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    or flight attendant or whatever you want to call it.

    i'm just about to start my year 13, my AS levels didn't really go as well as i expected so am now considering some other options i could do.

    Have been thinking about becoming an air hostess for a while but am not sure what the requirements are to become one. if any one knows anything would be a great help. Thanks x x
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    I would have thought, C at GCSE Maths and English and being a friendly, cheerful person.
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    i wasn't sure if i would need to have done anything to do with leisure/tourism?
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    You need to have nice legs.
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    how typical for a guy to come out with something like that! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by crazy_cutie44)
    how typical for a guy to come out with something like that! :rolleyes:
    Depends on the airline but sometimes they specify that they want you to have a modern foreign language up to GCSE level or above. Dyeing your hair blonde will also help if you aren't blonde already. (Joking). I wanted to be a dancing doctoring air hostess when i was younger.
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    Hi.
    I too want to be an air hostess. Some requirements you need if you already havn't found any are:
    Good Eyesight
    Weight in proportion to heigh
    Freidnly and warm personality
    Ability to swim
    Preferably unmarried.

    I hope these help! Good luck!

    Rebeccax
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    Yes i have heard dat languages are rele important ...
    and in terms of looks ?! i thought the smile makes all the difference !!
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    (Original post by Bec2k5)
    Hi.

    Good Eyesight
    Weight in proportion to heigh

    Preferably unmarried.
    These requirements aren't applicable anymore as airlines are not able to discriminate againest people on these basis.

    Airlines take a wide variety of people but the most important aspects are:

    Safety awareness
    Customer service
    Ability to be firm yet polite
    Dealing with difficult customers
    Security

    Languages are a benefit but not essential as you could just be doing internal flights. It depends on the airline as to benefits and working hours. Wages are nowhere near as good as they used to be and you need to have stamina as it can be knackering.
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    (Original post by frost105)
    These requirements aren't applicable anymore as airlines are not able to discriminate againest people on these basis.

    Airlines take a wide variety of people but the most important aspects are:

    Safety awareness
    Customer service
    Ability to be firm yet polite
    Dealing with difficult customers
    Security

    Languages are a benefit but not essential as you could just be doing internal flights. It depends on the airline as to benefits and working hours. Wages are nowhere near as good as they used to be and you need to have stamina as it can be knackering.
    surely eyesight can be a factor - in many careers (such as pilot) you have to pass a medical.
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    yes but what I said also goes aswell, as it says on all information pages about being an air hostess, plus my cousin is one so I get information off her
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    (Original post by allisandro)
    surely eyesight can be a factor - in many careers (such as pilot) you have to pass a medical.
    As long as you wear corrective spectacles and lenses its ok.
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    These are easyjets requirements:
    The minimum requirements for easyJet cabin crew are:

    Aged 19 or over
    Height 5’2’’ (1.58m) to 6’3’’ (1.90m) with weight in proportion to height
    Physically fit
    A minimum of a C grade average at GCSE level (or equivalent)
    Fluent in spoken and written English
    In possession of at least six months face-to-face customer service experience
    Able to swim at least 25 metres
    In possession of the right to work in the UK and travel freely in the EU
    In addition, you should be:

    Friendly and personable
    Mature in attitude and outlook
    Able to remain calm and efficient under pressure
    An excellent communicator with people of all ages and cultures
    A team player
    Flexible and adaptable
    Able to take direction and feedback
    Living within or prepared to move within one and a half hours of your base.
    Additional information:

    easyJet is a non smoking airline. Smoking is not permitted on the aircraft at any time.
    Tattoos are acceptable but must not be visible.
    Visible body piercing (other than one earring per ear) is not permitted
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    wen i was younger i always wanted to be an air host, ah whenlife was simple and g=10
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    (Original post by amo1)
    wen i was younger i always wanted to be an air host, ah whenlife was simple and g=10
    LMAO
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    I just came back from an interview for Ryanair and they seem to be recruiting A LOT of ppl at the moment. Looked like 70% of the applicants will get in.
    Requirements (here in Finland):
    · Experienced in a customer services environment & comfortable in a selling role
    · Physically fit with a good attendance record in your current position
    · Hard working, flexible & willing to operate on a shift roster
    · Over 18 years of age
    · Between 157cm and 185cm in height with weight in proportion
    · Of normal vision (contact lenses acceptable)
    · Able to swim well
    · In possession of a valid EU passport (or Finnish passport)
    · Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
    · Ideally possessing knowledge of a second European language (Finnish, Swedish…)
    · Prepared to live within one hour's travelling time of any Ryanair base
    · Prepared to work unsociable hours, any day of the year, at any time including weekends
    · Ready to meet the challenge of dealing with people and demanding situations
    · Friendly and outgoing with a lively personality
    In addition to meeting these requirements, candidates will be expected to be customer service oriented, and ideally have some experience with customer service.
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    25 metres swim? ****ing hell, if a plane crashes (in the sea) you're meant to trust people who can swim just 25 metres, going to go far in the atlantic ain't it. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by erk)
    25 metres swim? ****ing hell, if a plane crashes (in the sea) you're meant to trust people who can swim just 25 metres, going to go far in the atlantic ain't it. :rolleyes:
    I think in that situation, you're pretty much ****ed regardless of how far anyone can swim - the general 'being dead'ness tends to have an adverse effect on swimming abilities.
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    Agreed.

    But if we took that attitude i'd ask why they even ask for swimmers at all? In a case of survival on impact, a 25metre swimmer would drown.
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    i think the 25metre thing is so that you can make it to a life radt and no more.

    why would you even need to swim more that 25 metres anyway. its not like you are going to swim the entire north sea if your plane crashes. or are you?!

    to be honest, easy on the eye air hostesses make everybodys life easier, and plus with Ryanair, they usually have the irish accent as well. :top:
 
 
 

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