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Ring of Fire in Seattle, Washington

28 months ago

Sky flyer in San Jose, California said: Congrats to those who have been offered training! I'm just waiting for my 6 months to come up so I can reapply and hopefully get in this time. My heart is set on alaska!

Yes, don't give up. A few months ago I made it to the final interview with Horizon Air, and they didn't choose me. I really felt down because I wanted it sooo bad, and came sooooo close. But that interview prepared me for Alaska Airlines. I was more confident and was able to better present myself. Now you will be more confident and know what to expect. Alaska will hire 350 flight attendants by the end of next year, so stick with it!

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Ring of Fire in Seattle, Washington

28 months ago

JB seattle in seattle, Washington said: Congratulations to you and the rest of the "magnificent 7." I'm a current AS FA and want to welcome you to this great company.

Thank you kindly! In all honesty, the panel could of chosen much more than 7. It was such a dynamic and heartfelt group.
But It makes me feel even better being employed by a company that there are employees like you who give their advice to help future candidates. My kudos to you! ^_^

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Sky flyer in San Jose, California

28 months ago

Ring of Fire in Seattle, Washington said: Yes, don't give up. A few months ago I made it to the final interview with Horizon Air, and they didn't choose me. I really felt down because I wanted it sooo bad, and came sooooo close. But that interview prepared me for Alaska Airlines. I was more confident and was able to better present myself. Now you will be more confident and know what to expect. Alaska will hire 350 flight attendants by the end of next year, so stick with it!

Thanks for the motivation and advice. Definitely looking forward to the chance to interview with Alaska again. Great news on the hiring and good to know there will still be classes ongoing.

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Wilmatubs in Arkansas

28 months ago

Hi can anyone tell me more about alaska airlines nicotine test. I quit smoking a few months ago and would hate for that to be a reason I dont get the job. Do they do a swab test, urine, or hair strand test? Do they test at the interview or after? I'd really appreciate any info on this from anyone who has been through it recently so I know what to expect. Thank u.

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Ring of Fire in Seattle, Washington

28 months ago

Wilmatubs in Arkansas said: Hi can anyone tell me more about alaska airlines nicotine test. I quit smoking a few months ago and would hate for that to be a reason I dont get the job. Do they do a swab test, urine, or hair strand test? Do they test at the interview or after? I'd really appreciate any info on this from anyone who has been through it recently so I know what to expect. Thank u.

A minimum requirement for candidacy is that you must be a non-user of ALL nicotine products for AT LEAST 6 months. They make you answer this question on paper before the group interview, and will be asked during the one-on-one interview. They do a swab and urine test after the final selection process.

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ready2fly

28 months ago

I applied back in august and just got a call today. Did the phone interview right then, which was probbaly a mistake cus I was so shocked :/ I feel I didn't do great. What kind of things get you a face to face interview?

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Wilmatubs in Arkansas

28 months ago

Can anyone tell me if alaska uses the resume you initially sent to them with the online application or if they use the one you provide at the interview? I wanted to adjust something on my resume. Thanks.

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warmsmile in seattle, Washington

28 months ago

Wilmatubs in Arkansas said: Can anyone tell me if alaska uses the resume you initially sent to them with the online application or if they use the one you provide at the interview? I wanted to adjust something on my resume. Thanks.

Bring a completed copy of your resume with you and have about four/five copies made so that at each level of the interview you can pass out more of what you want them to read. Many folks bring 10 copies for the whole day. Shake hands on each level of your interviews. Make sure all that your print on your resume is truthful. You will be found out...trust me. Make sure if you plan to have a referral page that you also extend that in each interview level. The problem with the whole resume/referral thing is that they are having to read, rather fast, through many resumes as the interviews go on and on and the main presentation of who/what/why and how is on YOU and YOU alone. Practice your interview skills.What you have on your resume is only an invitation as they look and listen to you. YOU are the walking, talking resume for this job.

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Wilmatubs in Arkansas

28 months ago

Thank you so much for the great advice, that is so helpful. I do have one more question; I have so many great reference letters from employers, people i've worked with, customers and character references. However I dont want to over do it. How many should I take to the interview? And should I also have multiple copies of each reference letter?

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Ring of Fire in Seattle, Washington

28 months ago

My advice to you is solely based on my experience during the group interview I had this month.

- I brought 3 copies of my resume to the interview. During the 1-on-1, they already had a print-out of the resume I had on file. I handed the interviewer the one I brought because I tweaked some of the dates. I do not see the need to bring more than 2 copies to the interview in my opinion. They will never ask for more than one copy since you're only going to have one personal interview. The rest of the interview process are group activities. What is MOST important is that your dates and information are correct. They will interrogate you and ask you SPECIFIC questions about each employer.

- I did not have one reference letter! My phone interview and group interview were just days apart, so I did not have time to collect letters of recommendation. Another successful candidate had 12 reference letters stapled to the back of her resume, both professional and personal letters. She only brought one resume to the interview. We both came to the conclusion that it all boils down to how you present yourself during the interview. I felt very intimidated during the group interview, but did my best to present myself. There were many current and former flight attendants. Also candidates whose parents were pilots and flight attendants. I could imagine they would have some pretty good references. I don't know anyone in the airline industry, and Alaska Airlines chose me. =) I think candidates fail to realize that the purpose of a resume is to get an interview. You have an interview now, so focus on the interview and not the resume. Just make sure all the dates and information are correct.
Now take time to read through all the comments and advice here. It is absolutely golden.

Alaska Airlines already likes what you have to offer. They already read your resume. So now you can "WOW" them why you would be a successful candidate. Good luck!

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warmsmile in seattle, Washington

28 months ago

Wilmatubs in Arkansas said: Thank you so much for the great advice, that is so helpful. I do have one more question; I have so many great reference letters from employers, people i've worked with, customers and character references. However I dont want to over do it. How many should I take to the interview? And should I also have multiple copies of each reference letter?

Pick two of the best referrals. Attacht those copies to each extra copy of your resume. You can list others (extra) on your resume with addresses/e-mails/telephone #'s.
IF you have a referral from another airline employee at the airline you are interviewing with, that is EXTRA good for you. Infact, many airlines pay employees who refer others for their job classification. It is a way of giving incentive to those who know of someone who would be a good employee for their Company. As in most jobs, it pays to know someone. Good luck. Read this forum over and over and over. There are so many questions answered on this site.

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skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California

28 months ago

Did anyone here apply right around the 17th of September and receive any contact from AS? I submitted on the night of the 16th and so far haven't heard anything by email or phone.
Thanks!

Good luck to everyone! AS is really a stellar airline that would be a dream to work for :D

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KJA88 in Post Falls, Idaho

28 months ago

skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California said: Did anyone here apply right around the 17th of September and receive any contact from AS? I submitted on the night of the 16th and so far haven't heard anything by email or phone.
Thanks!

Good luck to everyone! AS is really a stellar airline that would be a dream to work for :D

I applied on the 15th..and after doing some research, i was under the impression the group interview would be this friday 9/28 with the class being held at the end of Oct. My past experiences with Alaska Airlines is that it has taken a few months (about 2) for them to contact me after I applied. Maybe they are holding our resumes for the classes next year as it seems this Oct. class is the last one for 2012...

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Brandi in Germantown, Tennessee

28 months ago

Letsfly in San Diego, California said: Yes, I will be flying in the 27th. I was thinking of staying at the Holiday in. I get discounts on hotels at my current job.

I understand. I will either be staying at the Hampton Inn or the Double Tree because of the discounts. Good luck Friday!

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Brandi in Germantown, Tennessee

28 months ago

KJA88 in Post Falls, Idaho said: I applied on the 15th..and after doing some research, i was under the impression the group interview would be this friday 9/28 with the class being held at the end of Oct. My past experiences with Alaska Airlines is that it has taken a few months (about 2) for them to contact me after I applied. Maybe they are holding our resumes for the classes next year as it seems this Oct. class is the last one for 2012...

I applied with AS on 7/10, had my phone interview on 9/10 and will be attending the group interview on 9/28. Don't get discouraged if you don't hear from the right away.

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Wilmatubs in Arkansas

28 months ago

Can anyone suggest good questions to ask the interviewers?

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warmsmile in seattle, Washington

28 months ago

Dear Wilmatubs in Arkansas: Every single one of you needs to be asking interviewers (in the one on one interviews) question about YOUR future at ANY airline. Alaska Airlines is receiving new aircraft every few months now and they are called ER a/c. ER means extended range. Questions to ask: 1.Why all the recent hiring and plans for new cities and even bases? 2. Posted profits? outlook for next year? Pay scale? YES...you should ask these kind of questions....It is soon to be YOUR career. Why would anyone accept a job and not understand the pay scale they will be receiving for the rest of their career? Go to on line and read about their history. You need to be familiar with their history (this is of any airline) plans for the future and how many classes will go through this coming year. IF the October class is the last one for this year then those of you who have not received any kind of connection will probably be doing so in the last months of this year. What are the Company plans for all the new hires for next year. For many of you, that is who YOU will be. You might want to add in your interview that you have been preparing yourself physically for the job, which is very demanding. You want them to know you are ready. Those of you applying for international airlines must be aware of the demands on your body flying across time zones. These are some of the ideas for questions you need to ask your interview. You will get that chance once you get to the last interview. SMile...SMile. SMile. Read this forum over and over and over.

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Amanda in Portland, Oregon

28 months ago

skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California said: Did anyone here apply right around the 17th of September and receive any contact from AS? I submitted on the night of the 16th and so far haven't heard anything by email or phone.
Thanks!

Good luck to everyone! AS is really a stellar airline that would be a dream to work for :D

i applied on the sept 12th. the only thing ive gotten so far is a confirmation email that i applied. im dying to hear back from them.

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Flygirl in Seattle, Washington

28 months ago

Is there anyone here in Seattle going to interview tomorrow for F/A.? I have already arrived, and am very excited to be here. I would like to meet some of the applicants before going to the interview. If you would like to do the same please email me at crystallady916@yahoo.com. Good Luck to everyone. We should all be grateful for the opportunity.

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Kenressa Pierce in Puyallup, Washington

28 months ago

Good luck to those interviewing tomorrow!! I'm excited to get a phone call and an invitation to the next interview.

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Flygirl in Seattle, Washington

28 months ago

Congratulations!

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skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California

28 months ago

Hey KJA88 !

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, it does take a while now that I think about it. And your point on classes for next year makes a ton of sense.
I think they're extremely organized and prepare for the future really well. Now, all that's left is for me to learn to be patient :D
And wish everyone the best of luck!

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skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California

28 months ago

Hi Amanda in Portland !

Thanks for your feedback as well!

I too only got the email stating that they'd received my application. Ok girl, so mow we wait! KJA88 made a good point: lots of apps may be in a pool for January! :D As long as they hire us all...what do we care how long it takes? (tick...tock)
(...and GO DUCKS...although we DO have Oregon State family members too!)
Best of luck to everyone!

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Flygirl in Sacramento, California

28 months ago

Hi, guys! I went to the interview on the 28th. I got an offer for the Jan 2nd class. Going through the process I met a lot of wonderful people. Being wonderful is not going to cut it here. I could clearly see when going through the process why people got cut. Let's start with that, because I think that information might help you get through the interview.

People were shy. Flight Attendants aren't shy, and are very open and outgoing. Also some people were not memorable. Make sure you work the room and introduce yourself to as many people as you can. Please take advantage of the opportunities you get to talk to any employee at Alaska Airlines even if is for a brief second. Shake their hand introduce yourself and let them know you appreciate the opportunity. Make eye contact when people are speaking. Smile a lot. And look interested. Please leave your cell phones in your cars, and never use them in the interview facility. That is a sure way to get cut. When you walk in the building the interview starts. When you check in you are being watched shake that person's hand and tell them how grateful you are or the opportunity.

Round 1
Everyone will get a chance to participate in round 1. People got cut here because they did not listen to the questions being asked. If they ask you to tell them 1 thing about yourself they want to hear one thing. If they ask you to spell your name do not spell your nick name and then say it is short for... They asked you to spell your name. The name your mother gave you. When they ask you questions in this round remain calm turn on your smile and know there is no right or wrong answer. They are looking at how would you treat their customer? Can you follow instructions? Again are you memorable, not shy. How do you make yourself memorable you ask? Smile, introduce yourself to everyone, make eye contact, pay attention to others when they are talking.

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Flygirl in Sacramento, California

28 months ago

Round 2
You already done this part! It is the same as the phone interview, but now only F2F. The answers you gave in the phone interview were sufficient. This is the place where you want to be absolutely sure that you stand by everything on your application and that you are willing to move to any of their bases. Remember it only has to be a temporary move. No big deal.

Round 3

Congratulations on making it this far!
This s where you are being judged on teamwork. If you feel like you are being left out no one is doing it on purpose. Just read someone's name tag and ask would they care to help you? Take this round easy. Nothing is about a right or wrong answer. They again are checking out your personality. Remember this round is again about customer service and teamwork. If no one likes your idea it is okay. It is not the end of the world. Again no right or wrong answers just roll with it. If they ask you for one thing remember they just want one thing. Listen and follow instructions. I say this bc people don't. One other common mistake is that you cannot make a customer do anything. You are not the police. Think of another approach. Talk about how doing what you ask will benefit them. Flight attendants are there for the passengers safety.

Hope this helps. I did not write really any questions bc someone did earlier in the post. Read those and think about customer service, and passenger safety. good luck on your interview.

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Sky Bunny in Portland, Oregon

28 months ago

awe, congratulations and thx flygirl for your very thorough breakdown of the interview stages! I am interviewing in October and hope to be joining you in that Jan class! I am a bit anxious and so excited for the opportunity... I get what you mean about answering the question asked and only the question but also want to infuse some personality into my answer, I need to find that right balance! what trait do you think they were most looking for, sweet/kind; confident, assertive and professional; funny/witty; or charming, warm and friendly? I feel like I am all of these things depending on the actual situation...
good luck to everyone else interviewing, can't wait to meet you!
cheers =)

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Flygirl in Sacramento, California

28 months ago

I think they were looking for people who were thoughtful, and caring. 3 words they were saying all the time were punctual, flexible, responsible. Another thing is to be thoughtful of how u dress. U should try and make it easy for them to see you as a flight attendant. Look at photos if u have to to get ideas. Make sure your shoes are comfortable and very clean and shined. Ladies low heels. No crazy colors for clothes or make up. Make up should be worn, but kept to a minimum, hair should be worn up. Jewelry to a minimum. Hope this helps.

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Sky flyer in San Jose, California

28 months ago

Flygirl in Sacramento, California said: I think they were looking for people who were thoughtful, and caring. 3 words they were saying all the time were punctual, flexible, responsible. Another thing is to be thoughtful of how u dress. U should try and make it easy for them to see you as a flight attendant. Look at photos if u have to to get ideas. Make sure your shoes are comfortable and very clean and shined. Ladies low heels. No crazy colors for clothes or make up. Make up should be worn, but kept to a minimum, hair should be worn up. Jewelry to a minimum. Hope this helps.

Thanks for the great insight and advice. Quick question, were you offered the October class date or only the January one? I believe there is an oct class but they may have been filled already.

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Terah in Eugene, Oregon

28 months ago

Hello everyone and congratulations or good luck, whichever may apply :)

I've applied for a FA position myself and am one of the unfortunates who have not heard back from Alaskan Airlines with an invite to the open interview. I have work experience, a degree, no record, etc. and am wondering what the absolute longest it could take for them to get back to me would be. 3 weeks? 1 month? Because it's pushing that now...

I'd been waiting for an airline to host an open interview in Oregon and am thrilled that they have. Only, I might miss my chance...

Apply again? Even possible?

Are there open interviews in other states this fall?

Any tips at all? Thank you in advance!

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warmsmile in seattle, Washington

28 months ago

[QUOTE who="Terah in Eugene, Oregon

Terah,

Please just wait for a reply. It is my understanding that the ALaska Group has filled their slots for this year (October). While they just took in new applications about two/three weeks ago I would think those are for the six classes they want to have filled for next year. There are no more classes planned for this year and tomorrow is the first of October. Anyone who applies now (when they open up applications again) will get a chance at the 2013 classes. They might interview in November for next year but most things come to a standstill around the holiday season at any airline.

If you are speaking about Horizon Airline for the open interview in Oregon, you need to know that Horizon is under the Alaska Air Group umbrella and once you get a job with them it is hard to try and get an interview with Alaska Airlines till you have been with Horizon for a couple of years. No airlines like to train someone and then have them leave for another airline soon after they were hired. I think you see the reasons why. There is a great deal of money spent on training you for one airline.

Do not consider yourself unfortunate yet. If you just applied it may take you into the New Year for a response. One would hope not but you need to understand that many many people apply for these jobs when and if the proces opensup. My advice, unless you get a interview slot with a larger, international carrier, don't try and get hired with a smaller carrier than what you are holding out for. Go for the BIG carriers if you have the chance but hold out for the Alaska slots. I believe it is too early in your process to worry. Many folks have had to wait two months to hear back from their application process. Hopes this helps with your thought process.

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Flygirl in Sacramento, California

28 months ago

Sorry warmsmile, but I do not agree with your advice about discouraging, Terah, from applying with smaller carriers. I think it is up to her to choose what she wants in an airline. People want to be flight attendants for many different reasons, and some people do not care who they work for they just want the job. I am a current flight attendant and am going to be in the Jan 2nd class for Alaska Airlines. I can tell you from experience that people join this profession many different reasons, and your reason may not be the same. If you have your heart set on a certain airline your chane may not happen for years, but in the meantime what are you going to do? I think you should not put all of your eggs in one basket. Good Luck to you all.

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Sky flyer in San Jose, California

28 months ago

Flygirl in Sacramento, California said: Sorry warmsmile, but I do not agree with your advice about discouraging, Terah, from applying with smaller carriers. I think it is up to her to choose what she wants in an airline. People want to be flight attendants for many different reasons, and some people do not care who they work for they just want the job. I am a current flight attendant and am going to be in the Jan 2nd class for Alaska Airlines. I can tell you from experience that people join this profession many different reasons, and your reason may not be the same. If you have your heart set on a certain airline your chane may not happen for years, but in the meantime what are you going to do? I think you should not put all of your eggs in one basket. Good Luck to you all.

I have to agree with this as well. No interview is easy and it could take many years to get that "ideal" carrier. Many people choose Airlines for different reasons. Domestic vs. international. Base locations. Reserve times. Pay. There are so many factors.i would recommend applying to all the airlines that Are currently hiring, use the interviews as experience in how to interview. If you are offered training with different airlines, then you can sit down and way your pros and cons between them. I would not recommend putting your eggs in one basket as fly girl said because it could be a long emotional wait. It took me two years to get hired by my first airline, but it was worth it. Good luck!

Fly girl, can we ask who you work for and was the October class full?

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Jon

28 months ago

I don't think she is being discouraging. She is stating a good point about being hired by a regional and mainline carrier. One you get assigned a training date for a class it does not look good if you and I use the term lightly jump ship. Especially if the mainline carrier own a subsidiary regional carrier. You should make your decision in your quality of life and your life's situation if you want to wait for a better opportunity to come along. As the industry is now getting hired for a mainline company is 1000 times more competitive then it was when the economy was good.

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Jon

28 months ago

For those who are waiting for an invite for an open house, you have to be patient. They will get to you. I don't know how to explain the selection process because each airline is different but they will get to you. Just be patient. You will get an invite. They might schedule an interview close to your area because they have interviews in the LA area and surrounding towns of LGB, ONT, SNA. Yes they are done for 2012 but 2013 is around the corner.

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warmsmile in seattle, Washington

28 months ago

I do not think I was being discouraging in writing to Terah. I was explaining the hard, cold facts of airline hiring. Many airlines ask pilots and flight attendant "wanna bes' if their airline is the only one they have applied for. Airlines like folks to live around their bases, are friends and family with the crews all ready hired. This doesn't mean they won't hire from across the country but each airline has an image they have in the minds of the interviewers before and after the large open interviews.

Many airlines will not hire someone coming from a smaller airline unless that person has been furloughed or that person has put in at least 5-6 years at the smaller airline.I wasn't discouraging her from applying to a smaller airline but wanted her to know that she had not waited long enough for an answer from Alaska Airlines. Jon writing here even agreed. Airlines do intensive background checks on all interviewees who make it to the last interview. There are reasons for flying with a smaller carrier but she mentioned she was waiting to hear from Alaska Airlines and I provided her with an answer that was right on about time limits and the reasons why she had not heard back yet.
She only put in her application a month ago. I told her to wait it out and even gave her some time tables and why they are already in place. Please refer to my first sentence to her. It states..."Please just wait for a reply".

I do know for a fact that the October class at Alaska Airlines is set and there won't be other classes till next year. Most airlines slow down the hiring process over the holiday. While they may set up dates for telephone interviews most do not gear up again till the first of the New Year. I also think I misread her interest in an Oregon open interview. Very few airlines have bases in Oregon and most of them are not hiring at this time, except for Horizon and then Alaska Airlines.

Terah was asking about Alaska Airlines and I just explained what I know.

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Flygirl in Sacramento, California

28 months ago

No one was attacking you warmsville. I would like to make that clear. Also u did make a very gd pt in waiting to hear from Alaska. I also can confirm that the October class is full and they will hire for classes starting next year. My only concern was that Terah would or could potentially miss out on other opportunities while having her heart set on a specific airline. I however do not agree with you on the fact that you have to wait 5-6 years before a major airline will hire. I know plenty of my former co-workers who got hired with a major after being at my airline for only 1 year. Some people even less, so Isay just sell yourself!

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Cathy in Renton, Washington

28 months ago

How do you know that the October class is full?

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MBriley in Dallas, Texas

28 months ago

Hello. I applied for a flight attendant position on September 15, 2012, for Alaska Airlines. I have not heard back, except for a confirmation e-mail. My friend applied at the same time. She answered "no" to the relocation question, yet they replied to her last week, asking to set up a phone interview. I don't know what to think of this. Anyone? Thanks ;)

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Terah in Eugene, Oregon

28 months ago

Hello everybody and a warm thank you to all who responded to my question.

Update: Alaskan Airlines emailed me asking to answer a few questions regarding relocation, phone number, time to call, etc. I replied right away and hope to get a phone interview soon :)

I am willing to try most airlines, small or large carriers, I'm very open. I currently work as a social worker (which I love don't get me wrong) but want to try a hand at the flight attendant thing and plan to relocate and find a new job either way. THUS--I don't mind waiting until 2013 to interview or attend a "hiring event" as they call it. I have one question: is the hiring event also known as an open interview? Other airlines call it an open interview...

Again, thank you thank you thank you to those who posted on my behalf.

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skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California

28 months ago

Jon said: For those who are waiting for an invite for an open house, you have to be patient. They will get to you. I don't know how to explain the selection process because each airline is different but they will get to you. Just be patient. You will get an invite. They might schedule an interview close to your area because they have interviews in the LA area and surrounding towns of LGB, ONT, SNA. Yes they are done for 2012 but 2013 is around the corner.

Hi Jon!
Good advice & much appreciated. I got an email last night and am sked for phone interview tomorrow am. What do you think the wait time between phone and open house might be? Just thought I'd ask , you seem to be pretty savvy about this stuff. Thanks in advance!

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Amanda in Portland, Oregon

28 months ago

skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California said: Hi Amanda in Portland !

Thanks for your feedback as well!

I too only got the email stating that they'd received my application. Ok girl, so mow we wait! KJA88 made a good point: lots of apps may be in a pool for January! :D As long as they hire us all...what do we care how long it takes? (tick...tock)
(...and GO DUCKS...although we DO have Oregon State family members too!)
Best of luck to everyone!

Haha, GO DUCKS! Yes, after reading everyones comments on here I began to relax a bit. Everything everyone is saying makes a lot of sense. I can wait till the new year. All the more time to practice my interviews! And yes, best of luck!

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jon in Henderson, Nevada

28 months ago

skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California said: Hi Jon!
Good advice & much appreciated. I got an email last night and am sked for phone interview tomorrow am. What do you think the wait time between phone and open house might be? Just thought I'd ask , you seem to be pretty savvy about this stuff. Thanks in advance!

You have to get through the phone interview first. Don't be nervous. Pretend that your talking to your friend. Answer questions thoroughly and mind your p's & q's. Remember this is a phone interview. Be upbeat, confidant and bubbly. If at the end of the phone interview they offer you a invite to an open house they will tell you where you are going. If you live in the LA area they will offer you a invite in the LA area if not then you will have to pay your way to another location. Seattle I would think.

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jon in Henderson, Nevada

28 months ago

For Open house information for the LA area. Alaska flight attendants will have to cover LAX, ONT, LGB, SNA if you are based in LA. That's why they do Open House Interviews in LA because it is easy for LA people to get to a open house with out having to pay out of pocket travel expense for flights. So if you applied from the SO.Cali area and are waiting they might be setting up a LA Open House. So just be patient.

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skygirl1435 in Huntington Beach, California

28 months ago

jon in Henderson, Nevada said: You have to get through the phone interview first. Don't be nervous. Pretend that your talking to your friend. Answer questions thoroughly and mind your p's & q's. Remember this is a phone interview. Be upbeat, confidant and bubbly. If at the end of the phone interview they offer you a invite to an open house they will tell you where you are going. If you live in the LA area they will offer you a invite in the LA area if not then you will have to pay your way to another location. Seattle I would think.

Hey Jon,
Your advice helps me feel a little more prepared and relaxed. It feels reassuring to know a bit on what to expect!Thank you! :D

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Sky Bunny in Portland, Oregon

28 months ago

hey everybody!
It was two months after I submitted my application that I got an email of questions followed by a phone interview a few days after and invited to a group interview. is anyone else scheduled to attend the group interview on Octover 12th?
looking forward to meeting everyone!
cheers,
bunny

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Terah in Eugene, Oregon

28 months ago

Sky Bunny--I'm scheduled for a phone interview next week! If all goes well I think I'll be heading to a group interview in Seattle. Is that where the group interview is on October 12th? That's right around the corner! Good luck to you and I hope to see you there (whether I know who you are or not)!

Tips for the phone interview?

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Terah in Eugene, Oregon

28 months ago

Oh! Oh! Jon THANK YOU for the wonderful tips regarding the phone interview!

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Wilmatubs in Arkansas

28 months ago

EHi, does anyone know how long you have between completing training and starting work at ur assigned base? Do u have time to move and get settled?

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jon in Las Vegas, Nevada

28 months ago

Wilmatubs in Arkansas said: EHi, does anyone know how long you have between completing training and starting work at ur assigned base? Do u have time to move and get settled?

It depends on the staffing needs. You could go right on duty as soon as your class graduates which measn your live. They could release you and give you a few days to get to your assigned base. Here is a tip. Don't over pack for training. Take what you need for training and for your casual clothes just in case you go right on duty from graduation. Even if you don't have trip your on reserve so you want to be ready to go. You don't want to have to bring with you things that you can't store somewhere while your on a trip. Think smart and pack light.

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jmewso in Brooklyn, New York

28 months ago

Anyone else going to the interview on the 11th? So so so excited!

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