Other benefits of being a cabin crew member is that you receive a meal allowance described as 'very generous' and this allowance is based on the country that you are flying to. Emirates cabin crew members get accommodation provided, or an allowance to cover accommodation in the destination city. Finally, family discounts are also available on flights with the airline.
Most of these benefits are available on many other airlines and the website careerintravel.co.uk states that the average salary is £14,000 ($22750) per annum, raising to £22,000 ($35,730) based on experience. Contract length also is variable, ranging from casual, one month contracts to 12 and 24 month contracts.
The company Emirates flew its first routes in October 1985 out of Dubai with a hired Boeing 747 and Airbus 300 B4. The company is owned by the Government of Dubai and flies vast numbers of flights to and from a broad range of countries and airports. It is one of the few airlines to regularly turn a profit. Ever since its third year of operation it has ended the year in profit.