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F/A Height Limit  
User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Hey everyone, what is the height limited to being an F/A? I'm 6 feet 3 inches tall so I obviously couldn't work on a turboprop, CRJ, or ERJ, but would I still be able to work for a major airline? Thanks!


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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Technically there can't be one as that could be deemed as discrimination, as silly as it sounds.

User currently onlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3276 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
Technically there can't be one

True, but in the past the rule was 6' for women and 6'2" for men. But things have changed.

How about minimums? To me that is a safety issue. If an FA can't reach a certain peace of safety equipment then I have a problem. Personally I think 5'6" should be the min.   



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User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
Technically there can't be one as that could be deemed as discrimination, as silly as it sounds.

If an F/A is to tall then they could be a hindrance in the event of an emergency. Its not really a discrimination issue just a safety issue.  



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):

Technically there can't be one as that could be deemed as discrimination, as silly as it sounds.

Yes there is a limit and it is legal to have one. Someone too tall or too short cannot fulfill the job requirements of being a flight attendant so it is not discrimination. In the United States, discrimination on job related functions is permitted if there is a valid reason. Where an airline can't discriminate is age, sex, weight, etc although airlines in other parts of the world do discriminate based on those criteria. In the US those areas have no influence on if a person can perform the functions required.

In the US I think the minimum height is usually about 5'5'' and the max is usually about 6'0''. If you are too short, you cannot close a bin. If you are too tall you cannot navigate through the cabin unimpeded.



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

There's still nothing preventing sue-happy lawyers from doing their thing. Just sayin'

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

I wonder if being too tall as an FA would lead to an early promotion to working larger aircraft  


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User currently offlinepilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):
I wonder if being too tall as an FA would lead to an early promotion to working larger aircraft

Not really. At most majors the long haul actually goes pretty junior.

And if being tall is a hinderance, the ones that can't fit down the isle shouldn't be working either. At 6'3" you're fine.



DMI
User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
Yes there is a limit and it is legal to have one. Someone too tall or too short cannot fulfill the job requirements of being a flight attendant so it is not discrimination. In the United States, discrimination on job related functions is permitted if there is a valid reason. Where an airline can't discriminate is age, sex, weight, etc although airlines in other parts of the world do discriminate based on those criteria. In the US those areas have no influence on if a person can perform the functions required.

The last thing I want to do is endanger the passengers which I probably would if I had to evacuate a CRJ or ERJ.  

I recently attempted to apply for QF and there maximum height was 6 feet! And this was for the LHR base where I would only be working on 747s or A380s. Compass, which flies E170s has a 6 foot 4 inch height limited so I guess it varies from airline to airline. I heard that there is a 6 foot 8 inch tall guy working for CO. I'm not sure if thats true but thats what I heard.



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User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1841 times:

The legs of the F/A have to long enough to reach the floor.


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