Choosing a career in air hostess as a young girl is good and it is a career that doesn’t need much academic qualifications. However, there are still few things you need to have (like diploma in hospitality, hotel management, etc.).
Although some airlines do prefer that you have a basic graduation degree. To become an air hostess, you need to have a suitable appearance, charisma, ability to carry yourself with charm, and enjoy being of service to others with a smile.
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Roles of Air Hostess/ Air Cabin Crew
- They provide excellent customer service to passengers while ensuring their comfort and safety throughout the flight.
- They are trained to deal with security and emergency situations which may arise and can administer first aid to passengers.
- Cabin crew ensures that all emergency equipment is in working order prior to take off and that there are enough supplies.
- They also help passengers to board the plane and give a demonstration of safety procedures and equipment.
- Air cabin crew strive to make the flying experience a pleasant one for the passengers and will serve refreshments and meals and sell gifts and duty-free items.
Air Hostess Work Activities
- Attending a pre-flight briefing, during which air cabin crew are assigned their working positions for the upcoming flight. Crew are also informed of flight details, the schedule and if there are passengers with any special requirements, such as diabetic passengers, passengers in wheelchairs or the number of infants on board;
- Carrying out pre-flight duties, including checking the safety equipment and security checks, ensuring the aircraft is clean and tidy, ensuring that information in the seat pockets is up to date and that all meals, drinks and stock are on board; Welcoming passengers on board and directing them to their seats;
- Informing fliers of the aircraft safety procedures and ensuring that all hand luggage is securely stored away;
- Checking all seat belts and galleys are secure prior to take-off;
- Making announcements on behalf of the pilot and answering questions during the flight;
- Serving meals and refreshments;
- Selling duty-free goods and advising passengers of any allowance restrictions in force at their destination;
- Reassuring passengers and ensuring that they follow safety procedures correctly in emergency situations;
- Giving first aid where necessary;
- Ensuring passengers disembark safely at the end of a flight and checking that there is no luggage left in the overhead lockers and no stowaways or suspicious items on board;
- Completing paperwork, including writing a flight report.
Source of the quoted roles: https://www.asaa.org.ng/air-hostess-diploma/
Lastly, according to the information gathered, the salary of an air hostess in Nigeria is between N100,000 and N300,000 depending on the airline and your level of experience on the role.