Reading the posts on this site, I have noticed that many members are either employed by airlines or work in some aspect of the airline industry.
My question for those of you who do work in the industry, is how did you first get started? I have a degree in economics and currently work as a banking and insurance consultant, but want to begin a career in the business management of an airline or airport. The areas that interest me the most are strategic planning, market research, and profitability analysis, but would be willing to do just about anything to gain experience.
I check employment pages of the major airlines' websites just about every week, but most of the job postings seem to be for technical and Internet-related positions.
If anyone has any advice for me about the best route to take (additional education, ways to gain contacts, etc.) I would appreciate your input.