Today we bring you a corporate flight attendant in Madrid who comes from a family of flight attendants. Not only has Ivan Torregrosa Pihlman been a flight attendant for 26 years, but also his father and five of his sisters have also selected this as their career.
Ivan is based out of Palma de Mallorca International Airport (PMI / LEPA), Gran Canaria Airport (LPA / GCLP), Reina Sophia Airport (TFS / GCTS) and Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport (MAD / LEMD). He has had extensive experience flying on a variety of large cabin aircraft, including B-737 (-300, -400, -800), B-757 (-200), B-767 (-200, -300), B-747 (-300, -400); A-319, -320 and -321; A-340 (-200, -300), A-330 (-200), L-1011 and DC-8 (-61, -62, -63). In addition to this valuable aviation experience, Ivan is able to speak fluent English, Spanish, Finnish and Catalan.
While Ivan has traveled the world throughout his extensive career, Europe holds his favorite destinations. His most memorable flight was from Gran Canaria Airport to Helsinki Airport. When it comes to his favorite food in the world, you can find it right at home in Madrid – “the ox chop from Casa Antón.”
Continuing our discussion of Madrid, Ivan suggests that first-time visitors experience traditional tapas anywhere in the city’s downtown. Overall, he says, “food you can find good food with fair prices in any area of Madrid.” Ivan also suggests spending time “touring all the museums and Rastro, which is a market situated close to Puerta del Sol.”
If you will be visiting Madrid for the first time, Ivan says you will be pleased to notice that “Madridians are very friendly and always ready to help when you need them.” For traveling in the city, Ivan says, “the best way to move from place to another is the metro.”
Ivan also shared some insight and advice into being a successful corporate flight attendant on a large cabin aircraft. “You have to understand that this is a lifestyle, not just a job. You have to have common sense, be punctual, friendly and work well in a team.” The next time you need a corporate flight attendant in Madrid, contact Ivan Torregrosa Pihlman at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.