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What are the eligibility criteria to become an Air Hostess/Flight Attendant?


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Air hostesses and flight attendants are service providers who are responsible for ensuring a safe passage for travelers as well as tending to their needs such as fulfilling their culinary requests or providing them medical care. They are also entrusted with the task to prepare reports of flights etc. In this article, the criterions which are considered to ascertain the suitability of a candidate are discussed. They are extremely important for candidates willing to be a part of the aviation industry.

Selection procedure

 The airline invites selected aspirants after the preliminary round to appear for a written exam in which candidates have to choose the correct option from a set of choices.The next hurdle is to ace a group discussion (GD) and in the end, those who successfully get through the GD appear for a personal interview are short listed to work with the airlines.

Also Read : What are the best institutes for Air Hostess /Flight Attendant training in Chennai?

Training 

 The period of training lasts for about 2-3 months wherein interns are informed about topics such as handling of passengers, personality grooming, and first aid training including even technical features of aviation.

Eligibility criteria

Educational Requirements for Flight Attendants

 

In order to carve out a career as an air hostess, one should clear their 10+2 exams or its equivalent.Lately, air carriers have been choosing to hire applicants who hold a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in airline and airport management and other similar courses.   They are instructed in CPR and other emergency maneuvers apart from the operations of air carriers. Holders of degrees in psychology, mass communications are preferred since they have a background in dealing with people.

 

 

 Although post-graduation courses such as MBA are available for air hostesses, a high school diploma remains the minimum condition as it is an entry level position.  They should be fluent in the English language. Airlines which have a global presence require their staff to be well versed in a few languages as well. Apart from the various certifications, experience and training in the field are also required.

Also Read : What are the top Air Hostess training institutes in Bangalore?

 There are various parameters according to which the candidates are judged such as one‘s height, weight, their age and their marital status among many others.

Standards of physical health

  • The height of females ranges from a minimum of 5 feet 1 inch while the minimum height condition for males is about 5 feet 6.9 inches. But different airlines have distinct demands.
  • Candidates should weigh in proportion to their height.
  • Those who have a blemish free clear complexion are at an advantage.The candidate has to be physically fit and healthy. They are medically screened to ensure this.
  • The lower limit of acceptable eyesight is around 6/9. There are many airlines which accept only the perfect eyesight of 20/20.
  • Health wise, the candidate must be in the pink of health. They must have no history of mental illness or any cardiovascular diseases.

Behavioral Skills

Apart from educational and other qualifications, aspirants require certain qualities as well which would make them stand apart from the rest. Those include the following values:

    • Leadership abilities
    • Clarity in speech
    • Team working and cooperation
    • Patience
    • Quick thinking
    • Excellent Communication and interaction Skills
    • A Pleasant & affable personality
    • Displaying presence of mind especially in state of emergencies
    • Decent appearance
    • Sense of Responsibility
    • Confidence
    • Positive and bright outlook
    • Ability to work unusual hours since flights can often get delayed.

Also Read : How to become an Air Hostess?

Additional requirements

  • The marital status should be preferably unmarried, however not all airlines follow this hard and fast rule.
  • Generally, the age of the candidate ought to range from 17-26 years. Yet, this arrangement is flexible as some airlines provide relaxation on this issue.
  • Candidates must have an Indian passport and they should be declared medically fit to serve the airlines.
  • Background checks need to be cleared by the applicants who are applying to airlines especially abroad based air carriers.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

 

 

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