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Flight Attendants: How Old Are You?  
User currently offlineRegis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4517 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.

Cheers,

Regis in Geneva

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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Im in my 40's.......



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User currently offlineB777fa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

34.......35 years old next month  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4454 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.


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Stefandotde,

As a consideration to Females, it is very rude to call them "chicks" I am guessing that you are very young.



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User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4362 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"

end of rant


User currently offlineCabinboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

22...and i work for Virgin Atlantic of course!!

User currently offlineEzycrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

32.... working for LX

User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

cabin boy just out of interest have u ever been to south africa for virgin? and im just wondering, why did u choose virgin?

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

"As a consideration to Females, it is very rude to call them "chicks" I am guessing that you are very young."

I agree, so call them 'birds' instead.  Laugh out loud I jest, before you start.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

Age 43 -

I would have been terminated by Singapore or Emirates 9 years ago and put out to pasture  Smile Smile

REGIS:
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".



Above and Beyond
User currently offlineJobalas From France, joined Mar 2001, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4142 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!
regards



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la Terre...
User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

I'm 28 and fly for American Airlines.


"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

I'm 31, fly for AirTran, and have been with them since I was 23 (then ValuJet). Yep...grew up with this airline, in more ways than one.

Travis


User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2277 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

I am 27, and fly for AA.


The views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect my employer’s views.
User currently offlineLearjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3965 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!!

User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

Will be 34 next month, and flew for AA until Jan. Now I work for JetBlue in their training dept. Started when was 19...

User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

I'm 55, but retired. To still be called a "chick" is really a complement to me. Nothing to get out of sorts over.

User currently offlineMr. Bin From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

I just turned 77 years old and I still fly the friendly skies of United across the Pacific. I just have to use a lot of makeup to cover all the cracks.

User currently offlineAirlinebiznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

AA- 37 and flying 17 years. Based at LGA-SFO-DCA-MIA.

User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3817 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!

User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1040 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3792 times:
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Still 29, soon to be 30 and have been a cabin atendant since December 93 ! I work for AF based in Papeete.


Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
User currently offlineFourstripe From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3789 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?

-David



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User currently offlineAirlinebiznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Normally, if a flight to say Madrid requires 3 language speakers, it is possible for junior f/a's to outbid senior ones that do not speak Spanish until those 3 speaker positions are filled

User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

So everyone places a bid on a specifc line... and its awarded in seniority terms? Or do more senior F/As get to bid first... then it goes down the line and you get whatever is open?

25 Post contains images Futureualpilot : And now lets guess the combined age of all the flight attendants.... Just a little (bad) humor for those of you who've seen airline...
26 David T : Finally, a topic which I had the pleasure of scrolling though. I have flown around the globe enough in my short life and it was fun to think of all th
27 US Air/TWA Fan : I am with Continental Express (ExpressJet) and am 25. That is no longer true about the "regional" airlines not being a career choice! The pay may not
28 Prinair : Started at 19 at EA....worked with other major carriers in different positions other than f/a.... I have an interview in 3 weeks...f/a for WN... curre
29 JacobCAL : I started flying when I was 22 and I'm 27 now. I fly for Continental and I'm in the International base in Houston (HTA) which is a very senior base. M
30 KLMCedric : I'm 24 and I work for KLM. I was 21 when I started for Sabena. Nice thing about KLM is that you immediately start flying long-haul. I love the combina
31 Jobalas : hi KLMCedric... It's interesting to see that in KLM you mix medium and longhaul. AF should do that. For us, you have to fly medium or short haul durin
32 Jmc777 : Work for Thomas Cook Airlines in the UK, been with them through most of the shake ups and various name changes since I started. Am 33.... 34 end of th
33 ANA : I was at LGW yesterday and saw an American flight crew. The women looked like they joined in the 60's but are now in their 60's. Anders
34 Anxebla : At Iberia you can see "old" F/A, specially in long-haul fleets.My father (ex IB's F/A in B747) was retired when he was 59 years old (60 lees 3 months)
35 ACEregular : I am 25 years old and fly for EZY. Here we have a very mixed bunch from 19 throught to 50's. Its a very fun airline to work for and has non of the hie
36 KLMCedric : I'm just being curious how it is in other airlines. At KLM we have 4 promotion steps. First you become C-class steward (takes about 5 years), then ass
37 Amirs : i worked for EL AL up to about 6 months ago. Now I am 30. At EL AL, there is a wide age range. I would guess that the average is late 20's. That's bec
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