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United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:26 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am still on the job hunt for a Flight Attendant Position. I see this morning that United Airlines is now accepting Flight Attendant resume's again. Does anyone know how easy it is to get hired on with them? Also two other questions:
-What is the average monthly salary for a beginning United F/A? Also can you work more shifts to increase your pay starting out in the mainline industry? Please let me know, Id like to apply tonight.
 
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:38 pm

I'd say just apply, you can always apply and turn them down if the offered position does not attract you. Best of luck!

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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:40 pm

Quoting ryanrap1 (Thread starter):

Hello Everyone,

I am still on the job hunt for a Flight Attendant Position. I see this morning that United Airlines is now accepting Flight Attendant resume's again. Does anyone know how easy it is to get hired on with them? Also two other questions:
-What is the average monthly salary for a beginning United F/A? Also can you work more shifts to increase your pay starting out in the mainline industry? Please let me know, Id like to apply tonight.

It depends on how you do with the group interview process. If they like you they select you to move on, if not they end the interview right there. Starting out you can expect to make $20.49 per flight hour, and your guaranteed 83 hours a month being on reserve if you actually fly. It will be reduced by 4 hours if your unavailable for duty. You get paid extra if you work the lead position, or a galley position on 757 and widebody flights on international trips (excluding mexico and canada).

http://calafa.org/contract/

Here's a copy of the current FA contract that you can expect to be working under should you get hired. Also from what I understand all new hires would be sent to the sub bases of LAX, SFO, DEN, ORD & IAD. EWR & IAH are closed to new hires.
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:51 pm

whats closed to new hires?
 
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:07 pm

Well I just applied for it. I'll take a pay cut to fly for UA.

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 2):
Here's a copy of the current FA contract that you can expect to be working under should you get hired. Also from what I understand all new hires would be sent to the sub bases of LAX, SFO, DEN, ORD & IAD. EWR & IAH are closed to new hires.

Would this be flying on CO or UA metal if hired? (or both?). Also do you know where the most open head count would be of all the bases at this time. If I ever got it, I'd love to be back in LAX or secondary SFO or DEN.
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:14 pm

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 5):
Would this be flying on CO or UA metal if hired? (or both?). Also do you know where the most open head count would be of all the bases at this time. If I ever got it, I'd love to be back in LAX or secondary SFO or DEN.

You would be flying CO metal. All new hires are being sent to the sub bases of LAX, SFO, ORD, DEN & IAD. I'm not exactly sure at the moment which bases will get the most, but I believe they are trying to balance them out. So for example if your class has 25 trainees, and all 25 graduate, 5 would go to LAX, 5 to SFO, 5 to ORD and so on. When you actually do get hired, and your filling out the paperwork, you could put a preference where you would like to be based, however your first choice may not be the one you get. For example you may put LAX as your first choice, but get DEN instead.
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:15 pm

I live in Houston now.
 
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:19 pm

Quoting ryanrap1 (Reply 7):
I live in Houston now.

Don't count on getting IAH as your base. As I understand it EWR & IAH are closed to new hires. They are sending the new hires to the 5 sub bases.
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:54 pm

It is the former Continental airplanes that are short on flight attendants. With cross fleeting with 737s being operated out of the former UA hubs, you’d be based in one of those. They are trying to get people to move from IAH and EWR to LAX, SFO, DEN, ORD and IAD because of the need with the cross fleet operations.
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:57 pm

Just apply. They'll contact you via email. A good friend of mine is transfering to FA from her operations position for numerous reasons.

Just be ready to sit reserve and PLEASE. Study your contract. Scheduling knows your contract, and do not be that moron who calls up making sh*t up thinking we don't know how you operate. We see everything you do in terms of your schedule so again, DO NOT MAKE IT UP. All phone calls are recorded. Because there will be a time when that recording will save the schedulers behind, or yours.

Overall schedulers are really great people. But the amount of FA's and pilots who are clueless on their own contract they dump their money into to pay for is insane.

Just my two cents as someone who has been there, and done that. But I do wish you the best of success and welcoming you to the United Family. IT's literally amazing to wake up and find out you're headed to London. Or, on your off days take a quick vacation to Hawaii. I love it.
 
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:35 pm

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 5):
Well I just applied for it. I'll take a pay cut to fly for UA.

Best of luck, and I really hope you get it

Quoting ryanrap1 (Thread starter):

Ditto, go for it and see what happens
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:47 pm

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 8):
Don't count on getting IAH as your base. As I understand it EWR & IAH are closed to new hires. They are sending the new hires to the 5 sub bases.

After living in NYC/NJ the last two years, I would hope to god I would never be based out of EWR if I got the position.

IAH would actually be kind of cool. Big hub, lots of fleet types, recent opening of sUA 757/A320 base.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 11):
Best of luck, and I really hope you get it

Thank you! I actually got called down to ATL two years ago for a F2F interview with Delta for a F/A position. I declined because I took my current job in NYC (higher pay, consistent hours.) Back then IIRC they were hiring for the BOS and NYC bases. Looking back it would have been fun to work for Delta, but it seems the pay at United is higher and more hours are generally given out (I could be wrong on this though.)

Quoting 777ord (Reply 10):
Scheduling knows your contract, and do not be that moron who calls up making sh*t up thinking we don't know how you operate. We see everything you do in terms of your schedule so again, DO NOT MAKE IT UP. All phone calls are recorded. Because there will be a time when that recording will save the schedulers behind, or yours.

I'm confused, what do you mean making stuff up? Like hours flown and whatnot?

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 6):
You would be flying CO metal. All new hires are being sent to the sub bases of LAX, SFO, ORD, DEN & IAD.

Thanks for all your help. So do they allow commuting between bases like DL? Also what do they look for as an applicant? Is it possible that some are over qualified.

Love these threads, thanks for all your help!
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:01 pm

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 12):
After living in NYC/NJ the last two years, I would hope to god I would never be based out of EWR if I got the position.

IAH would actually be kind of cool. Big hub, lots of fleet types, recent opening of sUA 757/A320 base.

I'm NTA based right now, and I love the flying out of all the sCO bases current and future. EWR has the most international flying. I live in NYC right now for convenience, not by choice. During my probation period I lived near EWR, then I moved to LA and commuted, but then that got to be too much so I decided to move back to NYC.

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 12):
Thanks for all your help. So do they allow commuting between bases like DL? Also what do they look for as an applicant? Is it possible that some are over qualified.

Love these threads, thanks for all your help!

If your talking about living in NYC as you do now, but your base is ORD, then yes you could commute, but however you do have to give yourself 2 flights worth to get to ORD prior to your scheduled check-in time for the flight you have to work. For example if your scheduled to work a flight from ORD - SFO on a 753 that departs at 4:45p, you would have to be in ORD before your scheduled check-in time of 3:30p. Also some pairings start or end in a deadhead. For example your ORD based but crew scheduling has your pairing for an ORD trip to work an IAH - LAX flight, in which case you could opt to check-in at IAH, rather then ORD. Here is a copy of the FA contract you would be working with should you get hired. Good luck!

http://calafa.org/contract/
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:05 pm

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 12):
I'm confused, what do you mean making stuff up? Like hours flown and whatnot?

What I mean is. Sometimes crews will say there are in XXX city, when really they're somewhere else. Or, they'll say they flew 11hours, when no. you flew 5. Or demand hotels we don't have contracts for. Like one asking for the Ritz in NYC over the marriott.

Just read your contract and know your rules. Just makes your life easier.
 
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RE: United Airlines Flight Attendant Question

Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:44 pm

Quoting 777ord (Reply 14):

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