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Topic: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Bofredrik
Posted 2004-06-10 20:51:05 and read 4150 times.

I saw on a AA flight LHR-JFK that one of the cabin crew was around 60. Is it not a limit for US airlines how old you can be?????

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Ssides
Posted 2004-06-10 20:55:26 and read 4142 times.

Per FAA regulations, plilots must retire at age 60. I don't think there's such a limitation for cabin crew.

Just out of curiosity, how did you know the person was approximately 60 years old?

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: September11
Posted 2004-06-10 21:13:35 and read 4120 times.

I know there is one flight attendant who is over 70 and flying! I can not remember the airline.

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: FLY777UAL
Posted 2004-06-10 21:17:09 and read 4108 times.

United still has a Purser flying (albeit not that much) who was born in 1921. Seniority #1 system-wide (I believe company wide, as well).

As long as they can still operate the emergency exits and perform all the functions required by law, then they're good to go. Thanks to discrimination laws, no one can dismiss because of age...

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Cory6188
Posted 2004-06-10 21:31:12 and read 4085 times.

So then don't the FAA regulations contradict the federal discrimination laws?

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: FLY777UAL
Posted 2004-06-10 21:35:40 and read 4073 times.

Technically yes. Maybe the mandatory pilot retirement is a throwback from the prop jet days grandfathered into the laws?

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-06-10 23:08:54 and read 4003 times.

According to SK the f/a´s (on longhouls) are about 50-57 y/o  Big grin

Mike//SE

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Nwaatngo
Posted 2004-06-11 04:35:21 and read 3936 times.

Was talking with a NW FA and he said the the oldest person in their system is 80 years old and still flies regularly. I can't even imagine being 80 and still working, much less where you have to deal with the public the way a FA has to.

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Bofredrik
Posted 2004-06-11 18:35:32 and read 3834 times.

I compared her with my mother.

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Type-rated
Posted 2004-06-11 19:16:45 and read 3803 times.

I think a lot of times these older gal's (70's-80's) are there more for the public relations of it all rather then actually working. Several years back, I was on a DL flight that had a very old (I think she was in her 70's) F/A. All she did was go around and ask people if they needed pillows, blankets, etc. The other F/A's worked the trolley, served meals, etc.
One time on UA, we had a F class F/A who had to be in her late 60's. It was on a 727-200 and she worked the entire section by herself. She was just wonderful. Great attitude, lovely manners, you felt like you were being served by your own grandmother! She also wore a LOT of "Jungle Gardenia" perfume! When the flight was over, we thought that maybe she would give us all a hug and a kiss goodbye! She didn't though. Very enjoyable experience!

Topic: RE: How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?
Username: Shamrock_747
Posted 2004-06-12 00:49:51 and read 3754 times.

At British Airways both flight deck crew and cabin crew retire at 55.


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