Flight Attendant minimum requirements
Flight Attendant minimum requirements are similar around the world. Some of the most common requirements you’ll need in order to apply for a job as a flight attendant: 19 years or older (but some airlines require 21); no criminal record. Driver license (not 100% but most expect this – 3rd party transportation isn’t guaranteed to be on time). You can fit in their jumpseat. Have a current passport. A right to work in the USA. No drug dependencies (if you use them, it’s best to be more than 30+ days clean – they WILL drug test you!). Tattoos – check the airline’s policy. Some allow visible tattoos, but many do not. If they say no visible tattoos, they mean it. They will check you. As a heads-up, if you said you don’t have tattoos and then in training, they see you have them, you’ll most likely get removed from training because you lied to them and violated their no-tattoo policy. It’s a harsh reality. Remember, they’re looking for people to represent their multi-billion dollar brand image, it’s not all about you. It’s not personal, it’s just business. You MUST be willing to relocate. If you answer “not willing to relocate, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get an interview. This list is based on what most airlines expect of their applicants.
We encourage you to apply for whatever airline(s) you want to
Regardless of the above, we encourage you to apply for whatever airline(s) you want to. This information is to help you understand what airlines are looking for. They are the decisionmakers, we’re just sharing known information on the expectations of many airlines. Often, airlines won’t tell you why they rejected your application or didn’t offer you a job. If you get rejected, it’s possible it was due to one or more reasons listed. That’s just the basics to even be considered for an interview.
Check out the course below to get an idea of what most airlines expect of their applicants!