05 Feb 8 conditions a future cabin crew must meet
The conditions that a future cabin crew must meet are:
- Minimum 18 years old for most European airlines
- Minimum 21 years old for the airlines from the Orient (Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Oman Air, Flydubai)
Accepted minimum height of each airline varies based on policy:
- Minimum 1.57m -1.58 m (for ex: for Ryanair, Easyjet or British Airways)
- 1.65 m for girls and 1.75 m for boys for Wiz Air
For the Middle East airlines usually you must reach 2.10m or 2.12m vertically, with your arm, barefooted, you may stand on your toes. Etihad Airways requires 2.10m whereas Emirates and Qatar Airways 2.12m. For Emirates you need to have also a minimum of 1.60m.
Be able to swim
Swimming is compulsory for this profession, so if you are not able to swim, you should begin taking swimming classes.
Highschool graduation diploma
This document is mandatory. However, there are some European airline companies that don’t ask for a diploma (Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling)
No visible tattoos
Airline companies accept tattoos as long as they are not visible when wearing the uniform. But bear in mind that there are companies like Qatar Airways, which does not accept any tattoos, even if they are not seen when wearing the uniform.
English language skills
All airlines require fluency in English for their flight attendants, both written and oral. You must have a good level of English to be able to pass the interview.
As a future flight attendant, you will be the subject of a series of tests and medical examinations. Their purpose is to detect any possible disease or illness that could aggravate during flights.
The only accepted diopters are +/- 4, provided you wear both glasses and contact lenses. These are the minimum requirements that a flight attendant should meet. In addition, each airline may impose its own rules on employment, so read the recruitment ads thoroughly.