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Gaston in Miami, Florida

34 months ago

I am trying to find out how to get a job as a flight attendant in AA, i was told the American now hire thru a subsidiary, does anyone know what this subsidiary is?thanks!

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

Gaston in Miami, Florida said: I am trying to find out how to get a job as a flight attendant in AA, i was told the American now hire thru a subsidiary, does anyone know what this subsidiary is?thanks!

You apply on their website www.aa.com. They will begin accepting apps on November 5th.

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

fly2013 in Los Angeles, California said: Hi everybody we have a week and a half left!!!!! This is so exciting... I would love to say that I'm in class 1 of 2013 for the New American out of 11 years!!! Truly historical

You mean it hasn't opened up yet? Ha,ha,ha. It can't get here fast enough for me. Hopefully, we will be in the first class together. I like your enthusiasm.

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wapiti in Carol Stream, Illinois

34 months ago

what time will it start at? Midnight maybe. I guess I will have to stay up late. They might get slammed with people applying.

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Jennifer09 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

34 months ago

Gaston in Miami, Florida said: I am trying to find out how to get a job as a flight attendant in AA, i was told the American now hire thru a subsidiary, does anyone know what this subsidiary is?thanks!

AA will take some people from AE. I'm a current FA with AE and it's going to be hard for us to go over. We where told by our managers that if you want to go over you have to have a clean attendance record with no occurrences for 6 months to a year. AA has bases in. NYC, BOS,MIA,ORD,DFW,LAX,SFO. and MSP is a satellite base but is really senior.

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Formerly Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

34 months ago

Added to AA bases are DCA, SLT- and to the best of my knowledge ATL is the only satellite base not MSP.
For the record- AA also has flight attendant bases in Bogota Colombia, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Santiago Chile. These are outsourced bases that APFA (the FA union) approved and has refused to even attempt to negotiate eliminating since the early 1990’s (they came from Eastern and before that Braniff even). Despite this- APFA has overseen over 2000 of its members involuntarily furloughed the last few years. APFA could have requested a reduction in foreign nationals before allowing US workers to be involuntarily furloughed but they did not- probably because of hush money- which they just accepted another 10 million of during this bankruptcy.
I am hoping that by keeping the foreign national issue active, new hires will be more informed and take back our flying- the nationals have many of the best MIA routes!

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TEP23 in Saint Paul, Minnesota

34 months ago

Formerly Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: Added to AA bases are DCA, SLT- and to the best of my knowledge ATL is the only satellite base not MSP.
For the record- AA also has flight attendant bases in Bogota Colombia, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Santiago Chile. These are outsourced bases that APFA (the FA union) approved and has refused to even attempt to negotiate eliminating since the early 1990’s (they came from Eastern and before that Braniff even). Despite this- APFA has overseen over 2000 of its members involuntarily furloughed the last few years. APFA could have requested a reduction in foreign nationals before allowing US workers to be involuntarily furloughed but they did not- probably because of hush money- which they just accepted another 10 million of during this bankruptcy.
I am hoping that by keeping the foreign national issue active, new hires will be more informed and take back our flying- the nationals have many of the best MIA routes!

Do you know how senior DCA is? I'd love to avoid the commuting. Also doesn't anyone know what the minimum age requirement will be? Found some website that said 20 but all the other legacy carriers are 21....

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

wapiti in Carol Stream, Illinois said: what time will it start at? Midnight maybe. I guess I will have to stay up late. They might get slammed with people applying.

I am going to check at midnight. :)

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HopingToFly in Torrance, California

34 months ago

I am getting really excited about this!! Would love to fly for American.

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LIGirl55 in Suffolk County, New York

34 months ago

I am so happy to see this, especially that LGA is considered a 'junior" base. Good luck to everyone applying

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Bay21 in Alexandria, Virginia

34 months ago

Only 10 more days to go!!!

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love is in the air in New York, New York

34 months ago

Does anybody know what color are the shoes of the female flight attendants? Blue or Black?

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Formerly Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

34 months ago

@TEP23
DCA is not a super senior base but it’s a small base- I am guessing that it depends on how many are retiring from there or if they add flights, it’s not really a huge AA focus city though.

Also in my post I forgot to mention RDU which only is probably going to close (?)- RDU only has one flight and it’s to LHR (767)

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Jennifer09 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

34 months ago

@tep23 Sorry to tell you but atl is not a satellite base for them. MSP is. I know a few of the girls that are based their.. Its a really small senior base.

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Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

34 months ago

@Jennifer09
My mistake- MSP IS a satellite base- BUT- so is ATL. MSP is covered under the ORD bid package and ATL is covered under the MIA bid package.

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fly2013 in Los Angeles, California

34 months ago

Hey everybody just checking in again...i was on the youtube channel for American Airlines and saw that every flight attendant will be given a new Samsung Galaxy Note...modernizing for the New American...

How cool is that we all get mini ipads type devices for work......

Check it out on youtube, and go to the American Airlines channel!!!!!!

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fly2013 in Los Angeles, California

34 months ago

Oh i almost forgot 9 days left!!!!, I hope everyone is doing well and getting prepared :)....

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

fly2013 in Los Angeles, California said: Oh i almost forgot 9 days left!!!!, I hope everyone is doing well and getting prepared :)....

Definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'll camp out on my computer starting at midnight. LOL. All the flights I have had on American have been very pleasant. One reason American is at the top of my list. ;)

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fly2013 in Los Angeles, California

34 months ago

Yvonne in Sacramento, California said: Definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'll camp out on my computer starting at midnight. LOL. All the flights I have had on American have been very pleasant. One reason American is at the top of my list. ;)

Lol!!!! me too!!! I will aslo camp out starting at midnight, its going to be chaotic....luckily they need 1500 flight attendants lol, but I really want to be in class 1!!! Hopefully we all get our applications in, and we all receive phone interviews, and the chance to be invited to the open house in dallas/fort worth, TX!!! starting in early december

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IXLNXS in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

fly2013 in Los Angeles, California said: Lol!!!! me too!!! I will aslo camp out starting at midnight, its going to be chaotic....luckily they need 1500 flight attendants lol, but I really want to be in class 1!!! Hopefully we all get our applications in, and we all receive phone interviews, and the chance to be invited to the open house in dallas/fort worth, TX!!! starting in early december

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So...is that how they're going to do it? Phone interview first and then Open House? That's interesting.
With Delta (for example), I believe they do the personality test (on line), then phone interview in English (recorded if I'm not mistaken), then interview in the language you speak and THEN you finally get invited to a Face to Face (1 on 1) interview. But I guess each airline is different.

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

fly2013 in Los Angeles, California said: Lol!!!! me too!!! I will aslo camp out starting at midnight, its going to be chaotic....luckily they need 1500 flight attendants lol, but I really want to be in class 1!!! Hopefully we all get our applications in, and we all receive phone interviews, and the chance to be invited to the open house in dallas/fort worth, TX!!! starting in early december

Me too. It would work out perfectly for me since my lease on my apartment is up first week of April. I don't want to renew it. I am headed to Dallas/Fort Worth on the 6th for an American Eagle interview and just did United earlier this month. But, American is what I really want. Good luck to you and hopefully we will see each other at the interview and training. Thinking positive!!!!!

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Purser in Vancouver, Washington

34 months ago

When Jet Blue opened their posting for F/A recently, the site did in-fact crash due to a massive response. So be prepared to just keep going back and trying again and again as it might very well be similar w/their posting too. I would guess that there will be hundreds/perhaps thousands of applicants (that was the case last time Delta hired, thousands applied) so prob safe to expect the site will be temp overloaded. Just FYI, and good luck to everyone :)

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Cat in Fort Worth, Texas

34 months ago

I'm so excited about this hiring and so many post in few days.
Anybody know what is American's Reserve or Adays like?

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Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

34 months ago

Apparently it will be 9 “A” days per month for new hires only. For non-new hires, AA rotates reserve every other month for the first 5 years, after 5 years they go back on reserve every third month until senior enough to be off.
This is great news for new hires- But not sure how it will work for non-new hires- APFA (the flight attendant union) did not try to negotiate reserve (or scheduling) changes and this new system, including an upcoming PBS, was basically imposed by AA.
Regardless, this is a progressive reserve system and AA is only carrier other than DL to have one like it. No more full month reserve!!! =)

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Bay21 in Alexandria, Virginia

34 months ago

Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: Apparently it will be 9 “A” days per month for new hires only. For non-new hires, AA rotates reserve every other month for the first 5 years, after 5 years they go back on reserve every third month until senior enough to be off.
This is great news for new hires- But not sure how it will work for non-new hires- APFA (the flight attendant union) did not try to negotiate reserve (or scheduling) changes and this new system, including an upcoming PBS, was basically imposed by AA.
Regardless, this is a progressive reserve system and AA is only carrier other than DL to have one like it. No more full month reserve!!! =)

That sounds great! So if I am understanding correctly, other than those 9 "A" days per month new hires will actually have a set schedule/line that they work?

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Luft Waffle in Düsseldorf, Germany

34 months ago

I have a feeling its going to be a complete mad house on the application day. They've posted this opening everywhere, newspapers, news programs. I can almost guarantee the site is going to crash at some point.

Anyone else planning on staying up and freshing that job posting page every 5minutes starting at mid-night? also anyone know if they're posting it midnight texas time?

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Bay21 in Alexandria, Virginia

34 months ago

Luft Waffle in Düsseldorf, Germany said: I have a feeling its going to be a complete mad house on the application day. They've posted this opening everywhere, newspapers, news programs. I can almost guarantee the site is going to crash at some point.

Anyone else planning on staying up and freshing that job posting page every 5minutes starting at mid-night? also anyone know if they're posting it midnight texas time?

Oh I will absolutely be up and waiting at midnight to start the application process. Good question if its going to be midnight texas time or midnight edt.

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InDFW4Now in Euless, Texas

34 months ago

IXLNXS in Houston, Texas said: Does anybody know if American Eagle flt att can transfer to AA or would they have to apply like "everybody else"?

Have to apply. See Jetnet for the ICE transfer policy

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InDFW4Now in Euless, Texas

34 months ago

Formerly Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: @TEP23
DCA is not a super senior base but it’s a small base- I am guessing that it depends on how many are retiring from there or if they add flights, it’s not really a huge AA focus city though.

Also in my post I forgot to mention RDU which only is probably going to close (?)- RDU only has one flight and it’s to LHR (767)

LHR is the only international flight but RDU has mainline flights from the cornerstones as well as a large number of eagle flights.

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Bay21 in Alexandria, Virginia

34 months ago

I wonder what bases are most likely to be assigned right out of training?!

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IXLNXS in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

Does anybody know what the hiring process is like with AA? Somebody on here mentioned something about being invited to a "group interview" and so thats what got me thinking about it.
I know they might be doing it a little different this time, but I dont even know how they've done it in the past. So if some of you could let us know, that would be great!

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Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

34 months ago

@InDFW4Now
The RDU base only covers one flight currently- LHR (of course reserves might get other trips but all RDU FAs are Intl). Other flights into/out of RDU are covered by other bases.
That is why I am wondering if RDU will close or not.....
anyways :)

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

IXLNXS in Houston, Texas said: Does anybody know what the hiring process is like with AA? Somebody on here mentioned something about being invited to a "group interview" and so thats what got me thinking about it.
I know they might be doing it a little different this time, but I dont even know how they've done it in the past. So if some of you could let us know, that would be great!

I don't remember all the details since I interviewed a looooooong time ago. I remember having an orientation with a room full of people then being called back and tested to see if you can reach and grab a fire extinguisher out of an overhead bin without shoes on. After that 6-8 people were called into a room with one recruiter and we each stood up and introduced ourselves and then answered questions from the recruiter. After that, I don't recall what happened. As you said, it could be very different now. I would assume you find out that day if you are asked to go to training. Not sure though.

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IXLNXS in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

Yvonne in Sacramento, California said: I don't remember all the details since I interviewed a looooooong time ago. I remember having an orientation with a room full of people then being called back and tested to see if you can reach and grab a fire extinguisher out of an overhead bin without shoes on. After that 6-8 people were called into a room with one recruiter and we each stood up and introduced ourselves and then answered questions from the recruiter. After that, I don't recall what happened. As you said, it could be very different now. I would assume you find out that day if you are asked to go to training. Not sure though.

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Thank you Ivonne! I almost don't want to say it, but I interviewed with 2 "mainlines" before! (got invited to training too but I wasn't ready like I am now and I really want AA!!)
But anyway, the process was different on both; One of them was UA (before merger with CO) and their process was really "SERIOUS"! They would fly you and have you "screened" first by a 3rd party in Downtown Chicago with an interview where you were also measured for height and read the announcement, then if selected you would be called again to go to UA HQS this time (at their old location) and do a group excercise and then a one on one interview!
For their medical, you were actually seen by a doctor and they measured your lung capacity too!...I mean, Great stuff...Haha!
I kind of enjoyed their process, it was very thorough and very well organized! Wish I had joined but that makes me want AA even more and so hence my interest in knowing something about the steps with AA. Thanks again!

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Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

34 months ago

I am pretty sure AA still will have that blood test thing, I recall its standard medical for new hires- for like centuries................
And then its those great silver wings for five years- so everyone knows your new.... (after 5 you finally get gold ones)''
In many ways I thought AA's interviews were a little nicer than UA's (UA used to have those huge cattle calls around the country). AA Usually has a psych test type thing and then a small group interview (like 8 people with 2 recruiters). Sort of seems like they already know who they want to hire by the time you get to the group part if you know what I mean....

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IXLNXS in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

Awesome ! With UA I'm talking about 6 years ago.... I applied online and was called from there, so Thank God it wasn't a "Cattle Call", not really a fan of those!
Now that UA got with CO maybe they are back doing cattle calls again because as far as I now, that's how CO does it (or used to do it).
Thanks!

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paris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

34 months ago

do you know anything about compass airlines????

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IXLNXS in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

paris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said: do you know anything about compass airlines????

They have their own forum....see if this link works:

www.indeed.com/forum/job/flight-attendant/Compass-Airlines/t33168

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followmydream in Morrisville, Pennsylvania

34 months ago

Hi all! I have a question and welcome your opinions/thoughts...As US Airways is interviewing now and American will be accepting applications as of early November, IF these 2 airlines eventually do come to an agreement and merge (don't know the details on this at all but I've heard/read some talk about it), would it be better to be hired by US Airways or by American? (of course IF one would be fortunate enough to get an offer at all).

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

IXLNXS in Houston, Texas said: ------

Thank you Ivonne! I almost don't want to say it, but I interviewed with 2 "mainlines" before! (got invited to training too but I wasn't ready like I am now and I really want AA!!)
But anyway, the process was different on both; One of them was UA (before merger with CO) and their process was really "SERIOUS"! They would fly you and have you "screened" first by a 3rd party in Downtown Chicago with an interview where you were also measured for height and read the announcement, then if selected you would be called again to go to UA HQS this time (at their old location) and do a group excercise and then a one on one interview!
For their medical, you were actually seen by a doctor and they measured your lung capacity too!...I mean, Great stuff...Haha!
I kind of enjoyed their process, it was very thorough and very well organized! Wish I had joined but that makes me want AA even more and so hence my interest in knowing something about the steps with AA. Thanks again!

You're welcome. I have interviewed with almost all the major airlines in the past. They all do things differently. I just recently (few weeks ago) interviewed for UA in Houston. They have an orientation and if you're lucky three interviews that day. I was let go after the first. But, that is UA. AA is what I truly want.

Good luck to you!!!!!!

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

followmydream in Morrisville, Pennsylvania said: Hi all! I have a question and welcome your opinions/thoughts...As US Airways is interviewing now and American will be accepting applications as of early November, IF these 2 airlines eventually do come to an agreement and merge (don't know the details on this at all but I've heard/read some talk about it), would it be better to be hired by US Airways or by American? (of course IF one would be fortunate enough to get an offer at all).

I would apply for both. There are no guarantees unfortunately. If they do merge, you have an application at each airline.

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

34 months ago

IXLNXS in Houston, Texas said: Awesome ! With UA I'm talking about 6 years ago.... I applied online and was called from there, so Thank God it wasn't a "Cattle Call", not really a fan of those!
Now that UA got with CO maybe they are back doing cattle calls again because as far as I now, that's how CO does it (or used to do it).
Thanks!

It is pretty much a cattle call. When I was there, they said they were interviewing for the CO side of them. Not sure what that means. But, I was not selected which means, something better is waiting for me. ;)

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paris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

34 months ago

not much of a forum......very few comments, and they say compass is the lowest paying in the industry. high turnover rate.

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Cat in Fort Worth, Texas

34 months ago

Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: Apparently it will be 9 “A” days per month for new hires only. For non-new hires, AA rotates reserve every other month for the first 5 years, after 5 years they go back on reserve every third month until senior enough to be off.
This is great news for new hires- But not sure how it will work for non-new hires- APFA (the flight attendant union) did not try to negotiate reserve (or scheduling) changes and this new system, including an upcoming PBS, was basically imposed by AA.
Regardless, this is a progressive reserve system and AA is only carrier other than DL to have one like it. No more full month reserve!!! =)

Thank you for the reserve answer so quick, 9 days it's not that bad because I heard most of airlines except Delta got reserve almost whole month for new hires.

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LAAX in Los Angeles, California

34 months ago

InDFW4Now in Euless, Texas said: Have to apply. See Jetnet for the ICE transfer policy

Hi there,
What's the ICE policy?
Thx!

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Tonyaflygirl in Arlington, Virginia

34 months ago

Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: YES!! You will have a schedule the rest of the month......New hires will also be able to work both International and Domestic!
Now if only they could get AA to work on getting better trip pairings....as in more rest/longer layovers... Layovers should be longer than duty days most of the time... At AA they end up with 8 hours behind door layovers a lot.... It does not really cost more for slightly longer layovers but APFA approves of this practice and does not urge AA to build longer rest periods. AA has so much potential but their union is holding them back.... And I am not anti-union even..... Not sure what the APFA scheduling committee has been doing the last 20 years....

No. An AA FA told me that new hires will work DOMESTIC ONLY :(

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IXLNXS in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

Tonyaflygirl in Arlington, Virginia said: No. An AA FA told me that new hires will work DOMESTIC ONLY :(

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That sounds contrary to what I heard what's going to be AA's new plans for all the New Flight attendants they're going to hire, which was to cross-utilize them in both domestic and international....hence the longer-initial training duration to cover all Aircraft types. At least that's the impression I got thus far.

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TEP23 in Saint Paul, Minnesota

34 months ago

Thanks for the base info everyone.

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Goodbye APFA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

34 months ago

I am pretty sure new hire FA's will be International Qualified- and hopefully qualified on the entire fleet. AA currently does not qualify their crew on every aircraft. Must be a scheduler’s nightmare!
So yes new hires will be domestic, but they will be able to fly international as bases will be merged. Also because they will be international qualified they will be able to trade into and pick up international trips.

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paris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

34 months ago

are there any senior FA;s on this forum??

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