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Requirements to be a Flight Attendant

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The requirements for each airline may be slightly different; however they usually include these basic requirements.


Corrected vision with glasses or contact lenses is permitted to ensure you can meet the corrected vision requirements.


Normally the 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.



All 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 is required.

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. 

The airline 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:

Customer Service

Some airlines 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.

Medical Evaluation

Once selected 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 attendant.



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