*Thanks to FS Rachel for sharing her thoughts and contribute to this blog🙂
6.00am Wake up time. Kringggg Kringggg !
I don’t really fancy a morning flight so the 6:00am alarm has to be extra annoying for me. Anyway, since my London flight is scheduled at 9.30, so I have to make that move.
Very quickly I fix a cup of black coffee and then jump in the shower. After which I moisturize generously. My hair, face and hand get its extra treatment every time i have a flight. The plane is very dry and I’ll be on-board for hours so it is really necessary.
Then I dry my hair and style it. Since me hair is long, I have to wear it up and the bun is the easiest-as well as neatest- way to do so. I’m now very adept at creating this “do” so it takes me only 5 minutes.
6:30 am Make Up!
Make-up time and this has to be perfect.Basically my skin tone is categorized as “warm” so have to use the colour palette suitable for it. Of course guidelines vary with Airline. This is taught in the grooming sessions during training.SO you don’t have to worry much on what to put on your face for the interview session.
A quick run-down:
• Eye Gel under eyes to prevent morning puffiness
• Foundation. I prefer the 2-in1 compact from MAC
• Eye brow pencil since my brows are almost non-existent
• Mascara to “open” up my Asian eyes
• Blusher for a healthy glow
• Lipstick after breakfast
6:55 am Breakfast
Time for breakfast, I woof down a piece of toast and another cuppa Nescafe. Now I can put on my lipstick. Remember to take a light breakfast because you will never know what you will have on board as the crew meals tend to bore you after 2 years. So, having a home-breakfast is really good for you.
7:05 am Dress Up!
Now I “slip” into my uniform which is very body fitting so I need to keep my weight just right
(hence minimal breakfast).
Packing : like Origami only harder.
My luggage is packed and I’m ready to go! How did I pack so fast? I do it the night before of
course. Packing your bag is a military operation; don’t forget anything cause you can’t come home to get it.
What do I take? Well this is a 5-day London trip so I’ll have a decent stay there.
My Big Black Bag
My bag is a big Black Samsonite- it’s indestructible! I swear they should put the black box in a
Samsonite.So what goes into my Samsonite?
• 3 days’ worth of clothes- Casual clothes for days off , and dependant on whether it’s
Summer or winter
• Tracky Daks , or Tracksuit pants for the gym or slacking around the hotel.
• Underwear 4 pairs, meaning top and bottom. You see I’m quite anal in the sense
that they Jhave to be matching
• Toiletries – never forget them! I found that they are the worst things to leave
behind if you have sensitive skin and can only use certain products
• Emergency snacks should I get into the hotel too late to go out or just feel too lazy
and wanna veg in (You tend to if you’ve flown for some time) My Nescafe of course is an
essential part of my food stores.
• A book or two.
I also have a cabin bag and I must take a change of shoes as you need covered shoes for take –off and landing. Plus I must carry a set of formal travel clothes should I be asked to take a seat
instead of working.
Changing and Saving Money
I’ve also exchanged half of my travel allowance to pounds. Allowance depends on destination but I can survive on half and I get to save the other portion which is a big bonus for Cabin Crew.
7.15 am Time to go!
I’m ready and soon the Crew Transport will arrive.
I need to be at the Airport 2 hours before the flight!