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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  • 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!

  • Simran May 9, 2019   Reply →

    I wanted to ask you that if I have some scars on my hand can I be selected for cabin crew?
    I have read many articles where it was written that the scars doesn’t matters as the dress code for cabin crew has long sleeves but I just wanted to ask that is it really true? Do they really care about scars and all ? What if it can be covered when I wear the dress ? Please reply me.

    • Larisa Sîrbu May 10, 2019   Reply →
      Larisa Sîrbu

      Hello! As long as your scars aren’t visible when you wear the cabin crew uniform, then you have nothing to worry about! Even so, if your scars do show when you wear the uniform, there will be a problem only if your scars are extremely big and obvious. If that isn’t the case, then I advise you to go after you dream and attend a cabin crew interview! If you can cover them with makeup or a watch for example, that’s even better!
      Best of luck,

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