November 09, 2018

Hey guys and welcome back! 
I know its been a LONG time since I've uploaded a blog post. As you can tell, I became a Flight Attendant! Its still crazy to even say because I've been applying for so many years. The position is very competitive and the airlines get thousands of applications. After applying for so long and still receiving rejection emails, I was starting to feel discouraged. I was beginning to doubt myself thinking maybe this isn't meant to be; but then my friend Karla got hired from JetBlue Airlines. We talked and she gave me so much advice, informing me what the job is really like and it made me want it even more knowing how rewarding it is. Fast forward a couple months later, and I got offers from 3 different regional airlines. I choose the one that I felt in my heart was best for me. I was then given a training class date and next thing you know, I was packing my suitcase to head to a 5 week training course to officially earn my wings. 

During training I was so stressed out. It was a lot of information to learn in such short period of time. I had failed 3 exams, therefore and I couldn't afford to fail 1 more exam or else I would be sent home. I would study everyday and only went out with my classmates once during the first week. After that I got my head in the game because not only did I want this job so bad but I also needed the job, I had bills to pay. I rarely ever show my emotions, especially in front of people I barely know, but when I failed that 3rd exam; I cried. It was tears of anger and frustration. My roommate took me to the restroom to calm me down because I was shaking. My roommate and my instructor help me to realize that I'm not the only person to fail an exam and I won't be the last, I just need to learn from my mistakes and continue to moving forward. 

The final exam came around and my nerves was through the roof, I was hot, I was sweating, I didn't want to talk to anyone, I needed to focus because this was it. At the end of each exam the computer shows you your score right then and there, so you immediately know if you passed or not. When I answered the last question and hit that done button, I saw my grade. I slammed my hands on the table with excitement. I scared my other classmates when I did that lol but I was just so happy I passed my final. Now the only thing left to pass is my IOE which stands for Initial Operating Experience. Which basically means, now I have to fly on an actual aircraft with passengers and put all that I learned to the test. When doing this, the flight attendants onboard will observe me, grade me and help me if I need it.

This is a photo of my sitting in the cockpit during my IOE (notice I don't have any wings yet) because even though I passed my final, its not official until I pass my IOE. My IOE was more fun then I thought it would be, the flight attendants onboard were so helpful and informative. They gave me so much advice and tips. I was nervous but excited at the same time. I still couldn't believe this was going to be my career. Just a month ago I was sitting at a 9-5 desk, bored, having someone called my boss, talking down to me everyday. Now, it feels like I don't even have a boss. I get to meet new coworkers everyday so in case you don't like someone, you can seem them once and probably never see them again. I get to travel, see other states and towns I never thought I would see. 

I love my job, I love the company I work for, I hope to one day explore other friendly skies and move up in this Aviation Industry. I have yet to really take advantage of my travel benefits because I had other priorities I needed to take care of first but I can't wait to see where I go in 2019. If you're looking to be a flight attendant, and you really want to do it, my advice is apply to ALL airlines, not just the big names you've heard of. Theres nothing wrong with getting your foot through the door and gaining experience before you reach your dream airline you want to work for. Apply to Spirit, Frontier, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, PSA Airlines, Republic, Endeavor, Mesa Air, SkyWest Airlines, Emirates, CommutAir, Compass Airlines, etc. Trust me I've applied everywhere. Just do your research on each company you apply to.

This experience was the best and craziest thing I've ever done, leaving home and going to live in Texas for 5 weeks, living with someone I've never met before and taking on a course I had no idea what to expect. My hotel room was covered in posted notes of material I needed to study, I  honestly never put that much effort into studying in the past so thats how you know I really wanted this. I will be posting a YouTube video of how to become a flight attendant soon, my apartment is being renovated so thats why I haven't done it yet. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time out to read my post. Good luck to all the applicant and don't give up. Any questions email me at or DM me on Instagram @alisonemmary

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About me

Name: Alison Emmary
Nickname: Ally
Age: 24
Height: 5'2"
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
Occupation: Flight Attendant
Home: Brooklyn, New York
Favorite Movies: White Chicks
Favorite Color: Olive Green