Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 2543 times:
Do you count retired F/A's in your questions? As others here know I stopped flying with PanAm's demise in 1991. Our rules were probably very similar to what you have to deal with today. You know, hair a certain way(especially when serving), certain shoes, skirts no shorter than a specified length, etc. I hope you continue to enjoy your chosen field and have a long and prosperous career with nothing but clear skies. Best of luck.
Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 2541 times:
I started with Eagle in 1987 and made the cutover to AA in 1997. Like it here a lot. I feel the company is pretty secure, even post Sept 11th and 587. I think we have a way to go but in the long run we'll regain our past glories, LOL
Corsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2392 times:
I am a cabin crew for Corsair qualified on B747/B737/A330. I did start in the army in 1993 on Falcon 20 and Nord 262 for 2 years, then in 1995 worked for Corsair and left in 1997to AF on the European network (B737/A320/A321), then quit the airline for a cople of year and came back to Corsair since april 2000.
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
I am cabin attendant for Air France have been flying for them for 6 years on Boeing 747-100/200/300/400, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 737-300/500, Airbus A300-B4, A320-100/200, A310-200/300, A330-200, A340-200/300. Many aircrafts but I made a list of all the aircraft I flew on. These days I mainly fly on the 777-200 with the 747-400 second and A340-300 last... I have been working for British Midland, easyJet as well as GB Airways before joining AF and I started my carrier 9 years ago with the French Air Force as a cabin attendant on their DC-8 and A310-300.
I am based in Paris and am part of a union.
I will soon leave the paris base to join the Tahiti base flying 747-400 only, to LAX and CDG from PPT.
Jmc777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2358 times:
Psr with JMC Airlines, 10 years experience, started with Caledonian Airways, then joined Flying Colours Airlines in 1998 working the AML Contract, the companies merged to form JMC and transferred back in March this year. Have worked on A320, B757-200, B757-300, L1011, DC10-30, A330-200 & B777-200. Still luv the job !!
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 36 Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2353 times:
Hi LML14/32, Yes, AF has 3 overseas cabin crew base. One in Tahiti, one in the French West Indies and finally one in Noumea that will close down in March 2003.
Air France has inherited the PPT and NOU base when they merged with UTA French Airlines.
AF employs 92 something cabin crew in Tahiti.
C3000flyboy From Canada, joined May 2000, 104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
Been an F/A for 3 years:
Canada 3000 (2 years to the day, Company Bankrupt) B757-200, A320-200, A330-200, A319
Skyservice (6mnth YVR contract, Base closed) A320-200, A319
Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. (Currently) B727-200
AASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 446 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2210 times:
Thanks everyone for the responses!
Mostly foreign carrier flight attendant's on this site. Do many of the foreign carrier's have flight attendant unions? Please share distinct work rules that you think are different from other carriers. For example, at AA we have rotating reserve and separate domestic/international divisions. I would also like to know the starting and top pay at your carrier. How is seniority determined in training?
I will be leaving on a 3day trip today. With layovers in MCO and DEN. If anybody is in those cities please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care and fly safe!
SWALUVFA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 277 posts, RR: 6 Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
I started in April 2001 as a United Airlines Flight Attendant, but then after 9/11, I was furloughed and got hired by Southwest thinking that UAL would be years before calling back. After just one month after I resigned from UAL to go to SWA, they called all of the Flight Attendants back to the line. Although I love my job at Southwest and I am very proud to be apart of the company, I miss United because they are the first airline that made my dream come true. Luckily I left on great terms with UAL and have a wonderful letter of recomendation from them, so one day I will return to "The Friendly Skies!" But for now, I'm LUVIN those LUVjets!
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
Count me in. 12 years flying for the worlds favourite and still LOVE it. As a message to AF CABIN CREW........i want your job based in PPT. Now that would be great great fun. Tell us all about it. This jobs certainly beats working for a living. Safe flying to all!!!!!!!
Flyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 312 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2089 times:
Hullo! I'm working through year 7 with Unitedout here by the Bay in SFO, hired on at the beginning of 1996. Although I enjoy complaining about United's 50+ year-seniority Flight Attendants who still manage to hang on with us, I love this crazy job so much I fully intend to become one of them! (That is, as long as this industry and my company intend to stick around!) The main reason I love this job, even more than the layovers in Hawaii and Sydney: my coworkers!!
AASTEW: thank you for starting off this post. I am happy to see how many European crew are following along, and I too would love to hear about their seniority issues, pay scales, and company/union gripes. ...I know there are other websites that specialize in F/A "gossip," but I still prefer to come home to airliners.net!
SWALUVFA: Get your tail back over here a.s.a.p.! I'm so sorry to hear you'd accepted the Southwest offer and turned down United one month before the massive recall. I do hope you continue to enjoy the LUVing experience, but don't build too much seniority over there that you consider staying away from us! There's a -400 main deck Business galley position just waiting for you to be juniored into it (tee hee)!! I hope to see you again in United Blue very very soon.
Cabin Crew from Europe: please post again soon!
25 SQ772: I am not a cabin crew, but I am interested to learn about the training that various airlines put you guys and girls through... I am aware that all cab
26 Flyua: Dear SQ772: Here are one F/A's answers to your questions-- 1) Out of seven weeks of live-in training at United's Chicago headquarters (5 days per week
27 Cactuscmh: Hi Flyua, Thanks for telling us your FA experience. I would like to be a FA too, and I have lots of questions I would like to ask you. Would you mind
28 SQ772: Thanks flyua for the detailed explaination. Now, what about FAs of other non-American carriers? Is your training any different from those that your Am
29 Rootsgirl: The airline that I work for requires you to write 3 safety exams and 1 final safety exam. You must obtain 90% to pass. We devote 4 weeks to safety and
30 Jmc777: With regard to exams and such....... From a JMC (soon to be Thomas Cook Airlines UK) point of view: I believe the initial course to be 6 weeks, compri
31 Blink182: This one is for the females- Which do you prefer working in: Skirts or pants? Also, for anybody, what was the toughest part of training(other than pas
32 Canadi>nBoy: Ex Flight Attendant with Wardair Canada Ltd and Worldways Canada ltd. Was qualified on B-747-100/200, DC-10-30, A310-300, DC-8-63, L-1011-100 and B-72
33 Travatl: Hey AASTEW - I started with ValuJet in December 1995. (Am still with AirTran). Where were you based? I was originally based in ATL, but then TDY-based
34 SWALUVFA: Flyua- Thank you so much for your nice words on wanting me back at UAL! Don't worry, I will be back before you know it! United was the first airline t
35 Cessnapimp: Hello y'all, I was with Air Transat for a short while a few years back and I've been missing it terribly. Just got hired at Air Canada 2 months ago. L