How to become a flight attendant

Hello guys! I apologize for the lack of posts recently. I’m in the process of getting back into my routine, and promise more content will be coming your way shortly!

I decided to hop on here today because I have recently become overwhelmed by the number of messages I have received from aviation enthusiasts looking to become flight attendants. Not necessarily with Emirates, but with carriers all over the world.

I went through the recruitment process to become a flight attendant over four years ago. Since then, things have changed. As much as I would love to assist all of you with your CVs, or with what to expect during your interview, I’m unable to give you the most up-to-date information.

My advice for those looking to join any carrier is to first and foremost visit the website of the airline you are hoping to join. They will detail their requirements, so you can adjust your application accordingly. Emirates, for example, has an excellent outline of what they expect of their candidates and what their recruitment process entails. They even explain what Cabin Crew hopefuls should wear to their open day.

Secondly, there are many videos on YouTube and other video hosting websites that HR recruiters and former flight attendants have shared about the recruitment process for various airlines. Some of which detail their own personal experiences going through them. I highly recommend you do your research, and take a look at these videos if you’d like to learn more about what to expect when applying.

Lastly, for those who require more guidance with their applications, I encourage you to get in touch with a career coach, HR recruiter or agency that specializes in career services.

I have personally worked with Elite Cabin Crew to update my resume for private flying. Although I’m unsure if that is the direction I’d like to go in, I attended their workshop back in April 2019 and was very impressed with the information they offered. Elite Cabin Crew has a free ebook available for those who are interested in becoming flight attendants, and they are also hosting a webinar on March 7, 2020 with an HR recruiter specialist. Again, this is not necessary to become a flight attendant, but is a service I have personally used to assist me in preparing for another potential career.

I’m always honest with you guys, and have mentioned to you before that I applied for Emirates twice before joining. I was successful the second time without any previous flying experience, without the use of these services and without any education in aviation. I wrote this article with a few suggestions for those who may be struggling.

I’m hoping this advice helps some of you, and that I will see you in the skies soon!

Much love,


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Disclaimer: My posts are my personal views and and do not represent the views of my company. Please note, I’m not being compensated for any of the above mentioned services, or for any links shared. This is an honest post to assist those who have sent messages inquiring about becoming flight attendants.


1 Comment

  1. Ruari Allen
    March 6, 2020 / 2:46 am

    Kelsey I need help with applying for cabin crew wat questions do u need to revise on and wats best to wear for the interview

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