- At least 18 years of age
- Complete use of all five senses
- Vision at least 20/40 corrected or uncorrected
- Weight in proportion to height
- Able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder level
- Physically fit
- Well-groomed and practice good hygiene
- Professional, businesslike, polite and mature
- 2 years of college and/or 2 years working with the public
- Excellent communication skills
- Able to be away from home up to 5 days at a time
- Flexible and dependable
- 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
- If you want to work for a United States airline you must be either be a U.S. citizen or be authorized to work legally in the U.S. without sponsorship, and must have unrestricted multiple entry into and out of the U.S. I have included a link to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization website:
One important variable is the ability to effectively communicate in English if you work for a United States airline. Flight attendants must deal with emergency situations in which effective communication is imperative. There are times when instructions must be given to customers and it is very important for you to clearly understand the customers as well. The following information was taken from the websites of several different airlines, and you can see how this is an important requirement. Flight attendants:
Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to provide a Leadership role in emergencies as needed.
Must have excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills.- Must have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Are required to successfully complete pre-employment physical examination that reveals no physical or mental limitations that would impair ability to perform routine or emergency job duties.
- Must be free of all street drugs, hallucinogens, narcotics, depressants and stimulant medications.
By placing your deposit you hereby agree to the following terms: Your deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable. This deposit commits you to payment in full, and is required 3 days prior to the first day of class. Flight Attendant Express cannot be held responsible for any other costs incurred by students. The student will indemnify and hold harmless Flight Attendant Express if situations or circumstances arise that do not allow the student to attend the Comprehensive Flight Attendant Preparation Course. The student will also indemnify and hold harmless Flight Attendant Express if situations or circumstances occur that necessitate changes in the facilitation of the course.
This class in now way guarantees that an individual will receive employment with an airline. The purpose of the Flight Attendant Preparation Course is to provide the prospective airline applicant with insight and information to aid in the pursuit of employment through the interview process used by many airlines. While attendance at our class does not guarantee that an airline will consider you for employment, we will attempt to better inform and prepare you for the interview and training, therefore increasing your chances of being hired.
Our founder, Wendy Stafford, has been featured as an aviation expert on CNN, FOX, NPR, NY Times, Diane Sawyer Eve. News and more!
Our President, is a former flight attendant with Delta and Eastern Airlines. She was Assistant to the Flight Attendant Base Manager at ATA in Orlando for 2 years and Flight Attendant Manager in the precertification process of a start-up airline. Wendy completed Flight Safety International’s FlightAttendant Recruiting program. She has a 12-year background in psychiatric nursing, developing and implementing self-esteem programs and facilitating wellness workshops. She is a graduate of the Lisa Maile Image Program in Winter Park, Florida. Wendy has been widely quoted, including comments in the best-selling book “Flying High - How JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman Beats the Competition” by James Wynbrandt.