Malaika graduated from our Airline/Travel Specialist program in February of 2016. Before she was even finished with her training, she was hired by SkyWest Airlines as a Flight Attendant during one of our campus recruiting events.
She recently came by the Academy to talk to students about her journey and shared some information about the perks of being a flight attendant.
Where are you currently working?
I work for SkyWest Airlines as a flight attendant.
Favorite part of the job?
I love being able to travel on my days off. I am currently planning a trip out of the country but do not know where, yet. Next week I have four days off so I am going to Hawaii.
In what kinds of aircraft do you work?
I fly in several different kinds: Canadair Regional Jet 200, 700 and 900. I also work aboard the ERJ 175. My favorite is the Canadair 200 because I am the only flight attendant on board and am completely in control. It is like having my own office. I love it.
Favorite thing about attending IAHA?
Making new friends and getting to know people. I keep in touch with all my class mates and am already planning a five year reunion.
What was your secret to success while attending IAHA?
"Stay focused and stay encouraged. Aim high, dream high, fly high!"