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29-07-2007, 22:04   #1
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Air hostess requirements

Hello. I'm just wondering what qualifications are required to be come an air hostess? I heard you need a portfolio or something. Can anyone help?


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30-07-2007, 00:14   #2
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Not nessecarily. Take a look at the recruitment sections of different airlines and see the requirements. Generally there are some height/weight requirements, clean background, valid passport etc. You'll probably be required to send a photo with your application, but portfolio..no.

www.pprune.org also has a whole forum dedicated to cabin crew that is worth checking out.
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Yep, http://www.pprune.org for all your questions.
It's a tough job, by the way.
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It should be listed in the recruitment ads for the jobs.
There are no qualifications a such needed for the job,just that you can be pleasant and can present yourself well.
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An ability to live on 10K a year is always a must.
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Ability to swim always seems to come up....
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Yep, http://www.pprune.org for all your questions.
It's a tough job, by the way.
I'm just curious! In what sense?
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People tend to think it's all just looking pretty and dishing out vodkas and food on a tray. They forget the long hours, the constant paperwork, the harassing passengers, the screaming kids, lecherous blokes, the safety of the passangers and low-to-moderate pay amongst many other downsides. Again pprune is your friend..many tales of woe there
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youtube has many cabin crew training videos....I remember a turkish airlines one
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People tend to think it's all just looking pretty and dishing out vodkas and food on a tray. They forget the long hours, the constant paperwork, the harassing passengers, the screaming kids, lecherous blokes, the safety of the passangers and low-to-moderate pay amongst many other downsides. Again pprune is your friend..many tales of woe there

I know a few air hostessess that work or have worked for 5 different air lines.

It does vary airline to airline but

The long hours are definately more then balanced out by the amount of days worked.They have much shorter working hours then those of us in office jobs.
Alot of the pay is tax free and in the end it works out to be quite good especially for someone very young going in to it.
In the first year the money can be pretty crap but on top of that you do get your extra money for over nights etc so you can live on it.
I have noticed though that a few of the airlines seem to be outsourcing to agencies in countries with cheaper labour

There is little room for promotion though.
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hey, i just went to a interview for cabin crew, the company is dalmac and they train crew for ryanair. the website is www.dalmac.ie Good Luck!
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