How To Land Your Dream Job As Flight Attendant

You have an adventurous spirit and you love traveling. You’ve always thought about becoming a flight attendant but have been hesitant to take the next step. 

You are not alone! Many people dream of working in this profession and then end up giving up their dreams because they don’t know how to go about it. 

However, there is no reason why you should not fulfill your dream job as a cabin crew member if you are willing to invest some time and effort into it. Here are some tips on how you can prepare yourself for success as a flight attendant:

Get Acquainted With The Profession

A flight attendant is a member of an airline’s cabin crew who ensures that passengers are comfortable and safe during their trip.

The duties of a flight attendant include:

  • Keeping passengers informed about their flights, including delays and gate changes
  • Serving food and drinks to passengers during the flight, as well as clearing tables when the meal service has ended
  • Making sure each passenger is buckled up when they are seated in their seats before takeoff and after landing

Flight attendants must be able to speak multiple languages fluently since many international flights require them to communicate with foreign customers. They also need excellent interpersonal skills because they work with people from different cultures every day.

Research The Airlines That You Are Interested In Working For

You will be working for them and you should know about their reputation and culture. You should also find out what their fleet is comprised of, where they fly to and from, how long they have been in the industry, etc. 

If you have a personal connection with any airline that might lead to an interview opportunity (such as friends or family working at the same place), it could give you an edge over other candidates.

Be Prepared To Invest In Your Training And Education

To be successful in your flight attendant career, you’ll have to be prepared to invest in training and education. You don’t have to go all the way through a four-year degree or even decide on which type of certificate or license you want. 

But you should know that the more training and education you have, the greater your chances of being hired and promoted with better pay.

So what kind of experience can make a difference? First, there are many different types of courses available that help trains new employees for these jobs: 

Job readiness programs (such as those offered by Delta), customer service classes (offered at local community colleges), and even non-credit certificates like those offered by American Airlines’ Envoy Training Academy. 

These programs could help anyone interested in this field get started with some basic knowledge and skills related to working as a flight attendant before applying for an actual position at an airline company.

But remember that having taken such courses doesn’t guarantee that someone will be hired!

Be Ready To Go Through Physical And Psychological Testing

To get hired by any major airline, you’ll have to go through a rigorous testing process. This is true regardless of whether you’re trying to become a flight attendant or an airplane mechanic. Some jobs may require even more extensive testing than others.

The most important thing you can do before applying for your dream job is to understand what kind of physical and psychological testing will be required. Here are some things to keep in mind:

You may need to complete hearing, vision, and reflexes tests. This requires you to be able to hear at different frequencies (pitch) levels and distances; see objects at various distances; 

React quickly when presented with visual stimuli; move smoothly through walking patterns on treadmills or stationary bicycles; lift weights over your head while standing upright on one leg; 

Judge which direction sounds come from based on their volume/pitch levels while sitting still or walking back-and-forth across the room; 

Touch small dots placed randomly along lines drawn onto paper without leaving smudges behind when moving forward through them quickly without stopping between dots (this last one might seem like an easy task but can be quite difficult).

Consider Becoming A Cabin Crew Member At First

If you’re not sure about the industry, consider becoming a cabin crew member at first. This can be a great way to get a feel for the job and industry, and it’s also a good way to learn about an airline’s culture. 

You’ll be able to get some experience under your belt that isn’t as stressful as working in operations or management.

It may also be helpful for you if you have no experience in aviation at all or if you choose this path after having worked other jobs in aviation because it allows you more time to decide whether or not this line of work is right for you.

The more languages you speak, the better your chances are of getting hired.

If you’re applying to work at an international airline, chances are they will require a high level of proficiency in at least one foreign language. Some airlines may require a higher level of fluency in multiple languages. 

The more languages you speak, the better your chances are of getting hired. The language you speak will depend on the airline and country you are applying with; some airlines may require Spanish, German, or French while others may want someone fluent in Italian or Japanese.

Knowing another language can also open up opportunities for other travel-related jobs such as cruise ship attendants or tour guides.

Learn How To Manage Your Finances

Now that you have your first job and are earning a steady income, it’s time to learn how to manage your finances. It’s important to set up a budget so that you can ensure that you save enough money while also spending it on the things that matter most to you.

To make sure this happens, here are some tips on how best to budget:

Set up a budget by tracking your expenses over one month. Look at what percentage of your income goes toward fixed expenses (like rent), discretionary expenses (like eating out), savings goals, investments, and debt payments. 

If some categories take up too much room in comparison with others then consider making changes such as lowering costs or reducing spending until those percentages look more balanced. Make sure all of your bills are paid on time every month.

Save for big purchases like vacations or house down payments early in the year when there is extra money left over from tax refunds. 

Put anything extra into savings each paycheck so there is something saved even if things get tight later in life or if something unexpected happens (like an emergency healthcare bill).

Learn How To Manage Jet Lag

It’s common for flight attendants to have trouble sleeping due to jet lag, so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. Jet lag is caused by the difference between time zones, and it can severely affect your sleep schedule.

Flight attendants are more likely than others to suffer from jet lag because they spend more time on planes than any other group of people. 

In addition, their circadian rhythms must adjust quickly when they move from the east coast of North America or Europe over to the west coast (or vice versa), where most flights originate or end up at their destination.

Take Care Of Your Health

When it comes to your health, you need to be at the top of your game. You’ll have a tough time handling the demands of being a flight attendant if you don’t take care of yourself.

Physical fitness is important, but mental health matters too. Make sure that you are taking time out for yourself and relaxing when necessary because burnout can happen very quickly in this industry.

Nutrition is also crucial while training you need to eat right so that your body has what it needs to perform well on test day! 

This means eating plenty of vegetables and fruits (eat these first), whole grains such as oats or quinoa (these contain fiber which helps with digestion), lean protein like chicken breast or fish fillets (this supplies amino acids needed for muscle growth).

Keep Your Body Weight Within The Normal Range

Being overweight is not allowed. You should not have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 25, with a maximum variation of plus or minus 5% in either direction. This means that if your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you need to lose weight. 

If it’s below 19 or above 30, then you should gain weight. While this may seem like an obvious requirement for any job these days.

Flight attendants are required by law to meet these standards because they work in close quarters with passengers who could be harmed by their sudden movements during turbulence or emergencies. 

Additionally, an overweight body will be more fatigued from carrying around extra pounds and we all know how important it is for flight attendants to remain alert at all times!

Being underweight can also affect performance on the job because being underweight means there’s less food energy available for the body when needed most (i.e., during flight). In addition.

Being underweight can lead some people into unhealthy eating behaviors such as skipping meals or binging when they do eat so they feel full enough until their next mealtime arrives; 

This can result in disordered eating behaviors which negatively affect their health both mentally and physically as well as workplace productivity levels due to constant worrying about whether they’ve eaten enough today already so maybe I’ll just skip breakfast tomorrow morning instead…

Be Flexible In Terms Of Work Schedule And Location

If you’re ready to be flexible concerning your work schedule, location, and physical requirements, you’ll have more opportunities as a flight attendant. 

If you’re picky about the time of day or night that you work, where your flights are located, and what weather conditions they’ll take off in (or are willing to learn how), then your career options will be limited.

Flight attendants must also be able to work weekends and holidays without complaint. Because airlines run 24 hours a day 365 days a year with flights scheduled at all hours there will always be an opportunity for someone who wants to fly anytime from anywhere.

Additionally, some airlines need their employees on standby every day in case of an emergency such as another employee calling in sick or being unable to make it to work due to family issues or other unforeseen circumstances. 

Since these positions require employees who can drop everything at any moment if needed by their company.

Those who usually only work Monday through Friday aren’t likely candidates for this type of position unless there seems like there could potentially be some flexibility built into their contract later down the road since no one knows what tomorrow brings!

Be Ready To Relocate

If you want to work as a flight attendant, be prepared to move. Part of the job is traveling and living in different places, so if this isn’t something that interests you, this career may not be for you.

You’ll also have to be ready for the possibility of living outside the United States. If your dream job is working for an American airline and flying out of major hubs like New York City or Los Angeles, it’s probably possible that some travel will involve international flights.

Or even relocating abroad! It’s important to know what kind of relocation would work best for your situation and personality level before applying for your dream job as a flight attendant.

Prepare A Portfolio With Necessary Documentation

For your portfolio, you’ll want to include a cover letter and resume. Additionally, it’s helpful to have a list of references or personal contacts that can speak to your character and work ethic if you don’t have any professional references at hand. 

You may also want to include proof of completion for any courses or training programs you completed during the application process. The following documentation may also come in handy:

  • A copy of your diploma
  • A copy of your certificate of completion from any flight attendant training programs
  • A copy of your license
  • Your passport

Make Sure You Have A Reputable Online Presence

To get your dream job, you need to make sure that you have a reputable online presence.

Be careful about what information you post on social media. This is the most common mistake people make when trying to land their dream job as a flight attendant: they underestimate how important it is to maintain an appropriate level of professionalism in all aspects of their lives. 

As much as possible, try to avoid posting pictures on Facebook or Instagram that could be considered inappropriate or offensive in some way. 

Make sure that anything else you post is truthful and accurate too (e.g., if someone asks for recommendations for hotels in London, don’t just give them a link at random without checking it first). 

You might think this doesn’t matter because no one will see these things anyway but recruiters do conduct searches through Google sometimes! 

And if there are negative reviews about your past behavior online (such as being seen drunk at parties), then recruiters might find them very easily too…and probably won’t hire someone who has such an obvious problem with alcohol abuse or addiction issues!

But even if this isn’t relevant at all — even if none of us were ever offered jobs based on our social media profiles alone.

We still need something positive on our pages rather than nothing but negativity everywhere else out there! So take advantage now while they’re still searching around looking for talent before they start interviewing anyone at all…

Don’t Be Too Concerned About Your Age If You Are Still Young At Heart

There are a few key qualities that employers look for in flight attendants:

Honesty and integrity, which you can demonstrate by showing your true self on social media. If you’re not overly concerned with what other people think of you, post photos of yourself dressed up as a clown or juggling fire-breathing snakes. 

This will help show the hiring manager that although you may be older, you still have an adventurous spirit.

A sense of humor is also important because it shows your ability to see the lighter side of life and make everyone laugh even when things get tough! 

You can demonstrate this by posting funny memes on social media about how often airplanes crash or how many times your boss has asked for volunteers to work extra hours this month (hint: always). 

Your potential employer will love seeing how upbeat you are about working hard and will want it just as much as they wanted it from their previous flight attendant who did exactly that before getting fired after sleeping through her entire shift one too many times!


If you are still curious about the profession and want to know more, please feel free to contact us at We have resources on our website that have been helpful for many people, including job listings and articles with advice from experienced flight attendants.