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How to Become an Air Hostess? Qualification, Course & Training, Jobs, Salary Details

Air hostess is one of the high profile professions in India desired by many young graduates. Air hostess profession is like a dream come true for young girls.

In this profession you not only get good pay career travel lovers  but you meet different people from around the world, you get to see different locations, you get chance to meet celebrities, business tycoons and also learn a lot.

Air Hostess job seems as an easy job but she has many responsibilities at the plane and it’s not an easy job. She has to greet every passenger, coordinate with security, make air travel comfortable of the passenger, to guide passenger during their seat settlement and much more. Also Air Hostess has to handle some difficult passenger and remain patient and calm.

Mostly 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 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 air hostess, Ground hostess or work with the management level.

To get a job as an Air Hostess your personality is more important than the education.

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Air Hostess Qualification/Eligibility

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

1. Educational Qualification for Air Hostess Course

The minimum educational qualification to pursue Air Hostess course is 10+2. This is one of the exquisite course to pursue post-HSC. However, if you are going for PG Air Hostess courses then the minimum qualification would be graduation.

Although there are academies which are also offering a course 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 usually depends upon the policy of a particular Institute. Normally academies prefer candidates within age group of 17 years and 26 years.

Marital Status also depends upon the policy of a given academy. Although they prefer unmarried girls but some institutes allow married women also.

3. Physical Standards

Air Hostess jobs are all about behavior and physical appearance. In next section we will talk about behavioral skills but here we look at some of the physical standards required by institutes.

Minimum Height required must be 5.2” or 157 cm. Weight of the candidate must be in proportion to her Height. Skin complexion does matter and it must fair to clear complexion. Physical fit and attractive physique.

4. Medical Condition

Just like physical standards Air Hostess jobs require medical standards too.

A candidate must not have a history of mental illness. Eye sight 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.

Behavioral Skills Required

Just usual qualifications like educational, physical or medical is not enough for becoming an Air Hostess. You need more than that. This job expects candidates to have certain behavioral skills that reflects her personality.

Pleasing Personality: Good appearance as well as pleasant voice is must. You must be friendly to the passengers on board. A friendly outgoing personality is what makes an Air Hostess.

Good Communication Skills: You must be able to communicate with the travelers and help them out if they need anything. Improved Good communication skills are very important to convince passengers. Here language proficiency is must.

Presence of Mind: If there is an emergency landing, then Air Hostess has to use her brain and give all the required instructions to the naïve passengers on boards. They have to show great presence of mind in any such eventualities.

Team Work: You have to work with entire cabin crew. Usually a cabin crew in a domestic flight consists of over 12 – 14 members. Hence you have to work in tandem.

Ready Work for Long Hours: Flight delays are very normal and hence sometimes you have to put an extra effort. At least 3 to 4 hours extra if a flight is late due to weather or some other reasons.

Positive Attitude: Finally, a positive attitude that yes you can do the job is needed.

Examination

Each Airline company conducts examination for recruiting Air Hostesses. Usually an entire selection process can be divided into 3 stages.

Written Examination: Written exam tests your aptitude and reasoning. The exam pattern is quite similar to other competitive exams where they ask multiple type objective questions.

So to clear the written exam you can prepare just like candidates prepare for other competitive exams.

Group Dynamics or GD: Second stage is Group Discussion where you will be tested for your presence of mind, communication skills, team work, leadership quality, your attitude etc.So,you should be well prepared for group discussion.

Interview: Third and final round is one on one interview. Here the company will judge you for your overall personality. If selected, then the company will train you for next six months.

Airhostess Courses

If you are serious about pursuing your career as an Air Hostess, then you must join for a course depending upon your educational qualification.

There are three types of courses.

Certificate Courses: Certification courses are for 10+2 candidates. Usually the duration of a course is 6 months to 1 Year but few fast track certificate courses can be just 3 months long.

Here is the list of certificate courses.

  • Aviation Management and Hospitality
  • Air Hostess Management
  • Aviation Customer Service
  • Air Hostess Training
  • Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant
  • Airlines Hospitality etc.…

Diploma Courses

Diploma courses can also be pursued after 10+2. PG Diploma courses can be pursued only after graduation.

The duration of the course is same as certificate course.

  •  Diploma in Air Hostess Training
  •  Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Management
  •  Diploma in Hospitality and Travel Management
  •  Diploma in Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant Training

Certificate and Diploma course are crafted and designed by individual institutes.

Degree Courses

Degree courses are the most important course out of all three. The duration of the course is 3 years long and you have to be 10+2.

  • B.Sc. in Air Hostess Training
  • B.Sc. Aviation
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Travel Management
  • Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management

So these were list of all the courses.

I recommend you to join a 3 years long degree course.

Air hostess Training Institute/Academy

If you want to materialize your dream of becoming an Airhostess one day, then you have to join any one of the following institutes for a course.

1. Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess, New Delhi and Mumbai

2. Air Hostess Academy, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai

3. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur

4. Universal Aviation Academy, Chennai

5. Rai University, Ahmedabad.

There are some other institutes also but these 5 are the best.

Companies

Once you have completed your course successfully you are ready to get hired by following Airline companies in the country.

1. Air India

2. Indian Airlines

3. Alliance Air

4. Go Air

5. Jet Airways

6. Indigo

7. Gulf Air

8. Singapore Airlines

9. Lufthansa

10. Jet Airways

Air Hostess Salary

Salary of an Air Hostess depends upon the airline company she is working with.

Usually a company pays anything between Rs 20,000 and Rs 80,000 to their Air hostesses. Domestic airlines pay Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000 and international airlines can pay up to Rs 80,000 depending upon the experience. However, some of the luxurious international airliners can pay anything between Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000 per month to their senior air hostesses.

Moreover, companies also provide additional allowances like medical insurance, retirement plan and discounts on flight tickets. So the pay package is really great for air hostess jobs.

Male Air Hostess

Men can also become part of the air crew just like women. This whole article applies to men in a same way as it applies to women.

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  • Hi,am Ruth from Nairobi,Kenya.I would like to do a course in air hostess.I graduated from secondary high school in 2015, am good in Swahili and English communication.I need an air hostess school which is located in Nairobi where I can learn to know more.please sir.Am waiting for reply.

  • Hiii….Sir m Devi nd I love this job.m student of +2. I want ths job bcoz i lub it nd it is my drm too.I knw hindi well english also but little bit it low to speak english.If I trained so I’ll be a good Air hostess.

  • hello , my name is Amarjyoti. I am doing tourism n travel manangement course n I want to do the job of air hostess but I don’t have very fair color complexion , my height is 5.6 n I can speak hindi , Punjabi n English . Sir can u pls tell me can I do this job . I will be very thankful to you for this.

  • I dnt have proper eyesight n weight can i still get into airhostess profession? Hw do i manage these 2 issues? Someone out der kindly help me:(

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  • Hi myself Anuj Miri my younger sister is an student of jr.science college she want be an airhostess family

  • Hi I am Neha Afroz ….I live in karimnagar near hyderabad…this year i will be graduated. My height is 5.3 & I can speak English ,Hindi,Telgue,other lagunges like malyalam,Tamil , karnataka I can understand what passengers.
    I want to be Air hostess….
    Its my dream really …..
    Sir pls if u dont mind …you say its okk…

  • Hlo mam i am komal sehrawat from new delhi actually i am become air hostess my hight 5.3 my eye 6/6 but mam i am in class 12th and next year my class is completed so mam can you explain me that i am perfect for this course or air hostess. I will wating for your reply mam please answere

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  • Hello Sir ,
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    kindly en-light me more about this job and assist me in making my dream come true .
    Thank you .

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  • Hiii, I am Shilpi
    I am a b.a Student and current my second year I want to do this (airhostess) job, my skin color is normal, can I do this job or not if I can do so pls give some suggestion, and I little bit weak speak in English, so pls help me what I do.

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  • I would like to be an airhostess someday ,I am eighteen now and am in a university in Ghana pursuing a degree in tourism and hospitality which I will be graduating in four years time .please after my degree how do I go about getting an international job and which other languages do I need to study ,for now am also studying French.

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    Plz help mee to come my dream success..

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  • Good evening sir,
    My name is Ananya Mukhopadhyay. I am 18+ years old and I have passed 12th already one year ago and I am a btech 2nd year engineer . I am fluent In English ,hindi and also in Bengali…I also know a little bit of other languages like Japanese, Korean etc. My height is around 5’8″.That’s why I don’t know what should be my eligible weight for it but I know my current weight is not perfect for that so if you tell me what should be the weight then I may try to be perfect .But unluckily my eyesight is bad my both eyes have -2.75(left) and -2.50(right) power. My family is also poor but it is my dream to be an air hostess so please help me. I am from Kolkata so please tell me what I should do.

  • M Pooja Rani 10+2 undergraduate student of history , meri eyesight weak hai &my height 5’4″ hai . I m little bit weak in spoken english…………help me to do my dream come true….. I am eligible this course ????

  • I have almost completed my graduation… and i just want to be a international air hostess……it’s my dream when i was only 12 …….but during some family issues nd economic problem i didn’t apply for this……bun this time my father doesn’t support me but i want to fulfill my dream if there is anyone who can suggest me about frunkfinn then please give me some suggestions……… I’m good looking and intractive …….as i read all eligibility for this almost i have except this that I’m from Hindi medium till 12th but i completed b.sc.with English medium….so I’m little bit weak in spoken english…………help me to do my dream come true…..thanx

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  • actually i want to become a air hostess but i do ba from hindi language and english literature and my eye side is 6/6 and height is 5.6″ but sir my gratuation will be completed next year and my english is nice but not good but i will improved in my english . so it is my dream. so sir can you explain me that i am perfect for this course or air hostess. i will waiting for your reply.

  • Hello sir my name is Annie cynthia and i want to be an air hostess and it is just like a dream .i hope that u will pay attention towards my opinion for this professtion .im from pakistan and please help me i”ll be thankful to u …. kindly ans to my regard…

  • Hi…..i am laiba and i want to do this i sure their would be more problems bcz i am pakistani and muslim too anyway i am 17 i can speak 4 languages urdu hindi english and franch and my height is near to 5.4 n my the prob is that my eyesight is lil bit weak n but to become a airhostess is my dream and i want to be that

  • you can take loan… which is easily available by bank n after ur completing ur course u can pay this… 😊😊

  • Well I’m just thirteen years of age and I want to become an air hostess and reading all these information gives me a better understanding of what an air hostess is like.When I get bigger I hope my mind won’t Change,about the exams I know I can do well because I am a brilliant child in Jamaica going in 8th grade at the Black River High school and I know I will become a great Air Hostess.thank you

  • hlo air my self Afrin Ara , I m Muslim. ..sir I want to become airhostess I don’t know what I can do ..nobody here to help me , I am student of 10 2 now …my mom support me in every field ..but without any help I can’t do this …sir if you help me ..I m very.. thankful to you …I want to beacome because its not only my dream but its a dream of my mom my frnds my family and specially my grandparents …plz sir help me ..give me suggestion what I have to do and how to do 🙏

  • Hi.. my self bandana I am very much interested in these field and it’s my big dream of becoming an international air hosttess..but during some family issues nd also financial problem I didn’t apply for this…but anyhow I want to fulfill my dream..please give me some suggestions what can I do?.. I’m student of b.com gen 2nd yr of Kolkata university but my English is very poor.. please help me to do my dream comes true.. thank you

  • hi..I’m Margaret Maloisane.I live in free state .im interested in being air hostess but i don’t know which university can I attend.

  • Hi i have a dream to become an air hostess when I’m 13 old. The problem is my height I’m 153cm but I have remaining all qualities I read above so please suggest any one can i achieve it or not

  • I’m hameedanaaz my age is 18 n i have completed my 2nd Year wth 89% I know English but not so pure my height is 5.2 Iam interested in this… I’m from Kolar district mulbagal plz help me if i can get this chance to become an air hostess

  • Vicky sir please I need your help to fulfill my dreams.I sent my details to your email and will be expecting your feedback .thank you Soo much

  • hi i m navneet i have just passed my 10+2 with non medical i m 17yrs old so now i can choose this course for my further studies but i would like to do this course in foriegn country so suggest me which country is best for this course of air hostess. please reply thanks

  • Hello. I am Anjali from patna. I am interested in becoming international airhostess but I am not too much fair and I have scar on my face too. Please suggest me government best institution of airlines in patna

  • Hlow sir m kumari Sunita I m bsc 2 semester student it’s my dream that I will be air hostess but there is a vast issue that I m not fair so coz of that are my dream will be over soo plss help me n suggest me what should I do for that m waiting for your answer …..

  • I’m just completed my graduation in commerce side and interested in this side of airhostess . Iwant to become a the best way in airhorsess. so some of suggestions for me I’m not in Mumbai n my family is poor n pls helping tome n reply to my email address thank you

  • Hi… I am Prajna from Mangalore . I have completed my 10+2 and now I am doing my second year course in Mass Communication and Journalism. But nowadays I don’t think so this is my cup of tea..from childhood my dream is to become an Air Hostess . Hence I want to apply for this course now and for this I am planning to discontinue my present course of media. I have all the required qualities needed for the Air Hostess job but my only problem is that I am not of so fair complexion. I am little dark and also I have some pimple scars on my face. but i am planning to consult a skin specialist for this problem. So am I able to join Air Hostess course. I am worried!!

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  • Hi, am 12th passed . Stream science. 67.2%. wbchse board.english is good.
    Higth158. Eye sight 6/8. Weight 60. Complexion medium. Can I apply for this job . Dob 11-5-1999

  • Am so much intrested,it’s my dream job and am a Nigerian,i have just secondary school certificant (WAEC result)…am i good to go???

  • hello myself Sarjeet kaur, from jaipur Rajasthan I wnt to become an airhostess it’s my dream job and my stream is Arts and I’ve an English literature and I’ve fair complexion my height is also great 5’8 .. can I apply for this Job ??

  • Hi..
    My self gyanvi actually i am very much interested in this field and have a dream of becoming air hostess. Recently i have passed from 12th from cbse board. My height is 5’2″, weight is 46 kg, fair complexion and eyesight is perfect but i have some spots on my face so plzz sir tell me i am eligible for this field or not???
    Plzz reply

  • sir i am Meghna Bhosale . recently I have passed my hsc exam with a first class. I really really want to do my career in this field.I can’t speak English fluently but I understand english very well also I know how to speak Hindi and Marathi.I want to know which type of course you required.the course is under pune university.

  • Hiii sir i m boy . And now i think i join air hostes course and i become to it . Now i do not complet but sir plzz i need admission on 12th .. and my dream i be an air hostes so my age 20 and now i hope your suuggetion . I belong to poor family .. i live with my mom . So plzz give me suggest on airhostes course what is fee for course ?? Plzz give answer… thanks sir …

  • hii.. prajakta bhalekar here from dehu road , pune, maharashtar… completed 12th from commence stream in army public School, dehuroad…and now I’m in fy bba ib in
    pratibha College in chinchwad.. and passionately want to become an air hostess…. so plzzzz guide me for the best courses and for for the better post in air hostess… I do talk in English Hindi. and very well known with this 2 language.. .. it’s my dream come true. If I got this chance..
    and I promise, that I’ll be very true to my work and given responsiblities…. thanks
    and kindly request to give reply for my… message..

  • Hey.. I want to know that my height is only 5′ 0″ but m very much interested in this job..m going to b a law graduate in one year, i can speak English n hindi. M pretty but don’t have a fair completion. I have a little tanned skin.. I want to apply for the international airline company. And I have a huge amount of patience level! I can make people comfortable in my presence. Am I eligible enough? Because my height and complexion doesn’t come under the eligibility criteria! My complexion might b considered but m concerned about my height! Please give me a response.. anyone!

  • hello ,my name is radhika hajong,i m from Meghalaya,tura west garohills hills, my desire is to becoming a air hostess,,I had completed my B.A graduation,,but the thing is that m not that much of fair,,and at the same time I want to know about the courses fees,whether it will afford me or not,,and want to some more about this,profession,,,,

  • This year i passed my 12th and im 17 going to be 18 in August and i am a commerce student and know i am doing bcom hons in commerce and my question is that possible for me to go with airhostess carrier after compliting my graduation?
    And my 2nd question is that is their any age limit to be an air hostess i mean the 10 year of airhostess are counted after she joined her job or the she started her courses for airhostess

  • Hi,,am Tinakatana and am Kenyan but not yet joined university,,I finished my high school some months ago,,I’ve always had a dream of becoming an air hostess,,am glad I’ve known what am supposed to do to get to my dream and so I’m ready to work for it even though am not near there yet but I believe practise makes perfect

  • hi this is Soniya Jain from Rajasthan. i had just complete my 12th from my district school. my English is not very well like a graduate girl but my dream is to be a air hostess it’s my childhood dream.
    i am fully interested in air hostess help me to make my dreams come true.
    thank you.

  • Hi I’m Sushreeta Nayak from Cuttack, Odisha.Now I’m in 3rd yr graduation in science nd I’m very much interested in air line field nd it is one of my important dream also. I want to know about all the information about air hostess clearly-about it’s study, good institute,job securance,salary,how to apply everything. Nd I’m not that good in English now . So plz give me some suggestions……

  • Hiiii sir m tanupriya from Punjab,m not financially too good…but m vry passionate nd attractive… I have also found communication skills ..m 20 years old ..m +2 passed nd topped by 93.1 % marks ,and appearing in bsc medical final year…sir I need ur help nd guidance to fulfill my dream .I really hope after reading my msg u replied….

  • Hiii….Mera naam yasmin hai aur mai pune se hu actually mai bahut confused thi apni life me kyu ki mujhe samjh me nahi aa raha tha mai kya karu future me mujhe pahele se air hostess ke bare me zyada kuch pata nahi tha but jab maine badrinatha ki dulhania movie dekhi tab se mujhe interest aaya ki mujhe bhi air hostess bana chahiye so plz help me and i m waiting for ur reply….

  • M 18 yr old.. just passed puc 2nd yr science with 62%. I don’t know what to do after 2nd yr.. This courses are unavailable here(karnataka, kalaburgi). The maine problem is my family’s rules n regulations they don’t even allow me to do engineering in benglore.. 😔. Plz suggest me some good n easily available courses in my city.. am intrested to be a good beautician…

  • Mera name asma patel he. Me vadodara se belong karti or meri age 21year he. Me 12th pass hu muje air hostess course me bahot paheleb se intress he but meri condition ki vajah se me nahi kar payi so muje ye cource karne ke liye aapki help chahiye kya ye cource me ab kar sakti hu plz give me good suggetion how can l do this?

  • Hey there i really liked ur article and always wanted to become an air hostess
    This was really helpful but i needed some sort of help
    I qualify for all the reqirements except for my eyesight….
    So should i lose hope or try for it?
    Pls help!!

  • Hello …🙏
    I am Riya from Kolkata and I am 16 yr old and i read in class 11.. And i am also good looking and attractive.. i have read all of this above and i accept all this but my eye sight is little bit waek .. i wear spectators.. But I am interested in this field very much..will this air hostess job can i get after my 10+2..??
    If anyone of viewers could know then plz give me an advice🙋
    Thanking you😺

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