Unexpected Cabin Crew Interview Questions

If you make it through to the cabin crew interview one of the best ways to prepare is by thinking about your experience in the areas relevant to the role.

But what else might you be asked?
And what might you potentially overlook?

The interviewers might ask a question you are unprepared for, in an area you might not have even considered.

Read on for some tips from recent interview candidates PLUS get access to the top questions asked by the major airlines over the last 6 months

Do your research!

It might seem like common sense but we cannot emphasise enough the importance of doing your homework, and doing a little research on the airline you are applying for.

Our article covers this in more detail, but most of the information can be found easily online .

It’s also important to familiarise yourself with the up to date regulations and challenges of the cabin crew role, especially for those applying for the first time.

You might be asked questions on basic aviation terms relevant to cabin crew – while this may not seem important if you’re still only in the stage of applying doing a little swotting up here could seriously impress the interview panel.

Doing your research will also show your commitment to becoming cabin crew!


Know your CV inside out

One thing you may not expect is for the interviewers to ask you questions that seem to ‘fact check’ your CV.

The interviewers will have a copy of your paperwork in front of them, and may well ask you to clarify or elaborate on something. Or they could ask questions about employment gaps or your reasons for leaving your last job.

This is why it’s so important to check and update your CV before you submit it, and to try to avoid over embellishing it or putting down misleading information.


Be prepared for personal questions

You may be so focused on letting the interviewers know how great you’d be for the role that you forget they’re interested in you as a person too!

It’s easy to get ‘caught on the hop’ with a question asking you to tell them a little about you as a person, or about your hobbies and interests.

While there’s no right or wrong answer here it could work in your favour if you take this opportunity to highlight any hobbies, interests or achievements you have that might be beneficial to the role.

For example if you can speak another language this could be very beneficial to the role. Health and fitness is important for cabin crew too, so if you are interested in swimming or sports this is a good thing to mention.


Think about your opinions

Another increasingly popular area regards your opinions on things that would be relevant to worldwide travel.

This could take the form of you being asked what you think about diversity or multiculturalism, or how you would deal with issues arising from cultural differences or misunderstandings.

Again an awareness of the routes and operations of your chosen airline could be helpful here.


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We have compiled a list of the top questions asked by the major airlines over the last 6 months.

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Hannah is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist specialising in recruitment, selection and assessment. This means she designs and assesses at selection days just like the ones airlines use.

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    1. Hi Samantha,

      The minimnum age limit for airlines is most often 18, although some airlines have an age limit of 21. The job description for any Cabin Crew post will always specify this – or you can browse through our selection of Cabin Crew requirements articles for all of the major airlines. Hope this helps!

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