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Eligibility - Flight Attendant Job
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Eligibility for Flight Attendant job is based on a written test, group discussion and personal interview with a panel of aviation experts.

The aspirant must be holding a valid American Passport.

The Flight Attendant Job aspirant must have a minimum height of 157.5 centimeters (differs amongst airlines).

A Minimum arm reach of 212cms (on tip toes) is mandatory, which enables you in reaching out to emergency equipment on all aircraft types


The weight should be in proportion to height.


A normal eyesight of 6/6 uncorrected vision in each eye (correcting vision using contact lenses are permitted).


Fluency and knowledge of an international language is an added advantage.


The applicant should be physically fit and also have a pleasing personality and clear complexion. After the initial screening of applicants the airline calls them for a written examination, usually of the objective type (multiple choice). Those qualifying in the written examination have to appear for a group discussion followed by a personal interview of successful candidates.


If selected you will be on training for 10 to 12 weeks during which time you learn about service, grooming, safety and first aid, after which you are initially put on trainee flights.


Personal Qualities: Common sense, sense of responsibility, initiative, friendly outgoing personality, politeness, physical stamina and the capacity to work for long hours on one's feet, ability to react quickly in times of emergency and a presence of mind, systematic approach, unruffled appearance, a well-modulated pleasant voice, and a proportionate figure with a graceful carriage.


Flight Attendant Job aspirants are also required to meet certain aviation medical standards, the more on which we have discussed in our online training section.


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I thought the training was 4-6 weeks. I'm still not surprised that it takes that long, though. I guess being that high up on a small airplane is the last place you want any unexpected issues. Thank goodness contact lenses are allowed, lol. Otherwise, that would have been a deal braked for me.
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Not only that you need the experience you can't just go
to the position not knowing any thing about the industry.
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(04-30-2015, 02:38 AM)orlandocurtis25 Wrote: Not only that you need the experience you can't just go
to the position not knowing any thing about the industry.

That's right. I personally know that you actually need to know a lot, especially about their background and all, they make a really big deal out of it.

(04-29-2015, 05:29 PM)LittleMiss Wrote: I thought the training was 4-6 weeks. I'm still not surprised that it takes that long, though. I guess being that high up on a small airplane is the last place you want any unexpected issues. Thank goodness contact lenses are allowed, lol. Otherwise, that would have been a deal braked for me.

It's a very important job though, you don't want issues with flight attendants lol and it should take that long though due to security issues in the past and they're trying to improve it and make it better.
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Honestly, it makes me feel a little more comfortable on an airplane just because I know if something happens, they aren't winging it... but they actually know very well what they're doing
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I was also initially very surprised when I heard about the duration of the training. However, I was very thankful later because it was great help when facing new situations and emergencies. Without the training no one can be so well-prepared.
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What I imagined before I found this forum, and what I know now are very different! Lol this forum has been a life saver. If I went into this without any idea of what I was in store for, I would probably have a stroke. If you expect anything simple and basic, all of this would be so overwhelming!
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It's a shame I found this forum so late. I know everything you've mentioned now yes. But had I knew it before hand, I would have had a much easier time on my road to being an attendant. I felt that I had to jump through so many hoops. But now I know these things are the norm.
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(05-11-2015, 07:04 PM)blastguardgear Wrote: It's a shame I found this forum so late. I know everything you've mentioned now yes. But had I knew it before hand, I would have had a much easier time on my road to being an attendant. I felt that I had to jump through so many hoops. But now I know these things are the norm.

I feel you on the part where you wish you would have found this forum sooner. This place has helped me tremendously already and I have not been here long.

(04-29-2015, 05:29 PM)LittleMiss Wrote: I thought the training was 4-6 weeks. I'm still not surprised that it takes that long, though. I guess being that high up on a small airplane is the last place you want any unexpected issues. Thank goodness contact lenses are allowed, lol. Otherwise, that would have been a deal braked for me.

That's exactly what it is. They don't want any incidents to happen and they want people to understand how safe they truly are whenever they are up in the air.
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the hardest part for me was obviously the written test. This made me very nervous and I almost did not pass. I loved the job but getting through that test was hard. My advice to you would just be to study and do not go into it thinking it is gonna be common sense. You can do it!
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