>I have been planning on becoming a flight attendant since 1997, however, the airlines seemed to have stopped hiring except some low fares, which I have heard are hard to get into. I am enrolled in the Airline Academy at DAB
in the F/A-Customer Service Agent course, with phase 2 beginning April 21, 2005. Do you think I made a decent decision? I am under the impression I might have wasted money because the industry is so bad. I currently work at Wal-Mart, where many people have asked me to stay. One guy even said becoming an F/A is simply "A dream" now. I have completed High School wanting to become one, but now I have reached a turning point where I am leaning on a career with Wal-Mart (I love Wal-Mart, but I also love flying) in place of an airline career. Thanks for any info, opinions, etc.<
If you want a real career that is rewarding and works for a company that does not absolutely abuse people, stick with the airlines. Also, even airlines like WN
are hiring F/As all the time and you will have as good a chance as anyone if you just give it a shot. I have actually dated a WN
F/A on and off and while she has only been there about 9 months, she is actually rather senior out of BWI
. There is a decent turnover in the profession and even the legacies (led by CO
) will be hiring at some point. Also, it sounds like that F/A school is a rip off. I would listen to people like NWAFA and Flyguyclt, they have a lot of experience and really know what they are talking about.