I’m a private flight attendant – it’s not all glamorous and some millionaires tip as little as £50
A flight attendant who works on private planes has revealed what her day looks like — and why it’s not as glamorous as some people think.
Many people dream of flying in a private jet, especially if they had to sit in an uncomfortable economy class cabin.
Tiktoker and cabin crew member Olivia Falls (@Oliviakfalls) might have changed people’s minds.
In a video She showed the preparation she must go through for a 7:15 a.m. charter flight, which begins when she arrives at the hangar with her father, pilot Mick Falls Jnr, more than an hour earlier.
The flight attendant took her companions on a tour of the company’s lounge, hangar and into the private jet’s luxurious wood and cream leather cabin as they prepared for takeoff.
During this time, Olivia was seen walking around in the pouring rain, replacing water bottles and arranging food for the passengers who had spent a small fortune chartering the plane.
She had to check the airplane lavatory to make sure everything was in place and working.
The plane was scheduled to take four people to Sydney this morning before being cleaned and reset for six people flying back to Melbourne later in the day.
In her video, Olivia explained that chartering the plane would cost between “$10,000 (£5,370) and $12,000 (£6,442) per hour” with no extra charges for overnight stays and special catering requests.
Additionally, Olivia revealed that the flight was bumpy due to some windy conditions.
At the end of her morning’s work, she received a $100 (£53) tip from her travelers despite her apparent wealth.
In several other TikToks, Olivia reveals a day’s work “on the ground” in which she spends a day emailing about catering and reviewing health and safety training, among other less exciting things.
Another video documents the hectic demands of a three-day charter trip to Brisbaneincluding a 4am wake up to go home.
However, there is a lot of money to be made as a private flight attendant.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced they were hiring a flight attendant to work on their private jet in a role that is raking in more than £300,000.
Based in San Jose, California, the senior flight attendant will work on the company’s mid-size private jet and will be paid up to $385,000 (£312,000).
The lucky flight attendant who takes on the role must be trained in cabin and passenger security, as well as emergency aircraft evacuation, before applying.
Airborne duties, meanwhile, include performing pre-flight cabin, galley and cockpit checks and providing safety and emergency briefings.
The cabin crew member must also ensure that the aircraft cabin is safe before taxiing, takeoff and landing.
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