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Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Requirements: Things to Know


Working for Qatar Airways is a dream airline for many future cabin crew. If that is the

case for you,  let’s discover if you are eligible and you meet all the requirements in order

to achieve your goal.

In a word; Do you have what Qatar Airways is looking for?

In this article, we will share with you all the information and insights on what requirements you need to join one of the best award-winning airlines in the world QATAR Airways

Below is a detailed list, of each of them expanded with tips and comments from experienced Qatar cabin crew.

Qatar Cabin Crew Ofcial Requirements

A minimum of 21 twenty-one years of age

Minimum arm-reach of 212 cm (on tiptoes for females)

High School Diploma

Fluency in written and spoken English

Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work within a multinational team

Passionate about customer service and traveling

Excellent health and tness

Willingness to relocate to Doha, Qatar


In order to be considered for the job, you need to be at least twenty-one years of age.

The airline doesn’t have a maximum age limit for applications,  so ocially anyone

above twenty-one years of age can apply.

However, in practice, they usually prefer candidates between twenty-one to thirty years

old, considering that they have customer service experience and the “it” factor.

This said, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be considered if you are older than thirty years


Just a few years back, the upper age limit was thirty-ve, and there were occasional

exceptions, so it can still happen.


You will also be required to reach a height of 212cm.

So during your open day, they will test your arm reach to ensure that you are capable of

reaching the emergency equipment located in the overhead bins, also known as the

“Hat Racks”.

To do the arm-reach test, the required height will be marked on a wall with a sticker (at

212cm), and applicants will be asked to come up to the wall and demonstrate that they

can reach the line.

The interviewees have to remove their shoes, stand on their tiptoes (if needed or

preferred) and be able to surpass the mark by stretching both arms against the wall.

This is usually done at the beginning of the Assessment Day, after the rst screening of

chosen candidates.

If you don’t reach this requirement, you will be automatically disqualied.

So to save yourself a lot of heartaches and maybe some embarrassment, be sure that

you can pass this simple test before going to the open day.


Like many other professions, candidates must have at least graduated from High


The airline will ask for proof of this and might eliminate those who didn’t complete High


Being a university graduate is not mandatory.

However, most people who have become cabin crew for airlines in the Middle East have

come from dierent industries and have taken the plunge into aviation because they

are looking for an exciting change in their lives.

Many of the cabin crew in Qatar Airways are nurses, paramedics, lawyers, economists,

musicians, hoteliers, journalists, etc.

So what do they all have in common?

Excellent customer service skills, a well-versed level of English, and a natural charm.

You don’t need to be a master in Hospitality or Medicine.

Nonetheless, having previous knowledge in these industries is a nice added bonus!

So, while a university degree is not required, it certainly will do you no harm and you will

be in very good company.


English is the international language of aviation.

It’s very important to be able to understand it fully, especially in regard to safety


Remember that in aviation, you will have to spend the majority of time talking to people

in English.

If it’s not your rst language, practice whenever you have time, read whatever you can

get your hands on and speak to whoever will listen!

If you force yourself to speak English every day,  you will be surprised at your progress

in uency.

Consistency is the key.

Practice, practice, practice!


During the recruitment process, there will be an English test that determines how uent

the candidates are.

This test consists of 4 parts:

Reading, comprehension, writing, and lling in the blanks.

You might also be asked to speak about a random topic in order to test your

improvisation and conversational skills.

What the recruiters are looking for is a thorough level of language understanding from

each cabin crew applicant, because once you start working onboard, you will be talking

to your passengers in English every day, that’s why it’s such an essential part of the job.


Flight attendants are normally very friendly, talkative, and easy to get on with.

These are the top ight attendant skills needed to get the job.

Being up in the air in a closed environment with hundreds of people can sometimes

often be dicult, this is why and this is where you need to understand that a pleasant

personality will make the job a lot easier.

Cabin crew have to use their interpersonal skills to gain people’s trust and to make their

journey smoother.

Being a natural charmer is an excellent trait and recruiters will denitely notice if you

have it.

They will also notice if you don’t.

Charm and arrogance are not good bedfellows.

A ight attendant has to be warm, calm and pleasant to talk to.

A person who thinks they know it all and feels superior to others is not a good t for the


Arrogance is an interview killer.

Keep all this in mind while building your CV.

It really is important.

It’s even written in the job ad description.

Remember to highlight your best assets and match them to what they are looking for in

the job description, particularly that you are outgoing, friendly, and are customeroriented.


There are over 160 nationalities that make up the team of Cabin Crew in Qatar Airways.

This is why it is extremely important that you adapt to working with people from other

parts of the world.

Everyone has their own beliefs and ways to conduct themselves.

People from the Western Hemisphere might behave dierently than those of the Far


However, when working as a team, each individual must contribute to a peaceful

environment so that each ight is successful.

As they say out there, Happy Crew = Happy Passengers!


Qatar Airways has not won so many awards without very good reason.

Skytrax has named it The Best Airline in the World in 2019 and it has been in the Top 5

for many years.

They strive to be the best in the industry and will look for those individuals who can help

them achieve their goals.

Customer service is not just something that is done to get it out of the way.

The airline looks for THE BEST service to give.

Future ight attendants must be able to eat, sleep and think EXCELLENCY in everything

that they do.

Nowadays, airlines need to keep their ratings above those of their competitors and that

is done only if they provide an outstanding service where customers are truly the kings

and queens.


Irregular sleeping patterns, fatigue, lack of proper nourishment, and extensive physical

movements, these things are married to the job.

That’s why you need to have excellent health and tness.

It is recommended to workout daily, eat a well-balanced diet, and sleep whenever you

have the chance, this will not only help you feel good but look good as well!

The airline is strict with this and requires their employees to maintain a good physical



Moving to Qatar is a must.

Your base will be in the capital of Qatar,  Doha.

All Qatar Airways cabin crew are provided with male or female accommodation located

in the company-owned compounds located throughout the city.

So before applying to Qatar, it’s important that you do your own research beforehand.

This includes not only basic things such as climate, currency and location research but

also deeper research regarding things like law, culture, and the things that you can or

cannot do.

Ask yourself these questions:

Is Qatar for me?

There are some cultural dierences between Qatar in comparison with western


Will I be able to adapt to their culture? Think about the religion, dress code, couples,


Will I be homesick? If you are worried about how easy it will be for you to return home

and leave Qatar, you might have to rethink your choice of airline

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