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What are the pros and cons of being an Air Hostess/Flight Attendant?

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The Indian aviation sector in the current times has seen a sudden growth. With the spread of education and changed mindset of people, more people are engaging in this sector. In the aviation sector for Asia, India stands out way brighter than the others

The cause of boom is three folds –

  • Encouragingpolicies made by the government.
  • The sales of the private jets are up.
  • Determining officials giving other countries a tough competition in the aviation sector.

If you are looking forward tobecoming one of the cabin crew members i.e. an Air Hostess/Flight Attendant brush yourself up to face the challenges and have some fun.

It’s neither that fascinating nor that humiliating. Because every job has its pros and cons. Yes, you do get to travel a lot places in the country and foreign, meet public figures in the first class, have a glamorous life. Much more lies in the duties that you perform rather than serving food and making our makeup and hair look nice all the time.

If you had a mindset that this is what an air hostess does, this article would make you want to think again.

 Also Read : What are the top ‘Air Hostess’ training institutes in Delhi?


Being an Air Hostess/Flight attendant has many advantages. It’s not always the bad people, good people do exist, you get to meet them, have new experiences, visiting some new places, learning about their culture. Following are the key advantages of being a flight attendant-

  • Biggest advantages of all are that you get to explore new places which are fully funded like the staying at the hotels, food plus you also get paid for that. Most jobs don’t provide you with that. It’s like a free-holiday.


  • Being a member of the cabin crew gets you great deals at many places because the flight attendants are offered free tickets or discounts for a cheap price at a hotel if you wish to go on a holiday with your family or friends.






  • Most interesting things that’s comes across is that you get to explore new cultures, meet people from different parts of the world, learn their languages, which in all makes your personality more attractive.
  • Working as a flight attendant is fascinating to some people, so you can proudly say that you’re a flight attendant.


  • A lot of free time is there where you’ll need to stay at home, as this job works on shifts as in you don’t have to work thewhole

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  • If by any chance you have any differences with anyone of the cabin crew member, just avoid because every day your crew gets changed, so you hardly see a person in months.


  • There’s a uniform for every airline, so the morning dilemmas of what to wear and what not get


  • Accommodation is also provided by some airlines, so your salary can be used for different kinds of stuff like shopping clothes, footwears, and makeup.



Disadvantages are almost equal for this ‘Fascinating & Glamorous’ job. Delaying of flights, bad-tempered passengers, babies or kids crying in flights. So, here’s a list of the disadvantages –

  • One shift goes up to 12 hours a day, which causes lack of sleep, fatigue and the main of all jet lag.
  • Fussy, hopping mad, irritating passengers- you get them all in at least every single flight you board. Some out-smart people try to be so bothersome as if they know everything about the rules. For every delay in flights, food quality, kids crying, weather changes, home-issues, government policies get ready to be blamed.
  • There’s no as such of festival weekends. Almost all airlines work for the whole year, in fact during the festivals season you get more occupied due to the bookings made in the festive season are highest.
  • The diet does get affected, because there’s no as such of a proper time for your meals, mostly you get junk food to eat which disproportionate’s your figure and declines your health.
  • Some too-smart people do get in your way and annoy you to the maximum by referring you to as waitress who doesn’t know BUT ITS WAY MORE THAN SERVING FOOD.
  • It can get boring after some years.
  • The skin too gets affected by the constant flying in the air. So you have to keep yourself every time moisturized and use conditioners for hair.
  • Greeting all sorts of people with a smile and saying “Hello, welcome” and “thank you” at least hundred times a day, seriously not that fascinating.

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

There’s no point in getting disheartened by reading the disadvantages. But these are the realities. It’s every job which has its drawbacks. It all depends on you as to how you think of it whether you go back by reading the cons or you take a step forward and promise yourself to face every problem with courage.


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

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