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Cabin crew/Airhostess/flight attendant

A flight attendant is someone whose primary duty is to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers during an airline flight. They are part of the cabin crew for the plane, a team of personnel who operate a commercial, business, or even military aircraft while traveling domestically or internationally
Working as a flight attendant for a major airline provides plenty of contact with people as well as opportunities to travel. The air cabin crew of a commercial airline share responsibility for the safety and comfort of its passengers.

Duties/responsibilities of a cabin crew include,

greeting passengers as they board and exit the plane
showing passengers to their seats and providing special attention to certain passengers, such as the elderly or disabled
serving meals and refreshments
checking the condition and provision of emergency equipment and information for passengers
demonstrating emergency equipment and safety procedures
administering first aid
dealing with emergencies
supplying passengers with newspapers, magazines and in-flight entertainment
selling duty-free commercial goods and pursuing sales targets
producing written flight reports after completing a journey.

The role can be physically and emotionally demanding and there is a high degree of responsibility involved. Cabin crew are expected to deal with all passengers diplomatically – even when feeling the effects of travelling through time zones and spending extended periods of time on their feet.
Many airlines require cabin staff to live within close proximity of a particular airport and crew members may have to go to work at short notice if on call. Working hours may involve long shifts and unsociable hours, and it may be necessary to work during public holidays. However, many cabin crew members enjoy the chance to interact with a wide range of people and the opportunities to explore and enjoy global destinations are almost unparalleled.
Hours may be slightly more regular if you work on short-haul flights than if you work on long-haul flights. If you work on long-haul flights, overnight stays may be required and there may be additional payments for this.
Useful websites for vacancies include; Travel Weekly, Flight Global and Travel Trade Gazette, also known as TTG.

Employers of airline cabin crew
Specialist recruitment agencies advertise roles on behalf of major commercial and budget airlines from across the globe. Providers of training courses often have close links to recruitment agencies and airlines, which can be helpful.

Qualifications and training required
A degree is not usually required to work as airline cabin crew. However, a diploma in flight cabin crew will be very helpful.
Interpersonal skills and good health and fitness are normally more important than academic qualifications, although many airlines do ask for at least a college Diploma. For international travel, you’ll need a valid passport.
Work experience or internship with the public in a customer service role will help you to show that you have the necessary skills.
some airlines require cabin staff to complete a training course covering such things as safety procedures, legal/immigration issues and customer service upon entry to the organization.
With experience, you could progress to a senior cabin crew or cabin management role, or specialize in working with wealthy clients on private aircraft. You may also be able to develop your career by moving into a ground-based role in an area such as marketing, sales, HR, passenger services or cabin crew training.

Key skills required of a flight attendant

Good communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to remain calm in emergencies or when dealing with difficult passengers
Diplomacy and tact
Good color vision and hearing
Good general health and fitness – many airlines require cabin staff to be able to swim at least 25m
The ability to keep a cheery countenance when you’ve been on your feet a long time and you’re out of your time zone.
Employers often have physical requirements due to space restrictions within the galley; these may include minimum/maximum height requirements and proportionate bodyweight. Staff are required to look smart, often wearing a uniform.

Units studied under the cabin crew/Airhostess at the kenya aeronautical college
Aircraft Familiarization
Emergency Situation Handling
In-flight Procedures
Airport Familiarization
Personality Development
Flight Evaluation
Communication Skills
Passenger Handling
First Aid
Passenger Psychology
Grooming and Presentation
Leadership and Inter-Department Coordination
Technical Training (Basic Aircraft Functions and Safety Procedures)

Kenya aeronautical college prides in being the only aviation  school in East Africa that facilitates its cabin crew students from starting the training, registering them for IATA{International airline Transport Association} exams and doing  cabin crew license exams. that’s to say, a cabin crew student that has attended the kenya aeronautical college leaves with a diploma in flight cabin crew, an IATA certificate that gives them an international recognition and a cabin crew license that certifies them to work on particular types of aircrafts. this wholes process takes a period of only 6 months

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