You guys are right. I totally agree. Its an extremely hard industry to be part of. Its even hard to get a job as an FA, let alone anything else. At the moment, i am studying 2 degrees, so when i graduate, i will be qualified as both a lawyer and a Scientist. And i have a fair bit of time left to go yet. I realised something when i started getting my pilots liscense(i only have 10 hours up and i quit). That was, that if i wanted to be on the board of directors, it wouldn't be easy. Having 2 degrees sticks me up with a class of people very few in number, and, in the USA, it would be over 10 years of study(due to no specialisation at university) Some airlines have graduate programs, but they only pick the very best, and even then, there isn't much chance. I hope that i can get a position with a smaller company. And, i will take anything. I probably will end up with something not so glamorous, like Air Nugini, or Air Nauru. But, when that happans i will be happy as it gives me the chance to prove myself to the likes of the bigger companies. After all, if you had the chance to be up the top in a small company like Air Aruba, say in one of the top 5 positions, verse number 2000 and something at a larger company, which do you think would be a better chance at really making important decsions and changes?
I will get my pilots liscense one day, though, i doubt i will ever have time to use it.