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Query About Being An F/A In The States.  
User currently offlineWexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Just wondering about the regulations for working as a Flight Attendant in the US. Do you have to be a US national to do so or what is the story? Or if you are not an American but you get a green card can you work as an F/A?

Thanks for any help.


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User currently offlineTR1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Yes, you can have a green card and be able to work as a F/A in the US.

User currently offlineAtlwest1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1046 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

If you are interested in Becoming an FA here in the states look to Janurary for a couple of airlines to be hiring. Also make sure you can pass a criminal background check and hold a valid passport.


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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

What about for overseas bases like in London, are American nationals favoured over local applicants? I hold dual citizenship for the UK and Australia and am considering moving to London and going back to flying so far QF followed by BA and then maybe NZ would be my first choices then some US airlines.
Which US airlines have a London base and where do their crews fly to?

If none of them are hiring looks like I'll be off the QR or EY lol but not a huge fan of the heat and would much prefer to live in London! lol


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
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The number 1 requirement would be to be able to legally be able to work in the country you are based in.


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 2330 times:



Quoting TR1 (Reply 1):
Yes, you can have a green card and be able to work as a F/A in the US.

Several US Airlines also require a US passport for international travel, they do not want to deal with foreign passports even if you have a greencard.

I doubt airlines like Southwest would have the US passport requirement,

but it was a requirement at America West



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User currently offlineWexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2227 times:



Quoting TR1 (Reply 1):
Yes, you can have a green card and be able to work as a F/A in the US.

Thanks a million for that, handy to know.

Quoting Atlwest1 (Reply 2):
If you are interested in Becoming an FA here in the states look to Janurary for a couple of airlines to be hiring.

If I was to be looking into it ti would not be for at least another year that I would so wont be looking that soon, thanks for the advice anyway.

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 5):
Several US Airlines also require a US passport for international travel, they do not want to deal with foreign passports even if you have a greencard.

I don't suppose you would know off the top of your head what ones would be fussy?



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User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2215 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 4):
Which US airlines have a London base and where do their crews fly to?

I know UA has a London base, and they fly to the US destinations (ORD, IAD, SFO and LAX, and any other that might be started).


User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (4 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 2186 times:



Quoting Wexfordflyer (Reply 6):
Quoting Atlwest1 (Reply 2):
If you are interested in Becoming an FA here in the states look to Janurary for a couple of airlines to be hiring.

If I was to be looking into it ti would not be for at least another year that I would so wont be looking that soon, thanks for the advice anyway.

I'd say QF or BA would be the better bets, as conditions for F/A's in the US are really low


User currently offlineWexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 2171 times:



Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 8):
I'd say QF or BA would be the better bets, as conditions for F/A's in the US are really low

I know conditions are not that great but do QF or BA have crew bases in the states? I wasnt aware they do so wouldnt be any use if one was living in the states.



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User currently offlineTR1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 2121 times:



Quoting Malaysia (Reply 5):

Having a green card is fine just as long as one is able to obtain the necessary visas and/or permits for entry into countries that your employer flies to. We have a number of Flight Attendants with green cards in our ranks at DL/NW.


User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 2058 times:



Quoting Wexfordflyer (Reply 9):
I know conditions are not that great but do QF or BA have crew bases in the states? I wasnt aware they do so wouldnt be any use if one was living in the states

No they don't I was just saying that I wouldn't mind working for a US airline in their London base if QF, NZ or BA weren't hiring up there


User currently offlineWexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 2048 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 11):
No they don't I was just saying that I wouldn't mind working for a US airline in their London base if QF, NZ or BA weren't hiring up there

Oh yeah yeah I know that, I was replying to another post  Smile



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User currently offlineAirNovaBAe146 From Canada, joined Jun 2008, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 2011 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 3):
citizenship for the UK and Australia and am considering moving to London and going back to flying so far QF followed by BA and then maybe NZ would be my first choices then some US airlines.
Which US airlines have a London base and where do their crews fly to?

Based on the recent news about how BA was excessively staffed, I don't think they'll be hiring anytime in the immediate future.

Hopefully this industry will get better one day!!!

AN


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 1884 times:



Quoting Malaysia (Reply 5):
Quoting TR1 (Reply 1):
Yes, you can have a green card and be able to work as a F/A in the US.

Several US Airlines also require a US passport for international travel, they do not want to deal with foreign passports even if you have a greencard.

AC also has a requirement that their flight attendants hold Canadian citizenship, presumably to avoid problems obtaining visas for the countries they serve.


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