American Airlines Flight Attendant Requirements

American Airlines is the largest airline in the world. This company is keen on hiring excellent flight attendants who pass the qualifications, skills and requirements set by the company. One of the main requirement to be considered for this position is the applicant’s desire and passion to provide outstanding customer service to its passengers. The successful candidate must also be willing to be based on any of the company’s headquarters located in Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, St. Louis, New York City, or Washington D.C.

If you think you possess any of these qualifications and would love to join American Airlines’ fleet, check the flight attendant hiring schedule now.

Flight Attendant Requirements at American Airlines

  • Must be at least 20 years old
  • High school diploma, GED equivalent
  • Candidates with college education or 2 years customer service experience will be given high priority
  • Must have the right to work in the U.S.A.
  • Must have a valid US or Foreign Passport with applicable VISAs
  • Has the legal right to travel unrestricted to and from all countries flown by American Airlines
  • Must have valid travel documents all throughout the training and employment time
  • Previous airline experience not required


  • Able to fluently speak languages outlined in the each job posting such as such as French, Italian, Finnish, German, Japanese, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin or Portuguese
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Excellent in handling difficult situations, complaint resolution an a problem solver
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Very friendly especially to customers
  • Must present a professional image at all times
  • Has no visible tattoos, facial, multiple or upper ear piercings
  • No extreme hair color or style while wearing the Flight Attendant uniform
  • Able to work in different climates and locations across the globe
  • Able to work in various shifts
  • Able to attend up to 6 1/2 weeks of training in Dallas or Forth Worth, Texas
  • Able to move ASAP to your assigned base city once you pass the training

Flight Attendant Criteria

  • Can set a high standard of consistent in-flight service, which includes serving meals and beverages, and selling products onboard
  • Can handle different situations while engaging with the public
  • Can work without supervision and a team player
  • Guarantees the safety and comfort of customers
  • Has leadership skills
  • Can work in varying climates and locations across the globe
  • Can work on variable shifts

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Able to do physical exertion such as pulling, pushing, reaching, bending, walking and light lifting
  • Able to work for long periods of standing and speaking
  • Airport ramp operations are noisy and can be hazardous without due caution
  • Able to go on extensive travels
  • Able to spend consecutive nights away from your home
  • Able to endure different climates
  • Able to work on alternative work schedules, including evening shifts, weekends and  holidays
  • Able to push or pull moveable carts weighing in excess of 250 pounds
  • Able to lift objects up to 35 pounds like galley stowage bins and carry-on luggages


If you possess all these skill sets and requirements, apply now for available flight attendant hiring at American Airlines.


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  • Phub Dorji

    Respected sir,
    I Phub Dorji from Bhutan currently working as sales in Abudhab which leads a grate customer servic over two years and fulfilling all the requirements mention above.

    Language knows : Fluent in English,fluent in Hindi(Indian language),fluent in Urdu(Pakistany language),fluent in Nepaly(Nepaly Language),fluent in Dzongkha(Bhutanese language),basic Arabic and basic bangla(Bangladeshi language).