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Cabin Crew


If you are one of those people who feel that a working within the boundaries of a single state is restricting, then working as a cabin crew might just be your calling. Travelling around the globe, experiencing different cultures week by week and at the same time making sure passengers have a great flight all thanks to you is one of the simplest ways to describe the life of a cabin crew member. Cabin crew involves trained individuals, working on flights who are responsible for making sure that the passengers on board travel with the utmost comfort and safety. In addition, the cabin crew is trained to handle situations in case of emergency. The cabin crew is required to perform various duties from starting to end of the flight, i.e pre flight briefing and when the flight is about to land. Pre-flight debriefing and duties involve checking all safety measures to be in working order, taking care of the special requirements of passengers if any, ensuring appropriate first aid and so on. Apart from this cabin crew has to make sure that refreshments and meals are on time, luggage is appropriately handled and passengers follow all instructions during the flight and also while they disembark. The Cabin crew is also required to fill out paper work and flight reports.

Career Opportunities as Cabin Crew

  • Cabin Crew in international airlines
    As a cabin crew working of an international airline, would be required to travel to foreign destinations and provide assistance to passengers on- board.
  • Cabin Crew in domestic airlines
    As a cabin crew member of a domestic airline, would be required to travel to various destinations within the country and provide assistance to passengers on- board.

How to Become Cabin Crew

Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII in Any streamPursue Diploma in cabin crew for 6 months - 1 year--
Path 2
Clear Class XII in Any streamPursue Bachelors in Hotel Management Catering & Technology (HMCT) for 3-4 yearsPursue Diploma/Post Graduate Diploma in cabin crew/HMCT for 6 months-

Important Facts

Physical and cosmetic eligibility are required in most colleges. Most colleges have eligibility criteria of 10+2 from a recognized board. Some colleges/ universities also have a requisite height and weight eligibility, which is standard for a cabin crew member.
Hotel Management and Catering Technology is available as a course only in select colleges. Fluency in English is most required for the Cabin Crew Profession. Some colleges/ universities also have an age limit

Leading Institutes

Top Cabin Crew Institutes in India
College Location Website
All India Institute of Aeronautics Dehradun, Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal -
Air India Express Delhi www.airindiaexpress.in
The Bombay flying club, college of aviation Mumbai www.thebombayflyingclub.com/cabincrew.html
Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics Pune www.igiaindia.in/diploma-in-cabin-crew-services-hm.html
Avalon Academy Mumbai www.aptechaviationacademy.com
Appliq Airways Academy Pvt. Ltd. Uttar Pradesh www.appliqairways.com
Mumbai College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Mumbai www.mumbaicollege.com/courses.html
PTC Aviation Academy, Chennai Chennai , Tamil Nadu www.worldptc.com
Hope Institute of Hospitality Management Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi , Delhi NCR www./hihmhospitality.com
AJ Aviation Academy Bangalore / Bengaluru , Karnataka www.iiaam.org/courses

Cabin Crew Entrance Exams

College Tentative Date Important Elements Website
All India Institute of Aeronautics Dehradun, Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal NA Selection on the basis of Merit (10+2) and personal interview
AGE : 17.6 - 26 years
HEIGHT: 5'2" (157.5 cms) for Females, 5'7" (170 cms) for Males.
WEIGHT: Proportion to height
VISION- Normal Eyesight 6/6
Air India Express October- November Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), Pre-employment Medical Examination/ Previous Employment Reference www.airindia.in/writereaddata/Portal/career/362_1_Advertisement-Trainee-Cabin-Crew.pdf www.airindiaexpress.in
Appliq Airways Academy Pvt. Ltd. NA Entrance Exam, Personal Interview www.appliqairways.com/formdownload.aspx

Work Description

  • Manage the inflight experience of passengers in commercial/ private airlines
  • Check passenger list and make note of passengers with special needs
  • Check the whole flight prior to the boarding of passengers for proper availability of supplies, machines and equipment
  • Be aware of the weather conditions and the possible variations that may occur during the flight
  • Check whether all the safety measures are in place
  • Warmly welcome the passengers on the flight and help them in boarding the flight
  • Help the passengers take their seats and settling their luggage
  • Make sure that all the things are in place before the take off
  • Demonstrate the various safety measures that are needed to be taken by the fliers
  • Serve food, refreshments and duty-free goods to guests during a flight
  • Make sure that the passengers land safely at their destination points

Pros & Cons of a Career as Cabin Crew

  • Working as a cabin crew given you an opportunity to meet people and get to see new places.
  • It helps you in developing your over all personality
  • Few flights provide free travel every year for their exployess and their families and sometimes discounted travel.
  • Tiredness and lack of sleep, due to long working hours.
  • Have to deal with passesngers with different temperament but still have to maintain a pleasing personality.
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