The Professional Flight Attendant Academy is closed to new customers! Please, read carefully…
We are closed to new customers but will continue to work with current and past customers of ours. We’ve become too busy with other larger projects, we’re sorry to stop offering our services. If you were considering using us to refine your interview skills but didn’t reach out in time, please do check back to this page as we will be offering free information to help prepare you for the flight attendant job interview. You don’t have to spend 2,000.00 to get a job interview, you can do that on your own. The difference is knowing what to say, and what NOT to say. Save your money, you’ll need it to pay your bills when you eventually go through the UNPAID 4-9 week flight attendant training class, depending on the airline that offers you a job.
A fool and his money are soon parted – don’t be that person. If you choose to pay 2000.00 for a flight attendant class, you’ll eventually learn all but one or two other students in that class didn’t go to a flight attendant school.
Check back in a few weeks for updates to the website for free information to help you get hired. Your bank account will thank you!
Check out our Airline Requirements course to give you insight on what to expect, and what the airline expects of you.
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The minimum required
The basics 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, 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 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.
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 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.
Should I go to a week-long school or only go for interview coaching help?
You’re interested in flight attendant schools, but you’re not too sure what’s the right thing to do? It’s very easy to get tricked into spending your hard-earned money on something that sounds helpful but really isn’t, especially when you read, “Recruiters! Fast track! Job placement! Tons of fun! Graduation certificate!”
So you can decide what’s best, pick the path that sounds most like you, and learn the differences in approaches to having a successful interview! One path helps you develop better interview skills, the other helps the school’s bank account. Choose wisely!
Why should I pay for flight attendant interview coaching when there are thousands of YouTube videos available about how to prepare for the interviews?
While it is true that there are thousands of videos on YouTube providing flight attendant interview tips, do any of them provide you feedback so you can improve? They don’t, obviously. It’s all one-way information, and not all of it is good. Some videos teach pretty wonky, weak, and sometimes weird “answers” to interview questions. Recruiters know when they’ve got another YouTube self-help video candidate with canned answers that don’t give them insight into who you are. That’s what they’re trying to find out, who are you?
What we do is evaluate everything about you and tell you what you’re doing right, what needs improvement, and what you’re doing wrong. This includes your responses to expected questions, your appearance, body language, diction, and more! We coach you on how to respond to the interview questions based on your work-life experiences, so recruiters get to know who you are and not hear the typical, “this is my dream job! I’ve always wanted to do this, I’m a people person, I love taking care of others!” Those are not the ones that receive job offers.
Pre-COVID, major airlines would receive between 100,000 – 150,000 applicants, but only hire 2,000 – 3,000 people for the year. That means on average, they offer jobs to around 2% – 3% of those that applied. Right now, competition is ever more intense with fewer airlines hiring, and only occasionally. While our interview coaching is focused on getting hired as a flight attendant, the interview skills gained will help you when you interview for any other job, whether it be in aviation management or in a completely different career field. It’s an investment in yourself and your future.
Is flight attendant interview coaching the golden ticket to getting hired?
No business, no flight attendant school can guarantee you get offered a job; only the airline offers jobs. But… getting one-on-one coaching to improve and polish your interview skills will increase your chances of receiving a job offer.
Here’s Donald then, and now.
Back in the mid-1990s, Donald worked many IOM flights departing from Moscow. This young child was emigrating with her family from Russia, leaving everything they had behind to start a new life in the United States. The other photo is of Donald today, an aviation safety expert, presenting at the IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Bangkok, Thailand to over 300+ attendees from 107 airlines around the world!
Airline types – what they do and which suits your needs
Aircraft orientation and familiarization
Routine of flight
Understanding door/slide operation
- Airport codes, USA and international for Major and Regional Airlines
24 hour clock and why it’s used
Time zones – what you need to know
Things to know while you’re in training