The height of a flight attendant

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 have 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 – arm reach of 212 cm – must reach this height with your arm, barefoot; you can stand on your toes.
  • Qatar Airways – arm reach of 212 cm – must reach this height with your arm, barefoot; you can stand on your toes.
  • Emirates – at least 160 cm and arm reach of 212 cm – must reach this height with your arm, barefoot; you can stand on your toes.
  • Ryanair – at least 157 cm, maximum 188 cm.
  • Wizz Air – at least 165 cm for women and at least 175 cm for men.
  • British Airways – at least 158 cm; max 186 cm.
  • Virgin Atlantic – at least 158 cm.
  • Easyjet – at least 158 cm, max 190 cm


Good luck!

How to be Cabin Crew team

  • HARISH Singh
    Posted at 08:02h, 20 December Reply

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

  • nassira
    Posted at 02:43h, 29 June Reply nassira from Algeria.i want to be air hotess at Etihad Airway Arabic speakers company.thanks.

  • RANI
    Posted at 23:52h, 08 July 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
      Posted at 14:04h, 03 August 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!

    • Akbari Khan
      Posted at 18:54h, 09 January Reply

      Have two years experience in hospitality industry hotel. Age 32 and height is 158 CMS. Arm reach 215 CMS. Can I get a chance to be a cabin crew in Qatar airways.

    • Sumit Mohapatra
      Posted at 21:25h, 22 January Reply

      Hi I can help you but you have to talk to me on private on FB

  • Malancha ghosh
    Posted at 17:34h, 22 February Reply

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

  • Dana
    Posted at 11:24h, 30 August 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
      Posted at 21:35h, 10 September Reply

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

  • Simran
    Posted at 18:20h, 09 May 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
      Larisa Sîrbu
      Posted at 16:05h, 10 May Reply

      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,

  • yifalian
    Posted at 13:22h, 19 January Reply

    Hello,I’m a male. my height is 195cm,can I be a cabin crew?which airlines I’m ok?

    • Georgiana Birdan
      Posted at 10:04h, 20 January Reply

      Yes, you can be a cabin crew while having 195 cm. You can apply to companies that don’t have a maximum height or those who have it and you fit in their requirements. Your height could be accepted by most of the companies such as Wizz Air, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Emirates, Qatar etc.
      Good luck!

  • Cristian
    Posted at 07:27h, 29 January Reply

    If i’m 173 cm but i can reach the 210 cm that i’m supoosed to, is there any problem?

    • Georgiana Birdan
      Posted at 09:08h, 29 January Reply

      Hello dear Cristian!

      If you reach the minimum height of the company desired, there is no problem. So if you are aiming for a company that has the minimum reach of 210 cm, it’s perfect for you as you can do that.

      Good luck!

  • Joshua
    Posted at 13:09h, 10 February Reply

    Hey.I am more than 6″2 in height.Can i still be a cabin crew member.

    • Georgiana Birdan
      Posted at 09:59h, 11 February Reply

      Hello dear Joshua,

      Your height doesn’t represent any problem in becoming a cabin crew. You can go to interviews without worrying about it.

      Good luck!

  • Maria Theresa De Dios
    Posted at 19:13h, 27 May Reply

    Hello I’m from the Philippines. Graduated with a bachelor’s degree of Science In Hotel and restaurant management. I’m 5″1 .
    Besides the height requirements.
    How about the physical looks? Hair? Eyes? Teeth?.. And for applying but different nationality, requirements?

  • Mahtab
    Posted at 05:03h, 07 June Reply

    I m 5 foot 2 inch can I be a cabin crew

  • Alshifa
    Posted at 12:05h, 30 September Reply

    Iam 152 cm . I reach up to 208cm. Can I became a cabin crew?

  • Amaan shaikh
    Posted at 16:51h, 21 December Reply

    My height is 5.10ft..
    I can still try for flight Stewart

  • Mohammad Asif Ahmad
    Posted at 21:13h, 10 February Reply

    I want to give my career to a flight attendant

  • Mohammad Asif Ahmad
    Posted at 21:21h, 10 February Reply

    My height is 5 feet 8 inches. Can I become a flight attendant?

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