Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3534 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, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3532 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 (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3383 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, 1041 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3386 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 (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3349 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, 1041 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3344 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 (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3289 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, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3201 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: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3174 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 (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3134 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, 325 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3080 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!
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