Can I be a Flight Attendant if?
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Basically, this is the same as I did two years ago…
Called “Can I still be a flight Attendant if ______?”
Since most of you guys are asking these questions, I made another video just for you!
Let’s get started!
Can I be a Flight Attendant if?
1 .Can I be a Flight Attendant if I don’t know how to swim? You can! But, you should know how to float!
Swimming like the professional kind of swimming is that really be all and end all of the things? Some airlines will test you in swimming before they hire you. However, most of the other airlines don’t. As long as if they told you to jump, you should jump your ass! You should really jump when they asked you to jump. That’s basically about it.
2. Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have tattoos? If it’s not showing, it’s okay!
Some airlines they will ask you if they want to know if you have any, then you could reveal it to them. Yes, you have a tattoo, but it’s not a big deal. Especially for Qatar Airways, they really ask. It’s a part of the system they ask on the second day. They would ask if are there any more tattoos that you would like to declare. Often, people are shy to say and would think that if they have a tattoo they will not get in. But I’m telling you guys, I was on the third day and some people have tattoos and it’s okay. They got in! However, it really depends on the season. Sometimes they hire people with tattoos, and sometimes they don’t. I really don’t know the reason why, but who knows what they are thinking. I assure you guys, on my third day in Qatar Airways, when I was applying back then. They gave us a paper with the picture of a man-like figure and told us to put our birthmarks, tattoos or moles. The interviewers asked us to put an “X” mark on the body part if you have such. Maybe they just want to identify our body in case of the worst case scenarios.
A viewer asked me, Nicole Benson. She is a cancer survivor and she had lost hair. So she had a tattoo on her eyebrows and hair extensions. I don’t think it really matters. But if they do ask you, tell them that “I have a tattoo on my brows because I’m a cancer survivor.” You could tell them that in a positive light – “and now I have a perfect eyebrow.” Don’t say it in a way that you’re shy or sad because of cancer or feeling down. Don’t ever show your energy go down. I think this is what they are looking for when they ask. They want to startle you “Hey do you have any tattoos or moles?” (you got caught). We have those 3D tattoos that fade out in time. I think that’s okay. Those are cosmetic procedures to beautify ladies. I don’t think that’s really something that the recruiter would mind.
One of my tips on my blog way back, I shared that this is just a technique to see how confident you are in yourself. You have to say “Oh! Yes, I have a tattoo here.” (say it in a normal way but not over confidently) but if you say “I think I have a tattoo here…” (shy or hesitant) if you acted like that then they will not hire you. That’s just my psychology/thinking.
3. Extensions? It’s not allowed.
Also, Nicole asked me about hair extensions. Right now in my present company, it’s not allowed to have hair extensions. They’re not even allowing us to have nail extensions, fake nails, fake eyelashes and everything the like (fake/extensions). When You’re at the beginning of this industry they’re very strict with these. You could say that “Yeah, I have a hair extension.” If it’s just for the sake of beautifying yourself then they would ask you to remove it but then I think in your (Nicole) case it really depends because you’re a cancer survivor. Maybe they will give you some consideration. But per standard in the manual, it’s not allowed.
I would like to tell you guys, you have to pass the interviews first and then after you get qualified to become cabin crew, that’s the time that they will tell you to remove this… remove that… do this… and do that. It’s not a matter of having a tattoo then you won’t apply anymore because that’s not how it works. How it works in this industry is to apply first. If you qualify then you do those changes because if you removed your tattoo (laser gun or whatever) and then you got to the interview and they didn’t hire you. Damn girl that’s bad! First, make sure that they hire you before making any alternative changes on your body. They will basically tell you to do these changes and they will ask you if you’re willing to change these. If you get in of course the answer is yes, right?!
4. Moles, Syringomas, Scars, and Birthmarks? This goes the same as mentioned above. One of you guys asked me, “If you have a syringoma and you’re a guy can you still be a flight attendant?” Same principle, apply first and see if they want you to remove those. Also with the scars and birthmarks.
5. Need to have smooth underarm? They won’t check.
Somebody actually asked me if it needs to have a smooth underarm. I thought, what do you know maybe they check the underarms. But in all of my experiences, they don’t and they haven’t. I don’t think they will. I hope so not. They don’t check underarms, don’t worry you’re good!
6.Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have Freckles? Yes, yes, yes!
I have a very good friend of mine, she has freckles on her face especially when the Sun hits her face. It all comes out, so it’s no problem. As I mentioned on my previous videos “If you can CONCEAL it, you can MAKE it!” Guys, you have freckles those are beautiful. When you’re applying, conceal it. Reserve those (freckles) for the sunny days or summer.
7. Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have Hairy arms? Bleach it.
I get this question a lot and I let me tell you something. When I was working as a flight attendant. They asked us to bleach our arms. In the Philippines, we have this bleaching powder ‘Etta’s’. It’s a powder that you mix with Hydrogen Peroxide and then you make a paste, then put it all over your arms then you make it stay for 30 minutes or so. Then wash it off. After, your hair becomes brown, cool right? No need to shave because some people don’t want to. It has side effects like it grows more and ingrown. It’s better to bleach to achieve that light brown color. Unless the person hiring tells you to shave them, then you have to! Male applicants don’t need to shave, just for female.
8. Can I be a Flight Attendant if I have Scoliosis? <15° you’re fine!
How much is scoliosis can they accept? All of us might have a certain degree of scoliosis. Airlines don’t check but some are very particular with this. Qatar Airways accepts up to 15 degrees of scoliosis, if it is more than that, I’m sorry but they won’t. It’s their own policy. However, for other airlines like Cebu Pac and PAL, they don’t really check unless in your general chest x-ray shows that you have a very curvy spine.
9. Height? 5’3ft/160cms is the standard.
I already talked about this on my previous video but I see that a lot of people still asking about the height. Most airlines require 5’3ft or 160cms and that is the standard. If you stand shorter than this, can tell you one event that happened in my previous company. We were lacking a lot in crew/manpower that time. The HR department didn’t specifically specify a height requirement but conducted a reach test for all applicants. If you can reach up to 200cms you’re in! That’s one of the reasons we had really cute petite girls with us. It was okay because they can reach the certain height requirement. Certain height requirement is needed because, in the aircraft, there is certain emergency equipment that you have to reach. You don’t have the time to look for something to step on. Sometimes they really need people. Your task as someone who is falling below 5’3, be aware of these hiring.
You got to have friends in the same circle like I mentioned in my other video. You got to have “applying friends/buddies” with you. Don’t lose hope! You could still travel the world either as a flight attendant or as a regular citizen.
This is not the be all and end all of it all. 😊😊
If you want to watch the video, check it out here…
I hope you guys got your clarifications and if I get more questions that are unique and I think interesting then maybe I would do another video like this, maybe a part 3.
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