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Flight Attendant

An exciting career which involves travel and ensuring the safety and comfort of airline passengers.
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What's it like to be a Flight Attendant?

Flight Attendants have a range of responsibilities during each flight, the most important of which is to keep passengers safe and to ensure that everyone on board follows security regulations.

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Being a Flight Attendant can be a physically demanding job as you will spend a large amount of time on your feet helping passengers with luggage and operating food and beverage carts.

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What can I earn as a Flight Attendant?

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How to become a Flight Attendant


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You don’t need a formal qualification to work as a Flight Attendant, but there are specific requirements. On-the-job training is provided.

  1. Be at least 18 years of age and have a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate.
  2. Some airlines may require you to have Australian or New Zealand permanent residency and, if you wish to become an International Flight Attendant, you will need a passport ensuring unrestricted access to all international ports of call with at least 12 months’ validity.
  3. Meet the required physical fitness standards, such as being able to swim 50 metres fully clothed and tread water for 3 minutes.
  4. Have a senior First Aid Certificate with a validity of 12 months at time of application.
  5. Major airlines generally require you to have completed your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. A tourism diploma and/or relevant experience in the hospitality or customer service industry may be beneficial.

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Latest Flight Attendant reviews

Latest reviews from 55 Flight Attendants surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Being a flight attendant is a fun rewarding job & most people would love to do this as a career.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Customer service
The good things
Good things are meeting new people & getting to eat yummy food all day. Making people happy & delivering good customer service
The challenges
Shift work Medical emergencies Rude customers Extended shifts Being away from home
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Oct 2018
Be a flight attendant is worry about others but mainly put yourself in first place always.
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Lounge attendant
The good things
Work as flight attendant is fantastic!!! Woke up in a city and go to bed in another is one of the most amazing experience I have tried in my life. Try new foods, knowing a big diversity of culture and...
The challenges
One of the hardest part for us is during our flight attendant course that we have to do a simulation of an airplane accident and then we need to stay 2 nights in the middle of the jungle for our “Jung...
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