June 10, 2023

A VIP flight attendant or company flight attendant is a crew member that works on a personal jet. This can be for a personal proprietor, constitution firm or a enterprise. On most of the standard manufacturers of personal jets, you may be the only real crew member within the cabin, which might make it laborious work. Additionally, engaged on a personal jet, there are lots of different duties concerned, similar to buying, cleansing and ordering catering.

Beginning out

Most VIP flight attendants come from a flight attendant background, are licensed to fly, and have accomplished flight attendant coaching. Nevertheless, that isn’t at all times the case and a few come from a hospitality, resort or yacht background. The typical beginning wage is round $2000 monthly, somewhat greater than a traditional flight attendant job. Nevertheless, some constitution firms in Europe have been seen to supply as little as $500 monthly, which is able to entice inexperienced crew solely.


With expertise

Often, a flight attendant will fly commercially for a couple of years earlier than making use of for VIP flight attendant roles and can steadily construct up their expertise on personal jets. As quickly as you’ve a couple of years on personal jets, this makes you rather more employable, and the wage is increased. Established VIP flight attendants can earn $4000-5000 monthly and are effectively definitely worth the wage as a result of demanding nature of the work.

Established VIP flight attendants know their galley inside out and may command charges of as much as 500$ per day. Picture: Bombardier


It’s attainable to freelance in enterprise aviation, and a few crew want to work on this approach. It might imply that they work fewer days or simply do one or two journeys a month which works effectively for some. Freelancing does permit flexibility and the potential for choosing what journeys you need quite than being rostered journeys. Skilled VIP flight attendants can command as much as $500 a day.

Per diem

Per diems are an added-on allowance (normally paid two months behind) based mostly on nights away from the bottom. That is normally a set determine of between $70-120 per night time, however in Europe can drop to as little as $20 relying on the nation and the corporate. You possibly can estimate being away two weeks each month, in order that extra allowance will add to the fundamental wage. Some firms do supply city-based allowances as a substitute, based mostly on the price of residing, which might fluctuate vastly, say from Athens to Moscow.

Suggestions are good however by no means anticipated for busy VIP flight attendants. Picture: Lux Aviation/Execujet


Suggestions are fairly uncommon and never anticipated, though it is rather good to obtain them. Personal house owners don’t tip the crew, it tends to be extra on particular person or constitution flights. It’s very variable, you may obtain $50 on one flight or $1000 on one other.


Some firms supply healthcare and life insurance coverage, and a few anticipate you to supply your personal. You could obtain paid coaching or none in any respect. Basically, motels are 4 or 5-star commonplace while away from base, and transportation prices down route are coated. The catering is VIP commonplace, so there’ll normally be some good meals to strive onboard. In fact, the job affords plenty of selection and fascinating locations, so generally it’s not all concerning the wage.