What’s the best age to become Cabin Crew?
What’s the best age to become Cabin Crew? It’s a question we get asked a lot.
Maybe you’re a teenager and wondering how old you need to be to work for certain airlines. Or are you a bit older and fancy a career change but worrying that your age will be a problem?
What’s the minimum age to become Cabin Crew?
This usually depends on which country you’re applying to become Cabin Crew in.
In the majority of European and Pacific countries, the minimum age is 18.
For airlines based in the Middle East (Etihad, Qatar, Emirates) or the USA, the minimum age requirement is 21. This is because in these locations, the legal drinking age is 21 – and it’s also how old you have to be to legally be allowed to serve alcohol.
Certain airlines will accept applications from people aged 20 (American, JetBlue and Southwest). This is providing that applicants will turn 21 before actually starting in their Cabin Crew role.