Monday, 30 September 2013

The Profile of an International Cabin Crew

FLYING AS A CABIN CREW – INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

The Profile of an International Cabin Crew is almost the same as a domestic Crew, however it differs in certain aspects such as long flying hours, jet lag and elaborate service procedures.

Since International Flying means inter – country or even inter – continent, hence they require long Flying hours. For example – Delhi to London, Mumbai to New York. Sometimes there are two sets of  Crew in the flight. Hence after the flight , International Cabin Crew generally feel JET LAG. Jet lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis, is a physiological condition resulting from rapid long-distance  Trans Meridian (east–west or west–east) travel on a (typically Jet) Aircraft. North-south flights that do not cross time zones do not cause jet lag. Airlines have regulations too to manage the same. However, this situation is quite serious. The general problems that members of Air Crew face is that of TRAVEL FATIGUE. Travel fatigue is general fatigue, caused by a frequent changes in routine, travelling in a space where there is less possibility of movements , low oxygen , and dehydration caused by dry air. Travel fatigue can occur without crossing time zones unlike jet lag, and disappears soon when accompanied by a night of high-quality sleep.

The Service procedures are elaborate as they are long haul flights. Hence, there are varied services including hard drinks. Remember, alcoholic drink service is banned on Indian domestic flights. Generally, there is vegetarian serving on request unlike Indian domestic flights.

Also, there are no boundations on the service of non – vegetarian food limiting only to chicken.

Also, they also need to spray disinfectants once the doors are closed for departure.

Apart from this, once a candidate joins an international airline, s/he need to take yellow fever meningitis typhoid hepatitis injection before joining. This may differ to country to country. They need to carry immigration forms with them. Also there are certain regulations such as no crew can carry more than 100 ml liquid in their bag.

With this, definitely international Cabin Crew members have the privilege to travel the world and what more, they get paid for it too!

Hence there is a lot that includes flying, be it domestic or internationals. Every experience is worth sharing!

 “The only thing that stands between you and your Dream is the Will to try and the Belief that it is actually  Possible.”



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Package of Pay for Cabin Crew Airline Training

Basic starting salaries for Cabin Crew  are around USD $10,000- $25.000. Additional allowances may be received on top of this, which could take the salary to around $14,500.

Air cabin crew with experience can expect to earn USD $15,000 - USD $18,000 a year.
Starting salaries at senior cabin crew level (which can be reached after a few years of experience) are around USD $ 20,000.

The majority of Airways offer free Flights to cabin crew on domestic flights and some offer free or heavily discounted international flights. There is also usually a policy for discounted travel for immediate family and spouses.

Cabin crew work shifts that usually involve irregular and unsocial hours. It can include working early mornings, through the night and at weekends and on public holidays. Short-haul flights may provide more regular hours than long haul.
Part-time opportunities are available but this still involves unsocial hours.
Airlines catering for the package holiday market tend to recruit air cabin crew on a seasonal basis.

Some airlines require staff to live within a certain radius / easy travelling distance of the airport. (Flexibility is vital as staff may need to be on stand-by for work at short notice.) Some air cabin crew may be based in locations abroad.
The work can be demanding as cabin crew have to deal with and often work through tiredness and jet lag if crossing over different time zones.

The Airline provides Air Cabin Crew  with a uniform and they are expected to be smartly dressed at all times and well groomed. Many airlines do not allow visible tattoos or piercings. 

Air Cabin Crew  often work in confined spaces and have to spend a lot of time on their feet. The work is physically demanding, particularly on long-haul flights. Dealing with difficult passengers in an enclosed space may be stressful.


The amount of time spent away from home varies depending on the Airways and whether you are working on short or long-haul flights. Spending nights away from home is especially common with long-haul work.

Your pay is made up of three components: a Fixed Basic Salary, an hourly pay for operated flights and an overseas allowance. 

Basic monthly Salary,

Flying pay on an hourly basis -  paid between chocks off and chocks on. Flying pay is paid in the month following accrual. 

Meal allowances are paid in the currency of the country in which a night stop is made. The Airways provides free transport to and from the airport and hotel accommodation.



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Current Trend of the Aviation Industry

The Airline Industry encompasses a single aircraft conveying cargo articles and mail to different places to the numerous aircrafts carrying passengers to the different parts of the world. Services of the Airline industry can be segregated as domestic, regional, within the continent or travel between continents. 

A thorough analysis of the Airline industry will essentially comprise all of the above. Records show that the demand for airline travel has been increasing. 

1950 through 1960 manifested a trend when the yearly growth was consistent at approximately 15%. Airline industry showed yearly growth ranging between 5% to 6% consistently in the 80s and the 90s. However, rate of growth cannot be expected to remain same throughout due to several factors. Deregulation being one of the reasons. Deregulation in the Airline industry led to flexibility in the prices of the airline tickets. Consequently, the airfares nosedived at times escalating the airway traffic.




In some countries the Airline industry is regulated by the Government. In countries, where the Airline industry is privatized, many norms and regulations as laid forward by the Government has to be complied with. These norms and regulations have been framed keeping in mind the safety, political as well as economic aspects.

The Airline industry trend shows that during the period 2000 through 2002, 6% profit was enjoyed by the Airline industry, as much as 10% to 13% was gained by companies in the catering sector, manufacturers of aircraft gained by 16%, airports gained by 10% etc.,. The Airline ticket costs are inclusive of the taxes, different kinds of fees and surcharges wherever applicable.








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Friday, 27 September 2013

CAREER AVENUES FOR EXPERIENCED CABIN CREW

CAREER AVENUES FOR EXPERIENCED CABIN CREW
Learning and development are the biggest goals for an individual as far as his/her career is concerned. Every person wants a continuous upward growth in the career path inculcating improved and newer skills which add to the market value. Hence after acquiring theoretical as well as practical experience by investing some years, one is able to attain the position where s/he will find stability and sense of achievement.








Contrary to the popular belief, a Cabin Crew can proceed in the same career with a more rewarding position or may change his/her field altogether after gaining certain years of experience in hand.
From a trainee, one proceeds to a flight attendant, senior Cabin Crew, Manager, director, assistant base manager, base manager, instructors or even a vice president of the in-flight department. If backed by experience and education both with an excellent track record, s/he may move to even higher managerial positions.
It is also possible to switch from flying to other profiles. They may include public relations profile, soft skills instructor, internal auditor, handling customer centric departments. In case you have a sound educational background, it will be an icing on the cake. It will open up a plethora of opportunities which may be rewarding as well as satisfactory too.

If you want to be in the aviation industry itself, however wish to experience other opportunities, then there are positions in the government or public sector where recruitments happen at regular intervals. You can try in DGCA and also in Airport Authority of India.
It is a myth that Cabin Crew cannot work anywhere else and if they do, they won’t earn as they used to in flying. If you have been investing in the important aspects of learning and skill enhancement while flying, trust us after you decide to quit flying, there won’t be situations that cannot be overcome in terms of a career switch.
Hence focus on your core areas and work continuously to achieve the best because this is what you deserve!

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.




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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Flying As A Cabin Crew

FLYING AS A CABIN CREW
Being a Cabin Crew is one of the toughest professions. It may sound overboard to some or rather many but that’s the truth. Anyone who has seen this profession closely, having been flying or associated with people who fly, they very well know this truth. Glamour, travel, a handsome salary are all tits and pieces of this very elaborate profile.
When one starts flying, a lot many people are not able to cope up with the physical stress of it. Flying for 4-5 hours or more continuously while working becomes a very tedious task and mostly the body is not able to cope with the new change. Hence many a crew experience regular vomiting or nausea when they start flying. However this is just a phase. Once the body is used to it, it won’t react this way. But in case it continues further, it may mean that you are suffering from air sickness and need to consult a doctor. Hence be very vigilant and do not ignore small symptoms.

Also there is a sudden change in routine. Your roster will show flights of different cities with different time slots. Some flights may be short of just two hours of flying time while some of six hours! With this there is a lot of fluctuation of timings. Today you may have a flight at ten in the morning, however tomorrow it may be as early as four in the morning, if you had had proper rest period.

Majority of the Cabin Crew members join this profession straight after school. Hence there is an unexpected change of environment. Where three months back, you were in a protected and pampered atmosphere, here only work will speak. The atmosphere will be truly professional and expectations out of you will be the same.  When they hire you, they expect that you are joining them as you are mentally prepared to face the corporate world. It will all be result oriented and evaluation will be on the same grounds as for a 19 year old and a 30 year old. Performance cannot be discounted on the grounds of age.
When one joins an airline as a Cabin Crew, they have similar notions as everybody else has in the outer world. But when they enter into it, they realize that everything is not that rosy. You need to be mentally and physically prepared for any flight during your stand-by days. Stand-by is a duty which may be at home or at office as specified in the roster. In both the cases, you can be pulled out for a flight in case the rostered crew has reported sick at the last moment or any other case.

Manuals are the bible. Before every flight, it is a mandatory procedure to conduct briefing. This briefing is conducted by the head of the flight on that particular day. Here, the whole plan for the flight is made as to how the things are to be done and who will be responsible for what. Be it safety or service. Crew are allotted different positions according to which the jobs are allocated. Here, questions on safety and service are also discussed and as a new crew, you will always be under the radar. Since you will be new to the system, hence mistakes are ought to happen. However, since a single error can cost a lot, be it monetary of someone’s life, no senior wants to take a risk in case you are not thorough with your manual. This may discourage you sometimes, however it is only a phase and once you complete some months, things won’t be that challenging.

On board, you may or rather you will find passengers who will be extra demanding. Mostly they are the ones who need attention. Genuine people never bother. There may be some who won’t abide by the rules even after regular announcements. The best one is of switching off the cell phone in the flight. When you tell them, they ask the reason why. Again you tell them the reason, they would argue and behave as if they have manufactured it and you as an Air Hostess do not know anything about technology. This is the truth. A lot many people think that if you are a Cabin Crew by profession, you will be beauty without brains. They do not know that the person they think is uneducated and cannot even handle a cell phone, MAY SAVE HIS LIFE today with the WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE that s/he possesses!

The best way to deal with these situations is to be composed. Do not lose your temper as this would aggravate things. The very first thing is that if the particular passenger is not behaving properly, this is bad at his part and you have nothing to lose. Most important, do not take it personally as there you are in the uniform and representing a company not yourself. Yes this may be difficult, however experience teaches a lot.
You may also meet some good people who would make your flight a nice experience. There would be celebrities one of whom would be your childhood favourites. You would get layovers in cities that you would have always dreamt of visiting to. You would make some great friends and a large social circle. You would be flying with different set of crew each day and learning new ways of work which would be totally different from training.
At the end of the day, it is you who will define yourself and not your job. Hence do not lose your identity in this busy schedule. Always remember who you are and from where you belong to keep yourself rooted at all times which is the secret to success. Hence ironically, keep flying but remain grounded to fly higher!

A Life making Mistakes is not only more Honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing Nothing. 




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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Passing The Exams

PASSING THE EXAMS!
During the training, exams are the ultimate destination for every section. Be it Safety, Service or First Aid. As stated in the earlier chapters, these exams are conducted on the lines of the civil aviation regulatory authority of the country. For India, it is DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). Hence these exams are of a very high quality and the marking is also tough. Hence to clear them, the trainee has to be completely prepared with every aspect, being totally thorough with the manual provided.

It must be understood by now that this training is of a rigorous nature. The reason is very clear. This is a field where there is no room for deviation especially in safety procedures. Hence the airline wants to be completely sure that you graduate from the training centre as a Perfect Cabin Crew. You being the face of the airline, carry its image whenever you are in the uniform. Hence not being clear in your concepts, not being up to the mark, or lacking in any aspect would act as an obstruction for the Airline to achieve its ultimate mission and they definitely don’t want any mark on their shirt. They will only be interested in you only and till the time you are productive for their organization, add value and growth to it. Hence, it is a constant effort that you need to put in even after years of service. Remember it is always survival of the fittest!


The exams are concluded with a viva – voice, where after your SEP card will be signed. We will talk about it in the next chapter in detail. The viva – voice is to test the level of confidence in handling emergencies, presence of mind, knowledge of concepts and procedures. This is generally the last stage of assessments. However apart from written and viva’s, there are also certain assessments that need to be cleared such as SLIDE DRILL, FIRE DRILL and DITCHING DRILL. These drills are situational such as the slide drill is done on a real slide where each crew is given an emergency situation and s/he has to act accordingly. In the fire drill, there is a real fire which is to be fought with a real fire extinguisher taking all the precautions and following every single procedure as would be performed on the real flight. In the ditching drill, the assessment is done in the swimming pool where a raft similar to the one on board will be floating in the water and appropriate procedures are to be followed by the trainee crew as if it is a real emergency happening.

All this constitutes the exam pattern and it is compulsory for every trainee to clear them with the specified percentage which is generally quite high. After your batch is done with all the training, exams and base allocations, it time for a party! This is the graduation party, which is the last day in your training centre  now you formally graduate from there and celebrate to go onboard!

Till now you were under the guidance of able faculty members and treated as new comers where certain mistakes were overlooked. But now the situation will be totally different as you now hold a valid SEP card and a lot of things would be expected. Now there won’t be any faculty members whom you would have been familiar till now. There would be seniors who would have been flying from a long time and they expect you to come prepared from your training center.  

Definitely you would also come across some senior crew who would be very helpful and teach you like a mentor.

Hence now you are all on your own. Be alert, confident and smiling.

My Formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I Occupy Myself as Best I can.



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