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Detailed guide for Interviews     Flight Attendant On Board Situations – 1     Flight Attendant On Board Situations – 2     Flight Attendant On Board Situations – 3  

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Passengers with Special Needs

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Passengers with special needs

Aim

  • Practice English skills in an aviation context
  • Revise or learn vocabulary surrounding passengers with special needs (level: difficult)
  • Have fun!

While some passengers may think that flight attendants are standing by to top up drinks and bring more peanuts, you will no doubt be aware that the role of a flight attendant is that of a trained professional, onboard to ensure security and safety of passengers.  Passengers who identify as having special needs (that fall under the categories of special needs as defined by each airline) will require specific attention.

Why is it important?

Being able to attend to specially identified needs means

  • An enhanced level of service
  • Increased customer comfort and satisfaction
  • Increased customer safety and wellbeing
  • An accessible, non-discriminatory service

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NEGOTIATIONS

August 29, 2014 BE_Articles, BE_Post No Comments
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TOPIC: NEGOTIATIONS

LEVEL: DIFFICULT

Read the following short introduction to the topic. Review this important vocabulary below.

·        international policy

·        crucial areas

·        liberalization of the industry

·        elimination

·        government interference

·        lucrative

·        on-again off-again talks

“Open skies” is an international policy concept which allows for liberalization of the airline industry in several crucial areas. Its key provisions include the elimination of government interference in the commercial decisions of airline carriers, free market where competition is key, providing fair and equal opportunity for competition, etc.

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Aviation Business: Competition

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TOPIC: COMPETITION

LEVEL: EASY

Read the introductory text about competition in the airline industry.

 

The aviation industry is a highly competitive market and is a true rollercoaster ride for some airlines. While industry majors are used to competing on a large scale, there are successful low-budget carriers, like JetBlue or Southwest, that trigger a competitive mode even with the big guys.

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On-board Service

August 26, 2014 Blog, FA_Posts No Comments
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On-board service

Aim

·         Practice English skills in an aviation context

·         Revise or learn adjectives surrounding quality of service

·         Have fun!

 

Hi Dana,

I just got back to Singapore after a week in Bangkok. I remembered that you asked me to tell you what the flight attendants were like so I did make some notes for you!  I flew Blue Sky Air to Bangkok but it was such a bad experience that I flew back with Singapore airlines. Wow, what a difference!

On Blue Sky Air I experienced a broken seat, no vegetarian meal available, and flight attendants who were simply not interested in my comfort or wellbeing. One member of the crew was quite rude when I repeated my request for assistance. Later, when I needed some water, I was too scared to ask! I heard a few people grumbling about the service on that flight. 

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First Bird Strike In Aviation History

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The first reported bird strike was recorded in 1905 by none other than aviation pioneer Orville Wright. According to his diaries, Orville was conducting a practice flight that lasted a little under five minutes total, during which time he covered 4,751 meters and completed four circles. During two of these laps, he used his aircraft to chase a flock of birds, killing one, which landed on the top surface of the plane until he was able to shake it off with a sharp turn.

 

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Types of Aircraft

August 22, 2014 Blog, Pilot_Posts No Comments
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TOPIC: Types of Aircraft

GOAL: To learn about the various types of aircraft

Level: Easy

Exercise #1: Read about types of aircraft and then proceed to Exercise #2

Going to an airshow can be a great experience. This is true, not only for the aerial demonstrations, but also the opportunity to see a wide variety of aircraft on static display. At these events, one quickly realizes there are many kinds of designs created with a particular mission in mind.

An aircraft is a vessel designed to move through the air. An airplane is a popular example of this type of vessel but there are many others. Helicopters, airships, and hot air balloons are also examples of different types of aircraft. An airplane may be one of the most recognizable types of aircraft. These vessels have fixed wings and propellers. Their body styles can greatly vary as there are many types and sizes of airplanes used for numerous reasons. These include seaplanes and jets.

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Detailed guide for Interviews:

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Atenção Comissários de Bordo! Nós da Global Aviation English já trabalhamos com muitos comissários de bordo e temos experiência em perceber dificuldades e dúvidas comuns em processos de seleção nas mais variadas companhias.

 

 

 

 

 

Foi pensando nisso que resolvemos juntar todas as dicas, respostas e truques em um só vídeo para ajudá-los a sentirem-se muito mais confiantes durante uma entrevista com algumas dicas rápidas dos profissionais mais experientes.

Assista o nosso vídeo com dicas para entrevistas de comissários abaixo e, em caso de dúvida, sinta-se à vontade para entrar em contato conosco clicando aqui.

www.globalaviationenglish.com

 

Flying over the USA

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The USA is a big country with many amazing natural and man made features. It's a priveledge to see, but even more so from the air. This is one of the best videos I saw highlighting some of the fascinating places in the USA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=KcuDdPo0WZk

Business: Airline Alliances

August 12, 2014 BE_Post No Comments
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TOPIC: AIRLINE ALLIANCES AND A CHANGED PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

LEVEL: easy

Read the introductory text below. Follow links to additional material.

 

Passenger experience as a concept has been a matter of great transformation over the last years. Both, airlines and airports have invested time and expertise into revamping interiors and procedures, introducing new technologies, going green, offering bonuses and frequent flier miles club memberships, forming alliances and expanding them, as well as reinventing the entire idea of aviation security in a way that is unnerving for many a traveler or human rights activist Read

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Emirates Airlines in Brazil

August 11, 2014 Blog, FA_Articles No Comments
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Emirates Airlines in Brazil.

Fly Right International with Rejane Fontes is currently holding Open Days and Assessment days in Brazil. Brazil has already supplied many flight attendants to Emirates Airlines. It seems the company was really satisfied with the quality of flight attendants from Brazil, and have come back to hire more Brazilian flight attendants! This is an excellent statement for the quality of flight attendants Brazil is able to produce.

The next Open Days are:

Sao Paulo – 28 July 2012

Rio de Janeiro – 4 August 2012

If your dream is to travel the world working for a well organised company, then it's great to attend one of these open days, even just to pass through the experience. *Remember, you don't need to have any experience as a flight attendant, or even to have done a flight attendant course! All training will be provided by the company.

Some tips before taking part:

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Cabin crew procedures

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Cabin crew procedures Aim Practice English skills in an aviation context Revise some typical procedures and test yourself on knowledge you not only need to know but may be tested on during interviews Have fun! The list of cabin crew procedures can be …

Santos Dumont, Pioneer Aviator

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alberto Santos Dumont, Pioneer Aviator   Santos Dumont, born in 1873, grew up in a coffee plantation owned by his family but spent most of his adult life in Paris. He was so fascinated by machinery that even as a child he learned …

Airline vs. Executive Aviation

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  TOPIC: Airline vs. executive aviation Listen to the audio GOAL: To compare airline flying versus working in executive aviation Level: Easy Exercise #1: Read about the differences between airline flying and executive aviation and then proceed to Exercise #2 The physical aspects of flying an airplane are fairly similar in …

Crew Resource Management (CRM)

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  [Audio clip: view full post to listen]TOPIC: Crew Resource Management (CRM) Exercise #1: Read about CRM and then proceed to Exercise #2 Crew Resource Management (CRM) training originated from a NASA workshop in 1979 that focused on improving air safety. The NASA research presented at this meeting found that …

Parts of an Aircraft

Parts of Plane

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 1. Read about the various major parts of an airplane, then proceed to Step 2 Although there are many aircraft designs flying today, most of them share a common assembly of major parts that all pilots should be thoroughly aware of. Ever since …