Pros and Cons of Airhostess Job

Airhostess Job is very glamorous. Young women would love to choose a career as an airhostess.

If you also want to be an airhostess then you must read this article.

Before you decide to become an airhostess you have to look both sides of the picture.

Airhostess jobs can be glamorous but there are other issues related with this job.

In this article we talk about both advantages and disadvantages of an airhostess job.

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Pros of Airhostess Job

Let us begin with giving you positive side of the picture.

Travel around the World and Meet New People

This is very obvious. You get to travel all around the world if you are working for an international airliner. You get to visit some of the most exotic places around the world.

You meet a lot of new people because you travel from one city to another. You also get to stay in most expensive hotels.

You learn various things about other cultures.

The job could be very exciting if you are ready to travel new places and stay there for few days.

However if you are working for a domestic airliner then you can only travel within the country.

Good Salary and Many Other Perks

The second best part of airhostess job is salary and other perks.

Most of the airliner pays their airhostesses and other crew members very well.

They also pay you for extra hours in case flight is late or delayed. You make good money compared to other jobs in the hospitality sector.

Moreover most the airline companies give you free accommodation if you are going out of country.

Some of the airliners also offer health insurance.

They also offer free tickets to travel for you and your family members.

So you get a lot of perks other than your base salary.

However some domestic airliners don’t give you accommodation.

Holistic Personality Development

But the best part of the job is you learn many things while you are employed.

You develop your overall personality. You learn how to handle pressure and communicate with all kinds of people boarding the plane.

You have to work with a team and you learn the most important virtue called patience.

Moreover when you travel around the world visit new places and meet all kinds of people you develop social skills.

Your general knowledge and awareness about the world increases substantially.

Your experience as an air hostess can help you in forwarding your career if some day you want to leave this job.

Cons of Airhostess Job

Well you have to know both sides of the picture. Airhostess job isn’t that glamorous as it sounds to be.

Here are some of the disadvantages of airhostess job.

Jobs are Hard to Get

The worst part of the airhostess job is that it is very difficult to come by.

If you know there are very few airhostesses working for various airliners in the country.

So the job openings are very low to begin with.

Even if there is an opening the competition is very tough. Out of 100 applicants only one gets the job.

So the success rate is just 1%.

You can’t walk into an airline company and apply for the airhostess job. There is long procedure and most of the time these companies tie up with training schools where they teach how to become an air hostess.

So first you have to spend a lot of money for joining the course. And even after completing the course it is not sure that you will get a job.

Physical and Mental Stress Because the Nature of Job

Travelling, meeting new people, staying in expensive hotels all of these things sound quite fun. But in reality it is exactly opposite.

The airhostess job is very difficult because you have to deal with all kinds of people on the plane, especially with flight safety and security issues.

You also have to listen their other complaints about flight delays, food and if someone is sick.

The work schedule is also very hectic and you have stay air borne for long hours. Hence you spend very less time in home with your family.

Your daily working hour is more than 10 hours. Moreover there is no fixed schedule. Sometimes you work in day and sometimes in night.

You develop a lot of health issues also.

Other Issues like Early Retirement, Quick Firing, Harassment, etc.

Finally there are many other issues related to the job.

You have to retire earlier because the job is for young women. As you cross 35 you have to look for another job.

You can’t work after 35 because you face many issues like family, children, marriage and moreover the job is very tough and demanding. So you retire earlier.

You can also get fired if you are still working. You can be fired from the job if you take leave without informing your superiors. Or there is a complaint then you will be put on probation.

Finally harassment is very common in this line. You are harassed by your seniors because they ask for favors.

Therefore after reading both pros and cons you have to decide whether you want to go for this job or not.

19 Comments

  1. Kris Maly on July 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Pros and Cons wrote very well.

    Air Hostess Training institutes advertise that they place in the job. In reality, no body knows what kind of job assurance. It could be ground personnel instead of Air Hostess.

    In reality, think of a number of flights and Air Hostesses required ratio may be very low

    See the Cons part I think it is real

  2. Kris Maly on July 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Air Hostess Training institutes advertise that they place in the job. In reality, no body knows what kind of job assurance. It could be ground personnel instead of Air Hostess.

    In reality, think of a number of flights and Air Hostesses required ratio may be very low.

    Pros and Cons wrote very well.

    See the Cons part I think it is real

  3. jaspreet kaur sandhu on June 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Even im not ready to change my mind .
    well written, but still i want to become air hostess

  4. Megha gupta on May 5, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Airhostess m jaane k liye form kb aata hai plz mujhe full details bataiye

    • Vina on May 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      You have to check the vacancies for air hostess job on leading recruitment sites and apply there.

  5. aishwarya dansena on March 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    i have given 12 board exams and i want to become an airhostes for that what i have to do

    • Vina on May 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      You have to check the vacancies for air hostess job on leading recruitment sites and apply there.

  6. prakash on February 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I want to join …

  7. Anas.c on February 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I am plustwo qualified i would like to study in aviation .

  8. [email protected] on January 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Nicely written about both pros and cons!!
    I want to become an air hostess…
    I have received a call letter from air India today…..
    Hoping for the best….

    • Vina on May 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Best of luck.

    • mohammed sohailuddin on August 15, 2017 at 1:16 am

      Did u got it

    • Amrutha on August 26, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Hello
      I am working in Infosys, but from many days was thinking about becaming air hostess…how’s Ur career going on can u suggest me

  9. suraj kumar on January 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I would like work for the post of cabin crew. This could be my very good experience.

  10. A K Tyagi on January 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Air hostess job is well paid , gives you new exposures , develops you in a holistic manner and is as demanding as any other job in hospitality sector.

  11. Ishwarya Ramesh on January 16, 2017 at 12:07 am

    iam interested in becoming air hostess bcoz it is my dream so sir /mam can u plz give me further details about this training

  12. lokeshsameersaibabu on January 13, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I would like to join as a airhoster if any further courses &my graduation is B. Tech mechanical

  13. Ntebaleng. E Thabethe on January 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Hello my name is Ntebaleng Thabethe n I live in Mmabatho North West.I am fourty years of age.Being an air hostess has been a dream for me since an early age but because of financial status and lack of information I couldn’t fullfil my dream and now I feel age is not going to stop me from acheiving my dream carreer should be given a opportunity to make it come true.Thanking you in advance for taking a look at my interest in ur field.

  14. Pulkit Rai Jain on January 4, 2017 at 2:53 am

    We have to work hard for our living . I’ll surely work if i get selected as a cabin crew.

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