M11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 9589 times:
Most regionals are hiring. Make sure you don't go into it thinking that the job is glamorous especially if you work for a regional. Its low pay, long hours, hard work, and lots of responsibility. You really have to be the right kind of person to be an F/A.
My opinions, statements, etc. are my own and do not have any association with those of any employer.
Sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1659 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 9239 times:
Last I heard Etihad is hiring as well, albeit at a much more reduced pace (they apparently canceled many open days, but retained a few), though if you are US based I'm not sure if they have any open days coming up out there. You can check it out on their website.
If you are looking for more of a global reach rather than working for a regional American carrier, then Etihad is a good place for you to go - they do require previous customer service experience though. Not to mention you'd hold a rating on either the A320/A330/A345/A346 or the B77W right away! You'd be based in Abu Dhabi however, so you'd need to make a big move.
Quoting Airmale (Reply 3): Qatar Airways is always looking for flight attendants.... but you need to move to Qatar!
From what I know from friends and gossip around the sand pit, I would steer clear of Qatar Airways and go for Etihad if you were to apply for any of the Gulf airlines. Emirates has stopped cabin crew recruitment till at least the fall, though probably will be extended till year's end.
That said, I'd really do my research before making any move to join any of the Gulf carriers, it might not be a good fit for some - we get good allowances and benefits but also work under different working conditions (no union, etc) and also work in a really different cabin culture, with crew from 100+ countries and some really hard destinations to work (though that's balanced with some really really nice ones as well). I made the move a bit back and am loving it to bits, though I've heard some who aren't that thrilled about being here, so do your research.
PM me if you have any more questions, I'd be happy to help, and good luck in your search!
ConvairNut From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 8381 times:
Quoting B777a340fan (Thread starter): Don't know if it's the right forum. I'm looking to change careers and want to contemplate fulfilling my dream: becoming a flight attendant. Are any airlines looking for flight attendants?
LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2137 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 8297 times:
Swiss International Air Lines is also looking for F/A's however you need to speak at least English and or German. Preferably all 3 languages in case you are planing to make a career as an F/A with them.
Cush From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 7648 times:
In my personal experience avoid Mesa Airlines at any and all costs! They are an awful airline to work for and you may work a number of months before you see your first flight. I honestly don't know how Mesa is still in business because their company is awful. Their employees have no clue what they are doing and they hire some of the most incompetent people you have ever seen!
Flyglobal From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (5 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 6802 times:
Your language skills and your service readiness will be key parameters.
Except for maybe regional american carriers, a carrier who goes abroard may require at least 1 of not 2 languages except english. At least one should be fluent. Spanish may be the closest to american citizen. Without that you may be stucked with regional american carriers and I doubt that they are a pleasure to work for. It depends on what you want to.
Better you tell us what type you are and whats your passion for beeing a FA compared to e.g salese staff in a car dealership. or waitress in a restaurant.