airlinebuff77
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FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:30 am

I've been in the Navy going on nine years in a few months. I've pretty much made up my mind that after I'm in the Navy, I'm going to pursue my career as a flight attendant. What I want to know is do I have as good a chance of getting hired after I retire from the Navy at 39, or get out in the next couple years and apply to the airlines?
 
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:36 am

I wanted to convert from the active duty Navy to FTS (previously referred to a TAR), and do C-9/C-40/C-130 aircrew - but the Navy can't promise me orders to a VR squadron. So, I'm now considering getting out when my term is up and pursuing what I want to do in the civilian world. I'm 21, an AT2, and will have been in 4 years in August.

I'd imagine the younger you are when applying, the better chances you have of being hired. It's the nature of the business. Unless, of course, you apply at NWA.  Wink
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:36 am

The FA on my last flight with CO looked like he had military experience. I didn't ask, but you could tell from posture and overall bearing that he was military. He made a good impression on me and made the airline look good too.
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jetjack74
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:38 am

I was going to say, why not try your hand at being an FA in the Navy Res at North Island. VR-57 (C40)/737 sqdn) at NZY is always looking for FA's but if you're close to retirement, you may not qualify. PM me if you're interested in finding out more.
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Bobster2
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:54 am

The show call "Flight Attendant School" on the Travel Channel has a Frontier Airlines trainee in her 50's. I don't believe age is a problem, if it was the lawyers would sue for age discrimination.
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flynavy
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:34 pm

There's an exception to every rule, it seems. Good for her, though.
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:43 pm

What counts in this job is the love and passion for it. You are lucky that in the USA there is no age limit.
So for me, if you are willing to make some sacrifice concerning wages, relocate etc but you think that you are going to love flying with a bunch of people around and know you can do great things in a team my word is GO ! Go for it it is a fantastic job !
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jetjack74
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:44 pm

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 4):
The show call "Flight Attendant School" on the Travel Channel has a Frontier Airlines trainee in her 50's. I don't believe age is a problem, if it was the lawyers would sue for age discrimination.

I'm referring to his retirement from the Navy, not civilian life. There are factors with his position(rank, years of service), it may not be worth it to him to get into it.
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gman3
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:40 pm

You age is not a problem whatsoever. I had man and woman well in to their 50s in my training class. I also know many millitary people at my airline .
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RE: FA Career After Navy

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:42 pm

You'll have no problems.

A very very dear friend of mine was in the Navy before becoming a FA. He worked in submarines and figured since he has worked at the bottom of the world, he also wants to work on top of the world.

Good luck!
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