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Age Limit To Become Flight Attendant  
User currently offlineShanti From Senegal, joined Dec 1999, 61 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 20841 times:

What is the average age limit to be employed as flight attendant? I am 30 and I heard it is too late to start this experience.
Do you know if any airlines employ F.A. also for short term assignements (6 to 12 months)?

tks

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User currently offlineBA FOREVER From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 20804 times:

The law for the upper age limit is 55 years old.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 20794 times:

That must be a Brit rule.

I seem to vaugly recall a couple of U.S. F/A's that where working well past that age. It was big news when they finally did retire.

In the US, in most cases age limits went out the door. The reasons where

A: The sortage of people
B:The frequency of Age Discrimination Lawsuits.



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User currently offlineBA FOREVER From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 20786 times:

Well, if we are going to get a bit personal on Nationality... the those rules must be Yank Rules.

Talk about exploiting people to their death for the dollar.


User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 944 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 20775 times:

No you guys, this was news in the USA airline circles a while back as these people who had retired at other jobs wanted to start a F/A job just to see the what happens in the world outside their old cubicle at their old company. The last really big story I heard around here is that a pilot had some doubts about how a flight attendant who was in her mid seventies could perform required duties in an emergency and she was taken away from the flight. There is nothing written nor legal about exploiting people to their death for a dollar. Most all workers here in the USA have a choice as to whether they want to come to work or not no matter their age (except pilots aged 60+). There is no place here legally for indentured servitude and a person can go from job to job no matter their age if that's what they prefer.

User currently offlineBA FOREVER From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 20760 times:

I have several application forms for a f/a at home. I will check them... I am sure that one of them states a rule for age limits.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 20759 times:

BA FOREVER.....

I wasn't trying to pick a nationality fight.

I was just making note that there is more then one set of rules out there. Not everybody is playing by the same book..

No hard feelings ok?




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User currently offlineLaxFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 20755 times:

Before your interview I'd lose the flip attitude.

User currently offlineBA FOREVER From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 20754 times:

Well, why would I need it before my interrview. I got offers from 6 major airlines! They had no problems with my attitude! So may I suggest you should review your perceptions sir?

But - L188.... no... ofcourse no hard feelings - I don't take everything to heart on here!


User currently offlineLaxFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 20751 times:

Gee let me check my ID to see if I was born yesterday! 6 offers for what? Not to fly them? You have a very flip attitude. Learn some respect for others.

User currently offlineBA FOREVER From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 20749 times:

I have respect... just for those who desrve it.

Now, respect. This comes from a 'guy' who is accusing me of lack of respect and a 'flip' attitude. You also doubt my integrity.... can you comment on peoples respect for others??

And YES, I had offers for a flight attendants with 6 major airlines. I would suggest that you do check your ID badge as clearly you have a problem understanding English.


User currently offlineMikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 20742 times:

Notdownlocked summed it up nicely....heck if your only 30, start flying Shanti....Delta has an 81 year old flight attendant who can still run with the best of them.

User currently offlineGo canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 20730 times:

no wonder you have the word 'lax' in your user anme when you clearly are being very lax with the rules of airlines. BA forever doesnt have a flip attitude, he simply responded to some on else and they then reached an understanding. This thread didnt need your four pennies worth but since you have started then im going to finish this off.

I would check that Id badge of yours, looks like your younger than you claim-thats clear from your childish remarks-or maybe your are older as only old people have an attitude which thinks they are superior to others?

I notice you havent responded and backup your statements, typical.

PS-there is an upper age limit on many airlines, BA was just stating this,British Airways along with VG and many others DO have an upperage limit.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 20729 times:

I didn't think it was that big of deal either.


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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 20716 times:

In the US, there is NO "law" restriction on flight attendant ages (starting or retiring)....most large jet operators require f/as to be 21 or higher (commuters usually start at 18 or 19). As a 28 year old f/a.....trust me......you will still be one of the youngest out there at 30.....

Travis


User currently offlineGo canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 20693 times:

i notice somebody hasnt responded?foot in mouth i think!




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