The cabin crew manages to meet the demands of serving hundreds of passengers to stay calm under pressure while looking impeccably glamorous, but what is it really like to do your job at 35,000 feet?
But a flight attendant has revealed what it really means to look impeccably glamorous at 35,000 feet, and whether the job is really as enviable as it looks.
Evelin Martin, 22, from London, works for Virgin Atlantic and shares the secrets of her travels, not to mention glamorous snaps, about her Instagram and YouTube accounts, where she has 11,000 followers.
In a recent Q&A about the most frequently asked questions she gets as an air hostess, she revealed that it is a & # 39; lonely & # 39; can be life if there is no one to spend time with on a stopover.
But of course there are numerous benefits, including discounted travel, and her hotels and food are charged for stopovers.
Evelin Martin, 22, from London, flies around the world in her work as cabin crew. She takes snapshots of her travels on her Instagram and often shares secrets of her sought-after job on her YouTube and blog. Shown in LA
In her most recent video, she published her complex beauty routine because she had remained untouched on her long-haul flights, claiming it was easy to do and long-lasting. Shown in Jamaica
Easy glamor! Evelin said her makeup look, which includes 12 products, is easy to do and long lasting, perfect for Transatlantic flights
Do you have to pay for your own hotel rooms when you fly?
The answer is no, the company we work for takes care of our hotel rooms, so we are very lucky. That is not just my airline, every airline does that
The main reason I can think of is that we are together and it would deter the crew from not doing that
Sometimes we can stay in really great places. Sometimes we have to stay a little less central, but it is what it is
Do you have to pay for your own food?
This is a question that is asked a lot and so are we. It is different every trip, but we get a card that is filled with cash and adjusted for how expensive the area is and for how many nights you are there – it is actually kind of paid for
The clip, posted on YouTube, shows her that she uses a light layer of Kiel Ultra Facial Cream before she covers her face with CYO long-lasting foundation – shade 109 and Maybelline Fit me Matte and poreless – shade 332 golden caramel (shown on Brooklyn) Bridge in New York)
You get free flights?
I wish we had free flights! This is a constant joke and customers ask us every flight. Not us, not with my airline anyway, I don't think you would get it with others.
We get a few "free flights" every year, on which you simply pay taxes, they can pay anything from £ 120 to £ 160.
We get about seven a year, they will be on standby, all passengers get out in front of you and if there is room, we get in. If that is not the case, we will be rolled to the next flight
Does it not get lonely and how do you deal with it?
It can unfortunately be a very lonely job. When I started I didn't really know what to expect and I just knew I was very lucky to just fly to all these great places.
But it meant that I only had to go to all these places because I didn't know that the crew or the crew had other plans.
One day I was in my hotel room in New York and had the most amazing view of the Empire State Building and the whole of New York, and I "really didn't" think I should experience all this alone? And I got a bit upset. But it is what it is
I have been flying with this company for almost two years now and have somewhat developed my own routine, I don't really feel lonely anymore.
How to look glamorous at 35,000 feet
In her most recent video, Evelin shared her complex beauty routine because she remained untouched on her long-haul flights, claiming it was easy to do and lasted for a long time.
The clip, posted on YouTube, show her a 12-layer makeup, starting with a light layer Keel & # 39; s Ultra Facial Cream, before she covers her face with CYO long-lasting foundation – shade 109 and Maybelline Fit me Matte and poreless – shade 332 golden caramel.
She then adds a concealer, chooses LA girl pro camouflage porcelain, puts it around her eyes and forehead for a contoured look.
Then she adds powder, LA girl PRO face powder – shade classic ivory and eye shadow, morphe artist's palette – shade 9D painted desert.
To ensure that she maintains a sunkissed look, Elevin adds bronzer, Morphe brontour – shade celebutante and blusher, Sephora matte perfection blush duo – shade peach blossom and finishes her face with a marker: Morphe – shade extra.
The glamorous stewardess makes her eyes sparkle too and adds ELF – shadow medium to her eyebrows and Max factor 2000 calorie dramatic volume mascara to her eyelashes.
She finishes the look with morphe lipliner – shade Frenchie & Sephora and lip gloss – shade pink crystal.
COMPLETE LIST OF PRODUCTS
Moisturizer: Kiel & # 39; s Ultra Facial Cream £ 24.50
Foundation: CYO long-lasting foundation – shade 109 £ 7.50
Maybelline Fit me Mat and porous – shade 332 golden caramel – £ 7.99
Concealer: LA girl pro camouflage – shadow porcelain – £ 5
Powder: LA girl PRO face powder – shade classic ivory – £ 6
Eyeshadow: Morphe artist's palette – shadow 9D painted desert £ 24
Bronzer: Morphe brontour – shadow celebutante £ 12
Blusher: Sephora mat perfection blush duo – shade peach blossom – don't think it's sold in the UK, but in the US it costs $ 16 (£ 13)
Highlighter: Morphe – shadow extra – £ 14
Eyebrows: ELF – shade medium £ 4.50
Lips: Morphe lip liner – shade £ 4.50
Frenchie & Sephora lip gloss – shade pink crystal – $ 12 (£ 9.78)
Eyelashes: Max factor 2000 calorie dramatic volume mascara (£ 7.99)
TOTAL: £ 140.76
She then adds a concealer and chooses LA girl pro camouflage shadow porcelain, puts it around her eyes and forehead for a contoured look
And if the rest of the crew doesn't want to do anything, I actually do it alone. For example, I am in Shanghai today and the weather is terrible, so this morning I went to the markets alone.
This is my first time here, I have never been here before. The internet does not work on my phone here and we are in the middle of nowhere, so I thought it was very brave to just sit on this bus and go to the area where the markets are.
I managed to meet another crew who is from another airline and I have a taxi back with them.
I was eating there alone and thought: & # 39; That's it, I can't go back to the hotel in this rain & # 39; I couldn't walk or google anything.
I don't know how the cabs work and the taxi people don't even speak English here, but we made it work. And you know, if I hadn't done that, I'd have been in my hotel room all day, and I'm sure I wouldn't have done that.
Aren't you afraid of flying?
You know, funny story, in the beginning I was a little scared to fly. Before I started flying, but I think this job is really good to overcome your fears.
Sometimes I think you realize you're 30-40,000 feet in the air with nothing flying under your feet across the Atlantic Ocean? They are really very long flights, but I tend not to think about it.
I have to look comfortable for passengers. It would not look professional if I had to comfort a passenger who was afraid of flying while I was afraid myself.
How do you deal with difficult passenger situations on board?
I'm lucky I don't have that many, it just comes with experience, I've been flying for almost three years and there are people who have done it for 20, 30 years.
Frequently sharing tips about cabin crew, the influencer recently shared a Q&A of the most frequently asked questions she receives as a stewardess
I think I can manage these situations very well, just because I have seen these things work on board and you just have to make it work because you have no choice when you are in the air.
Sometimes they are the smallest things, for example you do all meals and the passengers in the middle will be disappointed that they have not received their first choice meal.
We will no longer have chicken and they must have beef or the vegetarian option. We can't get off the plane and go to the store and buy them chicken, it's really hard to please everyone.
It is really important for everyone, including passengers, to remember that we are there for their safety, we are not there to give them the most amazing meal of their lives.
I understand that they are long flights and people like to have food on the plane.
If that happened, I would offer them a premium or first class meal, if they get angry, I squat and I am sorry to say that we have the first class meal and they will say "you are great & # 39; and they will definitely be in the clouds.
It's those little things that go that far, it has made their entire flight for them. I went out a little bit, but I treat people the way I like to be treated. I have had a number of incidents when I did not succeed, but I always do my best.
Evelin shares the video with her 3000 YouTube subscribers and said that life on board can be lonely, and sometimes she becomes sad at great destinations without her family. & # 39; I can be a very lonely job, I think in the beginning I didn't really know what to expect, I just knew I was very lucky to fly to all these great places. I often did not know the crew or they had other plans.
What are your best tips for jet lag?
Wow, I want something please! It is the most difficult part of this work. I have trouble coming to the Far East because it all depends on the flight schedule. I made this huge mistake of going to sleep yesterday.
Then I slept all night and stayed up all night, it was my fault, this is the most difficult journey, but I am still alive.
I tend to be home away from home, but when I go home I can be lazy, I want to get out of sight and I can match their hours. So, I don't quite know how to handle jet lag, but I'll let you know when I do that.
Although much is taken care of, cabin crew have to pay for their own food if they travel to great heights. They get a money card full of money to pay for – but only to a certain extent. Depicted in Jamaica
Evelin added that she doesn't get free flights, but one of the benefits is cheap flights, about seven times a year. & # 39; I wish we had free flights! We have a few "free flights" a year where you just pay £ 120- £ 160 tax, we get about seven a year and just pay the tax & she added. Shown in Jamaica
Do you get scared when there is really bad turbulence?
To be honest, I get a little hot and sweaty and hot flashes when there is really bad turbulence.
I think it adds a little excitement to our day, no matter how bad it sounds. It is the same as being afraid of flying, we cannot be afraid on board because we are there for the comfort of the passengers.
It's nice to sit down and tie in. I have quite a few stories from when we had bad scary turbulence.
How much do you get paid?
To be honest, I don't have a real answer to this, because there are so many different factors.
We get hourly wages, basic wages, sector wages, allowances, so it all depends on where we are going, how long the flight is and how busy we are this month. It also differs with all airlines.
Evelin also shared the pros and cons of short and long flights in a revealing blog post. She said that starting early and no night stop to discover new countries are the worst parts of the short flights, but she likes being able to sleep in her own bed and getting home by lunch time. Left in New York, right in LA
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