Most airlines that I am aware of take Flight Attendants at the age of 21 (some as young as 18).
A college degree (or equivalent) is not required for most airlines, as they are generally screening you based on your actual “presence.”
You need to be:
Have a clear speaking voice
Multilingual is a bonus (even for a domestic airline – if you speak more than one language you will be given preference.)
You also need to be “presentable” – this doesn’t mean your born-with physical looks, you just have to show up well-put-together.
(For some airlines, there are strict requirements on height & weight, some have requirements for hairstyles, mine had cosmetics requirements, etc. The job requires a uniform, and when hiring, they want to be able to picture you in that uniform, so if you want a job as a Flight Attendant for a certain airline, come to the interview with clothing, hair, and makeup along the same lines as the same gender of the crew you’ve seen to make it easier for them to do that.)
I know of no airline that required Flight Attendants to have been trained as FA’s elsewhere though – you will go through intense training once hired, and if you pass the class (many don’t) then you get to take to the skies.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Which-airlines-hire-a-person-who-does-not-have-any-formal-training-as-a-flight-attendant
Originally Posted On: 2015-07-25