Air hostess diaries

Partying with your boss

July 26, 2020

It is totally awesome to party with your boss when you are flight crew!

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Since I had transitioned into office life, I found that office parties are not fun as compared to my previous world in flying. It lacks substance and for some people it looks like they are forced to be there.

The best work parties I ever had was on my layovers with flight crew. Every destination is so unique. Even though most of us are not acquainted with each other, we always have a blast. We are an airline family.

The senior cabin crew leaders on board the aircraft are the Inflight Service Coordinator (IFSC) and Senior Cabin Crew Member (SCCM). The true leader on board the aircraft is the Captain/ Commander.

When flight crew attend pre-flight briefing, we introduce ourselves and acquaint ourselves with safety, service and ensure we have the necessary documents for flight.

When you working on a flight and during layovers a special bond amongst colleagues are developed. I never felt my senior leaders were my bosses because we understood the airline world. The senior leaders treated all crew members like their equal. The most important thing we have to deliver is the best service and ensure onboard safety.

Party with friends

On long international flights we used to have conversations in the different galleys, our senior crew leaders will:

  • join us after the service for a meal,
  • make us coffee/tea or when we were busy eating serve the passengers,
  • upgrade crew or their families to business and premium class when they flying as passengers.

At the destinations it was a party!

Our senior cabin crew leaders, captains and pilots will join us to go sightseeing, shopping, dining out, explore the nightlife and more. In Germany the airline crew loved dining out to have a schnitzel. The senior cabin crew leaders will normally book the restaurants.

_ We are never like oh my word my job is on the line because my bosses are here, I am drinking and tomorrow we are flying. _

I have such amazing memories like the entire crew attending Oktoberfest in Munich Germany. We were there in the afternoon and left the place when it was closing. We really had such merriment drinking beer and dancing in the beer halls.

During our layovers in London in Hyde Park, the senior crew leaders, captains and pilots will join the crew for picnics in summer. The London flights were always busy but we found time to soak up the English summer with laughter.

Party fire

In Perth and Dakar (Senegal) everyone will join in for a barbeque at the beach. We will play:

  • volleyball with the locals,
  • swim in the water, relax listening to music,
  • have drinks and few guys from the crew will be doing the barbeque.

There was no such thing as a favourite employee. We treated each other like an equal and with respect.

The crew leaders will join us to attend concerts, sports games at destinations, see a theatre on Broadway in New York and we will all go to a bar. Some will join the rest of the crew to go to night dance clubs (dance the night away for example in Washington, Frankfurt and other destinations).

Crew members always behave responsible.

Who will not want a boss like this? Never having to experience being treated like a subordinate.


Mrs.M.M is a recent former flight attendant. She is now a lawyer but still travels frequently around the world. Mrs.M.M worked for a leading international 5 star airline for 8 years. She gave up flying for love. She has a passion for traveling, the sky and lifestyle.
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