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Pursers and flight attendants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6522

Airline pursers and flight attendants ensure the safety and comfort of passengers and crew members during flights. Ship pursers attend to the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships. Airline pursers and flight attendants are employed by airline companies. Ship pursers are employed by tour boat or cruise ship companies.

Job Duties for Pursers and flight attendants

Flight attendants
  • Greet passengers, explain and demonstrate safety procedures, check the general condition of the aircraft cabin, ensure that all necessary supplies are on board
  • Attend to safety of passengers during take-offs, landings and emergencies
  • Serve food and beverages to passengers and make flight announcements.
Flight pursers, customer service directors and passenger service directors
  • Co-ordinate the activities of flight attendants, provide service to passengers during flight and complete reports.
Ship pursers
  • Supervise ship attendants and arrange activities for passengers
  • Conduct ship's business, such as signing on crew, maintaining payroll records, assisting passengers in preparing customs declarations and supervising baggage storage.

Working Conditions for Pursers and flight attendants

Work is usually performed indoors on an airplane or ship. Both environments have unique safety protocols that workers follow.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aircraft Flight Attendant
  • Airline Purser
  • Chief Steward - Ship
  • Commissary Attendant - Air Transport
  • CSD (customer Service Director) - Water Transportation
  • Customer Service Director - Water Transportation
  • Customer Service Director (CSD) - Water Transportation
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Purser
  • Flight Service Director
  • In-charge Flight Attendant
  • In-flight Service Manager
  • Passenger Service Director - Water Transportation
  • Purser - Air Transportation
  • Purser - Water Transport
  • Ship Purser
  • Ship Supply Officer
  • Airline Purser
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Service Director
  • Passenger Service Director - Water Transportation
  • Ship Purser

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