I must admit that traveling the world wasn’t my main motivation to become cabin crew though, meeting tons of people and making their day beautiful was. So I will take it one day at a time, I’ll be present in the moment and wherever life (and my airline) might take me, I will be happy nonetheless.
I want to explore and discover every single place I will be taken to, happy and grateful as a kid but If I must choose one destination, then I will say Los Angeles because on my travels to the States, I’ve never made it that far.
What’s the most important piece of advice you have for aspiring cabin crew?
It’s really hard to give advice to someone else, you know. I’m sure there are people better informed and prepared than me, but I will say this…
Preparation and Determination are the keys to succeed. Never stop searching for information. Search for the best teachers, the very best team that you can find out there! In my humble opinion, Cabin Crew Excellence is the Best, so exploit their knowledge and learn from them!
Repeat again and again what you’ve learned, start your life from 0 again, as you would as a cabin crew in every aspect of daily life. Then, the right mindset is also essential! Act, talk, behave, live and breathe like a cabin crew. And when you’ll want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, you’ll put every effort into it and success will unravel before you.
A few words of wisdom from your side, Gabriel?
The right motivation is everything to get to the finish line and be successful in this super competitive industry. So no matter what others tell you, if YOU truly feel in your heart that this is what you want, really want, and you are ready to fight for this dream, even on your knees, no matter what happens, then GO FOR IT, never Stop!
Failure might be part of your process, but if you fail forward, if you learn from every mistake you make, if you stay focused on your goal, you will make it!! Granted!!
I am standing before you as the living proof that nothing matters, not your age, not your degree or the country you came from, just thorough preparation, belief in yourself and a very strong motivation to go after your dream!
*Gabriel will soon don the beautiful Thomas Cook uniform and will take to the sky for the adventure of his life.