Many people wonder what the difference is between Cabin Crew and an Air Hostess, and if there is a difference in the job they do. The simple answer is, there is no difference! They are just two different names referring to the same job. Ultimately, whether someone calls you Cabin Crew or an Air Hostess you are still the person on the plane that is attending to passengers and ensuring a safe flight.
What does being Cabin Crew mean?
As discussed in my previous post ‘What is the meaning of Cabin Crew? A Cabin Crew definition’, the term ‘Cabin Crew’ refers to the members of
The UK vs the rest of the world
Like many words, the word referring to Cabin Crew/Flight Attendants/Air Hostesses varies depending on which country you are in. The term ‘Cabin Crew’ is used largely in the UK, by airlines and is generally the term people would use to describe you. However, the term ‘Flight Attendant’ or ‘Air Hostess’ is largely used elsewhere in the world. So, for example, someone in America or Asia would be more likely to refer to you as a Flight Attendant instead of as Cabin Crew.
Some people also refer to Cabin Crew as Air Hostesses. However, this term is frowned upon since it implies that Cabin Crew are just simply ‘hostesses’ who serve and entertain passengers. Suggesting that Cabin Crew are ‘hostesses’ also creates a gender bias as it suggests that Cabin Crew are only women. But, as you will be aware, there are also a high number of male Cabin Crew in the industry.
Ultimately, as this post has discussed, there is no difference between Cabin Crew, Flight attendants, and air
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