Here's how tall you have to be to be a flight attendant for each airline 3 years ago

Here's how tall you have to be to be a flight attendant for each airline

This is just one of the criteria you have to meet.

There are a lot of requirements when it comes to being a flight attendant.


From not having any visible tattoos to keeping bodily piercings to a minimum, hopeful flight attendants have a strict set of guidelines to adhere to.

However, there is one that is completely out of their control – their height.

Yes, according to The Sun, each airline has a minimum height requirement, arm reach distance and maximum height limit.


And some airlines even have different requirements for men and women.

Most will claim the height restrictions are for safety and emergency procedures, however, many are questioning why then the limits are sometimes different for men and women.

Many airlines also require that the applicant's "height and weight are in proportion".

Here are the minimum requirements for some high-profile airlines.


Ryanair: 5’2" - 6'

Aer Lingus: 5‘2" - 6‘2" tall, can reach up to 6‘3"

British Airways: 5’2" - 6’1", minimum reach distance 79 inches

EasyJet: 5’3" - 6’3"


Thomas Cook: 5’2"+

Emirates: 5’2"+, minimum reach distance 83 inches

Qatar: minimum reach distance 83 inches

Virgin: minimum reach distance 82.5 inches

Singapore Airlines: 5’2" (women), 5’5" (men)