The Best Airline To Work For As Cabin Crew

Aug 25, 2020 | Cabin Crew

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(Last updated on: 28/10/2020)

When you decide that you want to pursue a career as a member of Cabin Crew, there are so many things that may go through your mind. One important thing is which is the best airline to work for as cabin crew. 

There are different things to consider before beginning to fill out those applications such as where you want to be based out of, what salary you are looking for and what airlines are the best to work for. When you are starting to look at the airlines you are going to apply for, it can be overwhelming when you see just how many airlines there are to choose from.

The Best Airlines To Work For As Cabin Crew

Each airline has different uniforms, requirements and training. Just as with any job, you should do as much research as possible about each airline before deciding on where you want to work as a member of Cabin Crew.

If you are trying to decide on the airlines you are going to apply for or if you are looking to switch airlines, I am going to share with you the best airlines to work for as Cabin Crew.

1. Emirates Airlines

Emirates is a really great airline to work for for a variety of reasons. With one of the highest paying salaries as Cabin Crew, this airline boasts wonderful benefits. Cabin Crew for Emirates enjoy layover expenses paid by the airline, 30 calendar days of leave per year and furnished accommodations provided by the airline around Dubai. There are a few qualities you will need to secure a job with this airline including at least 21 years of age, be a high school graduate, no visible tattoos and a minimum height of 160 cm. Emirates should definitely be at the top of your list!

2. Qatar Airways

Another great airline, Qatar Airways is high on the list for a career as Cabin Crew. Some of the benefits that Cabin Crew members enjoy are a tax free salary, a layover allowance, 30 days of annual paid leave and 7 weeks of paid training. There are a few requirements for anyone who wants to have a career with Qatar as a member of Cabin Crew which include a high school education, excellent health and fitness, a minimum of 21 years old and an arm reach of 212 cm on tip-toes.

3. Air Canada

Maybe not already on your list, Air Canada boasts a great workplace and career for someone who wants to be a part of Cabin Crew. Some benefits you will have if you choose a career with this airline are a free benefit program for employees, hotel accommodations during layovers and a great salary. Some of the qualifications the airline looks for are over 18 years of age, a high school graduate, have a valid Canadian passport and proficient in English.

4. Etihad Airways

Another really wonderful choice for a career as a Cabin Crew member, Etihad Airways should be on your list of applications. Boasting a competitive salary, discounted plane tickets, a free to use benefit program and great hotel accommodations during layovers, there are many benefits that employees will enjoy while working for the airline. The qualifications needed to become a member of Cabin Crew are a minimum of 18 years of age, the ability to swim without a flotation device, good health and fitness and an arm reach of 210 cm on tip-toes.

5. British Airways

Last but no least on the list is British Airways. With many benefits to offer to their employees, British Airways has been a staple airline for a very long time. Some of the benefits as a member of Cabin Crew are paid  training, a substantial financial package and monthly bonuses. Whilst British Airways have been criticized in recent years for changes to its terms and conditions for staff, working as Cabin Crew for British Airways is still a highly sought after position.  

Do you have an airline you would like to add to this list? Comment below!

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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