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Before all, you need to make sure that you meet basic eligibility requirements in order to become Cabin Crew:

Eligibility for Cabin Crew

  • Able to speak proficiency English
  • Have a High school diploma
  • Be 18 years old or 21 years old (only for Middle Eastern airlines)
  • Able to swim at least 50m

Minimum height requirements for worldwide airlines:

From the hiring phase, the future flight attendant has to demonstrate the ability to physically reach a height overhead or have a certain height. This is because onboard an aircraft safety will be your prime responsibility as it requires you to be able to reach the emergency equipment, which is stored in the back of the overhead bins. Make sure you can open large and heavy overhead lockers and aircraft door/emergency exit, during normal or emergency operating situations. Also, the cabin crew weight should be in proportion to height, in order to enable you to fit into the cabin crew safety harness and on the jump seat. Some of the airlines’ minimum height requirements are:

Emirates Airlines 212 cm arm reach with outstretched arm while standing on tiptoes barefoot and be also 160 cm tall
Qatar Airways 212 cm arm reach with outstretched arm while standing on tiptoes barefoot
Etihad Airways 210 cm arm reach with outstretched arm while standing on tiptoes barefoot
Virgin Atlantic 210 cm arm reach with outstretched arm
Cathay Pacific 208 cm minimum arm-reach
Air Macau 206 cm minimum arm-reach
BMI Regional Under 175 cm (for crew on Embraer 135/145 aircraft)
Skippers Aviation Australia Maximum 173 cm
ABS Jets Maximum 172 cm
Iberia Female 165 cm, Male 174 cm
Norwegian, Neos Air and Air Europa Female 165 cm, Male 170 cm
Germania, Air Nostrum, Binter Canarias, Thomas Cook Airlines, Iberia Express and Vueling 165 cm
Air Force Reserve Crew (US) 162.5 cm to 195.5 cm
TUIfly 162 cm
Air India and Hifly Female 160 cm, Male 172 cm
Lufthansa 160 cm to maximum 195 cm
VietJetAir Female 160 cm to 175 cm (158 cm is acceptable for the candidates having Cabin Crew experience), Male from 170 cm to 180 cm
Avanti Air and Air Nelson (NZ) 160 cm to 185 cm
Eurowings and EVA Airways 160 cm
Citylink Air 160 to 170 cm
Singapore Airline Females 158 cm, Males 165 cm
South African Airways, Swiss Air 158 cm
British Airways 158 cm to maximum 186 cm
KLM Cityhopper 158 cm to 185 cm
QantasLink 158 cm to 183 cm
Scoot Airline Female 158 cm, Male 165 cm
Ethiopian Airlines, Aurigny airline and Fly Dubai 158 cm
Air Mauritius Minimum 157.5 cm (arms reach of 212 cm on tip toes)
easyJet 157.5 cm to 190 cm without shoes
Jet Airways Female 157 cm, Male 170 cm
Oman Air Female 157 cm, Male 165 cm
Ryanair 157 cm to maximum 188 cm
Flybe 157 cm to maximum 188 cm
Helvetic Airways 157 cm to maximum 185 cm
Flyfirefly Malaysia, Miami Air and most European airlines 157 cm
SpiceJet Airlines 155cm (Females), 173cm (Males)
Sun Express (Germany) and IngiGo Airlines (India) 155 cm
JetSuite and GoJet (US) 152.5 cm to 176.5 cm due to size of the aircraft

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