Life before flying – An Interview with Emirates Cabin Crew

Straight off a flight, Emirates Cabin Crew Justine joins us to reveal her life before flying and an insider’s perspective on the interview process

What did you do before you became Cabin Crew?

I worked as a Front Desk supervisor at a hotel based in Sydney, where I am originally from. This gave me great customer service experience which is essential for Cabin Crew.

Why did you apply to Emirates Airline?

I honestly didn’t feel fulfilled with my job and life in general. I yearned for a bigger challenge for myself. I felt there was something more I could get out of life, and when I found out about Emirates I saw it as an answer to take the challenge on.

It’s also no secret that I have always been passionate about travelling.

What were the challenges you faced when applying?

I experienced constant self-doubt. I felt like it was crazy to be giving up my whole life in Australia, and move abroad, so far away from family and friends, to a place I’ve never been, and not know anyone.

Applying to Emirates was a whole process because everything had to be done online. From getting all the medicals done, getting your photos and having to upload everything onto the Candidate Portal.

It was a very different experience!

Do you have any advice about the interview process? What was your experience?

Seeing all the other girls made me doubt myself. It was a lot of pressure having to make sure you stand out from everyone else! Especially because the first round of activities you had like 2-3 minutes to answer the question and make sure you stood out and made a lasting impression!

If you have your Emirates Assessment coming up, then read our guide on what is covered and how to impress.

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Taylor has been loving and living the Aviation dream for 5 years. She has flown as Cabin Crew for an International Airline based in Dubai, where she lived and worked. Taylor is now based in her hometown of Perth, Western Australia, as a Lounge Agent for the national carrier.

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