Basic Flight Attendant Hiring Requirements Below

If you are ready to embark on becoming a distinguished flight attendant with The Flight Attendant Academy, you first need to be sure you meet the requirements. Our team wants to do everything we can to ensure you are fully prepared to be a flight attendant by the end of our training program and the first step begins with confirming your eligibility. Take a quick review of the qualifying factors below to confirm if you are eligible to take our course and begin on the path of new adventures!

Minimum age of 18.
Maximum - none.

Minimum age requirement for US airlines.

18 Years of Age

  • Denver Air
  • Hillwood Airways
  • Envoy
  • Mesa

19 Years of Age

  • Breeze
  • Denver Air
  • Hillwood Airways
  • Air Wisconsin

20 Years of Age

  • American
  • United
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • Frontier
  • SunCountry
  • PSA Airlines
  • Republic Airways

21 Years of Age

  • Delta
  • Alaska
  • Hawaiian
  • Allegiant
  • Spirit
  • Avelo
  • Breeze
  • CommuteAir
  • Endeavor Air
  • Horizon Air
  • Piedmont Airlines
  • SkyWest Airlines
  • Silver Airways
  • Atlas Air
  • Eastern Airlines
  • Global X
  • iAero
  • Vista
  • World Atlantic
  • Airlines
  • Omni Air Internation

23 Years of Age

  • Contour

US. Citizenship or the legal right to work in the U.S
Legally able to work and travel in and out of the US without restrictions
Valid passport from any country.

Most airlines require you to be at least 4'11" (without shoes) and/or the ability to reach the overhead compartments.

Must be able to sit in assigned jump seat with seatbelt and shoulder harness fastened without any modifications.

Ability to walk down the aircraft aisle without needing to turn sideways.

Complete use of all five senses.

Must present a neat and professional appearance including adhering to company uniform and appearance standards.

Most airlines have a "no visible tattoos while in uniform" policy and a "no visible body piercings while in uniform" policy.

Teeth embellishments are not allowed while in uniform.

High school diploma, GED, or equivalency.

Ability to read, write, understand, and clearly speak in English

Prior customer service/public service experience required

A good work and/or school history with some customer service work experience OR 2 years of college.

- Some airlines require a driver's license, some do not.

- Valid passport OR receipt of your passport application – does not have to be U.S. passport.

Able to speak and be easily understood in English; read and write in English.

Take Our Short 10 Question Quiz to See if You Qualify for Your Dream Job!

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