jad0761
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Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:47 am

Does anyone have any connections within the airline industry in the U.S. that could help me get a position (does not have to be a paying job) at a U.S. or other airline preferably in the Detroit area. I am 15 and am looking for a job for the summer of 2007, i am currently 15 and would also be happy to have a job for a short time this summer. I would prefer to work in some type of organizational line of work like operations, even if you can just give me a person to e-mail or call or contact someone you work for to get the process started, also it can be working for an airport or airline related business.
Hope someone can help me, Thanks

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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:17 am

Quoting Jad0761 (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any connections within the airline industry in the U.S. that could help me get a position (does not have to be a paying job) at a U.S. or other airline preferably in the Detroit area. I am 15 and am looking for a job for the summer of 2007, i am currently 15 and would also be happy to have a job for a short time this summer. I would prefer to work in some type of organizational line of work like operations, even if you can just give me a person to e-mail or call or contact someone you work for to get the process started, also it can be working for an airport or airline related business.
Hope someone can help me, Thanks

I believe you're not allowed to work for an airline in the US until you're at least 18. Sorry, the employment laws prohibit it.
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jad0761
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:32 am

Well, i think if i am correct i could still get a volunteer job, remember that it doesn't have to be a job for the airline itself, also can be an airline affilitaed business or the airport itself, and i could do it more as an internship to get a feel of how things go, and shoe up for work but not get paid, free extra person to do work in a way
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:35 am

Thats called an internship, and you need to be enrolled in a specific college to do that.

Just concentrate on being 15, you'll get there soon enough.

And yes, you gotta be 18.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:46 am

Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 3):
Thats called an internship, and you need to be enrolled in a specific college to do that.

Just concentrate on being 15, you'll get there soon enough.

And yes, you gotta be 18.

Jad0761, Dispatchguy is correct. Just focus on being 15. You have to be at least 18 to work for any airline or to be eligible for an internship.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:36 am

But what about if i wanted to just shadow someone, i mean that has to be possbile, i mean what else will i do next summer???
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:09 am

My suggestion would be to show up at an FBO and let them know that you'll do ANYTHING. You might be washing & waxing planes, or sweeping a hangar floor, but you'll be around planes and it'll get you in the door.

You're doing the right thing. Your enthusiasm will take you far.
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:23 am

You think i can just show up at an FBO and ask, i think there is more too it, but do you have names of FBO's in the Detroit area, that would be great if you did, thanks for the idea, beaing around planes is what ireally want ot do
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:33 am

You could get a job in one of the airport food outlets.
At least then you can see planes and get to know different airline folks that could help you out when you are 18.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:38 am

As everyone has said you have to be 18 to work at any of the positions you are seeking. And volunteering is out of the question too. The liability is too great. What I would suggest you do is to take sort of a Frank Abagnale Jr. approach. Get affiliated with a media outlet of some kind and then approach airlines with the idea of doing a piece on them say from a kid's point of view. The credentials of the media company combined with the novelty of a 15 year old doing the piece will almost certainly get some takers. Another approach might be to do it as a summer project for a relevant honors or AP course at your high school. I would then along with a guidance counselor or teacher approach a public affairs officer of the airline(s) you are interested in and pitch the idea. Be creative.

One other thing. Being as specific as possible in requests for help will enable people to help you more effectively. For instance maybe I could help you but are you going to be able be in SLC where I work?

Good luck
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:39 am

Google FBO and Detroit.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting Jad0761 (Reply 7):
You think i can just show up at an FBO and ask,

It's been done a million times.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:41 am

Quoting Jad0761 (Reply 5):
But what about if i wanted to just shadow someone, i mean that has to be possbile, i mean what else will i do next summer???

Sorry, you need to be 18. Period...

What else is THERE TO DO...??? LOL...!!!!! Well, enjoy one of your last free summers for the rest of your life.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:45 am

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 6):
My suggestion would be to show up at an FBO and let them know that you'll do ANYTHING. You might be washing & waxing planes, or sweeping a hangar floor, but you'll be around planes and it'll get you in the door.

You're doing the right thing. Your enthusiasm will take you far.

Yup, thats my advice too. I went to one at my home airport, explained my desires and I worked in a hanger as a gopher, you know go for this go for that  Wink

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 12):
Well, enjoy one of your last free summers for the rest of your life

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Roger that one.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:18 am

You have to have a high school diploma and be 18 to work for the airlines. Go try a local airport. They usually have a need for grass cutting, plane washing, etc. etc. in the summer. You're in Detroit, so maybe try Grosse Ile or Plymouth.
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:49 am

If you are 15 years old, then why in the Profile of yours in the Age icon does it says you are older than 15, 16-20.
 
jad0761
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:42 am

Thanks for all the ideas, and no i can't be in SLC, but what would i do if i was in SLC, keep the ideas coming ,they are great
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:26 am

PHL has a program where they use volunteers to help navigate passengers through the terminals and direct people to where they need to go during peak times, normally in the afternoon. You wear a bright yellow vest, get a SIDA badge and get use of the employee parking lot and discounts from all the concessions and merchants at the airport. Maybe DTW has a similiar program. It isn't an airline job, but at least you get to hang out inside the airport and around the planes whenever you want.
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 17):
You wear a bright yellow vest, get a SIDA badge and get use of the employee parking lot and discounts from all the concessions and merchants at the airport.

Lol, you make it sound so glamourous! Bright Yellow vest, priceless....
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jad0761
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:35 am

PHLJJS, do you have the name of that program and can you give me more information about it because it actually sounds good and i can be around planes and maybe create connections in the industry
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:43 am

Quoting Jad0761 (Reply 19):
PHLJJS, do you have the name of that program and can you give me more information about it because it actually sounds good and i can be around planes and maybe create connections in the industry

Volunteer Information Program
Philadelphia International Airport
Executive Offices - Terminal E
Philadelphia, Pa. 19153
Phone: 215-937-7809 Fax: 215-937-6497

I just got that from PHL.org." target=_blank>www.PHL.org. Go there and click on "PHL Community" everything you need to know is right there.
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:52 am

Ive been a fuel guy, an ATC instructor, a ramp rat, and now a Flight Attendant (plus im always an airport bum). I have my degree in ATC and waiting for the FAA to call me, take this advice,

Go to your local airports, go to the FBO's (just walk right in) ask to speak to someone about employment, say youd be willing to do anything, just to get your foot in the door as youd like to be a pilot someday. Most of the time, they'll be able to get ya something. If not, go to your little podunk airport w/ no FBO, and just hang out. Meet the pilots, offer to wash planes, cut grass, wax/wash cars etc., all in return for a flight. Ive met alot of good friends that way and I still keep in touch with my home airport every now and again. Good luck!

(if you ever get to the pittsburgh area, I'd be able to hook ya up w/ some people).

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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:33 am

I will take that idea into mind, i love airports, planes, and i could get my volunteer hours for school done, a great way to do it, thanks
 
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RE: Who Here Works For The U.S. Airline Industry?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:40 pm

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 17):
You wear a bright yellow vest, get a SIDA badge and get use of the employee parking lot and discounts from all the concessions and merchants at the airport

WooHoo- You save 10c on a $6 hamburger...!!
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