Cabin crew is the first line of defense inside the aircraft being the ones whose work ensures the safety of all passengers.
When it comes to security, flight attendants have to take everything very seriously since they are the responsible for the well-being of the passengers and the fellow crew.
Even though training is different in every airline, flight attendants are usually highly trained in safety and security procedures to guarantee the maximum response in case is needed. The main goal of safety and emergency procedures training is to ensure crew are equipped with the necessary skills to handle any emergency or unusual situation that can occur on board. During training they are taught how to prevent incidents and how to predict potential threats.
Cabin crew must continuously monitor the security of the passengers. This starts even before the plane take off with the pre-flight check when they make sure that is everything was properly checked according to the galley, cabin, safety equipment, crew seat, crew rest area and lavatories. During flight, vigilance is the most important issue since they must detect any strange or aggressive behavior in the passengers to prevent any large problems that can come out. Reporting suspicious items or persons are crucial to maintain the safety on board.
Although training is provided, many air hostess complaint that it is not enough to deal with all the possible problems that can happen during flights. Inside the aircrafts flight attendants play an important role keeping the safety, sometimes they even have to respond to medical emergencies.
What about you? Do you think the training provided by your airline is enough?