New Delhi: A lot of people have preconceiveds notion about the lives of cabin crew. They see them flying to different places, enjoying different cuisine in their native places and living a glamorous life.
People think that the air hostesses and the stewards working with each airline are paid big bucks which lead them to live such a luxurious life. There has always been confusion within the Indian population as to what is the salary that the cabin crew of each airline is paid.
A Quora user, Astha Gill, who is also the Aviation Inspector at Airlines is here to clear all our doubts.
Her answer to the Quora question, “What is the average package of the cabin crew in India?” is all that we needed.
She started with explaining what exactly is the job of an air hostess apart from all the glitz and the glamour. She wrote, “A complete package of good money, loads of adventure, challenging situations, a tinge of glamour, Hardcore Professionalism, Multitasking, some sleepless nights and Red Eye flights, irreplaceable responsibility and unforgivable accountability, free Bharat Bhraman!and allowances to take care of monthly expensesCabin Crew profession has a Biiig Flight Bag!!”
She then compares an air hostess salary account to an auto-rickshaw meter. Astha explains, that there is a basic salary which will be accounted every month but the final amount that comes into your salary account will depend on the number of hours you will build in flying. However, there is a maximum amount of hours that you can put on your meter.
She further breaks down the salary annexure into various factors.
1. Number of hours
2. The airline that you are flying for
3. Your seniority in the airline
4. And finally, the allowances are different for domestic and international destinations.
However, in the initial days, the salary can be somewhere between Rs 35-40k per month but it can go up to 6 figures in no time.
21/02/19 India Today