IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR
THE JOB OF CABIN CREW
Introduction –Attractive career
One of the careers that attract a large number of
applications from the younger generation is the
position of cabin crew.The job seems to be
attractive to the younger minds as it offers the
opportunities to travel and visit foreign countries.
It also provides the opportunities to socialize and
meet new acquaintance that can lead to lasting
Use This Only As Guide
Many of the applicants are applying for their
first job.They must be wondering what
airlines are looking for from the applicants.
The following are some information to be
used as a guide for the candidates. Please
take it as a guide only, as the actual
requirements can vary depending on the
airlines and the recruitment’s situations
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Height:The general height requirement for flight
attendants usually lies between 64" and 72",
although many airlines are now requiring a minimum
reaching span of 72 to 80 inches instead of the usual
height prerequisite.The measurement for the ladies
is slightly lower.
Nationalities: Most airlines hire the citizen of the
country.There exception to this, a special group of
crews are required to handle special group of
customers. For example, some foreign airline is
hiring Japanese crew to handle the Japanese tourist.
This is because the Japanese normally do not speak
other language but Japanese.
Weight and Physical
Weight:The weight should be proportional to
the height. It is not only the issues of
company's image, but being overweight can
be a safety issue.
Nil Physical Deformities. Some airlines are
even particular about noticeable scars.
Most airlines are seeking applicants between the
ages of 18 and 55. Some airlines require an
applicant to be at least 21 years of age.
However in the Far East like Malaysia, prefers
younger group to fit the image of the airline.
Although the airlines prefer the younger
applicants, the level of maturity is an important.
This is because the crew s are needed to handle
real life issues and sometime the situation can
get a bit difficult and require mature judgments.
The outgoing personality is always preferred.
This is because a shy person may not be able
to be assertive in directing the customers.
The cabin crews are also required to be able
to stand in front of a large group to be
instruction or guides.
The minimum is GCE or High School
Diploma. Some airlines prefer applicants to
have at least 2 years of college.A bachelor's
degree, an associate's degree, or diplomas
from a technical or vocational school are
Language Skill .The ability to communicate
in English is necessary for most airlines.
An experience in customer service is beneficial
and an important consideration when applying
for a cabin crew job.
This will give the airline the confident that the
applicants would be able to handle the
passengers.The passengers are not always polite
or kind. An experienced worker with good
communication skills can deal appropriately with
The staff is expected to obtain an international
passport even though the flight is domestic.This
is to cater for flight diversion or other
unexpected events. Most airlines will require
staff to be repositioned to another city where the
cabin crews are based. If you are flexible, then
you have a better chance to be a cabin crew.
Ability to follow the odd working hours.The
crews are required to work at odd hours.
Guides to Secure the Job
The author had work with an international airline
for more than 35 years, the last 10 years
inTraining and development.
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