Regis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5206 times:
A slight variation of the current "Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?" thread.
Yes, yes, I know it is an indiscreet question, but still one that I am curious about. I fly AA a lot out of ZRH and CDG to DFW, and it seems to me that the F/As on those flights are in their late 50's.
Overall F/As on European airlines servicing int'l routes seems to be much younger than their American counterparts.
Stefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5143 times:
@ Regis: I have heared that AA flight attendents are "quite" old.
But I also saw older QF flight attendents. But this has nothing to do with standard - old flight attendents do a great job and are very good representitives for their company.
Mostly much better than the young chicks who don't have a clue about aviation and service.
Jafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5051 times:
Yet another stupid topic! Yes it my opinion and I am sticking to it. Flight Attendants are not there for you to gawk at. Thats what PTV's and Maxim magazine are for. And don't dismiss my opinion as one of those "we are only there for your safety types"
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4834 times:
Age 43 -
I would have been terminated by Singapore or Emirates 9 years ago and put out to pasture
Bear in mind that at most North American carriers, we bid on our schedules in accordance with company seniority. We are not on a rostered system as alot of European and Asia-Pacific airlines are. So it stands to reason, you're going to find a more mature (and equally competent) group flying the creme de la creme. Flights into ZRH with AA or on AC for that matter would be considered a "senior run".
Jobalas From France, joined Mar 2001, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4831 times:
Why a stupid topic? It's interesting to have a different point of view. In Europe F/A are younger in general than american F/A. I do this job since 3 years and I'm 25 and I worked for 2R and now for AF and I proud of it!
Learjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4654 times:
Age makes no difference when you get "Randy" on these long haul flights! OMG! Wish there were a few fine hooters types who wanted to create some clear air turbulence! The only thing that makes you more gung ho for some companionship than booze is a 15 hour flight! WTF!!
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1965 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4506 times:
Most of the U.S. majors did a lot of their heavy hiring in the 80s... And even the 70s. You have airlines however, such as the regional carriers, which usually have done a lot of their hiring in the past so many years... On top of that, a position as a F/A at a regional carrier isn't really looked at as much of a career choice as it is at a mainline, therefore the F/As don't tend to stay as long (same thing with pilots) Its like that at WN I believe as well...(Pilot part however might be different at WN) However I know WN has some very senior F/As, and I know that Horizon air And American Eagle have some pretty senior F/As as well. I however did meet a really nice male F/A back in 2000 on an AA flight named kerrick and he only appeared around...ahh 22, 23ish. And I've seen the same thing at UA... However the F/As here will have to tell you who's all left. When I met him he was in his 2nd month. Which means he probably has been layed off. I think at a lot of the majors you can't really find anyone more junior then 2000... if that, but I'll leave it up to the F/As here to answer that!
Fourstripe From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4478 times:
from what I've heard the senior F/A's get the international routes for mainline US carriers. What I'm wondering is what if someone has language skills, do they get to move to the international routes quicker?
“Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” - Edward Vernon Rickenbacker