An Emirates flight attendant reveals the exceptional privileges of her job at the luxury airline.

Travel around the world, luxury gifts and free accommodation are among the privileges of this job like no other. Cara Eastman, a flight attendant for Emirates, spoke to 9Travel about her daily life since she joined the airline in 2016. Based in Dubai, the 32-year-old Australian has already explored more than 70 countries through her work at within an airline known for its luxury services and premium cabins, particularly in first class.

Traveling also allows you to fall under the spell of certain destinations. For Cara, New York is an absolute favorite. “I’ve been there over 25 times and I’m still so excited every time I land at JFK. I have a loyalty card at my favorite coffee shop, it makes me feel like a real New “York!” His recent vacation in Costa Rica also introduced him to breathtaking landscapes. “I saw incredible beaches and national parks where I was able to observe sloths and toucans,” she says, amazed by the lush nature of the country, known for its nature reserves and unspoiled landscapes.

But beyond the privilege of traveling the globe, Emirates offers its employees exceptional benefits that make this job unique and exciting. “The company provides free accommodation with no bills, as well as transportation to and from work. They even dry clean your uniform,” Cara details. “Our salary is very good and tax-free,” she adds.

Little extras make the experience even more memorable, like when members of the Dubai royal family give luxury gifts to the crew. “Last year I was working during the Christmas period and members of the royal family were on board. They purchased a duty-free gift for each of us. I received a beautiful Swarovski necklace,” she said. she remembers.

Best of all, crew members love to please passengers who are celebrating a special event on board. “As soon as we find out it’s someone’s birthday, we go get desserts in the next class to give them a little surprise,” confides Cara, who also gives some advice on how to better manage jet lag. “I just try to respect the time zone of the country I’m traveling in. If I land at 8 a.m., I’ll keep myself busy with activities and coffee until it’s pretty late in the day to sleep.  Otherwise, if you take a nap when you land, you’ll end up waking up a lot earlier and staying up all night.” Expert word!