Air hostesses, commonly called flight attendants or stewardesses, tend to passengers on a flight. They review safety practices before the flight, bring passengers requested items such as pillows or earpieces, serve food and drinks, and ensure that passengers are comfortable throughout the flight. Air hostesses also conduct safety checks at various times during a flight, instruct passengers during a plane’s descent, and assist in the deplaning process after landing.
Air hostesses are employed by all major airline companies. According to the most recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a 10% employment growth rate in this field is expected between 2016-2026. The use of larger planes, with a greater number of passengers on board each flight, is believed to play a major role in this projected employment growth.