How to Become an Air Hostess : Welcome, to the most glamorous career in the world. You might have heard or read this line lots of time. In fact, it is true at some point. Aviation section and especially airhostess or cabin crew job is one of the most lucrative job in the world.
In this article, you will be in and out information about the aviation sector specially for the purpose you are here : How to Become an Air Hostess.
ABOUT ME: My name is Richa & I have worked with British Airways for 5 years as an AirHostess. Being an International Flight Air Hostess (people also call me a Flight Attendant), I got the opportunities to travel globally and meet the roots and cultures of different countries. However, I started my career working with Jet Airways as an In-Flight Attendant and worked with them for almost 7 years.
First of all, let us understand the difference between the Cabin Crew, Flight Steward and Air Hostess.
Male Sir Hostess are known as Flight Steward.
Female Cabin Crew is Known as AirHostess.
Both Male Sir Hostess and Air Hostess work in a team and collectively known as Cabin Crew.
Air Hostess Work
It is not only about traveling the world, there are some serious work involved in this job, which need to be done on time and with 100% perfection. Since, we are the part of the service industry, our prime focus is the customers satisfaction and brand promotion and improvement. From collecting boarding passes, giving safety instruction and making other announcements, serving food, handling irate customers and many other.
Sometimes, even a small duration flight can make your day worse and a long distance flight will give you chance to smile. Irrespective to any condition, you have to keep a smile on your face and attend the passengers.
You don’t have to perform all the inflight tasks. Every airhostess are assigned to a different work. Airlines just want you to perform them correctly. Yes, sometimes you have to work extra in case to support your fallow air hostess.
Irrespective, to the flight experience at the end of the day we get a special stay at 3 star and even at 5 star hotels to relax. Hotel stays actually refill us with more energy to start our new day with a smile.
Still the question remained unanswered:
How to Become an Air Hostess?
During an interview, an AirHostess are judged on multiple factors such as: Personality, Qualification, Presentation etc. BUT, there is a minimum Air hostess Criteria for selection, which you need to clear.
Air Hostess Eligibility
To become an airhostess, you need to have a minimum qualification of:
Educational: 10+2 (Sr. Secondary)
Age: Between 18 – 25 years
Height: 157.5 cms (on Tow)
Color Complex: Do not matter much
Weight: Proportionate to Height
Eyesight: 6/6 (If your eyesight is weak, no problem, just wear contact lens).
Experience: Any prior experience or any professionally done Air Hostess Course will give you an advantage over other candidates.
Air Hostess Salary
Well, it may vary from airline to airline. If you are hired for an International Flight definitely, you will get paid far better than an Airhostess of Domestic Airline.
Also, Major of the Airlines prefers to pay you in their respective country currency.
For Example: I get paid over 2000 GBP per month (all included). If I convert GBP into INR (Indian Rupess) then as per the currency exchange 1GBP = 90 INR (Indian Rupees).
So, in Indian currency my salary is 90 x 2000 = 1,80,000/- Rupees per month.
They directly pay into your account in GBP and your bank convert it into INR and credit it into your account. (NO, need to put your head in this calculation, you will see your salary into your account on time, it is just for information).
Expected Air Hostess Salary in India for Fresher
Airline Monthly Salary
Air India INR 40,000 – 42,000
Indigo INR 32,500 – 35,000
Spice Jet INR 36,000 – 40,000
Jet Airways INR 37,000 – 40,000
Vistara Airline INR 31,000 – 35,000
GoAir INR 32,000 – 35,000
Domestic Airlines, Flight Attendants are getting between Rs.30,000 – Rs.40,000 per month and air hostess with 2-3 years of working experience are getting between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000 per month where else Fresher Air Hostess in International flights are getting over 60,000 per month & between Rs. 2-3 lakhs for 2-3 year working experience holders.
Please Note: Above given salary details are based on the data collected from different sources.
Air Hostess Course
Doing an Air Hostess Course could be a right choice as Air Hostess Training Institutes groom your personality from tip to toe and in n out. Also, they have collaborated with multiple airlines and major by the time, Airlines simply contact them for any vacancy available.
I (Richa) did the Air Hostess Course with one of the named institute in 2007 and soon after completing my course I got placed with Jet Airways. Before joining the course, I attempt several interviews with different Airlines but always got disappointment only. As they were seeking for some knowledge in candidates. So, I decided to join the AirHostess Training Program.
During your Air Hostess Course you will learn different modules that will help you get a job quickly.
You will learn how to: Groom Properly, Make Announcements, Personality Development, In Flight Exposure (some Institutes offer it), Interview skills etc.
Best AirHostess Training Institutes in India
Below given is the list of Best Air Hostess Training Institutes in India – State Wise:
Best Air Hostess Training Institutes in Delhi
1. Frankfinn Institute of AirHostess Training:
Frankfinn is serving in this industry before 2005 and have more than 10 branches all over India. They have trained over 10,000 students till date and major of them find their spot in the dream sector. Even over 4400+ students were placed by them in 2017 itself.
2. Ambiance Fly:
Ambiance Fly started the AirHostess Training Institute in 2018 and due to their incredible services and training their students have successfully achieved the whopping number of 90% placement in 2018-2019.
Their all trainers are highly qualified and experienced in their niche. As well as being a new institute in this field, they have a very affordable fee structure, which allow a mid-class family kid to enroll in the course.
They have their training institute in Dwarka. In fact, it is the BEST Air Hostess Training Institute in Dwarka – West Delhi.
More States Data Coming Soon ….
Air Hostess Course Fee
It may vary from institute to institute and state to state. However, as per the information gathered by our team from working Cabin Crew members who joined such courses in the past, we came to an conclusion that: most of the institutes charge between 80,000/- Rs to 2,00,000/- Rs for the full course and Maximum duration of such course is 1 year.