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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7416 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8646 times:
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A job info page on the united.com webpage. The official hiring starts on the 13th.
From the UAL page: web page
Flight Attendants


We’re on the move with an unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service.

Our flight attendants are the most highly visible employees to our customers, and we are seeking people with a passion for customer service to fill this very important role.

We are looking for customer-focused, adaptable, reliable, positive, high-energy, self-motivated team players who thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. If you have these qualities and a desire to help set United apart from the competition, we want you at United.

As a United flight attendant, you’ll have the opportunity to shape our customers’ perception of their travel experience. Consider joining this respected profession with its rich and distinguished history.

Take a look at United's competitive benefits, including:

Health and dental insurance
401k
Worldwide travel privileges for you and your eligible family members
It's time to fly.

United will begin accepting applications for Flight Attendant positions on November 13, 2005.

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,51394,00.html


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User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8604 times:

Yay! Come this way! Come this way!

As a United Flight Attendant, we've been waiting a long time for this! We are excited about our newhires joining the ranks in the New Year! It's a different company compared with a few years ago! Newhires will now immediately be covering our whole operation, not just domestic! Get ready to see the world and get paid for doing it!

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8583 times:

i would apply but.....i was told the pay isnt very good.

User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8569 times:

$17.22 an hour plus per diem.

User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8560 times:

you'll never get rich in this job, but if you don't need the money, the lifestyle is amazing!

Example- this year one of my vacations was three weeks long and encompassed a week in BOS, a week in HKG, and a week in HNL. I had first class through the whole itinerary and I only paid pennies on the dollar for landing fees since I used my performance passes (bonus passes). Nevermind the fact that I get to travel the world for work on a weekly basis for work.

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9689 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8518 times:

Good to see UA is hiring flight attendants. I would have thought that with the shrinking fleet, UA wouldn't need more flight attendants. But it is great that they do. The average age of FAs at UA has been on the rise, and it will be good to see some younger faces with more energy. Hopefully they will emphasize hiring towards applicants with language skills since an important part of customer service to catering to all customers.


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8518 times:

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 2):
i would apply but.....i was told the pay isnt very good.



Quoting Gman3 (Reply 3):
$17.22 an hour plus per diem.

For a desk job, $17.22/hour equates to $35,817.60, based on 2,080 hours worked per year. Granted, hours worked for f/a's work differently, so I'd be curious to see what the annual actually is.

Regarding the per diem pay for meals, for the time worked, you get meals paid for, which means you're not having to spend your pay on groceries, etc. Plus, if you can get f/c type meals, then you're better off!

For someone graduating from college, it would be a great job to start with and help get the travel bug cured. Plus, you're learning valuable people skills by dealing with the cheapskate a-holes that demand something for nothing. But, I digress.... Wink


User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8469 times:

NO you will not get rich doing this job, but it has been a good experience for me and perhaps can be a stepping stone or a job you can do in conjunction with another job. I have made it work for me. I got to see places (HKG was one place I never imagined I would go to) . On my layovers I get to see my friends who have moved all over the country. And you get to work with great people who are in my mind, complete professionals who have to deal with many many things.
We have been so excited to have newhires. They are going to be so warmly welcomed. It would e a good time to come in.


User currently offlineJunction From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8403 times:

Does anyone know if all the new hires will be based at a particular domicile, or will they be spread out?

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7416 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8370 times:
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First few classes will to IAD, and ORD, according to the webpage. SFO is said to open up later this year. That's what my friend at UAL told me.


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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8351 times:

Quoting Gman3 (Reply 7):
NO you will not get rich doing this job, but it has been a good experience for me and perhaps can be a stepping stone or a job you can do in conjunction with another job.

In particular, hotels are typically very interested in hiring former FAs -- at least in some countries.


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8278 times:

Are you going to apply, Jetjack74?

User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8095 times:

personally, im going to seriously consider this untill the 13th! while working at ord i've been hit with a serious "i want to travel bug and look good in a uniform doing it" type of bug lol.
$17.22 is just $3 more than what i make with my current employer!

i only speak english and im learning spanish on my own right now. i think that would be the only thing that would be frowned upon by an airline looking for f/a's.

boy, decisions decisions!


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8074 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 6):

For a desk job, $17.22/hour equates to $35,817.60, based on 2,080 hours worked per year. Granted, hours worked for f/a's work differently, so I'd be curious to see what the annual actually is.

About $14,500.00 a year. Flight attendant typically are guaranteed 70 hours a month. Most airlines prohibit flight attendants from flying more than 100 hours a month (stupid union rules), So don't expect to make more than $21,000.

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 12):
$17.22 is just $3 more than what i make with my current employer!

Doubt it. Remember, flight attendants are only on the pay clock from when the aircraft door is closed to when it is opened.

AAndrew


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7416 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8019 times:
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Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 11):
Are you going to apply, Jetjack74?

Maybe, I'd like to know what the Phase I, Phase II thing is. Giving up 8 years seniority at NW is a gamble, but when you're at the bottom anyway, what do ya have to lose? Not much.

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 13):
So don't expect to make more than $21,000.

If NW has it's way with us, I wouldn't expect to make more than 9,000 a year.



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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8016 times:

In my first year at United back in 1999, I made between 1600-2000 a month after taxes. We have had 2 contract ratifications since.

User currently offlineUaord2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7914 times:

Who really works for an airline because the money is great? The best part about flying for United is that international and domestic has been combined. New hires will be flying international trips from their first day on reserve.

User currently offlineYyzcabincrew From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2002, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7894 times:

Is it just me or there is no link to actually apply for the possition on line? just describes the job and what to expect but no further steps to apply.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26702 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7883 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 6):
For a desk job, $17.22/hour equates to $35,817.60, based on 2,080 hours worked per year. Granted, hours worked for f/a's work differently, so I'd be curious to see what the annual actually is.

F/As work about half that, so you can see it is not particularly good at all

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 6):
Plus, if you can get f/c type meals, then you're better off!

Actually, according to the UA F/A contract, they don't get meals anymore. They do get per diem, but that is it



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User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7856 times:

Quoting Yyzcabincrew (Reply 17):
Is it just me or there is no link to actually apply for the possition on line? just describes the job and what to expect but no further steps to apply.

United will be accepting applications starting November 13th. Today is November 10th  Smile

Kai



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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7783 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 18):
Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 6):
Plus, if you can get f/c type meals, then you're better off!

Actually, according to the UA F/A contract, they don't get meals anymore. They do get per diem, but that is it

We get meals. All international trips provide us with crew meals. Domestically, depending on certain criteria, a meal is provided as well.


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7755 times:

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 2):
i would apply but.....i was told the pay isnt very good.

I would apply, but I dont meet the FAA requirements



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User currently offlineRDYNYC From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 65 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7740 times:

One reason that UAL is hiring is because of the MANY flight attendants who have quit! UAL needs replacement! I think that people should know that........ Also, if you're thinking about applying or know of people who are considering doing so, please do this...............ask Yourself first and foremost, Am I "service oriented?" You know deep down if your really are or if your friends are! If you are not - PLEASE DO NOT APPLY!!!! Yes, travel is fun, yes, time off can be an advantage depending, yes the job is flexible; HOWEVER, if you do not posses exceptional people skills, work well as a true "team player", and do not have the desire to do what's best for the customer rather than yourself (LAZY) DO NOT APPLY! I can speak on behalf of myself and my flying partners at United - Don't come just to "TAKE" from what the job has to offer you! After all, it is public relations work and you should certainly have the temperament and skill to "GIVE" to the job! If you're cheerful, work well with others, and have a lot of patience (good motor-skills too) C'MON OVER. We'd love to fly with you!!!

User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3047 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7731 times:

Well I didnt see this coming. UA must be doing good to start hiring FAs.  bouncy  I think I will apply for an FA position.  spin 

User currently offlineFlightopsguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7608 times:

It's been reported elsewhere that it's rumored UA will increase flying at IAD post BK, both domestic and international.


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25 Adh214 : How do people live on that? If you pay $500 a month for an apartment, plus $100 a week for food and other expenses, that does not leave much to keep
26 RoseFlyer : Most young flight attendants live as if they were still in college. Expect multiple roomates if you are single and want to live anywhere near an airp
27 RAMPRAT980 : What are the FAA requirements ?
28 ACYWG : Too bad only americans can apply. I'd love to work for United as an F/A. Oh well, I guess I'll have to get a work visa at some point and try again lat
29 Post contains images Airman99o : I agree, I would love to work with a HUGE airline like United. What a route network they have. A little larger than the small Charter I work for airma
30 RDUDDJI : It's good to see UA hiring again. I wonder what these "new" destinations include? I couldn't tell you how many UAX F/A's I've met over the last few we
31 BR715-A1-30 : Well, I wouldn't mind getting in with United Airlines. But the first airline that calls me wins, whether it be AirTran, United, or Republic (Chautauqu
32 N723GW : I was thinking about doing this, my only worry is will it cover my bills? Car payment, house payment? How often will I be home? What is the pay scale?
33 LTBEWR : It's too bad they cannot pay 'living wages'. You would have to consider a 2nd job with flexible hours and availablity to afford to live in the early y
34 Jamake1 : The thing I find truly sad is that I started at United in 1995 at a beginning rate of 19.05 per hour. It is now ten years later and because of the mar
35 Post contains images Viscount630 : Let's hope some of the laid-off Indy F/As get a chance at some world travel from IAD too. After the roller-coaster they must have been through they de
36 UAORD2000 : After taxes and including per diem, new UAL flight attendants can expect between $1500 and $2000 a month. Not a lot of money but raises come every yea
37 Post contains links Mexicana757 : Here it is, UA to hire 2000 flight attendants. LInk to the the story. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051111...p/uscompanyairualjobs_051111182005
38 Post contains images Aa757first : They marry Captains. Most flight attendants have multiple roommates. You do get pay increases later on, but if anyone on here is going to try and bec
39 Post contains images UAcosCS : Very true, nor will you get rich working for anybody but yourself. 700 in IAD to start. Most importantly to put an end to IndyAir, they are beefing u
40 Post contains images Kevi747 : I prefer to think of them as adventurous people with a passion for life. This is the best job on earth, we have so much fun! WHAT?!?! Totally untrue.
41 Aa757first : I'm sure it is a very fun job. Flight attendants do have to the chance to see the world and travel for leisure for next to nothing. But, it can't be
42 UAcosCS : I don't think most UAL employees have that fear in their minds now. Besides, you can sit at home and live in fear, or apply with a company that can g
43 ASFlyer : Did you find it necessary to tell us F/A's that our job is less important then a doctors or social workers? If it makes you feel better to point that
44 Post contains images Turbo7x7 : Wait a sec. . . I'm curious about something. I can understand the attraction of flying all over the world practically for free. But with those salarie
45 Tsaord : 1500-2000 a month is enough for me! i live at home with my folks and grandparents! i dont have a lot of bills! im very customer service friendly(even
46 Post contains images Kevi747 : You could say that about any company. Why would someone torture themselves like that? Not everyone was meant to have kids, I sure as hell don't want
47 Aa757first : But will they in a year? Five years? Ten years? There is a lot instability in the airline industry. Some people like a career in which they do good f
48 Post contains links ASFlyer : Oh brother, I'm debating this with someone that is between 13-15 years old? Forget it, conversation over. Get some life experience and come back in 1
49 Lono : This will happen..??? You going to let this happen???? Why stay?? Cant afford a home for that... Silly thing to consider Make more almost anywhere..!
50 Aa757first : I read them. Virtually nothing. I mean, that's fine. Some people try to help others, some don't care. And that is OK, and I'm not being sarcastic. I
51 Gman3 : I don't remembering asking you to express your condescending views. I have made it work for me and it has been fine. I certainly would never try to d
52 MiCorazonAzul : yea, that sucks....JetBlue F/A's start at $20 an hour.
53 Gman3 : I was stating the starting salary for those who want to know. If jetBlue is hiring than one can go and apply with them as well.
54 Jamake1 : Do you mean passengers such as AAndrew? A bit misleading. Jet Blue F/A's don't get holiday pay, reserve over-ride pay, holding pay, trip guarantee, n
55 N1120A : I am sure international includes meals, but according to the F/As on my flights this weekend, only pilots get meals on domestic
56 Gman3 : Well according to this FA, ME!!!!, we get meals on domestic trips that meet the criteria of our contract! So I have no idea why they told you that. I
57 N1120A : Strange. She must have been having a bad day
58 WeAreUnited : According to what I know about UA's AFA contract... UA provides their FA's with meals if their work day is over 8 hours- and they have no sit time. S
59 Turnit56N : Wow. So I guess you don't really respect pilots, either. Or mechanics, or dispatchers, or anyone in the airline biz....because they usually do less t
60 Cessna172RG : At one time, I wanted to be a flight attendant. I tried with Alaska and Horizon, but did not make it. if I did, I would probably have been based in An
61 Post contains images UAcosCS : I wont go into much detail with a fella 13-15 years old, Not trying to belittle you, it is cool folks your age like aviation so well. But I personall
62 HunUtazo : ..........sorry.
63 UAcosCS : Why? I'm not.
64 Shawn Patrick : Well I'm going to apply because... why the heck not? But considering I'm just 19 and I don't speak any other languages (except a little French which I
65 Post contains images Tsaord : well you HAVE to be 21 years of age! i read that on the offical site! almost sunday
66 HunUtazo : it was conditional........
67 UAORD2000 : I want to put to rest the confusion about crew meals. Listen up everyone... We get a meal on domestic trip id's when our duty day is 8.5 hours or grea
68 777boi : Do UA hire non US passport holders? Would really like to work for an airline like UA!
69 HunUtazo : ........what?
70 Ctbarnes : If you ever wanted to be an FA now, in my mind, is the time to apply. The airlines FINALLY seem to be coming out of their industry slump, so while the
71 HunUtazo : Everything.............
72 Shane : I applied at UA years ago but they told me I was too tall. I'm somewhere between 6'1" & 6'2". I often wondered if it was because of those low-hanging
73 Flyua : Dear Shane: You are not too tall! United raised its height limit to 6'4" several years ago. If you are still interested, please consider reapplying! (
74 Shane : I've been asked to help with such a task as a passenger already! Those seem to have a habit of coming down in flight, don't they? If only they paid a
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