Pros: fly anywhere in the world at a whim.
Cons: long non-routine schedules due to weather or unexpected events.
The role of a flight attendant revolves around two major premises: Safety and Service. A typical day at work is never the same. Work environment is subject to frequent changes in climate and locales and involves variable hours and working conditions, changes in cabin altitude from sea level of 8,000 feet, variable positive and negative G loads and occasional turbulence in flight. In actual operations, Flight Attendants may be rescheduled to remain on duty for up to 14 hours Domestic, 16 to 18 hours International. In an emergency, must be prepared to rapidly evacuate passengers from an aircraft, provide leadership, direct and assist passenger in accordance with government and company regulations. Service will include food and beverage services from a modest snack service on a short haul flight to a full course dinner on the long haul flights.
The most enjoyable part of the job is like being on vacation and getting paid for it. But the hardest part of the job is being away from home during those important holidays of the year, Christmas, Thanksgiving and important events such as birthdays, anniversary, weddings, etc.