How to be a flight attendant

Do you want to see the farthest corners of the world, experience different cultures, and meet all sorts of interesting and incredible people along the way? If you do, you'll understand why so many people dream of becoming a flight attendant.

Flight attendants are the lifeblood of the aviation industry, not to mention the cornerstone of the customer experience for every airline. However, when you're a flight attendant wearing the famous silver-and-red uniform of VistaJet, the stakes are even higher.

VistaJet flight attendants take traditional first-class and business-class cabin crew skills and couple them with VIP service expertise to provide the ultimate cabin experience for our passengers. Like the rest of the VistaJet offering, our cabin crew are the very best in the world at what they do. But how hard is it to become a flight attendant for us or another airline?

Why become a flight attendant?

What makes being a flight attendant the perfect job for so many? The simplest answer is, of course, the travel. Working aboard an aircraft gives you the keys to the world, which, when you’re not working, unlocks the doors to all sorts of different places, cultures, and life-changing experiences. This is particularly true in the case of working for VistaJet, with our cabin crew spending much of their time among some of the world's most exclusive resorts in every corner of the globe.

Being paid to travel is a dream for those with a sense of wanderlust, but there are more benefits to being a flight attendant than seeing the world. You'll meet amazing people along the way, from the passengers you serve to the people you work alongside. You'll make lifelong friendships and lasting impressions – the latter often with some of our youngest travelers!

A career as a flight attendant with VistaJet also comes with an attractive salary, great training, and travel, hotel, and meal expenses included. For most in the industry, being a cabin crew member represents the pinnacle of customer service work and is a true passion project that is much, much more than a job.

How hard is it to be a flight attendant?

It should come as no surprise that both becoming and being a flight attendant is tough, particularly in the private charter industry. Whatever airline or aviation company you apply for, you can expect a lengthy application process, strict entry requirements, and plenty of competition.

If you're good enough to make it, you'll need to be prepared for intense training alongside the ongoing physical and mental demands of the role. In fact, before you apply, it's worth asking yourself a few basic questions surrounding your suitability for the role, including:

How hard is it to become a VistaJet flight attendant?

To deliver the best, we expect the best, which is why every member of our culturally diverse cabin crew is exceptional at what they do. In addition to the fundamentals mentioned above, we require:

No matter the flight attendant role you apply for, be prepared for a tough, demanding process that only a minority of applicants will be successful in. However, that only makes success even sweeter when you make it as a member of cabin crew.

What skills do you need to become a flight attendant?

At its heart, being a flight attendant is a customer service role, but one that requires a richly diverse skillset. If you tick a lot of the following boxes, you may have what it takes to be a flight attendant:

How old do you have to be to be a flight attendant?

Depending on the airline, you'll typically need to be a minimum of 18-19 years old to apply to be a flight attendant.

How tall do you have to be to be a flight attendant?

Rules regarding height vary from airline to airline but, generally speaking, applicants between the heights of 5ft 2in and 6ft 2in with their weight proportional to height will be accepted. You'll also need a good level of fitness (including the ability to swim) and be able to pass a medical check.

Do you need any qualifications to become a flight attendant?

There are no specific qualifications you need to become a flight attendant, although you can take on an apprenticeship for on-the-job training or enroll in cabin crew courses at college.

Most of the skills and knowledge you require will come from the extensive training you receive once you've successfully applied. Individual aviation companies may have their own entry requirements also – for example, VistaJet Cabin Host applicants require at least three years of first class, business, or corporate cabin crew experience before applying.

Have you got what it takes to become a VistaJet flight attendant?

Are you interested in becoming part of the VistaJet team? With a diverse unit of more than 60 nationalities and over 1,000 years of combined flying experience between our Cabin Hosts, donning the silver-and-red uniform represents the pinnacle of the cabin crew industry.

You can find out more about our crew experience and life as a private flight attendant here. If you're ready to apply, take a look at the current opportunities available with VistaJet today.

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