Flight attendants are often known for having a glamorous job that allows them to fly around the world to exotic locations as part of their job. Nowadays almost anyone can step into the role as a flight attendant, but this wasn’t always the case. In fact, there used to be more stringent when it came to job applications.
While the exact same specifications don’t exist now, many airlines do still set out height and weight guidelines for “health and safety purposes.”
According to UCAS, entry requirements for air cabin crew vary between airlines. The website states: “Airlines usually require air cabin crew to be between five feet two inches and six feet two inches tall, with weight restrictions varying.”
Furthermore, although cabin crew must be ver 18, their ages range far beyond 27 these days.
According to cabin crew blog Cabin Crew Wings, British Airways to not enforce a specific weight for crew, but state potential crew must “be between 5’2” (1.575m) and 6’1” (1.85m) tall, with weight in proportion to your height.”