Becoming Air India Cabin Crew

Jan 4, 2019 | Cabin Crew

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(Last updated on: 12/10/2020)

Becoming Air India Cabin Crew

This post provides details on becoming Air India Cabin Crew.

Application process

If you’re thinking of becoming Air India Cabin Crew, you can apply by filling in an online application form on their career website. This form asks you to fill in your personal details. This includes information such as your height, weight, eyesight, and qualifications. You are also asked to upload a photo of yourself.

As part of the application form, you are required to pay a fee of Rs. 1000. It’s important that you ensure you fit their criteria prior to applying and paying the fee!

If you’re selected you will be invited to an assessment day. Here you will under fo a preliminary medical examination to ensure you fit the requirements for the job. For example, your height needs to be minimum 160 cm (female) and 172 cm (male), and you need to have good vision.

If you pass the medical assessment you will undergo a personality assessment. This will likely involve a number of group activities to see how you work in a team and interviews to assess your overall personality. You will also need to complete a written test as part of the application process. 

If you want to know what you will be asked at your Cabin Crew interview, take a look at my free interview question guide!


If you’re successful you will begin training! Firstly you will complete the initial training lasting 22 days, with an additional 2 days for exams. This covers a general introduction to your role and duties, Aviation Security, Dangerous Goods Regulations, First Aid and Flight Safety.

After your initial training, you will then complete type training. This lasts 13 days, with 2 days for exams. During this period you will cover information relating to the type of aircraft you will be flying on, including aircraft visits.

Working life

While working for Air India you will fly to a number of domestic and international destinations. These include Australia, China, Malaysia and a number of European countries. Your roster will differ each month, with the destinations and time of flight changing each time. To find out more about the hours you will work, take a look at my post ‘What hours will I work as Cabin Crew?’


When you start training as Air India Cabin Crew you will be on a salary of roughly Rs. 15000 a month. Once you complete the training your salary will increase to R.s 18400 after the first month, with an additional average of Rs. 21125 flying hours (if you were to fly 70 hours).


While working for Air India, you are required to find your own accommodation near to the airport you are based at. However, if you require outstation accommodation while on duty, Air India will provide you with a hotel room. 

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Hi, am Dr Hayley Stainton

I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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