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

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Displaying 134 Comments
  1. Nidal says:

    I am a regular glass user,is it a obstacle for my ambition to be a flight stewardard?

  2. Yogesh gurung says:

    Im confident that i will be the perfect guy for this job because this is a job which match my standard, personality and this ia also my passion..

  3. Sajitha says:

    Sir, 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 .

  4. Prabhanjan RaiYour Name... says:

    Sir I will be giving my 12th board exam in 2019 but after that what to do to become a cabin crew member. I really loved this. Would appreciate your suggestions, sir.

  5. SHARATH P says:

    Respected sir, I was completed my bachelors degree in hotel management from mangalore university. karnataka. I want to work with your organization. is it possible to get a job in cabin crew?

  6. Shriyansh ganguly says:

    Hello I wanna know that m doing polytechnic after 10th so what I need to get in cabin crew or flight steward.. N also I wanna know the further scope for this as a career.. Plzz suggest me will be waiting for your reply

  7. Bishal banik says:

    Is it possible to became cabin crew after diploma in mechanical engineering

  8. Shreyaa says:

    I have completed my 10+2 this year and planning to pursue my career as crew but I dont have pan card can I still go for walk ins

  9. Mayank soni says:

    Dear sir/madam
    Meri age 25 hai and meri qualification 12 pass h or appear m open university se graduation kar rha hu. Kya me cabin crew me yaa ground staff me join kar sakta hu

  10. Anunay Anand says:

    Is job of flight attendant permanent in an airlines or is it on contract basis?

  11. SAHIL says:

    I have passed my class 12th and and persuing my BBA and now I want to become a fight steward please guide me..

  12. sashii says:

    Hello Sir… I have done my 10th and 3years(diploma) ….can I apply for cabin crew..?

  13. Santhosh singh says:

    Can diploma in computer Engg (3yr)after 10th apply for this as 12th equivalent

  14. Ansh bhatt says:

    Sir, please suggest me. I am giving my 12th boards exam, I want to become a flight steward/cabin crew, please suggest me what should i do after completing my 12th to become a cabein crew or flight steward

  15. Sarthak Nagpal says:

    I have completed my +2 and right now i am going with my graduation (B.Com 2nd year)..I want to be a flight steward… Please give me a good idea…

  16. Maaz Ansari says:

    Hi i have done bcom and not done any cabin crew course or diploma can i apply still for the same?

  17. Anushka says:

    I want to become air hostess and now I’m giving my 12th board exams. So please tell me that what should I do after 12 to become air hostess…???

  18. Juweriah says:

    I have done BPP from IGNOU which is equivalent to 12(HSC) and now I am doing bcom from ignou as well.can I apply with Jet Airways?

  19. gokul says:

    hi,I’m doing my 3rd yr BE mechanical .interested in cabin crew job can i complete this BE or i can apply for the cabin interview,who will be the head of cabin crew?and do i wanna complete aviation course ?

  20. Aamir Shadab says:

    Hello Sir /Mam , I am Aamir and my biggest confusion is that , I. Had done 12 intermediate from pcb and I am not getting any scope and I am totally confused ,to be flight stewards. Please give me a better idea

  21. kapil parmar says:

    i am science students can also doing this course .

  22. Mohammed Roshan says:

    jzt completed my 12th in computer science.I may like to know about the details of cabin crew to do the course.It may include the fees structure, duration of the course and salary

  23. ezra david says:

    Currently I’m 20 sir and I would like to know What package can I withdraw when I’ll reach my 26-30(age). Is this a good career for boys. And what are the jobs available to me after cabin crew(if in case I need to leave it). Waiting for the reply.
    Thank you.

    Thank you sarvgyan for you kind efforts towards the youth who are concerned about their future. You are really doing a great job.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      The pacakge mostly depends on the airliner company you are working for, After this profile you can work in the ground duty jobs & also as a counsellor.

  24. Titus Pradhan says:

    How can I apply flight Stewart course and which institution gives 100% placement after completion of course. Pl reply .

  25. Ishfaq says:

    Is it mandatory to have a degree or diploma in aviation to become a flight attendant though i am a graduate also how many times i can give interviews in a month for same airline if vacancy is available or just once for any airline

  26. Om bhavsar says:

    sir,im doing hotel management course after degree is completed,what is process after hm degree for cabin crew[steward)?

  27. Bhavesh katare says:

    Respected sir,
    I have completed my hsc and i know english,Spanish and hindi.i need to join as which should i do?is it IATA or any other course to become an flight steward

  28. Bipradip Chakraborty says:

    If I want to join the flight steward after the 12th exam, how much marks I need to achieve? And how much need to join after the graduation?

  29. abhijeet mahajan says:

    sir i am in 2nd year and student of (B.C.C.A) B.COM COMPUTER APPLICATION .. i would like to join this industry ..but the doubt is when the course are complete aftet 1year then 100%guaranty to select for this job ……
    and student tell mi sir which course are better for mi ..

  30. Mriduna M says:

    Hi Sir,
    I completed 12 in commerce field.And Now am 5 years 3rd year BA.LLB student.can i apply for airhostess.

    • Kiran says:

      Sir mey 12th science mey hu
      Muze after 12th Cabin crew ka education lena hey
      To kya aap muze is education ki “Fees”
      ,”Colleges”, Entrance exam”ke bare mey batane mey help karoge kya…?

      • Hanif Khan says:

        There are no particular colleges for this, but you can get this by applying the same position in various aviation industries. Somewhere some small scale institutes are there those offering the training on this domains and charge around 20-30k.

  31. raghu tiruvuri says:

    I Completed my intermediate and degree in distance.M i eligible for cabin crew?

  32. Nishad Madappalli says:

    Sir I Completed My 12 I Would Like To join This Industry So Please Sent Me This Course Details And Fees Structure And Duration

  33. mohit says:

    sir how many years we can work as a steward and once the age limit is over then what are jobs we can prefer when we are at the age of 50

    • Mohit Negi says:

      The career in this field is not long enough maximum upto 40 years, but after that one can work in ground staff in arports and also alonng with various Airliner companies as a coach, mentor to the newly recruited cabin crew members.

  34. Pailet Meena says:

    I have completed graduation now i want to do a job.
    I am intrested in cabin crew.
    Can u plz suggest me that how can i make my self able to apply for cabin/steward job.

  35. arsalan says:

    Sir I’m appearing fy degree college can I aplly air hostess or cabin crew or fly steward

  36. Rohan katakdhond says:

    Respected sir,I’m doing hotel managment in diploma,can i apply for the cabin crew and I’m 18 years old please can u suggest me

  37. Anonymous says:

    I m complete hospitality management. So can i apply for cabin crew or flight Stewart

  38. Fabian Peter says:

    Hello sir,
    I am 25 years old just a intermediate so could I have a chance to make through cabin crew at national n middle East airlines???

  39. Amol Patil says:

    I want to become a steward/cabin crew. I wnat to ask u a question is it compulsory to do a avaition course we cannot join cabin crew after we completed our 12?

  40. patel margi says:

    Sir,I pass my 12 std in science stream nd i want to apply in airlines but i have a tattoo on my body so can i get a chance in international arilines training of airhosttess ???

  41. Sudheer Pandey says:

    I want to become a steward/cabin crew. I wnat to ask u a question is it compulsory to do a avaition course we cannot join cabin crew after we completed our 12?

  42. Bhadange Namdev Gundu says:

    Sir I complet my 12 class in science so I do steward course and what is fees structure and duration of course

  43. Nazir Hossain says:

    I want to be a cabin crew/Flight Stewart.I have completed my isc in 2017 and I am interested in this industry so institute will be best for this course.
    Please guide me…..

  44. Sobin benny says:

    I want to become an Flight Steward or Cabin Crew … I have given my 12th boards now … So m I eligible for this?? …. I know English language​….. My height is 6.2 … Plzz help me out how to become an Flight Steward. what is the process for this … I read all the condition on net after reading I want to do..

  45. navneet singh says:

    jst passed my +2 with non medical stream ..
    and going to join frnkfinn …
    aftr the course there .. hw can i get the job ? ..

    will it b the frankfinn who gives me the job as stewart …

  46. sonarika says:

    Sir, I have degree. How can I now proceed for Flight Steward or Cabin Crew course. I also suppose to be mind that age limit is 25 only. Please kindly guide me

  47. Anish says:

    Hello sir/ma`am,
    I would like to pursue in this field as this is very interesting and I would love to do this coarse.. so can u please tell me the best I institute for this coarse as I have passed +2 in commrc subject .So please tell me soon
    Yours faithfully

  48. buddh priy gautam says:

    Sir I am appearing in 12 standard and I want to make career in cabin crew so please inform me for my best future.

    And also inform best collage for this course

  49. Anshul Yhakur says:

    Hello sir. I completed my graduation from commerce collage in 2017
    I have completed diploma of computer application with 63.56%

    Im keen to make a carrer on this industry

  50. Priya says:

    I want to become an air hostess… I have given my 12th boards now … So m I eligible for this?? …. I know Hindi n English language​….. My height is 5.3 … Plzz help me out how to become an air hostess what is the process for this … I read all the condition on net after reading I want to do..

  51. shital Aagase says:

    sir i comleted 12th in science stream this year,which steps i follows to addimission for college

  52. Nitin says:

    Sir how can apply for any institutions …what is the process of it

  53. bharath says:

    Sir..i completed my 12th arts,i want to hold any job in airlines in non technical ground jobs…to get that what course should i take in degree and which college is from telangana..please reply

  54. devina says:

    Sir I have just answered my 12 board and I’m a commerce student I don’t have the required height what should I do I want to be an air hostess and I’ll give my best just need your help what should I do? Which is the best field for me?

  55. yunus says:

    sir i was compeleted iti shall apply for d jpb of air hostess

  56. Alphonse says:

    Sir,is it necessary to do any degree for applying for air hostess training..can I apply for it after 12

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      It is better if you have some degree in related field as it will increase the chances of selection.

  57. kajal says:

    Arhostes truning

  58. Bharat pandey says:

    Hey i am graduate and i can apply for cabin crew but i have tattoo in body.

  59. Faiz khan says:

    hlw! Sir I have completed my 12th. So, I can apply for steward..

  60. Arvind Kumar says:

    Mujhe flight steward banana hai sir mujh batayenge iske bare me mujhe kya kerna chahiye or course ke bare me bataye sir

  61. sony rajkonwar says:

    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

  62. kavita mishra says:

    I read in bsc year.. i am 18 year girl. I can apply for airhostess

  63. abinash singh says:

    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…

  64. sachin says:

    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 ?

  65. harshitha says:

    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?

  66. sneha says:

    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

  67. Manoj B Gaikwad says:

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

  68. harshada ananda bevare says:

    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

  69. sam (anwar) says:

    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

  70. Aquib qureshi says:

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

  71. Sanjay kumar says:

    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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