Ask any steward or stewardess of an airline, “Why did you join this industry?” I bet many would reply, “Because I want to see the world!”
No-frills airlines rely on many ingenious methods to cut cost. For example, an aircraft would fly from its “base airport” to a destination and return in shortest possible time, usually less than an hour. That way, not only can it make as many flights as possible in a single day, the airline also avoids paying for accommodation and food expenses of its crews.
But here is the thing that confounds me: If the cabin crews do not even have time to step out of the destination airport, how could they “see the world”???
I can think of two reasons why they join no-frills airlines:
- They get discount tickets when off duty.
- They use no-frills airlines as a stepping stone for joining first-tier, full service airlines.
Perhaps no-frills airlines need to work harder to retain their staffs.