Working as a VIP flight attendant is a job unlike any other. Trisha, a skilled and experienced sole operator for a Global XRS 15-seater jet, knows this all too well. Her work requires her to be alert and responsive at all times, ready to cater to the unique needs and preferences of high-profile passengers.
When Trisha received an urgent message from crew control at 5 pm, alerting her of a flight scheduled for the following morning at 8 am, she knew that she had to spring into action. The details of the flight were relayed to her – the number of passengers, their meal requirements, and the destinations they were flying to. With only a few hours left to prepare, Trisha had to act quickly.
Preparing for the Flight
She spent the next 30 minutes creating a menu that would satisfy the diverse tastes of her passengers. With a 7-hour flight ahead of them, Trisha knew that she had to order both breakfast and lunch services. She quickly sent her order to the catering company, ensuring that they received it in time to prepare the meals.
But Trisha’s work wasn’t done yet. She rushed to the supermarket to purchase the necessary groceries – dry goods, soft drinks, water, juices, chips, magazines, newspapers, flowers, fruits, chocolates, cookies, and other items that her passengers might need during the flight. She carefully checked that she had enough supplies not only for the flight but also for restocking the aircraft’s dry store items.
As she arrived home, Trisha had little time to rest. She started packing her suitcase and preparing for bed, knowing that she would have to wake up early to be at the airport on time. Despite the late hour, Trisha couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement – knowing that she was about to embark on yet another unique and rewarding VIP flight experience.
The next morning, Trisha woke up early, feeling refreshed and energized after a good night’s sleep. She took a quick shower, got dressed, and checked that all the items she purchased the day before were packed in her car. With everything in order, she headed out, driving for an hour and 20 minutes to reach the private terminal.
Upon arrival, Trisha handed over the groceries and other supplies to the handler, who would take them through security and onto the aircraft. As she waited for the pilots to arrive, Trisha took a moment to enjoy a cup of coffee and mentally prepare for the long day ahead.
When the pilots arrived, they had a brief discussion about the flight, going over the details of the route, weather conditions, and other pertinent information. Once everything was in order, they submitted their passports to the handlers for processing by the immigration officer. After receiving clearance to enter the airport, the team made their way to the private jet.
Onboard the Aircraft
Trisha knew that before anything else, she had to ensure the safety and security of her passengers. She started by conducting a thorough pre-flight check, making sure that everything was in place and in good condition. She checked the life jackets, making sure there was one under each seat, and confirmed that all safety and emergency equipment were easily accessible and not expired. She also checked the first aid kit and medical emergency kit, making sure that they were in good condition and up to date.
Once she had completed her safety check, Trisha moved on to organizing the catering. She received the meals from the catering company and began sorting them out in the galley. She made sure that each meal was labelled properly and placed in the correct storage area. As it was a full flight, Trisha had to be particularly meticulous in her organization, ensuring that everything was easy to access and that all dietary requirements were taken into account.
After organizing the catering, Trisha prepared the cabin for the passengers’ arrival. She made sure that the seats were in their proper positions, the cabin was clean and tidy, and the lavatory was stocked with all necessary supplies. She also dressed the cabin with flower arrangements, newspapers, magazine, welcome snacks such as canapes, variety of nuts and a bowl with delicious tropical fruits. She also sprayed the cabin with a floral home fragrance make the cabin smell wonderful.
As the passengers began boarding the aircraft, Trisha greeted each one with a warm smile, helping them to their seats and making sure that they were comfortable. She knew that her work as a VIP flight attendant was not only about providing exceptional service but also about ensuring the safety and security of her passengers. And with each flight, Trisha took pride in knowing that she had done just that.
She offered them a refreshing drink and hot towel. She carefully cleared away the used towels once the passengers had finished, ensuring that everything was clean and tidy.
Trisha then took the time to discuss the flight details with the passengers, explaining the flight duration, weather conditions at their destination, and whether the flight was expected to be smooth or bumpy. She also went over the menu for the flight, asking the passengers if they would like to dine right after take-off or at a specific time during the flight. The passengers decided to eat immediately as they had not had breakfast, and Trisha took their orders individually while still on the ground to ensure that everything was prepared in a timely manner.
As the captain announced that they had 10 minutes before take-off, Trisha sprang into action, clearing the cabin to ensure that everything was secure. She checked that all the loose items in the lavatory were properly stowed, and that there was nothing loose in the cabin that could cause a hazard during take-off. Once she had completed her check, Trisha informed the captain that the cabin is secure and she made her way to her seat and buckled up, ready for take-off.
Providing Exceptional Service
With the aircraft safely in the air, Trisha quickly got to work, preparing the meals for the passengers. She expertly heated the meals in the oven and served them promptly, ensuring that each dish was presented beautifully and to the passengers’ satisfaction. As they enjoyed their drinks and meals, Trisha moved about the cabin, checking in with each passenger to ensure that they had everything they needed and that they were comfortable.
Trisha knew that her job as a VIP flight attendant was not just about serving meals and drinks, but also about providing exceptional service and ensuring the safety and security of her passengers. And as she expertly navigated each step of the flight, Trisha took pride in knowing that she had done just that.
After the passengers had finished their breakfast, Trisha swiftly cleared away the dishes, utensils, table cloth, napkins, etc. making sure that everything was tidy and organized. She then offered the passengers hot tea and coffee, expertly pouring each cup to their liking. As the passengers sipped their hot beverages, Trisha provided them with warm towels, allowing them to refresh themselves before they continued their journey.
Trisha knew that even the smallest details could make a difference when it came to providing exceptional service, and so she took the time to ensure that every aspect of the passengers’ experience was tailored to their individual needs and preferences. Whether it was serving a specific type of tea or coffee, providing extra pillows or blankets, or simply offering a warm smile and friendly conversation, Trisha was always attentive to the passengers’ needs.
As the flight continued, Trisha moved about the cabin, making sure that everyone was comfortable and had everything they needed. She offered snacks and refreshments throughout the flight, and made sure that each passenger had access to any amenities they required, such as reading materials, charging ports, or other items.
As she made sure her passengers were comfortable, Trisha knew that she had to keep the galley in order. After the meal service was completed, she got to work, washing and cleaning the cutlery, plates, platters, and everything else that had been used during the flight. It was a lot of work, but Trisha took pride in her attention to detail, making sure that every item was cleaned and stored away properly.
Once the galley was spotless, Trisha turned her attention to the cockpit. She offered breakfast to the pilots, expertly preparing the meal and serving it with a smile. Trisha knew that the pilots’ needs were just as important as the passengers’, and so she made sure that they were well taken care of throughout the flight.
With everything in order and the pilots satisfied, Trisha settled back into her duties, making sure that the cabin remained clean and tidy throughout the remainder of the flight.
Second Meal Service and Post-Flight
As the flight continued, Trisha began to prepare for the second meal service. She checked the catering to make sure that everything was in order and that the necessary items were already prepared for heating. She also made sure that the galley was cleaned and restocked with the necessary items for the second service.
Trisha expertly served the meals, making sure that each dish was presented beautifully and that the passengers’ dietary requirements were taken into account. Throughout the remainder of the flight, Trisha continued to provide exceptional service, attending to the passengers’ every need and making sure that they were comfortable and well taken care of.
After the flight landed, Trisha got to work cleaning the cabin. She washed the cutlery, plates, and glasses, and cleaned the lavatory, removing all trash from the cabin, including used newspapers and dirty blankets, which she gave to the catering team for washing. She disinfected and cleaned the cabin, vacuumed the floor, cleaned the monitor, emptied the garbage bins, and prepared the cabin for the next flight.
Reflection and Gratitude
It was a lot of work, and Trisha was tired after being on the aircraft for 9 hours. But despite the fatigue, she took pride in her work, knowing that she had provided the best possible service to her passengers and made their journey a truly memorable one. She looked forward to her next flight, ready to once again showcase her skills as a VIP flight attendant.
Trisha was always on her feet during the flight, attending to the passengers’ every request. Her dedication to her job was unwavering, but by the end of the flight, her feet were throbbing with pain. She couldn’t wait to reach her hotel, take a shower, and relax for a bit before preparing for the next flight.
After she had rested for a while, Trisha got to work on creating the menu for the next flight. She carefully considered the passengers’ dietary requirements, and chose dishes that would delight their taste buds. Once she had finalized the menu, she sent it off to the catering team, making sure that everything was in order for the next flight.
Later that evening, Trisha joined the pilots for dinner. It was a time for them to relax and unwind after a long day of flying. Trisha enjoyed spending time with the pilots, and they chatted and laughed over a delicious meal. It was a chance for them to get to know each other better, and for Trisha to learn more about the world of aviation from the pilots’ perspective.
As the evening wore on, Trisha felt grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great team. She knew that her job as a VIP flight attendant was demanding, but she took pride in the fact that she was able to provide the best possible service to her passengers and colleagues. She went to bed that night, tired but fulfilled, ready to do it all over again on her next flight.
In conclusion, being a VIP flight attendant is a demanding job that requires a high level of skill, experience, and dedication. As we’ve seen through the 24-hour diary of Trisha, a skilled and experienced VIP flight attendant, the job involves much more than just serving meals and drinks. It requires meticulous attention to detail, a focus on customer service, and a commitment to ensuring the safety and security of high-profile passengers. Despite the long hours and hard work, Trisha takes pride in her work and is passionate about providing the best possible in-flight experience for her passengers. The aviation industry and air travel have come a long way, and it’s VIP flight attendants like Trisha who make the journey a truly luxurious and memorable experience.
Dear readers, I hope you enjoyed reading this Inside the World of a VIP Flight Attendant: A Day in the Life of Trisha. I would love to hear your feedback and comments on the blog. Did you find it informative and interesting? Would you like to work as a VIP flight attendant?
After reading about Trisha’s day, it’s clear that being a VIP flight attendant requires a variety of skills. Some of the most important skills include exceptional customer service, attention to detail, professionalism, and the ability to provide a safe and secure in-flight experience. Other important skills include organization, time management, communication, and the ability to remain calm and composed in high-pressure situations.
If you’re considering a career as a VIP flight attendant, it’s important to remember that it’s a demanding job that requires hard work and dedication. However, for those who are passionate about aviation and enjoy providing exceptional service to others, it can also be an incredibly rewarding career.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I hope it has provided you with some valuable insights into the life of a VIP flight attendant.