Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 16534 times:
I've been checking out some airlines. I've been at my current airline for a while now and I'm kind of thinking I need a change, want to be part of something different, somwhere new, somewhere thats growing. Its been a good place for a few years I suppose. They offer a great 401K and company paid health benefits but I'm sick of the small towns and little planes!
My initial choice was WN, but I know they aren't hiring for qutie sometime, however compensation wise they seem to be about as good as it gets. I've also thought about B6 but I don't have a lot of information on them either.
As far as Virgin America is concerned however:
Do they have a pay scale pay rules in place? ie. How much starting plus garuntee, per diem rates?
Minimum days off per month?
Any info on jumpseat agreements or heatlh benefits would also be greatly appreciated!
SWASFLA From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16326 times:
I wouldn't go with Virgin Amrica. I would wait to see what there future looks like. I worked for B6 for 6 years and they were a decent airline for a long time and I still ove there product, but to be a F/A for them I dont think would be ideal. Unless you love ground delays and long taxi times. Then again you get a good long view of New York City from the taxiways at JFK. The company as a whole seemed to be losing it's appeal that I loved for so long, and it was way to unorganized for such a small airline. I worked in three diffrent stations and like i said I loved it for a long time but they have changed. As for WN if you ever get the chance to work for them DO IT! You wont regret it at all. I went to Southwest and it is amazing! I wish I had started my airline career there. The benefits are the best, pay is great, and they treat you so good! From an employee standpoint they have to be near the top or at the top in every category!
B6flyboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 14375 times:
I have been at VX for 1 year now and I really love it. We are an ever growing and expanding company and the oportunity for advancement is great company wide. I started as a regular F/A and I have advanced through my dept. over the past year. We are really trying to make a difference in this difficult industry and we try do it while having fun. We fly great planes and they really are beautiful. We do not fly to a ton of cities right now...but we are not finished growing. We have nice layovers and stay at nice hotels. Most of all the people that we work with are amazing. From Pilots to the Airport staff; they all are nice and really make your day enjoyable.
Is VX the perfect mecca of a work place...No it is not, but no company is. Management works hard to provide for us, but as with any start up sometimes we have to tackle problems as they occur. We try hard everyday to make things better...the company has made a great investment into its Teammates and we in turn have helped VX win a number of awards in our first year of operation such as the Conde Nest and Travel and Leisure Awards.
I picked up and left B6 ( an airline that I love and developed a strong basis for this industry from ) and moved myself out to California from the east coast. To me it is an adventure and everyday I am thankful to be part of it. I see myself going very far with VX and I am very happy about taking a chance of moving across the country for an unknown.
I will not go into pay and other details online...but I do recommend this: go to our website. www.virginamerica.com, and look for careers portal. Our application for an Inflight Teammate (F/A) is there and you will find additonal information about the postion. Apply for it and if you get the chance to move forward you will be able to learn more about the pay and benefits about the position.
Check us out....we may be the right fit or we may not, but if you do not look you will never know.
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B767300ER From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12013 times:
It is really a matter of personal choice as to which airline is the "best" towork for. Its really
about what you want as far a flying experiences and cities/contries to see. If salary is
of prime concern, to be honest look some where else. I started with TWA, went briefly with
AA then LH and now DL. In DL I have found what I am looking for, travel, benefits, good
work environment and being able to be based in NY. I would not be happy flying multiple
sectors daily or being on reserve, slthough thats how I started with TWA. My partner works for CO and he finds them to be great. So know what your looking for, ask the right questions
and know what to expect and accept. Good luck.
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11510 times:
I know exactly what Im looking for but its hard to find right now. The one thing Im not comfortable with about B6, VX, or DL is the non-union FA group. Having the union around has always made me feel safe, they keep the management in check, especially in times where they have wanted to take a lot of things from us, or bully us around.
Has AA been the only legacy carrier that hasn't hired since pre- 9/11?
What about Hawaiian? I've heard by 2010 they anticipate to hire a lot of FAs.