Top 25 Flight Attendant Interview Questions
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January 30th, 2017

Flight attendants have a significant role in the airline industry. They are the face of the airline as they assist passengers during their onboard experience. They ensure company safety protocol and procedures are in place before during and after flights. Traveling is a very stressful undertaking for many flyers, and that leaves a heavy burden for flight attendants to maintain a positive and encouraging environment for patrons.

A successful flight attendant should be capable of working under stressful conditions while maintaining a positive attitude. Understanding airline policy is crucial, and every flight attendant must ensure all policy is enforced to the passengers during the entire flying experience. Being able to make announcements and speak in front of a large group of people is another skill flight attendants should have. Attendants must be professional and able to handle a wide diversity of individuals. Being able to give clear and concise instructions is another valuable key.

Landing a flight attendant job will require a strong performance during your interview. Interviewers will be looking for the skills mentioned above, and more. Make sure you can give examples of when you remained calm throughout a stressful situation. Be able to highlight past experiences where you have enforced company policy no matter if you may have disagreed with the policy. Being able to work a flexible schedule is a must, and the interviewer needs to understand you are willing to adjust your flight schedule at any given notice. Lastly, being able to fly repetitively without feeling ill is a must. Be sure you have flown several times and can talk about your experiences to the interviewer.
Flight Attendant Interview Questions
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If you were asked to take a flight across country, and back, unexpectedly how would you handle this?
 
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When I was learning to be a waitress I started to pick up the dirty dishes on tha table, offering more water to the customers, asking them if there was everything good so far and if they needed something thing else.
 
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I think there would be no problem with this.
 
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Handle it like you were rostered for the shift, knowing you were on call is part of the job and what you signed up for.
 
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I will handle it positively with plenty of exitment.
 
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I'd get on the plane and do it. I love to travel, and besides that it's my job.
 
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Why do you want to work for this airline?
 
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The great benefits this airline has and offers. Working for Australia's biggest airline is amazing and is an honour. I love the uniform as well.
 
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What an amazing place to start a flight attendant career.
 
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Because this airline is well known for its multicultural background in terms of the passengers and crew members. As someone who has lived in California for 10 years, I have a multicultural background. I believe I will get along with coworkers exceptionally well and i'm confident that I will be able to make passengers feel well taken care of.
 
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It is a privilege to work in your company with skills and past trying and job experience matching your requirement.
 
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The longevity of position is great and it's reputable.
 
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How would you handle a situation in which a passenger keeps breaking basic flight rules such as wearing their seat belt?
 
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I would explain to them that the safety of the passengers as well as the crew is my top priority.
 
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I would remind them that wearing their seat belt when the light is illuminated is for their safety so they won't get injured in the event of turbulence. If he keeps escalating the situation I would begin to handle the situation according to established company procedure.
 
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I will go up to the passenger and calming, patiently explain to him that seat belt needs to be fastened at all times while the seat belt signal is on. I will explain to him that it is my duty to ensure all passengers are safe as safety is the priority.
 
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Remind them of the importance of wearing their seatbelts.
 
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I will nicely but with firm instruction approach the passenger letting him know he can't brake the rules because of the bad consequences in case of anything happening his safety is more importante.
 
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Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others.
 
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1. Why you want to be a flight attendant?
 
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I think that in other people's lives, the little things that accumulate make the most difference. Especially with strangers. For instance, one time I walked outside of my car to break up a fight between strangers. After that, I gave a ride home to the person, heard his story, and heard him reflect on the poor actions he made.
 
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When I propouse to the other bartenders to share the cleaning work of the bar that way would be easier anf faster for everyone.
 
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In high school, I was the vice president of an English learning club, not only did I help others with homework, but I also encourage those with proficient English level to take regular English classes. And they did.
 
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During a training that I was giving, I was able to teach short cut to do a job error free.
 
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If you were in an unknown city, what would you do to find a restaurant?
 
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I would first ask some of my colleagues if they are familiar with the place and if they would like to go have dinner somewhere if they will not than I would search on the internet for some good places to go or ask concierge.
 
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I would go to Trip Advisor and see what the top restaurants are in that city. They are usually in good areas.
 
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Call the hotel were I check in and use the internet.
 
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If I were in an unknown city, I would ask the front desk attendant for recommendations on where to go. If not available, I would use my smartphone to look up good restaurants around me.
 
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Use my smart phone or just ask my co-workers.
 
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Tell me what you know about our airline.
 
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Emirate is on the biggest airline in the world and fast growing , since the foundation on the 25th October 1985 till now emirates did win numerous awards recently in 2015 emirate did win the passenger choice award for the consecutive 6 years . Emirates also operate the sky with the most amazing fleets as the a380 airbus and the Boeing 777, continuously lunching new destination, ow emirates fly over 140 destinations over 80 countries , and they is more coming on 2016 like Birmingham, prague , paitei, sinchan , zhengzhou.
 
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Delta is tge oldest and the bigest air line company in the usa. Is a company tgat straves for exelent customer service, workers are very happy to work there and its motto is custumer comes first.
 
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Its a well known airline and everyone I know goes on that airline. They are very customer safety friendly and they are all bout getting the customers to destinations on time.
 
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Your airline is located all major cities and countries as well a lot smaller areas. You have many employee incentives from volunteering, to flight incentives for the employee and their family. This airline focuses on passenger safety and is proud of their fuel efficiency initiatives.
 
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Your airlines are best domestic airlines in 2 consecutive years . And attractive, modern aircraft.
 
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Do you have a current passport?
 
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Yes I do. I have a Taiwanese and an American passport.
 
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Yes I have a current passport.
 
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Yes, I have one that is current.
 
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Yes, I have a passport from the United States of America.
 
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Yes. I have traveled abroad many times and have a current passport.
 
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If you had a passenger that couldn't keep calm, due to anxiety of a plane crash, how would you calm them down?
 
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As them to be relax and don't be to panic. As them to breath in. So that them will be calm.
 
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I would distress him while using the consoling words, would assure him that the whole cabin crew is present and we have checked everything beforehand and the captain is experienced and nothing would happen, and if something unusual occurs by default, there are emergency exists to make way out.
 
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By talking to him, trying to focus in a conversation that could distract him, explaing to him that he is safe and nothing bad is going to happend.
 
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I will inform passenger that everything is alright . Give some thing to talk about and be with her.
 
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Talk to them.. Reassure them... Keep a eye on them..
 
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How would you rate your people skills?
 
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My people skills are very good. I have been known when an agent all the way into management of being able to deal calmly with almost any situation that arose.
 
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More efficient than other.
 
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100 percent I like to go with a team work.
 
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I'm a very social and approachable first. In a situation where you go and meet other people, i'm usually the first one to start a conversation because I'm not very shy.
 
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I would rate my people skill at an 8.5.
 
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How would you handle a situation where one passenger complained about the passenger next to him for snoring too loudly?
 
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The 2012 Xterra doesn't have any notable changes versus last year's model. The Xterra comes in three trim levels: the entry-level X and the slightly better equipped S, both of which are available in either two- or four-wheel drive, as well as the Pro-4X, which is available only with four-wheel drive.
 
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If there were seats open, I'd offer a new seat. If not, apologize and ask if there was any way he could tolerate the situation. If he was insistent, I'd ask another passenger if he/she would mind swapping seats with the person complaining.
 
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I would apology for the situation happening try to explain to him that I cannot wake him up but that I will found a solution for him , Iwould go check if there is any empty seats available that he could change the seat if its convenient for him if not I would offer him some ear plugs some drinks to relax or suggest to him to listen to some of our entertainment program like relaxing music stuff like this that would help him to sleep as-well.
 
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I would apologize to the passenger and then ask how I can help them. Also offer him earplugs or see if you could change seats for them.
 
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If the flight is not full I offer to switch seats. If it is full, I offer some ear plugs and just talk to him, trying to make him relax.
 
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Do you get motion sickness?
 
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No I do not get motion sickness.
 
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I have had car sickness twice when I was around 7 or 8 but since I've been as adult I haven't had any issues with that.
 
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On the sea but not flying.
 
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Not on the whole. Really the only sporadic times are non-revving on Piedmont's Dash-8s. CRJs and mainline jets don't affect me.
 
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How tolerable are you of people?
 
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M very tolerable I like to support and help people.
 
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I am a people person. I am not get upset easy.
 
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I am not , Iam very flexible and easy to deal with.
 
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I enjoy working with an around people, I thing a better word for tolerable is the willingness to learn that each person is different as well as their needs and once your recognize this it so easy to work with people.
 
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I m a tolerable person if there s a problem I put myself in the shoes of the other than blaming them and I focus in how to find a solution.
 
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How long do you see yourself as a flight attendant?
 
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I see myslef being a flight attendant for about 10 years or maybe more than tha.
 
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Because I have a strong passion for customer service and to become one, a long, difficult training is ahead of me, which is the reason why I will not give up easily. As of the current day, I don't have any other plan for the future. I would like to be a flight attendant for at least 5 years.
 
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As long as I can offer the best skills, safety and courtesy to customers.
 
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I can see my self as a flight attendant as long as you and I are satisfied with my performance.
 
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Until I am no longer to do my job afficatinly.
 
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When did you realize you wanted to become a flight attendant?
 
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It was my dream job I even did attend aschool of hair hotesses witch I was graduated from on 2012
 
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A few years ago at Delta the urge was there when Delta was hiring flight attendants but fear of getting out of my comfort zone won. Last November the urge arose again and I applied but I was unable to get to a recruiting event until today.
 
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About 9 years ago when I started flying a lot. I always met the nicest people on the plane. I like to talk a lot and meet people.
 
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Since the first time I travelled by air. I had an amazing experience with the cabin crew members and I was quite impressed by their smiling faces and positive attitude.
 
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I could not say when but definitely I say I am always been learning and improving skill and my experience in customer environment.
 
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What type of emergency training have you completed?
 
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I have not completed any emergency training but I'm ready and excited to complete any training and learn any skills required to become a flight attendant.
 
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I completed my emergency training about 5 months ago, but I still practice every month. Just so I am sure that I can remain calm in an emergency situation and make sure that I would be of good help.
 
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I have never had emergency training.
 
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I have not completed any, but seriously thinking about taking first aid and CPR classes.
 
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I have not yet completed emergency training.
 
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If a passenger gets violently ill during a flight, how would you handle this?
 
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Get the other passengers away from the person - or get the person completely to the restroom and manage the situation as best as I can.
 
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I would think fast do what I was trained for ask for medical Volantair inform my superior contact medlink.
 
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I would try to isolate the passenger if at all possible, preferably in the rear of the aircraft and try to make them comfortable. If he/she vomited on the floor I would get gloves and clean up as much as I could until we reached our destination.
 
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First I would try to see what the symptons are perform CPR if needed alert my supervisor.
 
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I am calm give assurance to the passenger everything will be alright second that I have to call another flight attendant while I am attending to the ill passenger to call foe help if any doctor and inform the supervisor.
 
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Have you ever had a stranger yell at you before? How did you handle the situation?
 
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Yes, multiple times. It doesn't bother me; they are yelling at the situation not me.
 
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Yes, well first it was really degrading but then just a smile away to that person and it will go all the way.
 
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Yes I have had strangers yell at me. It made me think about the situation and not take it personal. I had to hold my head up and still treat that person with respect.
 
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This is not the way to talk to anyone. You need to calm down then we can talk.
 
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Yes, I have had a stranger yell at me before. It used to make me feel bad until I learned a valuable lesson, that you have to bring the light to every encounter that I have.
 
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Why do you think passengers take their frustration out on the cabin crew, even though the crew is trying to help them?
 
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The passengers see the cabin crew as the face of the airline and their last point of contact. They are enclosed in a confined space with the face of the airline for a long period of time so frustrations can build and ultimately reach a breaking point.
 
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I think that people need to take their frustration out somewhere, and it's usually taken out on the people they next see. More so timing, versus anything else.
 
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I think the passengers take their frustrations out on the cabin crew because we are the only ones they are in close quarters with for a long period of time.
 
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I think sometimes passengers may have temper because they are worried they won't be able to get to their destination on time.
 
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You are the easiest, most convenient target available and they know you cannot yell back.
 
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How do you feel about the dress code and professional standards?
 
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I think it looks very professional to be uniform. Conservative dress code always appealed to me.
 
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I feel that they are acceptable and I can fit the needs.
 
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I feel great about dress code and gladly accept professional standards.
 
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I feel excellent as the dress code would make the passenger feel comfortable and give them more security and as well as the representation and reputation of the air lane is very important.
 
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I totally agree with it. Looking and being professional is very important.
 
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What are your compensation expectations?
 
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Yes I have and average idea since I was in the same field.
 
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About 100,000 thousand.
 
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Yes more or less.
 
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Yes more or less.
 
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Its the money its the company how they artwork improvement to their employee.
 
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At your current job, what are you most proud of?
 
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My ability to communicate with people from around the world, assisting them in any way I can, making them feel comfortable.
 
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I still didnt ashieve yet some of my big dreams in the field but over all I did elevate my customer service skills to a high level my ability to adapt to worl with a team to pay attentions to details.
 
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At this time I am a homemaker and I take pride in being available for my family and providing after school care for neighbors and friends children.
 
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I never have a complain from a customer.
 
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I am proud of team member.
 
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Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?
 
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We have to get the work done, if someone isn't pulling their weight, the work has to be done and we can address the situation when we are landed and away from the pax and or talk to the supervisor.
 
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There are generally always team members that don't. If the rest of the entire team agrees that they aren't pulling their weight, then we bring it to the attention of the team member, if the problem persists then let them know that us working together isn't benefiting anyone on the team.
 
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First I hVe the job done, then I talk to the person about it.
 
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Its frustrating but I am very optimistic and share some goals to the team member. And maintain positive approach.
 
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First I make sure the job is done, then I talk to him about it.
 
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What would you do if you saw one of your colleagues deliberately being rude to a passenger?
 
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I would go to him in a private way, and tell him with still respect that what he did is completely disrespectful.
 
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Talk to him, tell him to calm down, I would help him right after I finish my duties.
 
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Ask her later what happened.
 
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I will talk to the colleague and remind her of the behavior I observed.
 
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I have to analyze the situation and if not I will the attention of the supervisor and I call the flight attendant say sorry.
 
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Give me an example of a time that you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.
 
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When a custumer order a steak and requested to be chopped for hom, the kitchen refused to do it, so ai did it myself.
 
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When training a new employee I wanted the employee to do the work but we had a such a variety of mishaps happen along with turbulence but keeping the entire plane full of passengers calm - made it seem like I was able to make a good situation out of something that was out of all of our control.
 
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When a customer asked me for a steak and requested to chopped of for him. The kitchen refused to do it, and I did it gor him, which it was not my job.
 
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When a custumer order a steak and requested to be chopped for hom, the kitchen refused to do it, so ai did it myself.
 
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I always take it onestep further make a personal connection with the person makes enjoyable expirience.
 
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Describe a situation when you demonstrated initiative and took action without waiting for direction. What was the outcome?
 
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When I was learning to be a waitress I started to pick up the dirty dishes on tha table, offering more water to the customers, asking them if there was everything good so far and if they needed sonething else.
 
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When I was learning to be a server, I clean up tables, serve more waters, ask If they needed domething else.
 
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My daughter had a next door neighbor who committed suicide. I had to clear my family with young children from the location and with the sound of my voice - I had to take care of the screaming sobbing wife and listen to the EMT give me directions to try to revive the man. And direct them to the address. It was not good for the person but for all of the surviving people, we were able to come together and be very close. My daughter and her young family, although hurt, have been able to more on and live a happy life. This situation did not scar.
 
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Greeting tables and taking tables out of my section because the other servers were over their heads. Positive outocme, happy customers.
 
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When I was learning to be a waitress I started to pick up the dirty dishes on tha table, offering more water to the customers, asking them if there was everything good so far and if they needed sonething else.
 
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What do you think the flight attendants primary responsibility is as a crew member?
 
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Keep the passengers safe.
 
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To esnure customer safety and customer service.
 
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I think flight attendant primary responsiblity are to make sure that the people on board are safe understand the emergency exit and need to know all about the safety guidlines the also greet the guess with a beverage or a snack.
 
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Ensure safety comfort of all passenger in line with company rule and regulations.
 
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Make sure the passengers are safe and to protect the cockpit.
 
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Would you consider yourself a creative person?
 
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
 
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Think about a difficult boss, professor or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
 
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Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?
 
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What is your availability?
 
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Are you applying for any other jobs?
 
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How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
 
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Do you have any questions?
 
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Tell me about yourself.
 
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Where would you like this career to take you?
 
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I would like to become a successful flight attendant and share my success with new flight attendants.
 
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Are you okay with being on a long layover?
 
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Tell me about your education.
 
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