How to become an Air Hostess / Flight Stewards

Who is Flight Steward / Air Hostess / Flight

Attendant/Cabin Attendant / Cabin Crew

Cabin Attendant means a member of the flight crew detailed to carry out such duties as may be assigned, in the interest of  safety of the passengers, by the operator  or  Pilot-in-Command of the aircraft.

Flight attendants or cabin crew (also known as stewards/stewardessesair hosts/hostessescabin attendants) are members of flight crew employed by airlines primarily to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard of an aircraft.a

In Civil Aviation generally airlines appoints young, dynamic and pleasant personality girls who get trained for the air hostess course. Air Hostess / flight attendants are one of the high profile profession in Civil Aviation around the world. Many girls have a dream of becoming an Air Hostess.



Minimum Qualification: Has passed 10+2 examination from a recognized Board or University in any stream.

Age Limit: Minimum age of 18 years

Physical Standard:

Height:  Able to reach safety equipment and open and close overhead bins in the aircraft from a standing position; and feet firmly placed on floor when seated on the jump seat (brace position).

Minimum 155cm (Females)

Weight: In proportion to height.

Eyesight : 6/6, Acceptable limit – +/- 1.5.


Skills Required:

As a minimum all airlines preferred following skills for a best safe and excellent customer services on board

  • Energetic and enterprising
  • Pleasing personality
  • Unblemished complexion and good body language
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confidence and ability to handle passengers
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Working
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Numerical Competence
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Cabin crew is required to be physically active, mentally alert and comfortable in aircraft environment/emergencies.


Job Profile:

Cabin Crew are unique among airline personnel because they essentially  have two distinct responsibilities on board an aircraft.

− The most important, but least visible, responsibility of cabin crew is that which concerns the safety of passengers and the aircraft cabin. This is a major responsibility and requires that they undergo specialized and thorough training not only to gain a sound knowledge of their safetyrelated responsibilities but also to instil in them complete confidence and provide them with the authority needed in performing their duties.

− The second and most visible duty of cabin crew is the role they play as their airline’s public relations officers, attending to passengers’ needs and, in general, creating a favourable impression of their airline through friendly and efficient service.

Career Scope:

Vacancies are always open for Flight Stewards in almost all airlines.

All airlines who are operating schedules or nonscheduled services recruit the flight stewards. In India there are various airlines where you can apply for your dream job as Cabin Crew / Flight Stewards. Other than these there are lots of international Airlines who are recruiting Indians.
Air Asia (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Air India Ltd.

Air Pegasus Pvt. Ltd.,

Air India Charters Ltd.

Airline Allied Services Ltd. (Alliance Air)

Jet Airways (India) Ltd.

SpiceJet Ltd.

Go Airlines (India) Pvt. Ltd.

IndiGo Airlines

TATA SIA Airlines Ltd. ( Air Vistara)

Turbo Megha Airways Pvt. Ltd.(Trujet )

Zoom Airlines


Many More Coming……..



International Airlines Operating in India


Qatar Airways


Air Arabia

Air France

Thai Airways

Singapore Airlines

Air Asia

Malaysia Airlines


Etihad Airways

Cathay Pacific

British Airways

Asiana Airlines

American Airlines

Tiger Airways

Oman Air

Mahan Airlines

Pacific Airways

Maldivian Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Air Japan

Lagun Airlines

Gulf air


Many More….


 Airhostess /Flight Steward Course:

There are various institutes in India and abroad conducting a course for Air Hostess / Flight stewards.

The course may be-

  • Certificate Course
  • Diploma Course
  • Degree Course
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