This week we are excited to bring you an inside look into the life of a corporate flight attendant based in Paris, France. Eva Guasch was kind enough to provide valuable tips to share with current and potential corporate flight attendants, so let’s get to know more about her background in aviation.
Being based in Paris, Eva calls Le Bourget Airport (LBG / LFPB) her aviation home. She received her initial training at Air Form Toulouse and just completed her last recurrent training in January. She has experience flying on Falcon 50, 900, 7X, Challenger 605, Global Express, A319CJ, A330 AUG and BBJ. Eva served three years in the French Air Force Governmental Squadron and has been a VIP flight attendant on presidential flights. Let’s not forget to mention she is quadrilingual – fluent in French, Spanish, German and English.
When thinking back through hall of the flights she has worked on, so far her most memorable trip has been “a two-week trip to India. We visited the best places in India, and I enjoyed discovering such a different culture.”
While Eva’s favorite type of cuisine in Mediterranean, her favorite meal is Tournedos Rossini, a distinctly French dish composed of filet mignon, foie gras, truffles, French bread and Madiera demi-glace. While many people from other countries count Paris as their favorite destination, Eva’s favorite is New York City because “you can go there several times and always discover something new to try. New York has such beautiful and unique restaurants. It is a lot of fun, and you can do a lot of shopping.”
Back home in Paris, Eva enjoys eating foie gras, cheese and fine red wine. For flight crew members visiting Paris for the first time, Eva suggests spending “one long day in the Champs Elysees, which is the best place for shopping and is such a lovely avenue. You also have to take a walk in Montmartre to enjoy the beautiful view of our capital. You can then have dinner in Rue Mouffetard and have some fun in this special district.”
When it comes to the top skills for being a successful corporate flight attendant, Eva says it is essential to “have a smile, be polite and have a thick skin. However, the most important of all is to be resourceful.” In addition, for someone looking to start their new career in business aviation, her advice is to “always look for ways to improve yourself – whether it be on the Internet, speaking with other corporate flight attendants or reading aviation magazines. Also, never settle for only providing minimum service.”
The next time you are in need of a highly-skilled corporate flight attendant in Paris, contact Eva Guasch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article is part of a series of interviews we are conducting with corporate cabin crew members; individuals who are not employed by Air Culinaire Worldwide. If you would like to be considered for an interview, which is posted on our blog and all of our social media accounts, please contact email@example.com.