How to Become a Flight Attendant in 7 Steps
Are you excited by the chance to travel the world? Working as a flight attendant presents many opportunities to build lasting relationships and develop valuable client service and life-saving skills. Use our handy guide below to learn what you’ll need to do to start your flight attendant career.
- Learn the Requirements
- Complete a training program
- Search for jobs
- Get the job offer
- Complete employer training
- Get Certificate of Demonstrated Proficiency
- Bonus Tips
Steps to Take
1- Find out if you meet the basic requirements
Although airlines may have their own requirements, there are some that are universal. Ask yourself these questions to see if you meet the basic requirements:
- Are you at least 18 years of age?
- Flight attendants spend a lot of time on their feet – are you able to stand for long periods of time?
- Do you meet the physical requirements?
- Do you have any visible tattoos or piercings beyond 1 earring per ear lobe?
- Can you pass criminal background and pre-employment drug tests?
- Do you have experience in customer service or good customer service skills?
- Can you sell services and products on behalf of your airline?
2- Complete a Training Program
Training to become a flight attendant is a major commitment. As a flight attendant, you’re doing so much more than simply serving food and beverage. A lot can happen in the air and you want to be prepared to deal with anything that may come up. It is important that you acquire knowledge of flight regulations, flight attendant responsibilities, and airline standards.
A common misconception regarding flight attendants is that they focus solely on hospitality. But flight attendants must be trained caregivers who can keep their passengers safe in the event of an emergency. Flight attendants must be skilled in first aid, security, evacuation methods, and much more.
Now, you can get a flight attendant job without a college degree or previous work experience. But turnover is low in this field and each job opening can have hundreds, or thousands, of applicants. Having training and experience gives you a serious advantage over your competition and shows that you’re committed to your career.
I just want to thank you and the rest of the [TTA] staff for helping me to make my dream come true. Coming to TTA is one of the best decisions I've made. I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for you... I leave for Dubai to attend flight attendant training...on April 9. Again, thank you so much...God bless you for what you do!
Why Study With The Travel Academy?
The Travel Academy works with all students until they are hired, and our Career Services Department is second to none. We help you prepare for, acquire, and advance in your flight attendant career. Airline recruiters often come to our facility to interview our students. As a result, many of our students have job offers BEFORE they even graduate!
* Not all job offers necessarily lead to employment.
The process of becoming a flight attendant takes time and serious dedication. However, having a career in the airline industry will be one of most rewarding experiences of your life.