What hours will I work as Cabin Crew?

Nov 28, 2019 | Cabin Crew

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(Last updated on: 28/10/2020)

Working as Cabin Crew is not like your normal 9 – 5 job, and one of the main reasons is the hours you will be working. You will not have fixed working hours and each day will be different! 

What hours will I work as Cabin Crew?

Standby duties

When working as Cabin Crew you will work ‘standby’ hours. This is when you are on duty but not physically flying until you are called out. If you are on short notice standby then you will wait at the airport and see if you are called for a flight.

During this time, you will have to keep your time free in case you are needed and are called out for duty. Therefore, while you are not physically flying you still have to be prepared and ready to go straight away if you are needed. You won’t be able to spend this time doing whatever you want because if you’re called you will be expected to go to work straight away. 

Unsociable hours

As discussed in my post ‘The downsides to working as Cabin Crew, when working as Cabin Crew you will have to work unsociable hours. Flights can be at any time of the day – one week you may be flying at 5 am and another week you may be flying at 10 pm. 

When travelling to different countries, it is likely that you will be tired from working and therefore, will be unable to fully appreciate and see the country that you are in. You will also be flying to different countries again before you know it – so you will likely be tired. 

Also, it can be hard to have a social life outside of work due to these unsociable hours. You always have different time off so it can be hard to try and organise things. 

Roster

Every month your roster is different. No two months will be the same. You will be flying to different destinations at different times. The hours you work as Cabin Crew will differ depending on the length of your flights and the time of the flight you’re working. 

This can make the job exciting as things are always different so you are not stuck working the same days doing the same things constantly. You will have a varied job where you’re always working different hours and flying to different places!

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If you’ve ever worked as Cabin Crew, what was your opinion on the working hours? I’d love to hear from you, leave your comments in the box below!

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