Being a member of the crew is more than just working hard and completing training.
Crew applicants must also be of a certain height and weight and be able to complete a ‘reach test’.
Requirements are in place to ensure that cabin crew can access overhead lockers and can fit into aircraft seats.
Height and weight restrictions are fairly standard across all airlines, although some airlines have slightly changed them.
To be a crew member with Ryanair, you must be between 5ft 2″ and 6ft 2″.
It’s the same for flight attendant hopefuls at British Airways.
The EasyJet allows for an extra inch, with applicants needing to be between 5ft 2″ and 6ft 3″ tall.
In addition, to work on easyJet flights, flight attendants must be able to fit in-flight seat belts measuring 106cm across the lap and 157cm from shoulder to waist.
While there’s no specific weight requirement to be a flight attendant, one flight attendant revealed that employees must be able to fit into an airplane seat with their adjustable, switched seat belts on.
In a Tiktok video, @cabin_crew_guide says: “Did you know that to be a flight attendant you have to meet a specific weight?
“You need to fit in a seatbelt with a seatbelt on.”
She then went on to explain that the crew also needed to pass an accessibility test.
This is the height that employees must be able to reach without wearing shoes and they are allowed to walk on tiptoe.
She said: “Did you know that to become a flight attendant you have to take an accessibility test?
“You will be tested to see if you can walk barefoot up to 212cm (6ft 9”) and this can also be tiptoe. “
British Airways only requires flight attendants to be up to 201cm (6ft 5″) tall, and Wizz Air says staff must have a reach of 210cm (6ft 8″).
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