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User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3007 times:

I'm not talking about piloting jobs... I'm not that dumb.  Wink/being sarcastic

Seriously though, do any airlines (in the United States) offer jobs for High School students? Even if it's just cleaning the planes or pushing disabled people around in wheel chairs.

Thanks,
Hank

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User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

I wish...

Michael SFO
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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6207 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Hey I would love one of those jobs, even if it involves cleaning the toilets.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineA330/B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

For the most part you need to have graduated HS. But check thier websites, they give pretty good info on what is requiered/expected. I plan on getting a ramp position with NW, or a CSR position with Air Wisconsin. I've spoken with the head of hiring at AWAC and she seemed more than willing to hire me once I graduate.

Good luck!


User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

...anything that would get be benifits would work! Besides, you could work for your favorite airline, and look at planes.

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

for those near SFO check swissport. I am not sure of their requirements. they do all kinds of planes,
almost all the international airlines at sfo


User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

You could try a shop or restaurant in an airport. I believe they hire at around 16+. At least then you could get to know people around the airport and I am sure you could talk flight crews into letting you check out the planes. Good luck!

User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

...that's a good idea about working for a company inside the airport. I'll have to try that in a couple of years.
...make sure you get the business with the best view  Smile/happy/getting dizzy!


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
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When I passed through Midway Airport in Chicago, I saw quite a few high school-age kids working in the airport, doing jobs like pushing wheelchairs, cleaning, and performing other basic but necessary tasks. What I noticed was that at least a few of them were speaking Polish to one another--I'd always heard Chicago described as the second largest Polish city after Warsaw!

Good luck in your job search!


User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

I would really love working at the airport, but in a place where I could see all the planes and stuff. Especially if I could clean inside the airplane, that would be very cool! But I don't know if they trust guys 16 years or less  Pissed if anyone out there knows any companies that clean planes at KSEA please let me know!  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

United offers positions as UM Runner and some other ones in DEN, that's all I know. My friend Chris worked there.


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User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4951 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2862 times:


The coffee shop idea is a good one. I know a guy who started working in the restaurant at BTV and ended up as an agent with UA. He got to know the UA personnel and when they had an opening they told him about it. He got the job. His sister eventually was an agent for CO at BTV at the same time.

Don't get discouraged either. After I graduated HS and had one year of college behind me I wrote a letter to UA asking if they had summer jobs for college students. I was a student in a Professional Aviation curriculum at the time. I got what I considered a pretty nasty letter back stating that "United does not hire people just because they have an interest in aviation." Bastards. Needless to say I went on to a great career in aviation without UA.

What they DO look for in all potential candidates is a high degree of customer service skills. So if you can't work for an airline now, get a job that does demand that you acquire customer service skills so you will have it under your belt for the future.



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User currently offlineLukino99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Man, UA are really bastards!! lol, is that all they replied to you?

User currently offlineToorsgirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Shouldn't be too hard. After all that's how Rootsair got most of its flight attendants.

Toorsgirl


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Forget about getting anything on the ramp side of the fence before you are 18. That is because it is considered a hazardous work enviroment.


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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Cleaning the inside of a plane might sound cool at first, but trust me its not something you want to do day in and day out, even as a summer job. If you work as an airline representative of some sort you cna go on teh plane whenever you like. Like others have said though it will be hard to get hired before you turn 18.

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