Photo Essay: Behind the Scenes with Condor Flight Attendant Safety Training

Boeing 767-300, and a Airbus A321 partial-fuselage trainers.

Boeing 767-300, and a Airbus A321 partial-fuselage trainers.

By Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren on 11 November 2014
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We see them on every flight; welcoming passengers aboard, giving the safety briefing, serving meals, and attending to passengers’ every need. Many travelers, including frequent flyers, have come to see their flight crews as smiling waiters and waitresses in the sky and little else.

Yet when things go wrong, the very same crew member who recently topped off your glass with Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is also the one who, if something happens en route, would lead you to safety, as several recent and highly-publicized emergency landings have illustrated. Each member of the crew goes through intensive training on how to deal with a variety of in-flight emergencies ranging from fires to heart attacks. Crew members are also trained to evacuate an aircraft within 90 seconds and deploy exit slides and life rafts.

Here is an insider’s look at how flight crews are trained at Condor Flugdienst at its base in Frankfurt, Germany.

(Photos: Accura Media Group)

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