Cabin Crew – After the Pandemic

Becoming Cabin Crew after the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic hit Cabin Crew particularly hard. However, airlines are recruiting Cabin Crew again – so what happens now?

Will Cabin Crew face changes in the air?

Working as Cabin Crew will definitely look a little different in the future compared to the job it was two years ago.

Face masks look set to be a feature for the foreseeable future, both for Cabin Crew and passengers. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t smile! Airlines want their Crew to be friendly, charming and helpful. It makes all the difference to the flight experience.

Regarding Coronavirus regulations, the government requires that Cabin Crew take lateral flow device (LFD) tests within two days of your arrival in England. As Cabin Crew it’s likely you’ll be travelling internationally daily, in which case you need to take a lateral flow test at least every 3 days. You do not need to take a test while off-duty under Flight and Duty Time Limitations.

Different rules may apply for non-UK residents or for those living in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.


What about differences in the post-pandemic recruitment process?


The pandemic fast-tracked us into an increasingly online world. Some airlines now use technology to automatically scan your CV when you apply for Cabin Crew roles so it’s more important than ever to make sure your CV is up to scratch.

Assessment Day

For a while it looked like virtual recruitment was going to be the way forward. However, now that lots of travel restrictions have been lifted, the recruitment process will still feature in-person Assessment Days.

Cabin Crew is a customer-facing role so it’s important for recruiters to witness how potential Cabin Crew interact and behave with each other. It can be nerve-wracking attending an Assessment Day if you’re new to it, or if you haven’t been to one in a long time! Pick up some tips on how to handle it here.


Some airlines will still conduct the final interview in person, as they did before the pandemic. Others now prefer to conduct video interviews. Whichever you end up doing, you’ll feel much more confident if you’ve prepared and practised beforehand.

What Next? The good news is that recruitment is actually happening again! More and more Cabin Crew jobs are becoming available – check out all the super recent listings posted on our Jobs Board.
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