airlinelover
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Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 03, 2001 12:58 pm

I am a resident of Michigan, and been interested in getting a job with an airline, be it FA, ramp, counter, or whatever. I am having a hard time figuring out which airline(s) to try to apply to, as there are limitations and they differ somewhat between carriers. I know NW is an obvious choice, as they have the DTW hub, but I would consider others, even if it meant re-locating, although I would rather stay in Michigan. Does anybody know which airline is a good one to get started with? Which gives better opportunities and things of the like? Any info would be much appreciated!

Chris
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TAA_Airbus
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RE: Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:10 pm

Apply to them all. The one you want to work with may not even give you a look in.

Send it to as many as possible, if you get an interview, good, do it for all of them, and If you get offered a job at more than one, then pick the one you would like to work with most.

You cant just say, I'll work with NW, because they may not want you!

 
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RE: Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:23 pm

I'm in the same situation, but have worked for three airlines already..AA, WN, and DL. And have decided to live in MI. I must say, the airline opportunities are much more scarce, than say in a major city like DTW, CHI, ATL, DFW, etc. Make certain to create a resume and send it to all airlines that are in areas in which you're willing to reside, trust me, it's not worth moving to a city you don't like for a job...you'll start hating your job, too! I'm in AZO area and the airport is dinky...so I'm not certain what, if anything is offered there.
 
airlinelover
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RE: Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:28 pm

I am actually in the FNT- Flint Bishop area, and not too far away from DTW. I would not mind relocating to Atlanta or the Tampa area, or even OKC or DFW. I just want to work for an airline. It's all I've wanted to do since I graduated high school.
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RE: Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:37 pm

Make certain to put that you're willing to relocate. I lived in ATL and DFW...I had to get out of ATL..don't get me wrong, it's a great city, but for me: only to visit. The cost of living is much more expensive in ATL than even in DFW. I was there for 2 years and still didn't have enough seniority to get back home...even after an offer to go back that turned out to be a mistake (and I gave up my apt. and had to move!), I just resigned. I loved the company, but the environment in ATL made me feel like I was working for a different company than I had at home in DFW. Some airlines have cut on hiring right now, because of a "slowing economy." Be patient, don't give up and be willing to work for "second best" just to get a foot in the door!  Laugh out loud
 
AerLingus
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RE: Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:44 pm

http://www.aviationjobsonline.com/

This may be just what you're looking for.
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airlinelover
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RE: Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:46 pm

I really don't care which airline I get a job with, it could be NW, DL, AA, UA, Spirit, Airtran, whatever. I just want to get my foot in the door. As for DFW, my Dad's business partner has a branch there, and I start out living there till I get a place, ATL- Airtran flies to anywhere I'd go- FNT, DFW, or TPA. TPA- I have relatives in Clearwater, Palm Harbor, and Dunedin, so I would have support there too..


Any Airline employee/recruiter who could offer advice, I would appreciate that too...

Chris
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