- Step 1: Get appropriate degrees and experience Get a high school diploma or equivalent. Some airlines require a college degree, and others require two or three years of customer service experience.
- Step 2: Meet age and height requirements Determine whether you meet the minimum age and height requirements for the airline. Most airlines require you to be 21-years old and at least five feet tall.
- TIP: Most U.S. airlines require your weight to be proportional to your height.
- Step 3: Apply to a variety of airlines Apply to every airline that you are interested in working for. Job postings can be found on the airlines’ websites.
- Step 4: Complete an interview and enter training program Complete a job interview, and, if you are hired, enroll in the airline’s formal training program.
- Step 5: Obtain FAA certification Receive a Certificate of Demonstrated Profiency from the Federal Aviation Administration for completing formal training.
- Step 6: Relocate, if necessary Relocate to your assigned base, and be prepared to watch your career take flight.
- FACT: Did you know? Flight attendants fly between 65 and 90 hours every month.
You Will Need
- A high school diploma
- Age and height requirements
- Formal training
- FAA certification
- A college degree (optional)
- Customer service experience (optional)