How to Become an Air Hostess

by Shenron on February 16, 2010

These days there are many different terms for air hostesses. They include ones like cabin crew, flight attendants, and air stewardess. While the terms may have changed over the years, the job is still the same. A common misconception about air hostesses is that their primary duty is to take care of the passengers and make sure they have a comfortable flight. On the contrary, your primary job as a flight attendant is to ensure the safety of those on board the aircraft in the event of an emergency. The service and courtesy drinks come in at second place in terms of priorities of the crew. If you’re a people friendly person and think you have what it takes to take care of people both in an emergency and during a flight to make them feel more comfortable, becoming an air hostess may be for you.

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1. The first thing you’ll want to do is finish up your high school education. While it isn’t always necessary, almost all airlines will prefer to hire people with some form of education rather than none. The more college education you have as well, the better. But, if you don’t have a formal education, don’t get discouraged. Plenty of people are hired every day without any sort of degree but because of their desire to learn. If you do decide to apply with some formal education, degrees in things like customer service or tourism are always a huge plus.

2. With a little education under your belt, you can apply to the training programs that the airlines offer. On almost all of the major airline’s websites are the application forms you’ll need to fill out for the position. There aren’t any “major” requirements for becoming an air hostess, like education for instance. But, there are safety requirements that you must be able to meet. Things like minimum height and a certain level of physical fitness are included. They’re not very stringent (most height requirements make sure you’re just over 5 feet tall), and they should be the least of your worries in terms of getting hired.

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3. Once your application is filled out and submitted, you will more than likely receive a phone call from the airline. Most people make it to this stage of the process. You’ll be admitted into a training program that can last anywhere between 2 and 6 weeks. The training program tests your physical fitness level and teaches you all of the safety information you need to know while in the air. The training program isn’t very difficult if you put your mind to it and keep focused on the information being thrown at you.

Finally, upon completion of the training program, you’ll be let on board flights to “shadow” other crew members to see how things are done. A few weeks or months after shadowing you’ll be llet out on your own to manage things by yourself. Good luck!

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Joha Rahman March 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

One of the point that I had noted, the career of cabin crew will is too much determined by what nationality your are. I suppose an airline in Indian will only employee an indian. They are serving multi national passengers,

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