I strongly stroooongly stroooongly recommend that you take the cabin crew course. I'll get the license around December and I love it so much that I just regret in my heart of hearts not to have done this at least 5 years ago, so go on and do it while you be under 34. I'll list the pros n cons below:
1) You can't even calculate how much you earn cause you've got a fixed basic tax free salary + hours onboard + layover days (the days you have to remain in the country you arrive in order to "rest" before the following flight) + FREE tickets for you and your family. Yes, airlines give you tickets for free cause they take on that you're somebody who could help on board in case of an emergency. You also have free tickets for your family. Emirates for instance gives you 10 free tickets a year. and to me, travelling is priceless <3
2) If you work for a foreign company they give you accommodation and quite often the food.
3) the job is exciting
work schedules tend to take up between 70 and 90 hours on board a month and that means spending lots of time in airports and that means lots of time to have coffee at the airports café and I lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOVE TO HAVE COFFEES IN CAFETERIAS <3 <3 <3
4) For working for an airline you've got free tickets and all kinds of discounts at hotels and restaurants.
5) Everytime you have to fly, the airline sends you a private car to pick you up
6) Lots of spare time at home, which you could use to study, to relax, to raise your children (contrarily to what people tend to believe)
7) In some countries it is necessary to have a license (like here in Argentina), in some countries it isn't. But in case you need the license, the cabin crew course is really short. It lasts between 4 or 6 months
1) health issues for working inside of a pressurized tube 10.000 feet above ground (like varicose veins)
2) if the cabin gets a depressurization you could have severe ear problems afterwards
3) 10.000 feet above there's a lot of radiation.
^ that's why you can retire at the age of 50.
Now, there're a lot of false believes about being a cabin crew member: you're something like an air waitress and you've got a lover in every airport of the world (the last part is true
). But the "smiling face waitress" look is just a facade to hide your true role: you're safety agent on board and your main task is to help transport safely each and every moron who'll turn up his cellphone and smoke in the bathroom.
So take a chance and use wisely the time you have