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Air hostess jobs

Updated on August 16, 2012

Air Hostess Jobs

Air hostesses are usually women flight attendants that work either on domestic or on international commercial flights. There are also those that work in the private-jet business, but that’s a whole new story. Air hostesses are responsible for monitoring and protecting public safety of the crew and passengers. Alongside the safety issues they deliver food and drinks to the needy. This might sound easy, but landing an air hostess job is no walk in the park. The FAA ( Federal Aviation Academy ) has strict regulations and laws regarding recruiting in this sector, making it one of the most sought after jobs in the aviation sector.

Air Hostess Job Description

Ever since women were little girls, most if not all have fantasized about becoming an air hostess or stewardess as is most commonly known. Who wouldn’t want to travel the world, stay in high luxury hotels and look their best. But one must take into consideration all the cons and difficulties of being in the aviation sector in the first place.

Certified Qualifications

The hostesses must be extremely polite and must know how to handle any given situation that might occur during a flight. Be it medical or psychological, she must take care of the passenger as best as she can. A minimum education is a high school diploma along with a well passed test from the FAA.

Physical appearance

Yes. Air hostesses are tall. If you are not tall enough to reach the overhead compartment easily, don’t even bother. It sounds harsh I know, but that’s the nature of the job. A well maintained body, conditioning, skin and overall appearance is a great plus. If you are versed in many languages that’s an extra bonus. Regarding height issues, you should visit the homepage of the airline, you wish to apply for. They will surely have it written somewhere.

Duties and obligations

There is a lot going on a plane prior to boarding the passengers. The air hostesses must check all the emergency equipment, supplies of food, beverages as well as pillows and blankets. Everything must be set, before the first passenger steps foot on the plane. After boarding it is their job to educate the passengers on the proper procedure of buckling the belt, as well as what to do and where to go in case of an emergency. If something was to happen, they would also aid the wounded and give clear instructions on the evacuation procedure.

Salaries and Career potential

Speaking of the States only, the salaries vary from airliner to airliner, but for a newbie its somewhere around 20k – 30k $. Experience and flying hours, can eventually get you to the 50-60k per year mark. The career potential is there, but hardly any air hostesses stay late into their 30s, due to the fact that a family is almost impossible to obtain in such working conditions with constant absence.

Due to the economic crysis and all it is hardly unlikely that everyone will get what they want and will have to consider an alternative.


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      wow. Iwant to be one when am grown. 4 years ago

      It is realy a nice job, looking at the salaries.

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      safaa 5 years ago

      i need to be air hostess.i was work as ahostess in a big hotel for 3 years.and i can 2 make agood communication with the guest

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      festivalfood 5 years ago from Seattle

      cool man..

      mat chaudhry

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      amber 6 years ago

      i need job in air hostess

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      S.Sudha 6 years ago

      Iam Joining the Airhostess Traning

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Wow cool hub. I wanted to be one when I was young