What Does It Take To Become A Professional Flight Attendant?

Here are the basic airline requirements:


  • Have a friendly and positive attitude even during stressful or difficult situations.
  • Able to pass an intensive background, drug screen & fingerprinting check.
  • No multiple or recent misdemeanors and absolutely no felonies ever– VERY IMPORTANT – you will not get hired by any US airline if you have a felony!
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Citizen or legal resident of the United States.
  • Able to speak and be easily understood in English; read and write fluently in English.
  • Valid passport – does not have to be U.S. passport. Airlines will accept a recent receipt for passport application.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Complete use of all five senses.
  • Weight in proportion to height – you must be able to fit onto a 15-inch jump seat.
  • Physically fit.
  • Well-groomed with good hygiene.
  • At least 2 years of college OR 2 years working with the public.
  • Able to be away from home up to 5 days at a time.
  • Able to relocate if needed.
  • Willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Able to work up to 14 hours a day when needed.
  • Able to work with people of diverse cultures.
  • Willing to focus and study hard to learn the information airlines require.
  • Must have a passion for becoming a Professional Flight Attendant!

If You Meet These Qualifications, You Are On Your Way To The Job Of Your Dreams!