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  Topic Started By:  Jennievu    On:  Mon 9th April, 2018 at 02:07
Jennievu
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#2  Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 02:07
Is there anyone attending the AD but under 160cm? Do recruiters reject immediately if you're under 160cm ( 157cm or 158cm) or they primarily focus on arm reach? Please let me know :( Thank you so much!
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__EK__
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#3  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 03:06
In reply to post #2...
hello there!

I don't know about others' but this is from my experience
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they will measure your height first, if you pass they will let you do the reach test.
but if you don't, you don't even get a chance to try reach test.

they will put their Emirates poster on the wall, and there are two marks; one is for 160 and the other is for 212.
For people who are obviously taller than 160 cm,
the recruiters will just let candidates stand against the poster and check quickly by their eyes.

For people who are like exactly 160,161 or something like that,
they will let you stand and put something on your head to measure. (my round at that time it was a thick folder)
i got like around 0.5 left to reach that 160,... I was sent home straight away.
and others who were under 160 as well...

but hey! try yoga and exercise!
I am working on it because I believe if its just 1or 2 cm, exercise will help!
there are lots of helpful video on YouTube!!
You'd better start it now or time will just fly...it's now or never.
By doing exercises, we've got nothing to lose right?

lets believe and do our best!

Good Luck to you
Edited 09/04/2018 @ 03:12 Revision #4
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Jennievu
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#4  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 08:30
In reply to post #3...
Omg they're quite strict about this matter now. Because EK always consider only about arm reach when they recruited before :'( ?? Where did you attend the interview btw? Omg I'm so sorry to hear that :( I hope we can meet each other at the EK training center someday!
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Jennievu
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#5  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 08:30
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Omg Im so sorry to hear that :'( EK now is quite strict about the height problem bcz they just focused on arm reach before :(( where did you attend the interview btw? I hope we will meet up soon at EK training center someday!
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__EK__
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#6  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 08:50
In reply to post #5...
Hey Jennie! thanks for you reply and I'm over it now and trying to do my best in what I can now!

So I attended the OD in Kuala Lumpur and then I passed through the AD which was held the day later. It was in September 2016.

Yeah! they used to just focus on arm reaching thing, but since September 2016 this new requirement was added...
I know its not good to say this ,but I think its not fair for people who apply now though,
because before that happened my friend she is just 157 something but she is there working in Emirates now...
I mean why does the height matter when we can reach 212 cm?


And I do hope to see you there too.

:)
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tango797
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#7  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 10:32
In reply to post #6...
Airlines will set height minimums based on collective reasons, one of which Occupational Health & Safety of the crew has been recently a priority. I urge you girls and boys who start to feel height discriminated to take a visit to any Certified Fitness Coach at any Fitness Facility, and let them take you through the complexity of back injuries. The spine can slowly take stress over time, even for years on end, until one day, when it's a clear sunny day and you are just relaxing, the spine can give in and you won't walk again. That's the reality of spine injuries resulting from years of exerting stress on the spine from the pulling/pushing/lifting activities. Yes, you may arm-reach that 212 or 210 minimum even with a height of below 160 because you are on tip toes, or you have long hands, BUT what still carries that stress is not your tip toes nor your long hands, BUT the spine! A MINIMUM height requirement mitigates our vulnerability to spine related injuries and gives us a natural advantage in carrying out our tasks as cabin crew. Aviation is regarded safe today because every time an incident or accident happened in the past, the following investigations always closed off with recommendations to prevent future occurrences; in the same way, this height criterion has been established because crew before you have encountered severe challenges, making it safer for the new generation crew. Why play the hero again?

I always advise staff that Aviation means the world to me, it's all I've lived for and ever done, since joining the industry as a teenager, BUT not a single day would I trade my love for the industry to compromise my health because I will NOT respect set criteria... Look after yourselves while chasing your dreams - you will still need to be 50,60,80 one day and healthy. All the best to everyone.
Edited 10/04/2018 @ 07:49 Revision #2
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Jennievu
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#8  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 12:12
In reply to post #6...
Thank you for your replying ?? Yeah I totally agree with you. It's not fair for those who apply after 2015 :( Because we can reach up to even more than 212 cm but we may be sent home straight away if we just got around 2-3 cm left to reach 160cm ?? You still appy and give a try again this year? Hope the best will come to us!
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burcc
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#9  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 12:19
In reply to post #2...
I was at the AD in Lebanon yesterday. It was a reach test for me first, then they just asked how tall I am (168 cm) when I was standing near the height poster. I know that some people did the reach test twice because they failed or nearly failed the first try.
My Emirates timeline:
January, 29, 2018 – application submitted and received
April, 7, 2018 – Open Day in Beirut
April, 8, 2018 – Assesment Day
April, 10, 2018 – Final Interview
April, 17, 2018 – Interview Complete
April, 22, 2018 – Joining Formalities In Progress
April, 23, 2018 – Golden Call
June, 1,2018 – Date of Joining
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Lavi1996
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#10  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 15:25
In reply to post #9...
Hi burcc, I read your schedule so if you attend the open day, you make it to the next day you will only have an Assestment and have to return for the Final Interview?
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burcc
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Russian Federation
#11  Re: Emirates- AD and height problem  Posted 09/04/2018 at 20:08
In reply to post #10...
Yes, that’s right. The assessment is on the next day. You can choose the day for your final interview. In Beirut there is a huge number of those who passed, so the recruiters interview around 10 people every day for a whole week.
My Emirates timeline:
January, 29, 2018 – application submitted and received
April, 7, 2018 – Open Day in Beirut
April, 8, 2018 – Assesment Day
April, 10, 2018 – Final Interview
April, 17, 2018 – Interview Complete
April, 22, 2018 – Joining Formalities In Progress
April, 23, 2018 – Golden Call
June, 1,2018 – Date of Joining
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