Career As Flight Steward & Cabin Crew

Are you dreaming to make your career in an Aviation Industry?

But the question arises in your mind:

How would I get there? ……..Where should I start?

Many Girls choose Air Hostess as a Profession, but what about boys?

How can a Boy candidate make their career as an Air Hostess? Lets find it out!

The male candidates can make their career as a Flight Steward or Cabin Crew. This is similar to Air Hostess, which is quite common in girls.

Flight Steward & Cabin Crew are the associates of an aircrew those are employed by various airlines. They are also called as Flight Attendants, Air Hostesses and Cabin Attendants.

The primary role of a Flight Steward & Cabin Crew is to ensure the comfort and safety of the passengers and to provide Hospitality service in the airlines.

They also tasked with the customer service duties like as serving foods & drinks, as a secondary job.

Heinrich Kubis was the world’s first flight attendant.

Being a Flight steward is one of the best career opportunities for youngsters who just qualified their 12th examination and aspiring a career in the high paying & fast growing industry.

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Courses & Eligibility

The minimum qualification required to become a Flight Steward & Cabin Crew is Intermediate or graduation. There are various institutes in India offers diploma course after 12th in the field of Aviation. Some of the airlines also provide 3 to 6 month training.

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In order to be a Flight Steward & Cabin Crew, you may have to pursue the following mentioned course:

  • Diploma in Cabin Crew Services & Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Airline and Travel Management
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma In Aviation & Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Airline Cabin Crew
  • Certificate Course in Air Hostess/Flight Purser

The duration of these courses may be from 12 months to 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

On the basis of the following eligibility criteria Airlines recruits the students:

  • Age Requirement: Below 25 years old.
  • Height: Minimum 5.5 to 5.9 foots.
  • Weight: In proportion to Height
  • Status (Martial): Unmarried
  • Eye Sight: 20/30 vision or better is required.
  • Education: Graduate Degree or 12th/equivalent with three year diploma.
  • Other: No Tattoos, piercings or wild hairstyles.
  • Language: National & one international language

How to become Flight Steward & Cabin Crew?

  • Aspirants have to apply in various airlines for different posts that are advertised in national newspapers & other mass media.
  • Once the aspirants are shortlisted, they have to appear for the written test.
  • Successful aspirants will be called for the group discussion & personal interviews.
  • After GD/PI, if aspirants are selected, then the airline trained them for 2 to 3 months.
  • After successful training, aspirants are put on trainee flights before assigning duties.

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Skills required becoming a Flight Steward:

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Patience
  • Confidence
  • Soft Spoken
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Friendly Nature

Where i can pursue the aviation courses?

Some prominent Institutions in India that offers short-term courses in Aviation:

  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training
  • Kingfisher Training and Aviation Services
  • Avalon Academy, Dehradun
  • Air Hostess Academy
  • J. Aviation academy
  • Indian Aviation Academy
  • All India Institute of Aeronautics

Jobs & Career

Due to increase in new airlines in the aviation sector, the aviation industry is expanding.

That’s why the job opportunities of the Cabin Attendants are growing at a very fast rate.

There are good career prospects and excellent growth opportunities for youngster not only in India but also in abroad.

The Job profile of the flight attendants is very exciting, they can visit all over the world & see various cultures while earning a reasonably good salary at the same time.

Flight Steward works in teams to make the passengers comfortable in the Flight and to check the security of the passengers in the tough situations.

They also make sure that first-aid kits and other emergency equipment are on board and work properly or not.

Flight Steward welcomes the passengers while they are boarding the plane, check their tickets & serves refreshments and food on their journey . They also educate all the passengers, how to use the emergency equipment’s, supervise them in the seating arrangements and check the safety belt arrangements.

Flight Steward & Cabin Crew are mostly employed by the commercial airlines. They can also work in private air transport companies. They can seek job opportunities in Public & Private Sector.


  • Indian Airlines
  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • Kingfisher
  • Spice Jet
  • IndiGo
  • Sahara Airlines

Some working areas where you can find jobs are:

  • Private International Airlines
  • Private Domestic Airlines
  • Airport Ground Staff
  • Government International Airlines
  • Government Domestic Airlines


What are Salary Prospects?

In India, Flight Steward can earn a salary between Rs. 2.5 lakh to 4.5 Lakh per year as a beginner in the public sector. In Private sector, the salary package is attractive. A Head flight attendant is paid as per their experience, they can earn approximately 6 Lakh per annum. The Cabin Crew member working with the International airlines, they can get salary in between Rs. 9 lakh to 10 lakh per years. Some airlines offer an extra salary for working on off days.

In the US, as a fresher, their salary starts from $18,000 per year. Salary is usually varies according to their position and experience.

Working Hours

Flight Steward can usually work all the time in a day or in a night, weekends, etc. The working hour of the cabin crew is usually 9 to 12 hours a day. They can generally fly 36 to 50 hours in a week.

Books & Study Material

Here we have listed some most preffered and popular books of Flight Steward & Cabin Crew:

The Complete Flight Attendant Interview Work Book: Volume 1 by Sasha Robinson

Cabin Crew Interview Questions & Answers by Caitlyn Rogers

The Essential Guide To Becoming A Flight Attendant by Kiki Ward

Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants by Barry, Kathleen

How to Become a Flight Attendant (Kindle Edition) by Lauren Porter

How To Become Cabin Crew: the ULTIMATE insider’s guide to passing the Cabin Crew selection process by Jessica Bond

For more information about Career As Flight Steward & Cabin Crew, you can ask query below.


  1. sir i have completed 4-year degree in hotel management , and now i want to join as cabin crew, kindly help me to fulfil my dream. as i have already apply in many websites but they are asking money that’s why i stop applying .please help me to get this job

  2. Good evening myself shruti i want to be in this field but I don’t have much idea about it i request you to please help le regarding this field because its my dream to become a cabin crew so i request you to please help me regarding this field so that i will be able to fullfill my dream……
    Thank you…

  3. Hello! I’m Ankita and I’m 18 years old. Currently I’m going to give 12th board exams and I want to pursue cabin crew as my career after this. Please guide me on this.

  4. Hi sir, i am very interested in this industry and secure a good post from this job.I wanted to ask how much i should complete my study and cources plz help me out with this.

  5. Hi sir- I am 18 years old and I’ve completed 12th..i want to know abt the cabin crew and jobs… Plss help me out…….

  6. Hell sir my Self Sahil I am giving my 12 Std exam this year I am 17 yrs pls guide me . As I am interested in airlines industry I want to apply Cabin crew

  7. Hello sir,I have completed my bcom and my age is 26,and also I have tattoo in my wrist so am i eligible for cabin crew??

  8. Hello sir its ritika Gupta. I’m 12 science passout this year am i applicable for this or not .and if applicable then what process further should i do .
    Thank you sir

  9. Hi I have completed my my graduation and MBA. Now I’m 26years old and married.. Become a airhostess is my dream.. can I join into ur institution… And also could you please detail the fee structure for this course of diploma in cabin crew services and hospitality management .

  10. Bro everything is fine.. But i want to ask whoever wrote that some institutes where we can pursue aviation course.. From Avalon..!! Really ..??
    Can u people think u done a course from where u know that u end-up with nothing….!!!
    Or do avalon really place their students..???? (OR IS THAT A MYTH..?)

  11. Sir/madam
    I’m completed my 12th, I want to become a cabin crew
    So, what should I do after 12th to become a cabin crew ?

  12. Hello sir/madam
    I’m Karthikeyan I was completed 12th I was interested in cabin crew it is a good career for boys and shall I apply for that job

  13. Hello,I am a student of science stream and i have completed my 12 and i am 18year old .so can i apply for steward

  14. Sir i have done my mba right now …and i want to make my carrer in air lines so what i should do for it…

  15. Hello sir,
    I am 1990 born and knows Hindi, English and Punjabi language and 12th pass. So if I am eligible to go for this course ?

  16. hello sir,
    i completed diploma in computer science can i apply for air hostess course and at what age we will get retired.
    can i get the list of aviation jobs?

  17. is flightstewards,cabin crew and air hostess do different jobs and does their salary varies.can you plz list all the jobs in aviation and thier salaries please

  18. I m complete Hsc (Sci) now m doing Iti in fitter last year so can can I join airline plss give me guidance..!

  19. I like to become a air hostess girl and I try my best this course is very Good for girl I may says try this course all girl

  20. hello sir,
    this is anwar khan i m complete my HSC commers
    i m repeater so can i join airlines plz tell me a sir

    1. yes you can join, but you must qualify for flying steward, check more details from above article.

  21. Sir I compete my 12 in commerce so i do cabin crew course and what Is fees structure and duration of course

  22. Sir which is best institute for aviation there are so many Academy how can we found which is right and which is wrong
    Give me name for some best aviation academy
    Thank you

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