When a journalist changes his profession for a while to get more information and write a report straight from the source, the column becomes very popular. Today 3 bloggers from Almaty will act as cabin crew of Air Astana aviation company and understand what it means to be a flight attendant.
It was decided to fly to Atyrau instead of Almaty to enjoy a longer flight and try to handle demanding oil workers.
Later the program was changed as it was decided to fly to Saint-Petersburg.
Attendant’s unform was stitched specially for the bloggers. Every attendant gets a new uniform every 1,5-2 years.
By its 10th anniversary Air Astana company will develop a new uniform. It will combine elements of traditional Kazakh clothes and European design. Right now flightÂ attendants’ uniforms have the color of the national flag.
The instructors taught the bloggers how to set a table during a flight, choose best wine and cheese, and answer VIP passengers’ questions correctly.
Those willing to become flight attendants will be interviewed and have to go through a medical examination.
Then they will spend 10 days on studying the basics and safety rules of flights in Kazakhstan. 4 other days will be spent in Frankfurt or Munich where they will have practical classes.
A journey to Germany is followed by 2-week theoretical and practical classes in Almaty that will teach them to be polite with passengers, render medical aid if needed, etc. Instructors will pay attention to their success.
By the way, the youngest flight attendant of Air Astana is 20 years old, the eldest one – 45 years old.
But later one blogger refused to fly because of some unexpected circumstances and the company offered them to fly later, but not to Saint-Petersburg with its severe frosts but to Kuala Lumpur with its sands, palms and seafood.