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1 Standard Questions

This will vary by airline, often because of the aircraft they operate. It appears the minimum height requirement is 5 feet tall, and in some instances there is a maximum height requirement. We do want to mention that some airlines may not have a height or reach requirement. This particular policy varies by airline, so please check each individual airline’s flight attendant career page to find out their requirements. Internationally, for some airlines, the minimum height requirement can be higher. Again, check that specific airline’s requirement.

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Airlines don’t use a specific weight requirement, but they do have one important requirement, and that is you have to be able to fit into the jumpseat with the seatbelt and shoulder harness fastened. There is no exception to this. Reading various airline’s websites, it appears that many airlines state a woman’s size is the largest size the jumpseat can accommodate. Internationally, it is possible some airlines may have a specific weight requirement, or require that weight be proportionate to height. Do not let this information stop you from applying if you do not think you meet the weight or size requirements. Apply, get interviewed, and see what the airline says. The policy may vary by airline.

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Airline policies with regard to commuting do vary. Some airlines permit it, others do not. Be aware that commuting does bring its own challenges. You usually have to reposition the day before, and you will have to share a room somewhere, or do what many do and rent what’s called a crash pad. That will cost you about 200.00+ every month to stay at the crash pad, not to mention there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get on the flight you need to commute. For the first year, many flight attendants would probably recommend you relocate, and after you build seniority with the airline, then consider commuting or request a base transfer. Only you can decide what you want to do, provided the airline allows it.

One tip: If you are interviewed by an airline, do NOT ask if you can commute until after you graduate training. That will be a red flag to the airline and they may give consideration to others that are willing to move to their assigned base.

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It depends. Some airlines expect you to have it when you apply for the job, while others will consider you for the job, provided you show evidence that you applied for the passport prior to the start of training. Some airlines require you present the passport on the first day of training, and if you don’t have it with you, they will release you from training. All this information should be on each individual airline’s flight attendant career page.

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It’s interesting that when working as a flight attendant, you really can’t make plans, but you have to plan ahead in order to work as a flight attendant! The reality is, when you go through flight attendant training which can last for anywhere between 3 to 7 weeks, you will not be paid. Once you graduate, it may be an additional 2 to 3 weeks before you get your first paycheck. Collectively, it is in your best interest to have two months of standard expenses savings available to you. This is just a suggestion, not a requirement.
Some airlines to provide a stipend or per diem while in training, but it is meant to cover your meal expenses. It will not be enough to cover your rent or anything else. Keep that in mind when you are ready to apply for an airline. If you should be lucky enough to be living at home or with someone where your expenses are split, you are in a better position to apply and not necessarily have to worry about where the money is going to come from to pay your bills.

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You are not required to have second language skills. However, if you do apply for a job posting that specifically mentions a foreign language, you must be fully proficient in it as they will test you in that language. If you are not fully proficient, you will most likely not be considered for the flight attendant position through that job posting. They may or may not require you to apply again under the normal job listing, not requesting foreign language. Internationally, many airlines require you to speak your native language, plus have a minimum proficiency in English. Check the careers page of the airline you are interested in to find out their specific policy.

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Some international airlines, for example Emirates, Etihad, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Gulf Air, etc. provide transportation to their training center and as applicable, move you to the designated flight attendant base of operation to which you are assigned. Generally, they will allow you to bring a specific number of suitcases as part of your move to the new country. Again, once selected to work for them as a flight attendant, they will provide their specific requirements and allowances for the move. You can probably find this information on the specific airline’s flight attendant career webpage.

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Many airlines are continually interviewing and hiring flight attendants, so just go straight to the website of the airline(s) you would like to work for and check their careers section. At anytime you can go to the Jobs page, find your continent/region, and you’ll find all the airlines, organized by country. Look for “Careers, Jobs, Work Here, or Work with Us” and start applying!

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Without a question, it is a complete lifestyle change! It is not your typical 9 to 5 job. There are times you are on call, you are signed on trips that go away for a few days, you’ll have more time to yourself. It may be harder to schedule specific plans because of being on reserve. You end up living out of a suitcase and need to have a go-bag packed at all times. Your flight can be scheduled to one destination, but because of operational necessity, you end up on a different flight on a different pattern going to a different destination. You have to be flexible when working as a flight attendant!

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It varies by airline. Rarely do airlines hire 18-year-olds, but many airlines hire those that are 19 years old and older. Some airlines require you to be 20, or 21 or older, and that you will find out when you go to that airline’s website and check out their careers page. They will state their minimum age requirement. This is one policy they have that they will not bend on. If you are under the minimum age, they will not consider you.

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It isn’t so much that it’s a height requirement, but it is more of a reach test. It’s nothing personal, and it may not seem fair, but it actually relates to safety. You see, some, if not all emergency equipment is stored in overhead bins. Flight attendants need to be able to reach into the bin and grab the equipment. If a person is not able to reach the equipment, it relates to safety and the ability of that person to perform the job. Again, if the airline does not specify a minimum height requirement, go for it and apply to them! However, if they do have a minimum height requirement, you can still apply, but they may choose not to put you through further consideration if you don’t meet their own height requirement. This is very disappointing for some, and we fully understand. We would still encourage people to apply, as the worst they can say to you is sorry, you don’t meet the height requirements. But at least you will have applied and found out firsthand, then to wonder if he would’ve been accepted or not.

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2 Appearance standards

In order to be eligible to work as a flight attendant for most airlines, these are typical standard expectations of all applicants. These are not our policies, these come from the airlines themselves. Each airline may have varying policies, so do go to the flight attendant career website of the specific airline you are interested in and see what they expect of their applicants.
Here are the average, common expectations. You should, and in some cases, must:
Have the ability to walk up and down the aisle facing forward.
Have the ability to assist passengers with their carry-on luggage and put the luggage in an overhead bin.
Have the ability to lift items that way up to 50 pounds from the floor up to your shoulder height.
Be able to fit into a flight attendant jumpseat, with your arms through the shoulder straps, and the seatbelt secured around your waist without use of a seatbelt extension. Seatbelt extensions are not permitted in emergency exit rows, which is where the flight attendant jumpseat is located, generally because of the trip hazard the seatbelt extension presents.
Be able to quickly get through the overwing exit, as applicable. Some aircraft to not have an overruling exit, such as the Airbus A321.
Consistently maintain the uniform appearance standards and upkeep of the uniform. This means overall appearance must be good, as well as be neat and ironed, and starched as needed.
Any makeup worn should be professional, conservative and complement the uniform and your skin complexion. They do not permit for exaggerated, trendy, or eccentric makeup styles.
This applies to your hair as well. Only natural hair colors are acceptable. Unnatural colors, such as blue, unnatural red, green, yellow, etc. are not permitted. Just as an advisory, if your hair color is more important to you than your career, it would be safe to say working as a flight attendant is not going to work for you as airlines generally have little tolerance with regard to one’s appearance. Remember, when you work as a flight attendant, you are the face of the airline. You are their brand representative. Some airlines, particularly the major airlines, are multi-billion-dollar brands! Your individuality does not matter to the airline. When you work, you are expected to be uniform, you are a team of crew members representing that airline. Each airline has every right and expectation to protect their brand identity. Each individual airline may have certain limitations or expectations, they will be outlined on that airline’s flight attendant careers page.
Facial piercings are most likely unacceptable. It’s possible some airlines may permit for the very tiny stud in the nose, piercings, eyebrow piercings, bull-nose piercings, gauge earrings, droopy, open earlobes pretty much will not be accepted by airlines.
Limits on the number of rings and earrings you may wear when working are specified by each individual airline. Their policies very significantly, so there’s no point in trying to outline what they do and don’t allow here. However, as a standard, almost all airlines usually do not allow excessive number of earrings in either ear.

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3 Flight Attendant Training

In a word, yes! There is a lot of information you need to learn in a a few weeks time. It’s very important and serious that you give 100% of your efforts to studying and learning the material as you will be tested on much of it. Some of those tests are written, some of them may be oral, and some of them are performance drills. This means you need to demonstrate to the instructor that you are capable of performing the procedure to their standards. For example, you may have seen on YouTube flight attendants sitting in a jumpseat, shouting commands and operating the door and continue to shout evacuation commands until the drill comes to an end. You have to perform perfectly to the standards established by the instructor. Everyone is considered a safety professional, and you must live up to that by studying hard and performing to your best ability when you have hands-on drills. The performance and hands-on drills are graded as pass or fail. There is no “that’s good enough.” You have to do it right in order to pass.

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It’s not possible to explicitly state yes or no, as some airlines do offer a little bit of flexibility in certain aspects. However, generally airlines expect everyone to report to training on time in the morning, return from breaks on time as stated, and report to training each day inappropriate attire and appearance. You cannot miss any training being conducted by the airline. If you need to take a few hours off or can’t come in for one day, you will likely be released from their training. Some airlines are generous and offer that person an opportunity to come back in a future training class. Since flight attendant training hours are required by regulation, no one is allowed to miss any of the required training. You also need to be on your best behavior because the instructors are watching, I assure you! They are paying careful attention to the attitudes, interactions, questions asked, timeliness, everything about you when you are in training. It’s very easy for them to get rid of the troublemakers and ones that are likely not to meet the standards while they are in training because they are not employees. A person can be released from flight attendant training for any reason. There have been flight attendants who have been released the day before graduation because of attitude. Airlines don’t care that it’s the last day, they want only the best people working for them, so make sure you are among the best they have!

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This becomes financially problematic, specifically the people that get released from flight attendant training. There are a few factors to this situation. Most people likely had to quit their current job in order to start a flight attendant training, unless they have very generous and understanding bosses giving them unpaid leave. When an airline offers you a conditional job offer, or CJO as is commonly spoken, the job offer to attend flight attendant training is just that – conditional. You are not an employee of that airline until you successfully complete all of their flight attendant training and complete what’s called the initial operating experience for five hours. When a person is released from training, they were never an employee of that airline. What this ultimately means is they quit their last job to start training, and when they are released from training, because they most likely quit their last job, they are generally not eligible for unemployment. That puts those people who failed training in a very difficult position of having to find another job, and fast!

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4 I made it through training, now what?

Being on reserve means that you have to be available and ready to respond to crew scheduling should they need you to report to the airport and operate a flight. The period of standby varies by airline and they will teach you the specifics during flight attendant training. Often, the reserve period lasts for 12 or 14 hours, then you are free from reserve. There are other aspects that relate to being on reserve, such as not being allowed to consume alcohol while on reserve or 12 hours prior to being on reserve. Again, this will be taught during flight attendant training at that airline.

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It depends, yet there is a good chance you may have to move to another city after you graduate from flight attendant training. Yes, some do get lucky and they get assigned a base where they currently live, but not everyone can be accommodated. Airlines assign flight attendants based upon operational need at a designated base. When you apply for the job, have the understanding that there is the likelihood they will require you to move. If you object to this, consider carefully when you apply. You may get lucky and get your home base, but it is possible you will be assigned elsewhere. If you choose not to move, one of two things will happen. The airline may permit you to commute, or they will expect you to move. If their policy is you must move to that base and you do not wish to do so, they may release you from employment. Everyone who applies acknowledges that they must be willing to relocate at their own expense to any of the airline’s flight attendant bases.

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5 About the Academy

Any flight attendant school that claims they guarantee you or offer job placement is not really being honest. Some say “90% of our students have been placed at these airlines!” Past attendees of their school may have been hired at different airlines, however, stating they offer job “placement” would mean they have the control over who gets selected and hired at an airline, which they don’t. Their students may have been hired at different airlines, but the school did not “place” them there. They’re taking credit for their student’s success after attending their program.

What we do is we help by revising your resume for the online application, if you want us to (for a fee), and prepare you for the video and face-to-face interview. You will learn through us what to expect, so you can be prepared while going through the airline’s training class. When you succeed, we succeed. We want to see you in your new flight attendant uniform, achieving your career goal. We’ll do everything we can to help you reach your goal, and that, we guarantee!

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Here’s what we offer for all our customers:

1) Anyone that gets coached by us for 1.5 hours or more, does a video or face-to-face interview and doesn’t get offered a job will receive once per month, one free 30 minute follow-up analysis of the questions asked to you and the answers you gave to determine what likely went wrong.

For the questions you likely answered wrong, during that 30 minute call, you’ll be coached again on the better way to answer the question.

2) If you want additional coaching that month beyond the free 30 minutes, the published coaching rate applies (30 minutes for 50.00, 60 minutes, 100.00).

If prep is done in person, payment is expected when the coaching is completed.

If the coaching session is done over the phone or Facetime/Skype, payment must be made prior to the start of the coaching session. Payment is received almost instantly, so once payment is received, the coaching session will begin!

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You can expect nothing but the best preparation and training possible from us! Getting selected for an interview is hard enough, and when flight attendant training fail rates can reach up to 50%, trainees could use all the extra help they can get. Our purpose is to prepare you in advance, help you get selected, get the invite to classroom training, and start well prepared so you’ll be able to breeze through the airline’s training. This doesn’t mean by doing well with us, you’ve got it made! You will still have to study, but you will be going in prepared with confidence and lots of knowledge, which will make it easier for you to get through training and graduate. This is your future career, and we’re here to help you achieve your dream job!

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Now it’s time to apply and get those video interviews lined up! So, again, we can’t guarantee you a job, but we want to see you succeed. To do this, on average, most people need 1.5 to 2 hours of coaching. A few have needed 3 hours, but I find that the exception, not the norm.

I will recommend to you to stop when I think you’ve mastered the skills, or whenever you decide you’ve done enough. The final decisionmaker on when you’ve prepared enough is you, and you only.

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Yes! There are many flight attendant schools across the USA that make you pay 2,000.00 for a 5 or 7 day course. Ask them what they teach you during those days. Most of it you don’t need. We focus on one thing – preparing you for the interviews. That’s it!

Other schools spend a lot of time going over topics that won’t help you at all, like the history of the flight attendant, and spending 2 – 3 days teaching airport codes, or a day doing the safety demonstration. With us, you can learn airport codes on your own time, at your own pace. You don’t need to be in a classroom to learn airport codes. Save your money and time for other things you really need.

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6 Payment

Yes! Credit cards are the best way to pay and attend our courses. We won’t turn down cash if you prefer to pay in cash – that’s great too! If you prefer to use another service like Venmo, check with us, it may be an available option.

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We want to help you be able to change your career as easy as possible. Your options are:

  • Make a one-time, payment in full
  • Use PayPal for the purchase so you can get 0% interest for 6 months, or
  • Sign up for a credit card that offers 0% interest for 12 months or more. Plan ahead if using this option, as it takes 2 – 3 weeks for the application to be processed and credit card mailed to you.

You can apply for a credit card that has 0% interest rates for 12 or more months to make it easier for you to pay off. To help you, here is a link to such offers. Please note we do not receive any compensation for referring you to them. This information is provided for your convenience only.  https://www.creditcards.com/compare/zero-interest/ 

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Our coaching is very affordable, but more importantly, very professional with only one thing in mind – your success. Pricing is listed on our Shop page

You might ask or hear from others saying “is it worth it to pay for flight attendant interview prep?” Considering how thousands apply for flight attendant jobs, do you think a small investment in improving your interview skills worth it? Airlines require you wait 6 – 12 months before you can reapply to them again. If you know you’re skilled at job interviews, great! If you think you need some help improving your interview skills, that’s what we specialize in. We help you improve your responses based on what you said, what you didn’t say, and as needed, find better examples to use from your work history.

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You don’t need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal for payment. PayPal is just the processing company. PayPal allows you to use your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card to make your payment.  When you click on the PayPal button, it brings you to their secure site for payment processing.

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