There's a topic being discussed at the moment about the most luxurious flights people have had. Obviously, most of the people posting are referring to flights in C and F classes, and the quality of service certain airlines provide in these classes. It seems that the standard of service in these classes is extremely high, and naturally a lot of that is to do with the flight attendants.
Therefore, my questions are:
- Am I correct in assuming that F/As have to receive a great deal of extra training before being moved up from Economy to one of the higher classes?
- Is it possible for new F/As receive First training right from the start, and move straight into F class?
- Once they have qualified to work in these higher classes, do they stay there? Or, depending on crew requirements, do they get moved around the various classes? Or do they cover more than one class on each flight?
I also assume not all airlines have the same policy in these respects. Your thoughts?