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F/A Required Ages?  
User currently offlineA380fo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Are there any airlines out there that are mainly US that have a minimum age requirement of 18. My neighbor wants to become an F/A and she is 18 but doesnt know of anyone who she could apply to. Shes looking for anything...regional, legacy...whatever. All i found was MESA.... THANKS!!!

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User currently offlineGoaliemn From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 463 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Most have a minimum age of 21 because they do serve alcohol. I'm assuming some states may not allow anyone under 21 to serve.

[Edited 2007-08-01 14:13:41]

User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17055 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Quoting Goaliemn (Reply 2):
Most have a minimum age of 21 because they do serve alcohol. I'm assuming some states may not allow anyone under 21 to serve.

Interesting question comes up here. There are plenty of states that allow 18 and above to serve alcohol. What is the rule for airlines that land in states with various legal serving ages?



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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

A little bit off-topic but I'm wondering if there is also a maximum age to apply ?


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

No maximum age, just minimum. It is 21 with CO.


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User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Many years ago the MAXIMUM age was 29. Or, once they got married, then they had to quit.

User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 6):
Many years ago the MAXIMUM age was 29. Or, once they got married, then they had to quit.

Yep, that all went away after the 70s. Big grin

Skyway dba Midwest Connect is 18 and I think Midwest is 18 also.

I can I ask why on earth does she want to be an F/A?


User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 7):
I can I ask why on earth does she want to be an F/A?

To find a rich middle aged divorced captain to be her sugar daddy


User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 8):
To find a rich middle aged divorced captain to be her sugar daddy

:D



But back to the thread topic. Your friend should start off as a gate agent and see how the airline runs and treats their employees. Also she would get to deal with the same crazy and pissed off people but not be confined to an airplane for hours with them.


User currently offlineA380fo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Hah...mostly for travelling aspect. but thanks for the replys. Also MESA is 18...i think midwest is 21 also....hmmmmm any others out there

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting A380fo (Reply 10):
..mostly for travelling aspect

What traveling aspect...?? You live in a hotel. The glamor days are LONG gone



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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting Goaliemn (Reply 2):
Most have a minimum age of 21 because they do serve alcohol. I'm assuming some states may not allow anyone under 21 to serve.

For airline work you can be 18 and serve alcohol.

Here at YX the minimum is age is 18, but now may not be the best time to apply....



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User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Quoting Goaliemn (Reply 2):
Most have a minimum age of 21 because they do serve alcohol. I'm assuming some states may not allow anyone under 21 to serve.

Most regionals are 18. I know we usually have a few 18 year olds.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3394 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

There was a story a few years back about an airline that flew tiny planes in Scotland and there was a maximum recomended height for their F/As Big grin

User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 14):
There was a story a few years back about an airline that flew tiny planes in Scotland and there was a maximum recomended height for their F/As

A lot of regionals have height limitations. From the Skywest FA career page: "Your height must be between 5'0 and 5'8 without shoes due to the internal size of our aircraft. For your safety, there are no exceptions to this requirement. Your height will be verified at the time of interview."



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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

At 9E, its 18. I am 18 and I love it so far. 9E also lets you choose your base too.


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User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

AA had a FA that retired a while back, but when she retired I think she was around 75 or so. She went WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back to DC3 days. Heck AA has an employee that just had his 60! year anniversary with the company. He is 82 now and has no plans to retire.

User currently offlineN587NK From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
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I started with XJ when I was 19, minimum age was 18. I'm not sure if theres is still the same or not. You can serve alcohol at 18.

A lot more airlines used to hire at 18. Now a majority of them are 20-21, but there are some that will hire at 18. 99% of those are regionals


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
Interesting question comes up here. There are plenty of states that allow 18 and above to serve alcohol. What is the rule for airlines that land in states with various legal serving ages?

I dunno about the US. In Canada (at least for drinking) it depends on what province the airline is registered in. WestJet is registered in Alberta, therefor being allowed to serve it to 18 year olds. AC is registered in multiple locations, so they abide by the rules of the departure city. Eg, YYC-YVR would have a limit of 18 but YVR-YYC would have a limit of 19. I think the same rules would apply to the server, but hey, what do I know?



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User currently offlineLuvfa From United States of America, joined May 2005, 446 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

I don't know how it is at other airlines, but here at Southwest I have noticed our classes have more older FA's in them. Some of them are starting with us in their 50's and 60's . This may be the result of many things; a better work ethic, competition in the industry. I think it has to do with keeping costs down. These FA's will in theory be with us less time and not reach maximum pay! But who know.

User currently offlineJimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

For what it's worth, Skybus is currently hiring at 19.

User currently offlineGeorgebush From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 679 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 8):
To find a rich middle aged divorced captain to be her sugar daddy

You don't really hear the word "rich" and "captain" in the same sentence anymore. Especially one thats middle aged. If thats her goal, I'd tell her to try for Emirates.

Bit off topic here, but a thought just came to me. I was looking at job's with Emirates in CHC, and to be a ticket/gate agent a photograph was required. It even went on to say that there should be more than one and be professionally done, because DXB is the fashion capital of the world... according to them.

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 9):
Your friend should start off as a gate agent and see how the airline runs and treats their employees. Also she would get to deal with the same crazy and pissed off people but not be confined to an airplane for hours with them.

This is actually great advice, after working for OO as a ramp/cs agent and ground handling Mesa flights, I would NEVER put my CV anywhere close to Mesa! But if you arent involved with the airline industry, people just don't know.



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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Quoting Jimbobjoe (Reply 21):
For what it's worth, Skybus is currently hiring at 19.

Sure if the girl wants to stand around the the galley and sell herself.  Wink


User currently offlineA380fo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Yes she already works for OO as a cross utilized agent....hmmm ill tell her the suggestions. Thanks!!!

User currently offlineJimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1432 times:

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 23):
Sure if the girl wants to stand around the the galley and sell herself.

I'd like to thank you for that joke. I have a friend who is a flight attendant for Skybus and I intend to unleash that joke on her periodically.  Smile


25 Post contains images Skyexramper : I'm glad someone understood it as it was meant.
26 Post contains links Viscount724 : Not sure what the usual minimum age is for most non-US carriers but at LX it's 18. http://www.swiss.com/web/EN/about_sw...es/requirements_cabincrew_zr
27 SQ_EK_freak : If she wanted to start off her career with a bang and start flying interesting routes right away, shouldn't she go for one of the Middle Eastern giant
28 WesternA318 : I think Skywest is 18 as well? I could be wrong...
29 COERJ145 : Compass(NWA subsidiary) is 18.
30 MCOflyer : No 21 I checked already. They are on a hiring spree. RP, ZW, 9E, Colgan, S5, CHQ, PSA, Piedmont all hire at 18 WN, US, FL is at 20 CO, UA, Sky West,
31 AA787823 : Well considering that copper wire was invented by two pilots fighting over a penny, they do have some money to blow on a young attractive female.
32 DTWAGENT : I thought you had to be 21 years or older. That is only because of the sale of alcohol. And if your working for a company that use CRJ's or Saab's, th
33 Georgebush : In most states you can get your liquor licsense as young as 18. When I waited tables in Indiana, the age was 19 to get your premit to be able to brin
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