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User currently offlineAirlinebuff77 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

I've been in the Navy going on nine years in a few months. I've pretty much made up my mind that after I'm in the Navy, I'm going to pursue my career as a flight attendant. What I want to know is do I have as good a chance of getting hired after I retire from the Navy at 39, or get out in the next couple years and apply to the airlines?

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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

I wanted to convert from the active duty Navy to FTS (previously referred to a TAR), and do C-9/C-40/C-130 aircrew - but the Navy can't promise me orders to a VR squadron. So, I'm now considering getting out when my term is up and pursuing what I want to do in the civilian world. I'm 21, an AT2, and will have been in 4 years in August.

I'd imagine the younger you are when applying, the better chances you have of being hired. It's the nature of the business. Unless, of course, you apply at NWA.  Wink


User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

The FA on my last flight with CO looked like he had military experience. I didn't ask, but you could tell from posture and overall bearing that he was military. He made a good impression on me and made the airline look good too.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
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I was going to say, why not try your hand at being an FA in the Navy Res at North Island. VR-57 (C40)/737 sqdn) at NZY is always looking for FA's but if you're close to retirement, you may not qualify. PM me if you're interested in finding out more.


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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

The show call "Flight Attendant School" on the Travel Channel has a Frontier Airlines trainee in her 50's. I don't believe age is a problem, if it was the lawyers would sue for age discrimination.

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

There's an exception to every rule, it seems. Good for her, though.

User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1038 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
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What counts in this job is the love and passion for it. You are lucky that in the USA there is no age limit.
So for me, if you are willing to make some sacrifice concerning wages, relocate etc but you think that you are going to love flying with a bunch of people around and know you can do great things in a team my word is GO ! Go for it it is a fantastic job !



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
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Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 4):
The show call "Flight Attendant School" on the Travel Channel has a Frontier Airlines trainee in her 50's. I don't believe age is a problem, if it was the lawyers would sue for age discrimination.

I'm referring to his retirement from the Navy, not civilian life. There are factors with his position(rank, years of service), it may not be worth it to him to get into it.



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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

You age is not a problem whatsoever. I had man and woman well in to their 50s in my training class. I also know many millitary people at my airline .
Good luck!


User currently offlineCrewtagdotcom From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

You'll have no problems.

A very very dear friend of mine was in the Navy before becoming a FA. He worked in submarines and figured since he has worked at the bottom of the world, he also wants to work on top of the world.

Good luck!



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