The first among many things that comes to anyone’s mind when they think of air travel is Air Hostesses. And the moment one thinks about air hostesses various virtues such as elegance, good mannerisms and smartly dressed ushers instantly pop up. Such vivid descriptions clearly demonstrate the importance of air hostesses and cabin crew to the air travel business. The mail counterpart of air hostess is known as ‘Air Steward’.
What it takes to be an air hostess / air steward?
- Pleasing personality
- Good communication skills
- Proper training
- Required physical frame and dimensions
- Mental strength
- Good hospitality skills
Course / Training
Any one above the age of 19 years can apply for a position of air hostess / air steward. However it would be beneficial if they undergo a training program at various air hostess / air steward training institutes in order to get an initial hang. These training institutes prepare air hostess / air steward for a job in top airlines and help them learn how to handle critical situations effectively. These institutes provide degree or diploma programs after completing class XII from any stream.
List of Institutes for undergrad and post-grad courses in Air Hostess Training
|Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training||www.frankfinn.com|
|Air Hostess Academy (A. H. A)||www.airhostessacademy.com|
|Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics||www.rgmca.com|
|Universal Aviation Academy||www.uniaviation.com|
|All India Institute of Aeronautics||www.aiiaindia.in|
Basic job of an air hostess / air steward starts actually when they board the flight. They are responsible for the safety and comfort of on board passengers. Right from delivering safety instructions to providing first aid safety treatment in case of any emergency in the plane, air hostesses / air stewards do it all. Once through with the training course, air hostess can get placed in domestic and international airlines.
A fresher can earn anything from Rs 20,000 - Rs 45,000 as a start up salary in domestic airlines and for international airlines the remuneration almost doubles. Experienced air hostesses / air stewards can earn in lakhs each year.