Air Hostess is someone who is employed by the airlines to make sure the safety and the needs of the passengers travelling in commercial flights, business flights or some military aircraft. Female cabin crew are known as air hostess and male cabin crew are known as flight attendant. The main role of an air hostess is to ensure the safety of the passengers before takeoff’s and to provide routine services, to respond during emergencies and to ensure the comforts of the passengers travelling to abroad. Firstly, air hostess will be having a safety briefing with the pilots and the she will instruct the passengers regarding the safety tools provided in the flight and she should also demonstrate how to use the oxygen mas and the devices provided in the flight. Nowadays, the airlines business is so competitive that the service duties of an air hostess includes passing out the pillows and reading materials to the passengers before the takeoff’s and also providing booster seats for toddlers etc…and she should also serve drinks, meals and snacks to the passengers. Main administrative duty that a air hostess have is to report any incidents due to emergency in the flight. A fair hostess must learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures(CPR) during the training.
“Smiling faces will have a sad or tragic story behind it”, like that behind each and every smiling air hostess there is a lot of hard work that they put in and achieved. To get qualified in this field a female should have a higher secondary certificate and a diploma in Hotel/Tourism management, she should also have the ability to hold an Indian passport, should be below the age of 25 years with the height of 157.7cm. The weight should be proportional to the height, healthy, should be unmarried with normal eyesight. She should also have fluency in languages like Hindi, Tamil, English with the foreign accent and other international languages. Personal attribution includes basic responsibilities, initiative, friendliness, stamina, presence of mind etc…
If you have pleasant and wide thoughts and also know how to easily mingle with all types of people then pursuing a career in commercial planes as air hostess can be better. Most importantly you will need fluency in languages(includes national and international) and a positive attitude towards everything in the flight right from departure to destination points. Air hostess are normally trained in the headquarters of the city from four weeks to six months depending upon the rules and norms of the country and the airlines. They are trained regarding the safety measures, emergency situations and the use of evacuations. There are also schools that teach practically the services that an air hostess do in the plane/flight.
There are so much effort and pain that a female put in to become an air hostess. Starting from fitness to the fluency and patience, she should train herself to adhere the same. She should have a pleasant voice and a systematic approach towards duty and should also have a pleasing personality. Air hostess have to be patient and also satisfy passengers, in case of any emergencies she should have the ability to handle the problem in a wisely manner.