CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Flight Attendants

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Air Transportation
Benchmark Title: Flight Attendants
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages. Major airlines are required by law to provide flight attendants for the safety of the traveling public. Before the plane takes off, flight attendants instruct all passengers in the use of emergency equipment and check to see that seat belts are fastened, seat backs are in upright positions, and all carry-on items are properly stowed. In the air, helping passengers in the event of an emergency is the most important responsibility of a flight attendant. Safety-related actions may range from reassuring pass engers during occasional encounters with strong turbulence to directing passengers who must evacuate a plane following an emergency landing. Flight attendants also answer questions about the flight, distribute reading material, pillows, and blankets, and help small children, elderly or disabled persons, and any others needing assistance. They may administer first aid to passengers who become ill. Flight attendants generally serve beverages and other refreshments and, on many flights, h
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Air Transportation
Benchmark Title: Flight Attendants
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
AD OPT Altitude Calendar and scheduling software
 
Arkitektia Flight Itinerary Calendar and scheduling software
 
Bid Assistant Calendar and scheduling software
 
IBM Lotus LearningSpace Computer based training software
 
SBS International Maestro Suite Calendar and scheduling software
 
ValtamTech Flight Crew Log Calendar and scheduling software
 
Aircraft fire extinguishing systems Aircraft fire control or extinguishing systems
 
Automated external defibrillators AED Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
 
Blood pressure recorders Blood pressure recording units
 
Cabin management systems Aircraft environment controllers
 
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR equipment Emergency resuscitator or aspirator kits
 
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR masks Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR protective shields or masks
 
Chemical oxygen generators Aircraft oxygen equipment
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Electrical circuit breakers Circuit breakers
 
Emergency exit doors and windows Aircraft escape or ejection systems
 
Emergency locator transmitters Radio frequency transmitters or receivers
 
Emergency rafts Lifeboats or liferafts
 
Epi-pens Hypodermic injection apparatus or accessories
 
Evacuation slides Aircraft escape or ejection systems
 
First aid kits Emergency medical services first aid kits
 
Flotation seat cushions Life vests or preservers
 
Halon fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
 
Heaving life lines Rope float lines
 
Intravenous IV administration sets Emergency medical services intravenous IV kits
 
Lavatory smoke detectors Smoke detectors
 
Life preservers Life vests or preservers
 
Mechanical stethoscopes Mechanical stethoscopes or accessories
 
Megaphones Megaphones
 
Nitroglycerin tablets Nitroglycerin
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Ovens Commercial use ovens
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Portable oxygen equipment Aircraft oxygen equipment
 
Protective breathing equipment Aircraft oxygen equipment
 
Refreshment carts Cool containers
 
Refrigeration units Cool containers
 
Satellite aircraft communication systems Aircraft communication systems
 
Self-inflating manual resuscitation devices Emergency medical services oxygen or resuscitation kits
 
Slideraft packs Aircraft escape or ejection systems
 
Sliderafts Lifeboats or liferafts
 
Smoke goggles Goggles
 
Sphygmomanometers Blood pressure cuff kits
 
Storage compartments Cool containers
 
Supplemental oxygen systems Aircraft oxygen equipment
 
Tourniquets Emergency medical services tourniquets or clamps
 
Water system shutoff valves Control valves
 
Window exit escape ropes Aircraft escape or ejection systems
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Air Transportation
Benchmark Title: Flight Attendants
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Airline Attendant
Airline Flight Attendant
Airline Hostess
Airline Stewardess
Airplane Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Flight Hostess
Flight Steward
In-Flight Crew Member
Purser
Ramp Flight Attendant
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Air Transportation
Benchmark Title: Flight Attendants
 
 
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