Have you ever considered a career as a flight attendant? Are you in college and wondering what kind of career could offer you a great salary while allowing you to do that one thing you enjoy – which is traveling? Are you a parent having conversations with your children about career opportunities and you know that your child isn’t the kind of person that wants to sit behind a computer all day? Are you at a point in your own life where you’re looking to make a career change and always wondered what it was like to be a Flight Attendant? Well, this blog post might shed some light for you and hopefully get you on your way to your new career!
I was thrilled to meet millennial Flight Attendant Shernay Davis of Miami, FL. We became acquainted through her fondness of my brand FlightsInStilettos. Millennials have many career opportunities, so when they choose occupations such as this one, (working in the sky is not a piece of cake, it takes grit, patience and a high sense of adventure) – I had to know from her experience what it was like becoming a Flight Attendant. Not only is Shernay a Flight Attendant, she inspires others who may be interested in choosing this career path through a YouTube video blog which we will discuss later in the interview. I find it to be commendable that she’s willing to give back via her YouTube video blog by offering sound advice to anyone looking to pursue a career as a Flight Attendant. Shernay could be doing a million and one other things with her time, but she chooses to inspire and uplift and for this, I am pleased to feature her on my blog. She’s also been an amazing person to collaborate with on her 1st ever Travel & Slay Give Away! Tune in to her YouTube video blog today for the announcement of the winner!
If I’ve got your attention, continue reading the interview that I conducted with Shernay about her career, I found it eye-opening, informative and exciting!
How old are you and in what city/state do you reside?
I am 26 yrs old, I currently reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but I’m from Atlanta, Georgia.
How long have you worked as a Flight Attendant?
I have always had a love of flying, I became a flight attendant about a year and a half ago.
What made you choose this career path?
Flying has been a passion of mine since I was in high school. I made other career choices that were successful but un fulfilling. At the end of 2016 I decided to leave my job as an aesthetician and chase my passion of flying. After months of research, applying and doing video interviews, I received a CJO (Conditional Job Offer) for the company I currently work and I haven’t looked back since.
What was the most difficult part about Flight Attendant Training?
Flight Attendant Training was 3 1/2 weeks of “the struggle is real” lol. It definitely prepared me for my new life style as a Flight Attendant. The hardest part to me was time management. I felt like my time was so limited. I wanted to make sure I used all my time wisely. Even with all the stress I still managed to fit a night life into my schedule. #flightattendantlife
What’s the wildest thing that you have experienced in flight with a passenger?
My wildest experience with a passenger was actually on a flight I wasn’t working. This was last year during hurricane season. I was assigned to work a trip to New Orleans. The flight back was canceled due to weather. My airline booked my crew on another carrier that still had flights going out. During take-off a women started to rush down the aisle. When she reached the exit row, which is where my crew and I were sitting; we told the women she needed to be seated immediately. Even though we weren’t working the flight we knew the woman had to be seated, she was endangering herself as well many other passengers. Right before the plane took off the women collapsed on top of me and one of my crew members. The women woke up before we reached 10,000 ft by this time the lead flight attendant (who was actually working the flight) was there ready to assist the women. The lady woke up with tears in her eyes. We asked her a series of questions to see how we could best help her. She replied “ I left my iPad at TSA and I need to get off the plane to go get it”. All of the flight attendants mouth drop as we couldn’t believe this women risked her safety and others for an iPad.
What do you like about the brand “FlightsInStilettos”?
I love how glamorous it is! I feel like people don’t get dressed up to fly anymore, I love that FlightsInStilettos is bringing that back!
What’s the best piece of advice you’d offer to someone wanting a career as a Flight Attendant?
Do your research. Use every resource to gather as much information as possible. Being Flight Attendant isn’t another job, it’s a lifestyle.
I understand that you have a YouTube channel, what is it about, and how can my readers find you on YouTube and what are your social media handles?
Yessss! My YouTube channel is FlybyNay. I vlog (video blog) my experiences as flight attendant, I give tips and advice to flight attendant hopefuls as well as giving passengers advice on how to better their flight experience. You can find me on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as FlybyNay.
Shernay, keep being the positive force that you are which is so needed in the world today. Continue to Travel & Slay…and remember when you fly with Shernay, you’re getting “Service With Slay!”
Until Next Time…..