Can I be a flight attendant for a European company and live abroad?


New member
May 5, 2021

I'd like to know if it's possible to be a flight attendant at AirFrance for exemple, and live in another country like Korea, USA?

1 - I have been told that it is possible to be a Cabin Crew Member for a French company while living abroad. However, "the flight attendant remains based in Paris, and for each flight he has to return to CDG. Usually, Cabin Crew Members who live abroad work part time." Is it true?
On the internet I read that "part-time flight attendants do not exist." But some of them do some kind of alternate time? I'm not sure what that means either. XD
Are there part-time or remplacement flight attendants?
Or do you know any flight attendant that works for a european company and lives in another country?

2 - Also if I live abroad, does that mean I have to get a second job? Cause the european airplane compny will not provide me a working visa for staying in another country right? that would be weird :(

3 - What should I do if I want to be a flight attendant living abroad?
Is it the same procedure as a normal cabin crew member ?

Hope someone will be able to answer me, It would be so helpful for me :)
Or if you know where I can find these kind of informations?
Thanks in advance :p


Well-known member
Apr 4, 2004
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I can suggest that while a F/A could perhaps live abroad the feasibility of it would be driven by the ability to control one's schedule at the airline. This takes a lot of seniority. If you're junior and on call rather than having trips assigned for a month in advance, living far away from your base would not be practical.