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How Old Can You Be To Work In The Cabin?  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4332 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?????

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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4324 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?



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

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



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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4290 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...

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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

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

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4255 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


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4185 times:

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

Mike//SE



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User currently offlineNwaatngo From Japan, joined May 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4118 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.

User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

I compared her with my mother.

User currently offlineType-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3985 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!


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

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

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