I have only had one eye for many years and was a flight attendant before it happened now have received a one on one interview with airline. I just wonder if my eye will be a problem.

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    $\begingroup$ So you're saying you're going to be a sky pirate? I think that's pretty awesome, would hire. $\endgroup$ Jul 18, 2017 at 14:39
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    $\begingroup$ @user23206 how did the interview go? If possible please update. $\endgroup$
    – Devil07
    Jul 20, 2017 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ youtube.com/watch?v=L2W7r_aNxrg $\endgroup$ Oct 30, 2017 at 18:33

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Let me refer you to the answer of this other question, that says a pilot may be considered for any class of medical (including First Class) with only one functional eye.

I think its fair to conclude that if a pilot can get a First Class medical with one functional eye, then you can be a flight attendant with one functional eye, assuming that you can fulfill all of the duties required.

Good luck.

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    $\begingroup$ Curious to know if there has ever been a one-eyed pilot... $\endgroup$
    – user21866
    Jul 19, 2017 at 10:36
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    $\begingroup$ @camden_kid yes, click on the question that I linked in my answer and read about a famous one-eyed pilot. $\endgroup$
    – Devil07
    Jul 19, 2017 at 14:51

As far as I know, there's no FAA requirement for flight attendants to have a medical. There is a requirement in 49 USC 44728 to hold a "certificate of demonstrated proficiency", but that's it.

I couldn't find any clear details on what the certificate requires, but it looks like each operator (airline) creates their own certification program and the FAA approves it. Based on the name, I assume that it's all about whether or not you can do the job rather than any specific medical requirements.


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