What’s the height a cabin crew must have?

The questions regarding the height of a flight attendant are very common. Height limits vary from company to company and it represents an elimination criteria.

What height should I reach to be hired as cabin crew?

Generally, a future cabin crew needs to be at least 157 cm tall. Here are some guidelines for the height required by companies that frequently recruit:

Etihad Airways – minimum 210 cm – must reach this height with your arm, barefoot; you can stand on your toes.

Qatar Airways – minimum 212 cm – must reach this height with your arm, barefoot; you can stand on your toes.

Emirates – minimum 212 cm – must reach this height with your arm, barefoot; you can stand on your toes.

Ryanair – minimum 157 cm, 188 cm maximum.

Wizz Air – minimum 165 cm for women and at least 175 cm for men.

British Airways – minimum 158 cm , 186 cm maximum .

Virgin Atlantic – at least 158 cm.

Easyjet – minimum 158 cm , 190 cm maximum

“My height is 187 cm. Could this be a problem?”

If the conditions of employment specify maximum limit and you exceed it you will be disqualified. In general, unless specified, the upper limit is considered to be 190 cm.

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8 comments

  • HARISH Singh December 20, 2015   Reply →

    Please give me answer minimum or maximum height of cabin crew in airlines

  • nassira June 29, 2016   Reply →

    hi.is nassira from Algeria.i want to be air hotess at Etihad Airway Arabic speakers company.thanks.

  • RANI July 8, 2016   Reply →

    im 5”1 and my dreams to become a cabin crew for Etihad Airways im little scare with height and reach could someone pls give me an ideas of how to reach it ?

    • Ana Maria August 3, 2016   Reply →

      Hi, in order to boost your chances of reaching their limit you can start stretching, doing yoga or any other sport that can help you grow a little more. Good luck, dear!

  • Malancha ghosh February 22, 2017   Reply →

    Hi ,i am 5″1 nd my dream to become a cabin crew

  • Dana August 30, 2017   Reply →

    I want to clarify, in the reach test. Do they ask to use our both arms at same time or one arms only??

    • Andreea Julei September 10, 2017   Reply →
      Andreea Julei

      Hello Dana,
      You will have to reach the height with only one hand. Wish you good luck!

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