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Flight Attendants and Travel Stewards

Aliases: Flight Attendant, Flight Assistant, Travel Steward, Air Host/Hostess

Industry/Sector(s): Tourism and Hospitality


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Flight Attendants and Travel Stewards are expected to perform include:

  • Rendering personal services to ensure the comfort and safety of passengers
  • Serving meals and beverages
  • Planning and co-ordinating housekeeping activities in the aircrafts/ships
WORK ENVIRONMENT 4, 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling may be required
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • The individual usually works for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. Institutions remains open and functional for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Shift system is available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2

Preferably, 12th/Graduate/Post-graduate

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of airport codes, aircraft configurations and airline terminology
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and plane evacuation protocol
  • Competent in ensuring company and department standards are followed
  • Well-versed in First-aid and CPR
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Physically fit
  • Good communication skills
  • Politene and humble
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Aviation or hospitality Institutes across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/main.do
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.igiaindia.in/diploma-in-cabin-crew-services-hm.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Trainee → Flight Attendants and Travel Stewards → Head Flight Attendant

The progression is indicative

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants – Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 35,000 to Rs 48,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 2

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 2
  • Airlines, cruises, aviation and travel agencies
  • Hotel and resorts
KEYWORDS 
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Assistant
  • Cabin Crew
  • Travel Assistant
  • Travel Attendant
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 4221.0200 Flight Attendants and Travel Stewards
ISCO 2008 4221 Travel Consultants and Clerks
NIC 2008 56104 Restaurant and bar activities connected to transportation, when carried out by separate units
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available

 

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