It’s that time of the month! Welcome to our cabin crew series here at Travelwifi! We all think that being a flight attendant is all glitz and glamour but what is it really like? In this month’s Life of a flight attendant interview series, we sat down with Priti Goundar to get a glimpse of her life of endless flying and traveling. If you want to be a cabin crew, you can learn from her, too!
Hi Priti! Welcome to the series! Can you please describe your life as a flight attendant? We’d love to know more about it!To be honest it depends on how I feel. I go with the way my body is feeling and what it requires. Somedays I’ll have long productive days and other days I won’t leave my apartment lazing around in bed and watching TV (Sometimes I’ve even slept 17 hours straight.) A long productive day for me is being out all day. Starting off with yoga, doing errands, meeting up with friends for coffee, body pump class, then a night out.
How long have you been a flight attendant?I’ve been a flight attendant for five and a half years. I was recruited from Sydney, Australia. I applied online at Emirates then I received an email that I was shortlisted and I was invited to attend an open day at Raddison Hotel which went from 8am-7pm. There was about 150 candidates there, 11 of us were chosen to attend the final interview the next day and I was one of the lucky ones. If you are successful you get a call “golden call” from Emirates, I received the golden call six weeks after the interview.
Tell us the top 5 things you can’t live without as a flight attendant.
1. My iPhone 11pro because it takes the most amazing photos
2. Travelwifi device: my personal travel hotspot) so I can always stay connected to friends and family.
3. Paw Paw to keep my lips hydrated, also good for cuts n burns
4. Red lipstick: it’s a must for Emirates cabin crew
5. Hand sanitizer: I have a couple of these in my cabin bag, suitcase and handbag.