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How to become an Air hostess?

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Do you want a high life and the thrill of flying 20 thousand feet?

Do you want get good pay and meet different people from around the world?

Do you wish to build a satisfying and wish to be the face of an airline?

If your answer is yes for the above questions, then air hostess is the right career for you. Not just you, Air hostess are one among the high profile professions in India where it is recognized as a distinctive job in the air travel industry which works for the comfortable and safe journey of the travelers. Air Hostess has many responsibilities at the plane and it’s not an easy job. She must greet every passenger, coordinate with security, and make air travel comfort of the passengers, through seat arrangements and much more. Besides Air Hostess has to handle some difficult passengers and remain patient and calm.

Other responsibilities include, serving food and beverages, safety announcements before take-off, indicate the emergency exits, use of life jackets and oxygen masks and confirm that all the doors are closed and sealed. Duties also include first aid and tackling the emergencies at their level best.

Most women choose the career of air hostess but those men who choose the career are called ‘Stewards’.

An Air Hostess can be later on promoted as Senior Flight Attendant and then the Head Attendant. Air Hostess has an average career span of eight to ten years, later she can move to the ground duties which include the job of a Check Hostess, training of the air hostess, Ground hostess or work with the management level.

To become an Air hostess, candidate must have high confidence, commitment and a tendency to do the hard work for learning the technical aspects of aircraft operation and skills to deal with intricate situation.

Airline companies select good and smart candidates who can communicate with guest without any difficulty and remain cool under pressure. Since the job requires strong social and positive capability for interacting with different people, no matter from which background they are. Though these qualities are common for all airlines, some might have particular requirements. There is a notion prevalent in society that looking good is essential for air hostesses, but many prefer to recruit young woman who is efficient and strong determination.

Considering the importance of the job, there are numerous air hostess training schools which provide special training, with job offers in top airline companies.

What are the eligibilities for becoming an Air Hostess?

Eligibility criteria for an Air Hostess can be divided into four categories.

1. Educational Qualification for Air Hostess Course

The minimum educational qualification is 10+2. This is one of the exquisite course to pursue post HSC. However, if you are going for PG Air Hostess courses than the minimum qualification would be graduation. Although there are academies which are also offering courses for candidates who are just 10th passed , but you should not join them because it is better to join after you have completed your 10+2. Moreover, you must know Hindi, English and any other foreign language.

2. Age and Marital Status

Age limit are often decided by policy adopted by a particular Institute. Normally academies prefer candidates within the age group of 17 years and 26 years. Marital Status also depends upon the policy of a given academy. Although, they prefer unmarried girls, some institutes allow married women also.

3. Physical Standards

Air Hostess jobs often give importance to behavior and physical appearance. Minimum Height required must be 5.2 ‘’or 157 cm. The weight of the candidate must be in proportion to her Height. Skin complexion does matter and candidates must be physically fit.

4. Medical Condition

Similar to physical standards, Air Hostess jobs demand medical standards too. A candidate must not have a history of mental illness. Eyesight requirement is 6/9. Few airlines can give some concession. You should not be suffering from any major disease. So these were all kinds of qualification needed for becoming an Air Hostess.

Institutes for Training Airhostess

  1. Institute Name: Global Institute, Address: B-!/637,Janakpuri,Main Najafgarh Road, New Delhi-58, Phone: 9818971221, 25541341.
  2. Institute Name: Indian Aviation Academy, Address: 7/8 Rushabh Complex, Opposite Fun Republic Cinema, Oshivara, Andheri (West), Phone: 009122 - 26749058, 26740041.
  3. Institute Name: Sristys Aviation, Address : Sristy's School of Air Hostess, 307, Swarnajayanthi Complex, Ameerpet, Hyderabad. Phone: 04065886588, 04065888858.
  4. Air Hostess Academy (AHA), 48, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar III, New Delhi, 110024 Ph : 011-29832771-75, 29837481-89, Course: Training for Airhostess/ Flight Steward Eligibility: 10+2, Height:5.2" (F), 5.7" (M).
  5. Aptima Air Hostess Academy, J1/164, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi 110027 Ph: 011-5176407, 5176471, 5176432, Fax: 011-5432729. Course: Training for Airhostess/ Flight Steward, Hotel Executive. Eligibility: 10+2. Duration: 6 months, 1 year.
  6. Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Door No 39/6795, 1st Floor,Vallamattom Estate, Ravipuram, Cochin - 682 015, Ph : 91-484-4014400. Course : BTEC [HNC] in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management. Eligibility -12th pass and above, having a pleasing personality and good communication skills. Age between 17 and 24. Duration - 1 year. Selection Procedure - The selection will be on the basis of personal interviews.
  7. Flyers Inc, 33, Jangpura Road, New Delhi 110014, Ph: 4313411, 4323412; Fax: 4313411. Eligibility: 10+2 (Physics & Maths).
  8. Pacific Airways, Pocket GH-6/35, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110087 Ph: 5576463, 5577190. Course: (1) Training for Airhostess/ Flight Steward, Eligibility: 10+2.
  9. Free bird Aviation & Management Services, TC-41/2454 Mancaud, Trivandrum-9, Kerala. Course: Training for Airhostess/ Flight Steward. Eligibility: 10+2.

The airlines industry is one among the rapidly growing sectors in the country, which requires constant manpower that comes along with attractive pay scales. The average pay scale of an air-hostess ranges between Rs. 20,000 to 35,000 per month. If they work for an international airliner the starting salary of an air hostess will range from Rs 25000 to Rs 40000. Besides, Air hostess who completes four to five years of service would be promoted as a senior flight attendant and then leader assistant and later to correspondent posts. Salaries will be an impressive one, which ranges between Rs 50000 to 75,000 per month.