Be an Air Hostess/Flight Attendant: Nowadays many young fresh Graduates want to join Air hostess/Flight Attendant jobs for its lucrative salary package. It is a high profile profession in India at the present time and also a dream of many young girls. This job is not only attractive for salary packages but also other aspects such as there is an opportunity to meet people of different cultures, new destinations visit, have a good chance to meet high profile people like Celebrities, Politicians, Business tycoons.
What are the qualifications and age needed to be an air hostess?
Age Limit: Generally, Institutions prefer to take the candidates of age group 17 to 26 years.
Educational Qualification: After passing 10+2 anyone can apply for an air hostess course. Graduate candidates from any discipline are also eligible for this course. You must be proficient to read, write and speak English, Hindi. If you know any Foreign language then you can get an extra advantage.
How much Salary provides of different Airlines?
Salary of different Airlines: The salary of Air hostess is different from every airline company. Generally, the salary of an air hostess may vary from Rs 20,000 to Rs 80,000 per month. Domestic airlines pay up to Rs 40,000/month and international airlines pay up to Rs 80,000/month depending upon your work experience. Whereas luxurious international airlines pay 1-2 lakh per month to the senior air hostess.
How many types of courses are there to be an Air Hostess?
Course: There are three types of Air hostess courses are available. Certificate course, Diploma course, Degree course. But according to my Diploma or Degree course is more preferable for better career aspects.
What is the selection process of an Air Hostess?
Selection Process: There is a three-tier recruitment process. Written exam followed by Group Discussion and Interview.
1)Written Exam: The written test is based on Aptitude and Reasoning. The question paper comprises of Objective type Multiple choice questions.
2)Group Discussion: Anyone who successfully completed the written test is invited to Group Discussion where his/her Mind setup, Communication skills, teamwork, attitude, etc are tested.
3)Interview: Finally candidates are called for Interviews.Where personality is tested.
What recruitment companies/Airlines are there to hire you after completing successful training?
Recruitment companies: After successful completion of training, candidates can be hired by any of Airline companies. There are many airline companies hire you and the process is the same for all Airlines. Companies name are given one by one respectively: Air India, Alliance Air, Go Air, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Air Sahara/Sahara Airlines, British Airways, Qantas Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Air, Cathay Pacific, Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra, Vistara, Spicejet, AirAsia
To be an Air Hostess/Flight Attendant you need not only Academic qualification but also some other Qualities which are equally important in this profession. These qualities are discussed below respectively
What are the qualities, Physical fitness, and other important abilities should be there to an Air Hostess?
1) Physical Standards: The minimum height of a girl should be 5.2″ or 157cm. Body Mass Index(BMI)index should be proportional to height. Skin color must be fair to clear complexion.
2)Medical Fitness: You must be physically fit and should not be mentally unfit. Eyesight should be normal vision,6/6 or 6/24 of both eyes.
3)Behavioral Skills: There are few behavioral skills required besides Educational qualification and other eligibility to get a chance as an Air Hostess. These are most important in this profession.
4)Pleasing Personality: Good looking and voice quality are required to have friendly behavior with passengers.
5)Communication skills: You should have strong command over languages and communication. Simultaneously you should know to handle passengers on board and convince them if they ask something or maybe they are in aggressive mode.
6)Mind setup: In case of an Emergency landing or in any such situation where you need to instruct an inexperience and panic passengers on board. In this case, He/she need strong willpower.
7)Team Work: Teamwork is important. A group consists of 12-14 members and you need to work with them on your duty time.
8)Ready to work overtime: Due to bad weather or any technical difficulties, your duty time may extend up to 3 to 4 hours.
9)Positive Attitude: Finally, an Air hostess must keep a positive attitude to work in all situations.
Other information: Males can also join the aircrew. The same article applies to men similarly as applies to women. Air hostess job may seem easy but it has many responsibilities at the airplane, actually not a simple job. Air hostess need to greet every passenger, coordinate with security, take care of passengers, guide passengers about seating and safety and much more. All passengers are not the same if someone creates trouble then air hostess should remain patient and calm, and politely handle that passenger.