Firstly I welcome all flight attendants, and of course everyone else to chime in on this post.
When I say "large" airline I will be referring to large legacy carriers employing thousands of FAs, foreign and domestic (LCC included)
As a regional FA, I've always been curious about large airlines and their flight attendant groups. Sometimes it seems the large airlines employ thousands of FAs, and often that in just one base therefore is it possible to get to know a lot of your co-workers when you work at one of these companies? It would seem that you would almost always be flying with colleagues you haven't met before.
Is it difficult to gain proficiency on so many aircraft types? Lets just use American Airlines as an example. Adding up all those types, then all those positions, galleys, etc. Seems like It could get awkward and confusing. We fly two types of aircraft and sometimes when I'll be flying "the other one" I will have to stop and think about where something is before I go digging for it. I can't imagine what it must be like to go from flying domestic on an MD80 for two years and then finding you have a trip on a 777 next bid.
I would imagine this a great benefit at large LCCs- simplicity. On-board remains less complex compared to larger companies with diverse fleet structures.
Thanks for entertaining my interests, and I look forward to comments!