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Flight Attendant Job Offer From Northwest Airlines  
User currently offlineWorldtravler From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6616 times:

Hello to all;

I have been offered a flight attendant position with NWA and i'm trying to decide if his is the right opportunity. Can nay one please tell me the good, the bad and the ugly side of this opportunity? I know that new hires will be on reserve for a long time and bases open are Memphis, Detroit and Boston. But can somebody help me make a decision? I would appreciate all the feed back i can get. Thanks...............

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User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2355 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6592 times:

Welcome to Anet! You will get lots of opinions...good and bad ...on this one. Click on the search feature and type in "NW flight attendants" or" Northwest flight attendants" You will get lots of threads to peruse that could be helpful. If you take the job, I look forward to you serving me.

Good Luck!


User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1119 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6592 times:

Quoting Worldtravler (Thread starter):
Hello to all;

I have been offered a flight attendant position with NWA and i'm trying to decide if his is the right opportunity. Can nay one please tell me the good, the bad and the ugly side of this opportunity? I know that new hires will be on reserve for a long time and bases open are Memphis, Detroit and Boston. But can somebody help me make a decision? I would appreciate all the feed back i can get. Thanks...............

Best thing to do is check your financial situation vs. these bases,if it works,why not? If you do the math and it doesn't work don't even put yourself through the ordeal,either way best of luck in your decision.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6555 times:

Jetjack74 can answer this one.

Hunter



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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6489 times:

Of course, NW FA pay isn't as good as it used to be, but it still certainly trumps anything the regionals are offering by a wide margin.

If it were my choice, I would definately choose MEM for my home base. The cost of living there is quite reasonable, and it is really underrated as a nice place to live. Memphis has been rated one of America's most livable cities. It should also be reasonably easy to non-rev out of there, as opposed to DTW or espescially BOS.

http://www.mostlivable.org/cities/memphis/home.html

If being a flight attendant is your dream, you could always continue to look for "better" oppourtunities elsewhere during your tenure at NW. However, I think you could do much worse than being a NW FA based out of MEM.

Congratulations on the offer. If you decide to take it up, I look forward to possibly having the honor to be served by you on one of my many NW flight segments each year.

[Edited 2007-06-10 20:16:43]


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User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

Congratulation!!!!

cheers: DALelite



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6303 times:
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I would go with MEM. DTW is a depressed area and kind of dull these days. However it is a buyers market if you want a house. There are 38 houses for sale in my neighborhood, 22 of them are foreclosures. My house has lost 21% of its value in 3 years. I live three miles or so from DTW so it would be close to work....

MEM is a nice city and if you like BBQ it is the town!

Quoting Ejmmsu (Reply 4):
I look forward to possibly having the honor to be served by you on one of my many NW flight segments each year.

Me too....

Good luck on your new job.



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6287 times:

It's not just a matter of economics either...ask yourself if this is what you want? If it's your dream, or part of your dream, or a step towards achieving your dream, then take the risk. The determination that we have to achieve our dreams often trumps the adverse situations we find ourselves in as we chase them.

And by the way, welcome to airliners.net!



User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6242 times:

Do you get to choose between DTW/BOS/MEM or are you going to be assigned by NWA? I have thought about applying at NWA to be a Flight Attendant. What is the anual salary?

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9495 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6229 times:

Although I'd love to live in BOS, I'd never do it on a flight attendant's salary. I'd struggle to do it on an engineer's salary. Memphis and Detroit have good and bad areas. Both are really cheap to live in. I'm sure you could find people to socialize with. I think that if you really want the opportunity, you should take it. You might be out for training expenses, but in the end you can have a fun job. If it doesn't work out for you, then you can always move on. But I do suggest that you try to have a bit of savings before you start. The money will be useful. You'll have to learn to be cheap if you are used to making more money.


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