Flight attendant job description – Flight attendants or cabin crew (also known as stewards/stewardesses, air hosts/hostesses, cabin attendants) are members of an aircrew utilized by airlines primarily to ensure the security and comfort of passengers aboard commercial flights, on select business jet aircraft, and on some military aircraft.
Flight attendant job description
- Greet passengers boarding aircraft and guide them to assigned seats.
- Help passengers while entering or disembarking the aircraft.
- Assist passengers in setting carry-on luggage in overhead, garment, or under-seat storage.
- Inspect passenger tickets to verify information and to obtain destination information.
- Announce and demonstrate safety and emergency procedures such as the use of oxygen masks, seat belts, and life jackets.
- Response passengers’ questions about flights, aircraft, weather, travel routes and services, arrival times, or schedules.
- Attend preflight briefings concerning weather, altitudes, routes, emergency procedures, crew coordination, lengths of flights, food and beverage services offered, and numbers of passengers.
- Check to ensure that food, drinks, blankets, reading material, emergency equipment, and other materials are aboard and are in sufficient supply.
- Sell alcoholic beverages to passengers.
- Collect money for foods and beverages from passenger
- Determine special assistance needs of passengers such as little children, the elderly, or handicapped persons.
- Conduct periodic trips throughout the cabin to ensure passenger comfort, and to distribute reading material, cans, pillows, playing cards, and blankets.
- Prepare passengers and aircraft for landing, following processes.
- Heat and serve foods that are prepared.
- Operate audio and video systems.
- Announce flight delays and descent preparations.
- Take inventory of headsets, alcoholic beverages, and money collected.
- Walk aisles of airplanes to verify that passengers have complied with federal regulations before take-offs and landings.
- Direct and assist passengers in the event of an emergency, like directing passengers to evacuate a plane following an emergency landing.
- Inspect and clean cabins, checking for any problems and making certain that cabins are in order.
- Prepare reports revealing places of departure and destination, passenger ticket numbers, meal and beverage stocks, the conditions of cabin equipment, and any issues encountered by passengers.
- Reassure passengers when situations such as turbulence is encountered.
- Verify that first aid kits and other emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers and oxygen bottles, are in working order.
- Has to Be aware of, and able to comprehend and respond to, An assortment of emergency scenarios, including medical emergencies and security-related situations;
- Acting as an accurate and considerate source of Information for passengers, taking immediate measures to initiate service Recovery when required;
- Responding and providing leadership during crisis Situations and/or in managing disruptive customers;
- Continuously monitor all security conditions and Emergency equipment of the aircraft while on the ground and in flight;
- Provides Leadership, leadership, and assistance during An emergency, including aircraft evacuation, administering first aid to Ill or incapacitated customers, and unusual events;
- Operates mechanical equipment and safety equipment to include: stairs, oxygen systems, aircraft doors (pushing and pulling), evacuation slides/rafts, fire extinguishers, galley equipment, communications equipment, and lighting systems;
- Other duties may be delegated from time to time.
Flight attendant Job requirement
- Has to be at least 21 years old.
- Must agree to take and successfully pass a mandatory pre-employment drug screen, and must be ready to submit to arbitrary drug/alcohol testing
- Must agree to some 10-year background history, which the business will affirm
- successfully complete Inflight Training
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Will be required to do everything to make sure each customer’s happy
- Outdoor exposure to weather
- On-Call during normal off time (mobile phone)
- Normally walking or standing during work
- Must have 20/40 correctable vision in each eye;
- has to have a minimum height of 5’2″ (without shoes)
- Must have ability to work days, nights, holidays, weekends and extended hours away from home
- has to be prepared to work on an on-call with very little notice
- has to be able to relocate to assigned domicile
- Must have ability to push/pull/lift items weighing up to 40 pounds and have the ability to push, pull, or move a drink cart (approximately 250 lbs.)
- Should possess the physical strength to reach and operate all emergency equipment
- Demonstrated ability to work in aircraft aisles and galleys, standing, reaching, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, working in a cramped or awkward positions, squatting, and sitting for prolonged periods;
- Height and weight proportionate to maintain a professional look. Must be able to walk and fit comfortably down the aircraft aisle, match quickly through any exit, and fit into the jump seat and harness without any modifications
- Should have ability to listen to and respond to client and crew communications in scenarios with high background noise.
- Will have to communicate clearly and efficiently in English both written and verbally. Must read and comprehend verbal and written instructions and procedures
- effectively gauge the client’s professional needs and relay information in a professional and friendly manner
- Ability to do public speaking and addressing a large group of people
Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations regarding revenue transactions, supplying correct change and bookkeeping for managing cash sales proceeds.
How long does it take to be a flight attendant?
New flight attendants typically receive paid training after being hired by an airline, but flight attendant training schools do exist and some elect to pay for their own training before seeking work. Training programs can take up to eight weeks to finish.
How much does flight Attendants make annually?
The median salary for a flight attendant in May 2016 was $48,500, based on the PayScale estimates the average pay for a flight attendant is somewhat lower — landing around $39,000 a year. The range in flight attendants’ salaries depends on their level of experience