My flight was on march 2nd from ORY, Corsair main base to FDF.
I waked up at 7h30 and live my house one hour late to to take the bus which drove me to Corsair head-office near Orly Airport.
Briefing was 2 hours proir departure time which was at 11h30. So at 9h30 all the cabin crew of 13 plus 2 trainees were in a breifing room. The lead purser (posintion door 1L)introduce himself, as well as the purser(position door 4L). He first asked us where we wanted to be and i chose door 4R, responsible for the rear galley, then he gave us the name of the captain, F/O, type of aircraft 747-200 FGLNA ,flying time 8h05, and most of all the number of pax. The flight was full with 539 pax that day. Then the purser went on with the commercial aspect of the flight. Before we ended the captain came and introduce himself and told us about turbulences 3hours after departure.
One more coffee, and we left to the airport( Orly west). We got through security check and got into our plane. I made my way to door 4L and started my safety check (door, intercom, smoke hood, fire extinguisher, O2, ect..) then I check how many meals was in the ovens, trolleys and gave all that numbers to the purser. I prepared baskets with headphones, and refreshing towellets.
Boarding started at 10h30 and finished at 11h15, we started to offer the headphone and the refreshing towellets. At 11h30 we put the doors on automatic mode and right after started the safety demo while the plane was taxiing to the runway. Last check of the cabin, seats in the upright position, table fold away and seat belt fasten, i sat with next to me a non revenue mechanic and we took off after a very long and slow run, but as soon as the main gear left from the runway it seemed to be faster than before.
When the captain swichted off the smoking light and put it back, we all got up and started our duty. I put on the ovens for 20mn, prepared the baverage ( wine, orange juice,water ,coke ,fanta, apple juice, tomato juice, beer, sparkling water...which would be on the cart, then filled the cart with the hot casserols( salmon with spinach). 45mn after take off the service started. Me I was in the galley to prepare more carts and provide my collegues with whatever they wanted. More bread, and watere were offered, followed by tea and coffee, then we collected back the trays and offered more tea and coffee as well as toblerone chocolate bar ( charged 1 euro). Right after with the purser, we started the duty free sale in the galley. It is very import for us cause we have 10% commision. That day we sold for 2000 euros.
As we got 1h before the 2nd service we had our lunch and i wandered in the plane to chat with some fellows. The pax had been very rude during the 1rs service,so I the purser asked to work in the cabin and let her led the galley. The second service consist of a tray with 2 sandwiches, a cookie, tea, coffee, coke, orange juice or water, then we offered hot towells and collected back the tray with more tea and coffee. We we had just finished to put in order the galley the captain made announced the descent so we started to prepare the cabin for landing, and offered sweets to the pax. 20mn late we landed at FDF airport 45mn ahead of time.
We the engines stop we put the door on manuel and report to the lead purser. Deplaning last 30mn as there is only one gangway per boarding door at this airport. When the last pax left I checked my zone just in case a pax left something and left the plane. I did not go to the hotel with the crew, but to my brother house where I had dinner with the whole family.