requirements for each airline may be slightly different; however they
usually include these basic requirements.
vision with glasses or contact lenses is permitted to ensure you can meet
the corrected vision requirements.
minimum height is between 5'0-5'1 and the maximum ranges between 5'8-6'3.
The height requirements are different for every airline. Some airlines do
not even have specific height requirements, but instead require that you be able to
reach to a specified vertical height.
You will not be
weighed or measured, but airlines will visually check if your height and
weight are proportionate. Since aisles are small and flight attendants
must be able to move quickly in an emergency, airlines usually require
that flight attendants are height and weight proportionate. If you are in
a healthy weight range for your height according to your doctor, then you
will probably be considered proportionate by the airlines.
airlines have a minimum age requirement, usually between the ages of 18
and 21 years old. The requirement depends on the airline. Most airlines do
not have a maximum age. Exception: Philippine Airlines does not hire
any flight attendants over the age of 27.
Education and Training
Only a high
school diploma (or equivalent) is required. No prior schooling or training
If you have
taken or are planning to take a flight attendant pre-employment program at
a travel training college, that is great, but not required. Travel
training programs can help you find work if they have connections to
recruiters, but it also may give you an advantage as recruiters will see
that you are serious and know what being a flight attendant is all about.
that hires you will provide you with specific training. You cannot
receive your airline training from any place other than the airline,
regardless of what you might see on the internet.
Check out this
amazing video of Emirates cabin crew training:
will require some customer service experience. This can be in any type of
situation that brought you into contact with the public in some capacity.
Usually, if you can demonstrate in your interview that you are aware of
and can perform effective customer service, you are considered qualified.
Criminal Record Check
You must be
able to pass a criminal record / background check, fingerprint and drug screening.
for the job, you will undergo a medical physical and agility test to
ensure you are in good health and able to perform the duties of a flight