Cabin crew qualifications and requirements differ per airline, hence, it is definitely hard to answer general questions about height, weight, tattoos, education, experience, and all. That being said, here are some FAQs from our aspiring cabin crew followers and we will try to answer them. Please do note that these do not represent the qualification or requirements of a specific airline, hence, it is best for you to still ask them.
Please do not assume that these represent a specific airline. These are just for your guidance.
Are tattoos allowed?
Yes for as long as they are not visible when you slip into your cabin crew uniform.
Are braces allowed?
Generally, it is not allowed but a few airlines allow it under certain conditions only.
Do I have to be a tourism course degree holder?
Any course will do. There are a lot of cabin crew who are registered nurses, management graduates, economics degree holder, and other college courses.
Do I have to go first to a flight attendant school before I apply in the airline?
Going to an FA school has its advantages but it really depends on how you will perform during recruitment and training. We know some first riders (people who had never even got close to an airplane) who became the class valedictorian during their cabin crew training in the airline. Basically, you will still have to undergo the cabin crew training program of the airline, whether you came from an FA training school or not.
Is it true that the height requirement is 5'3" for females and 5'5" for male?
It varies per airline. Some have height requirements and some considers arm reach than height. So even if you are 5'0" but your arm reach is within the required height, then you have a chance to get in.
Do I have to be a college graduate?
It varies per airline. Some are okay if you are an undergrad of at least 2 years in college and some require that you finish college.
I am married and I have kids. Am I still qualified?
It also varies per airline. Though many do prefer single but there are also some who accepts married with kids.
I saw that the age limit of a certain airline is 28 years old. I am 29 but I have flown for a different airline for 5 years. Would I still be considered?
No harm trying. Who knows, your experience of working in another airline for 5 years would outweigh your 1 year over the age limit.
Do I need to learn how to swim before I apply?
Yes, we would suggest it because one of the drills in cabin crew training is jumping into a deep pool and staying afloat without any lifevest.
Is training very hard?
You might want to check this. Preparing for Your Cabin Crew Training
What is the difference between assessment day and open day?
When you say "open day", it means anyone are allowed to walk-in and apply, whereas "assessment day" is usually a "by-invite" recruitment event where those who made it to the shortlist are called up for assessment.
What happens if my resume and application form are incomplete?
The airline might count it as "misrepresentation". Always remember that in the application form, you will sign that you attest that all information you have provided are accurate, complete, and true.
How long is training period?
Usually 2 to 3 months for most airlines.
Is there a possibility that I could be base elsewhere?
Yes definitely, not just for international airlines but for local airlines as well. Aside from Manila, there are also airline hubs in Clark, Cebu, Davao, and Kalibo. You have to be ready for that.
Do I have to maintain a certain waistline or weight?
Yes, your weight has to be in proportion with your height. Some even look at BMI (body mass index).
What is the application process?
It varies per airline but on a general basis (not necessarily followed also):
Hope this helps! Again, this does not represent any specific airline. It's always best to ask and find out. We will also not be answering any airline specific questions regarding requirements, qualification, and process as we are in no authority to answer in their behalf.