer) start putting away some money. I want you to be prepared and financially stable, so this career change does not become a burden. Have you guys ever heard of flight attendants complaining about being broke right after training? Yeah, it’s no joke, but it will get better with time.
3. Friends & Family
Flight attendant training can be very draining mentally and emotionally. If you have any kids or pets, have someone you know and trust to care for them while you’re gone. It may be hard for you to visit if training is in another state. The only thing that kept me going when I started to miss my loved ones was to reflect on the reason why I was in training in the first place. I wanted to better myself for my family, and it took a lot of sacrifices to do so. It will all be worth it in the end, pinky promise!
These three steps are key to have somewhat of a stress-free training experience. I’m not going to lie and tell you that you won’t be stressed because you will be at times. Now, walk into the training center and tell yourself “I got this!” and I hope to see you with a new pair of shiny wings soon.
What other ways do you guys plan on preparing for training?