So, I just returned from SEA
(in a cocoon in first class with US...that was what I call the Envoy experience). Anyway, a FA
who was off duty sat next to me and we chatted for a while about working with US and as a FA
in general. I'm kinda pumped up because I've always wanted to work in the aviation industry whether as an ATC, pilot, airport crew, etc.
He mentioned starting out with regional carriers and work your way up since legacy carriers like people with experience, though there's the chance that the airlines might take anyone who can do the duties. He also mentioned how life is, where you're away for days at a time, often working holidays, night shifts, etc.
I'm currently in college studying computer engineering (yeah, I know they don't mix), but I'm not that fond of going to grad school so much anymore (it's still a possibility, I'm just not sure if I should go through the hassle). I assume many FAs have different BAs (if they have one) and I'm sure that would be a plus for an application.
Unless the UPR goes on strike again, I'm not gonna drop out, but I may just focus on finishing this degree and then search for a job up there. But I'd like to hear experiences from FAs here, whether they think it is a good job after all.