boyshane
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The Airline Academy?

Tue May 21, 2002 2:23 pm

I'm wondering if someone could help me out or have heard of this.

Today my friend approached me holding a neon postcard that was mailed to her. On it read "The Airline Academy-Exciting Careers Begin Here!"

She gave it to me as she does not like to fly and has no intention of being in the airline industry. I took it home and read it.

"Congratulations.... you made it... you're a senior! After graduation what do you pland to do? THIS COULD BE YOUR FIRST-CLASS TICKET TO AN AIRLINE CAREER! Excitement, prestige, good pay, public contact, free or discounted travel and a future with reegnergized, fast-growing industry... that's what you get with a career in the AIRLINE INDUSTRY! And our training can be completed in just a few months!
We are the world leader in airline training with thousands of graduates hired by regional, national, and international airlines since 1972. Programs are continually updated with input from major airline executives. Graduates have versatility to obtain jobs in any position from the ground to the flight deck.
Discover THE SCHOOL THE AIRLINES CHOOSE! Return the attached cardnow for more information.
THE AIRLINE ACADEMY
Daytona International Airport, Daytona Beach, FL
Website: www.theairlineacademy.com
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Is this worth signing up for, or is it just some big marketing scam? I've never heard about this place before and don't want to do anything until I get a second opinion on it. It's definatly something i'm interested in but has anybody else heard of this before? Seen the place?

Recently had an interview with Continental Express Airlines and have to give the General Manager a call back sometime this week before I graduate to see if he can get me down to Houston for training, but if that does not all work out, would this Airline Academy thing be an option... or a scam?

Thanks!
-Shane
 
Ex_SQer
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RE: The Airline Academy?

Tue May 21, 2002 2:29 pm

"Graduates have versatility to obtain jobs in any position from the ground to the flight deck. "

That to me is a red flag. So what exactly does the school teach you? Everything?

As a former manager (I sometimes interviewed and hired ground staff) I was more interested in the person, and his/her hands-on experience. Have such a course on the resume wouldn't sway me either way.
 
Av8trxx
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RE: The Airline Academy?

Thu May 23, 2002 7:34 am

Shane,

Obviously, having had an interview already, you know that you don't need any special school to train you so you can get an airline job. All airlines in the US send their new hires to their own training program and are taught as they want them to be instructed. (Unless you are a pilot, then you must obviously apply with certain qualifications.) This place is nothing but a waste of money in my opinon. There are still lots of people out on furlough anyway, so why would you pay for training when there aren't really any positions? Just keep applying! If CoEx doesn't work out, something else will.
 
wilcharl
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RE: The Airline Academy?

Thu May 23, 2002 10:08 am

The airline acadamy is opperated by Phoinix East a flight school in DAB, as an embry riddle graduate I saw many people loose their money to them. They are crooks. No refund policy alot of problems.... not the greatest of safety records... www.pea.com is their webpage for phoiniex east

 
ual777contrail
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RE: The Airline Academy?

Thu May 23, 2002 12:16 pm

how many graduates of embry riddle went on to have careers with MAJOR airlines?

UNITED
AMERICAN
DELTA
CONTINENTAL
THOSE MAJORS.not express





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wilcharl
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RE: The Airline Academy?

Fri May 24, 2002 3:38 am

A fair amount with the NW bridge program, and even more with the non flight program...