Air-hostess is a career to which most of the young girls aspire. It is a dream career for those who love flying and want to travel around the world. Young boys take up the position of Flight Steward. It is a flourishing career for both girls and boys. They not only get a good salary but a good exposure also. To become an air-hostess/ flight steward, one should have excellent communication skill and a likeable personality.
There is considerable growth in the aviation sector, and it has opened an excellent career opportunity for young girls and boys. There are many private institutes which provide the courses for them. This field needs dedication and enthusiasm to succeed.
Courses Available for Air Hostess/ Flight Steward
Various courses of air-hostess come under the ‘Aviation and Hospitality management' category. Being an air-hostess/ flight steward is not an easy job, its a very demanding career. An air-hostess is required to maintain a high decorum of her dressing and always be a soft-spoken person. The flight steward needs to present himself as smartly as possible and be charming. They are expected to mix well with people from diverse background. Some of their responsibility towards the passengers are – to serve them well, answer to their queries, brief them about flight and safety measures to be taken in case of an emergency, updates to pilot whenever required, submit flight report, handle all emergency situation whenever required that includes any medical emergencies.
There is an excellent growth opportunity in this field. An air-hostess and flight steward are required to oversee everything related to passengers after boarding and before de-boarding of the flight. After completion of the course, a candidate gets an opportunity to work with domestic airlines. Experienced air-hostess/ flight steward works with international airlines also. In the domestic sector, as per regulations, no air-hostess/ flight attendant can fly for more than 12 hours, in any period of 24 consecutive hours. The rest time should be twice the last flight time or 8 hours whichever is greater. While in the case of the international sector, no air-hostess/ flight steward can fly for more than 11 hours without a rest period, in any period of 24 consecutive hours. They can be called for their next international flight only after rest time of 22 hours. Both of them get a handsome salary by airlines. On a brighter side, they also get the opportunity to meet various famous people during their working hours. Often they find cine stars, politicians and business tycoons travelling in their flight.
Air-hostess/ Flight Steward Salary
Initially, an air-hostess salary is between the range of ₹25,000 - ₹40,000 per month, which later on increases to ₹80,000 to ₹125,000. Flight steward gets the same salary. In international airlines, they get even more salaries compared to domestic airlines.
On good work, they are promoted from being an air-hostess or flight steward to the Senior flight attendant and then as Head Attendant.
Companies offering Air Hostess Jobs
Some of the big airlines which hire air-hostess/flight steward are – Air India, Go Air, Alliance Air, Jet Airways, British Airways, Quantas Airways, Gulf Airways, Lufthansa, United Air, Cathy Pacific, Delta Airlines, Singapore Airlines.