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Spiritual in Delray Beach, Florida

28 months ago

Metamorphysis said: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE find out what the annual salary is going to be before I go on this journey with you all? Also, for those of you who are in Texas and need a haircut, color.....wax I'm right beside DFW Airport. Fantastic Sams 2030 Glade Rd. Suite 244 Grapevine, TX. 75061 eight one seven, four one six , six six six zero.

The pay for FA's in every airline is very low. They pay around $20.00 per hour. You are only paid for the hours that you are actually in the air ( not while you are waiting in the airports.)
Per diem is aprox 2.00 per hour. You are only guaranteed around 70 hours per month. That means you have to be able to live on less than $1400 per month. The 8.5 week training is not paid. My take on it is that you already need to be financially comfortable or have no bills in order to do this career. After a few years the pay will get much better but the first year or two will be rough. Anyone... feel free to correct me if I am missing something.

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fly2013 in Los Angeles, California

28 months ago

Spiritual in Delray Beach, Florida said: The pay for FA's in every airline is very low. They pay around $20.00 per hour. You are only paid for the hours that you are actually in the air ( not while you are waiting in the airports.)
Per diem is aprox 2.00 per hour. You are only guaranteed around 70 hours per month. That means you have to be able to live on less than $1400 per month. The 8.5 week training is not paid. My take on it is that you already need to be financially comfortable or have no bills in order to do this career. After a few years the pay will get much better but the first year or two will be rough. Anyone... feel free to correct me if I am missing something.

Yes that sounds about right to me......they tell you to have at least $1,500-2,000 saved for training, and moving to your new base. Spiritual in Delray I think you did a great job in explaining this information!!

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

28 months ago

fly2013 in Los Angeles, California said: Yes that sounds about right to me......they tell you to have at least $1,500-2,000 saved for training, and moving to your new base. Spiritual in Delray I think you did a great job in explaining this information!!

Also, if I could add something here.....When I interviewed with AA a while ago they had a group orientation that explained everything. You don't have to accept an offer if it is not right for you. I'm assuming it will be a similar experience this time around.

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paris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

28 months ago

$1,400.00 a month. Obviously, FAs are in crash pads, or living w/ family. is it REALLY worth it?

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Bay21 in Alexandria, Virginia

28 months ago

Jennifer09 in Minneapolis, Minnesota said: The rsv for new hires will be one month on rsv one month line until PBS is implemented. Once they get PBS everyone will be going to A days.

When do you think they will implement PBS?! Will it be awhile before that bidding system is in place?!

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Metamorphysis

28 months ago

Ladies and gentlemen,....could you please speak English and break down the abbreviations for those who are considering this field for the first time? What is RSV...PBS....Give us a vocabulary. :)

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

What should my resume say and look like? I was a mental health therapist for 12 years, before I was laid-off, and now I've been working in retail. I was an actress in NYC for 10 years, before all that. How do I structure my resume for AA? Also, do I wear pants or a skirt for the interview? I've got lots of experience doing many different things. Thanks!

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fly2013 in Los Angeles, California

28 months ago

paris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said: $1,400.00 a month. Obviously, FAs are in crash pads, or living w/ family. is it REALLY worth it?

Well usually people who become a flight attendant dont do it for the money.....of course you have to be able to support yourself....but one will get into this career with the satisfaction of knowing they are providing exceptional customer service, traveling the world, and being able to experience things in life that will take a lifetime for most people. I say weigh all of your options, and see if it is worth it to you. The fist couple of years is bad with pay....but if you stick with it...it does get a lot better :)

best wishes :)

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Bay21 in Alexandria, Virginia

28 months ago

Metamorphysis said: Ladies and gentlemen,....could you please speak English and break down the abbreviations for those who are considering this field for the first time? What is RSV...PBS....Give us a vocabulary. :)

lol sorry :)

RSV: Reserve
PBS: Preferential Bidding System

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fly2013 in Los Angeles, California

28 months ago

Metamorphysis said: Ladies and gentlemen,....could you please speak English and break down the abbreviations for those who are considering this field for the first time? What is RSV...PBS....Give us a vocabulary. :)

RSV stand for Reserve, and PBS is a type of bidding system that flight attendants use to bid monthly for their schedules, including off days, and shifts. :)

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fly2013 in Los Angeles, California

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: What should my resume say and look like? I was a mental health therapist for 12 years, before I was laid-off, and now I've been working in retail. I was an actress in NYC for 10 years, before all that. How do I structure my resume for AA? Also, do I wear pants or a skirt for the interview? I've got lots of experience doing many different things. Thanks!

Wow what an amazing background!!! In my opinion (anyone feel free to chime in) your resume should scream customer service, they only request a 10 year background check on your work history...but your background shows you are a very diverse person which is great!!! As far as what to wear...American has a reputation of conservative, and very professional.....try your best to look like a flight attendant...very crisp, and professional!!! Maybe some more ladies will chime in and give more advice on this matter.

Good luck to you!!

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

fly2013 in Los Angeles, California said: Wow what an amazing background!!! In my opinion (anyone feel free to chime in) your resume should scream customer service, they only request a 10 year background check on your work history...but your background shows you are a very diverse person which is great!!! As far as what to wear...American has a reputation of conservative, and very professional.....try your best to look like a flight attendant...very crisp, and professional!!! Maybe some more ladies will chime in and give more advice on this matter.

Good luck to you!!

Thank you so much, Fly2013, for your compliments and advice! I sure hope my background helps.

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LoveAA in Washington, District of Columbia

28 months ago

fly2013 in Los Angeles, California said: Wow what an amazing background!!! In my opinion (anyone feel free to chime in) your resume should scream customer service, they only request a 10 year background check on your work history...but your background shows you are a very diverse person which is great!!! As far as what to wear...American has a reputation of conservative, and very professional.....try your best to look like a flight attendant...very crisp, and professional!!! Maybe some more ladies will chime in and give more advice on this matter.
Good luck to you!!

I say Wow for me too...Actress and mental health therapist should actually be requirements for dealing with some customers....Lol!
In all seriousness, thats definitely good stuff

and since you only need to go back 10yrs, the other things can be mentioned in her letter of interest but I think shes got the job :-) !

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

LoveAA in Washington, District of Columbia said: I say Wow for me too...Actress and mental health therapist should actually be requirements for dealing with some customers....Lol!
In all seriousness, thats definitely good stuff

and since you only need to go back 10yrs, the other things can be mentioned in her letter of interest but I think shes got the job :-) !

From your mouth to God's ears, LoveAA!!! Thank you so much, sweet one.

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TravelJunkie in Cambridge, Massachusetts

28 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

How did you get to apply so early for the fa position?.. Congrats to you tho :-)

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TravelJunkie in Cambridge, Massachusetts

28 months ago

TravelJunkie in Cambridge, Massachusetts said: How did you get to apply so early for the fa position?.. Congrats to you tho :-)

LOL... oh nevermind I read it wrong SMH

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nycs in Long Island, New York

28 months ago

Purser in Vancouver, Washington said: When I was in training w/United years ago, a chap in my class was in the same situation as you. He became a F/A and worked in that capacity for aprox 1.5 years and then he got a job w/Southwest as a pilot. He often mentioned how glad he had gone that route, as it allowed him to gain a huge appreciation for what the F/A often go through.

Purser, please email me (globalflying3@gmail.com)

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: The actual 8 1/2 weeks of training is NOT paid for? We would have to pay for the training, or are you saying we just don't get an hourly training salary? Gosh...not sure how I will do this, if I have no money at all coming in for 8 1/2 weeks, I have to pay for food , and for my apartment and car back home. How do people do this? Do you just give everything up, and go? Thanks for the reply...

Hi, Pamela, did you ever figure out how you would do this whole thing if you got invited to training?

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PILOT1976 in Collierville, Tennessee

28 months ago

AS YOU ALL KNOW FROM PREVIOUS POST, I AM AMR EMPLOYEE ALREADY, I WAS INFORMED BY MY MANAGEMENT TEAM THAT THE POSITION BEING POSTED ON NOVEMBER 5TH ARE INTERNAL ONLY VIA OUR JETNET.AA.COM SITE AND THAT IN NOVEMBER 12TH IT WILL POST ON AACAREERS.COM, MY OPINION IS THAT 1,5O0 JOBS IS QUITE A BIT TO JUST POST INTERNALLY, SO EVEN IF YOU SEE THEM ON NOVEMBER 5TH AT AACAREERS.COM, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGE, IF YOU DONT GET CONTACTED RIGHT AWAY, APPARENTLY THEY WANT THE FIRST CLASSES TO BE FILLED IN BY INTERNAL CANDIDATES THAT ALREADY HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS DONE AND CLEARANCE ALREADY TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS! AGAIN AFTER 17 YEARS ON THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING UNTIL I SEE IT, LOL ---HOWEVER I DID GO ON MY JETNET UNDER INTERNAL CAREERS AND IT IS THERE!

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

PILOT1976 in Collierville, Tennessee said: AS YOU ALL KNOW FROM PREVIOUS POST, I AM AMR EMPLOYEE ALREADY, I WAS INFORMED BY MY MANAGEMENT TEAM THAT THE POSITION BEING POSTED ON NOVEMBER 5TH ARE INTERNAL ONLY VIA OUR JETNET.AA.COM SITE AND THAT IN NOVEMBER 12TH IT WILL POST ON AACAREERS.COM, MY OPINION IS THAT 1,5O0 JOBS IS QUITE A BIT TO JUST POST INTERNALLY, SO EVEN IF YOU SEE THEM ON NOVEMBER 5TH AT AACAREERS.COM, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGE, IF YOU DONT GET CONTACTED RIGHT AWAY, APPARENTLY THEY WANT TE FIRST CLASSES TO BE FILLED IN BY INTERNAL CANDIDATES THAT ALREADY HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS DONE AND CLEARANCE ALREADY TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS! AGAIN AFTER 17 YEARS ON THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING UNTIL I SEE IT, LOL ---HOWEVER I DID GO ON MY JETNET UNDER INTERNAL CAREERS AND IT IS THERE!

I don't quite understand and November 12 is when we (the public) will be able to actually see the job positions?

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

Silverwaters05 said: Hi, Pamela, did you ever figure out how you would do this whole thing if you got invited to training?

Hey, Silverwaters05...No, I haven't. I could maybe borrow the money I need to have while I am in training, but I also have to pay my rent and car payment back home. That's 2 months of rent and car payments, plus the money they say we need to have while in training. I really, really want to work for AA, and I am going to apply. I guess I'll just have to have faith and hope for miracles! How about you?

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Purser in Vancouver, Washington

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: Hey, Silverwaters05...No, I haven't. I could maybe borrow the money I need to have while I am in training, but I also have to pay my rent and car payment back home. That's 2 months of rent and car payments, plus the money they say we need to have while in training. I really, really want to work for AA, and I am going to apply. I guess I'll just have to have faith and hope for miracles! How about you?

Hi Pamela
This may help you to feel a little better about the money situation in training. While in training most of your needs associated w/training (financial) are met, in other words, your room and board... you really need minimal $ while actually in training. Perhaps money for a haircut/laundry/some odd toiletry that you might have forgot to bring. Essentially just little things here and there, perhaps a meal out away from the training facility once or twice. Training itself, is a pretty low financial burden on candidates... perhaps getting set up in a crash pad will present some burden after training, but often a F/A runs the place and the initial $ is less than getting a traditional apt/rent. Somehow it all works out, if you can just have your standard bills at home paid. F/A's out of training tend to really pull together, and I have seen what might be considered "miracles" w/flight crews helping one another. I hope this helps.

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Jennifer09 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

28 months ago

I think thats its going to be a while before they get PBS.. When UAL did their BK years ago they wanted pbs but they have yet to get pbs. New Hires will be both Int and dom trained. thats one of the reason why training is going to be 8 1/2 weeks.

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Yvonne in Sacramento, California

28 months ago

Purser in Vancouver, Washington said: Hi Pamela
This may help you to feel a little better about the money situation in training. While in training most of your needs associated w/training (financial) are met, in other words, your room and board... you really need minimal $ while actually in training. Perhaps money for a haircut/laundry/some odd toiletry that you might have forgot to bring. Essentially just little things here and there, perhaps a meal out away from the training facility once or twice. Training itself, is a pretty low financial burden on candidates... perhaps getting set up in a crash pad will present some burden after training, but often a F/A runs the place and the initial $ is less than getting a traditional apt/rent. Somehow it all works out, if you can just have your standard bills at home paid. F/A's out of training tend to really pull together, and I have seen what might be considered "miracles" w/flight crews helping one another. I hope this helps.

Hi Purser,

This helps me out as well. Thank you!!!! Do you think bringing a few hundred dollars to training would be sufficient?

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

Purser in Vancouver, Washington said: Hi Pamela
This may help you to feel a little better about the money situation in training. While in training most of your needs associated w/training (financial) are met, in other words, your room and board... you really need minimal $ while actually in training. Perhaps money for a haircut/laundry/some odd toiletry that you might have forgot to bring. Essentially just little things here and there, perhaps a meal out away from the training facility once or twice. Training itself, is a pretty low financial burden on candidates... perhaps getting set up in a crash pad will present some burden after training, but often a F/A runs the place and the initial $ is less than getting a traditional apt/rent. Somehow it all works out, if you can just have your standard bills at home paid. F/A's out of training tend to really pull together, and I have seen what might be considered "miracles" w/flight crews helping one another. I hope this helps.

Thank you, Purser. Someone commented earlier that we had to pay for our food while there. So, are you saying we eat for free at the cafeteria at the training center? Also, does AA pay for the flight to and from training? Thank you so very much for your help and generosity!

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Purser in Vancouver, Washington

28 months ago

Yvonne in Sacramento, California said: Hi Purser,

This helps me out as well. Thank you!!!! Do you think bringing a few hundred dollars to training would be sufficient?

Hi Yvonne, I think that if you are prepared to only buy the occasional necessity and to eat at the training facility most of the time, you should be Ok. I do remember (when I was in training w/another carrier) that once we got our uniforms I had buy regulation shoes, well most of us did... and that was prob the most money I spent in training.

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Jacqui

28 months ago

PILOT1976 in Collierville, Tennessee said: AS YOU ALL KNOW FROM PREVIOUS POST, I AM AMR EMPLOYEE ALREADY, I WAS INFORMED BY MY MANAGEMENT TEAM THAT THE POSITION BEING POSTED ON NOVEMBER 5TH ARE INTERNAL ONLY VIA OUR JETNET.AA.COM SITE AND THAT IN NOVEMBER 12TH IT WILL POST ON AACAREERS.COM, MY OPINION IS THAT 1,5O0 JOBS IS QUITE A BIT TO JUST POST INTERNALLY, SO EVEN IF YOU SEE THEM ON NOVEMBER 5TH AT AACAREERS.COM, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGE, IF YOU DONT GET CONTACTED RIGHT AWAY, APPARENTLY THEY WANT THE FIRST CLASSES TO BE FILLED IN BY INTERNAL CANDIDATES THAT ALREADY HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS DONE AND CLEARANCE ALREADY TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS! AGAIN AFTER 17 YEARS ON THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING UNTIL I SEE IT, LOL ---HOWEVER I DID GO ON MY JETNET UNDER INTERNAL CAREERS AND IT IS THERE!

Hey Pilot1976..Do you know if AE and AA have it's own HR Department?? I was furloughed with AA back in 2001 and went to AE for a bit...but left before probation. Thanks for any help that you can give.

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: Hey, Silverwaters05...No, I haven't. I could maybe borrow the money I need to have while I am in training, but I also have to pay my rent and car payment back home. That's 2 months of rent and car payments, plus the money they say we need to have while in training. I really, really want to work for AA, and I am going to apply. I guess I'll just have to have faith and hope for miracles! How about you?

I also have rent to pay and my cell phone bill. Luckily my lease is up in Feb and I won't have to pay rent that month because I paid it early in the beginning of the lease. I know they said we at least need 1500 if not more while in training and the move to our bases. I'm really excited for this new opportunity and will apply just like you.
I think if you saved up as much as you could and prepare well, it will be ok. Things always seem to have a way of working out in the end.
Are you going to try and apply for the base in California?

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

Purser in Vancouver, Washington said: Hi Pamela
This may help you to feel a little better about the money situation in training. While in training most of your needs associated w/training (financial) are met, in other words, your room and board... you really need minimal $ while actually in training. Perhaps money for a haircut/laundry/some odd toiletry that you might have forgot to bring. Essentially just little things here and there, perhaps a meal out away from the training facility once or twice. Training itself, is a pretty low financial burden on candidates... perhaps getting set up in a crash pad will present some burden after training, but often a F/A runs the place and the initial $ is less than getting a traditional apt/rent. Somehow it all works out, if you can just have your standard bills at home paid. F/A's out of training tend to really pull together, and I have seen what might be considered "miracles" w/flight crews helping one another. I hope this helps.

Purser,
Thank you so much for your insight and tips. That makes me feel a lot better.

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

Does anyone know if they are going to have the applications up central standard time or in Texas time?
Also, what about daylights saving time? It's supposed to be this weekend..

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

Silverwaters05 said: I also have rent to pay and my cell phone bill. Luckily my lease is up in Feb and I won't have to pay rent that month because I paid it early in the beginning of the lease. I know they said we at least need 1500 if not more while in training and the move to our bases. I'm really excited for this new opportunity and will apply just like you.
I think if you saved up as much as you could and prepare well, it will be ok. Things always seem to have a way of working out in the end.
Are you going to try and apply for the base in California?

I was laid-off from my mental health therapist job, and have been undeeremployed for a while now. What savings I had, is gone...so saving money would be difficult at this time. Where there is a will, there's a way, though! Yes, I'd like to stay in Los Angeles, since I have family here and I live in a rent-controlled apartment near the ocean. However, if I had to go elsewhere, I would. I have some family and friends in New Jersey, too, since I lived in NYC in the 80s. I could go there, too. I am reinventing myself, so we'll see what happens! Where do you live, and where do you want to be based?

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Need to be BLUE in New York, New York

28 months ago

What is the interview method AA use again?

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: I was laid-off from my mental health therapist job, and have been undeeremployed for a while now. What savings I had, is gone...so saving money would be difficult at this time. Where there is a will, there's a way, though! Yes, I'd like to stay in Los Angeles, since I have family here and I live in a rent-controlled apartment near the ocean. However, if I had to go elsewhere, I would. I have some family and friends in New Jersey, too, since I lived in NYC in the 80s. I could go there, too. I am reinventing myself, so we'll see what happens! Where do you live, and where do you want to be based?

I always thought healthcare jobs were recession proof, but I'm quickly learning it is not that way at all. I actually want to be a nurse, or wanted to be. (Past tense). I'm confused on what I really want to do. I never considered working in the airline industry but then I got a second job with an aviationservices contracting company working for American Airlines as an agent and I love it. And then I heard from my training manager that AA will be hiring for the first time in years for flight attendants. I've always been in healthcare and customer service, and for some reason, I feel like I need to do this. Something different and exciting. And I love to travel. Love working with people. This will be new to me and yet I feel happy and excited that I'm going to be applying and taking that chance.

Anyway, lol. I live in Kansas City, Missouri and since there is no AA base in Kansas City, I would have to move. Chicago and Dallas are closer to me so probably either Chicago, but I will go where they put me. I do feel things are going to work out, for all of us who apply and actually get the job.

What about you? Why are you applying and have you been in the airline industry before?

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

Silverwaters05 said: I always thought healthcare jobs were recession proof, but I'm quickly learning it is not that way at all. I actually want to be a nurse, or wanted to be. (Past tense). I'm confused on what I really want to do. I never considered working in the airline industry but then I got a second job with an aviationservices contracting company working for American Airlines as an agent and I love it. And then I heard from my training manager that AA will be hiring for the first time in years for flight attendants. I've always been in healthcare and customer service, and for some reason, I feel like I need to do this. Something different and exciting. And I love to travel. Love working with people. This will be new to me and yet I feel happy and excited that I'm going to be applying and taking that chance.

Anyway, lol. I live in Kansas City, Missouri and since there is no AA base in Kansas City, I would have to move. Chicago and Dallas are closer to me so probably either Chicago, but I will go where they put me. I do feel things are going to work out, for all of us who apply and actually get the job.

What about you? Why are you applying and have you been in the airline industry before?

My mother was actually a "stewardess" for National Airlines in the 1950s, and my father handled the high profile customers for AA out of Miami. I was conceived, while they watched airplanes, from the front seat of a Chevrolet, taking off at the Miami Airport! They weren't married yet, so my mother secretly flew with me in her belly for 4 months, before she really started to show. So....it's in my blood, I guess.

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: My mother was actually a "stewardess" for National Airlines in the 1950s, and my father handled the high profile customers for AA out of Miami. I was conceived, while they watched airplanes, from the front seat of a Chevrolet, taking off at the Miami Airport! They weren't married yet, so my mother secretly flew with me in her belly for 4 months, before she really started to show. So....it's in my blood, I guess.

I've always wanted to be a F/A, I love helping people, and I love to travel. Yeah...social services really got slammed here in California, during this economy. The industry has really changed...you have to be Bilingual Spanish to get a job, and it's just not a client-centered business anymore. My brother and his fiancee are both in nursing school. I think there's a lot of those jobs out there.

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PILOT1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

28 months ago

Supposedly, the public will be able to apply on November 5 @ aacareers.com, but the system will not release the public applications to the recruiter before the internal ones, they estimate that they can fill 700 of those 1,500 within the company first! Again that is what they are saying, I don't believe anything until I see it! Don't be discourage! Also, get Rosetta Stone and learn a second language, I learned German in two months, enough to provide customer service, I know looking to maybe learn Chinese!

To the blogger that worked for Eagle:
According to most people around here, if you left AE before the probation period, you are ineligible to rehire (at Eagle that is), Yes, AE and AA have different human resources! You should still be able to apply but not through jetnet unless you are an active employee. However, prepare yourself to explain why you left, oh If I was you just include jobs for the last 10 years! Best of Luck!

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

PILOT1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: Supposedly, the public will be able to apply on November 5 @ aacareers.com, but the system will not release the public applications to the recruiter before the internal ones, they estimate that they can fill 700 of those 1,500 within the company first! Again that is what they are saying, I don't believe anything until I see it! Don't be discourage! Also, get Rosetta Stone and learn a second language, I learned German in two months, enough to provide customer service, I know looking to maybe learn Chinese!

To the blogger that worked for Eagle:
According to most people around here, if you left AE before the probation period, you are ineligible to rehire (at Eagle that is), Yes, AE and AA have different human resources! You should still be able to apply but not through jetnet unless you are an active employee. However, prepare yourself to explain why you left, oh If I was you just include jobs for the last 10 years! Best of Luck!

I'm actually currently teaching myself German. How were you able to learn the whole language in two months?

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: I've always wanted to be a F/A, I love helping people, and I love to travel. Yeah...social services really got slammed here in California, during this economy. The industry has really changed...you have to be Bilingual Spanish to get a job, and it's just not a client-centered business anymore. My brother and his fiancee are both in nursing school. I think there's a lot of those jobs out there.

Yea, nursing school is very difficult to get into and I got in but I'm rethinking or rather reinventing myself, to use your words.
So, this will be your first time in the industry? Are you excited!

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Silverwaters05

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: My mother was actually a "stewardess" for National Airlines in the 1950s, and my father handled the high profile customers for AA out of Miami. I was conceived, while they watched airplanes, from the front seat of a Chevrolet, taking off at the Miami Airport! They weren't married yet, so my mother secretly flew with me in her belly for 4 months, before she really started to show. So....it's in my blood, I guess.

Oh wow, what a story! lol. You were flying even before you were even born lol. Did you tell her you are now a prospective fa?

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Dwitty in Winchester, Virginia

28 months ago

PILOT1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: Supposedly, the public will be able to apply on November 5 @ aacareers.com, but the system will not release the public applications to the recruiter before the internal ones, they estimate that they can fill 700 of those 1,500 within the company first! Again that is what they are saying, I don't believe anything until I see it! Don't be discourage! Also, get Rosetta Stone and learn a second language, I learned German in two months, enough to provide customer service, I know looking to maybe learn Chinese!

To the blogger that worked for Eagle:
According to most people around here, if you left AE before the probation period, you are ineligible to rehire (at Eagle that is), Yes, AE and AA have different human resources! You should still be able to apply but not through jetnet unless you are an active employee. However, prepare yourself to explain why you left, oh If I was you just include jobs for the last 10 years! Best of Luck!

Sorry if this was already covered on here, but is AA using PBS?

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paris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

28 months ago

This question is for PILOT- what do you think the maxium age would be for a woman to apply for FA ????

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WannaFly in North Sioux City, South Dakota

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: Hey, Silverwaters05...No, I haven't. I could maybe borrow the money I need to have while I am in training, but I also have to pay my rent and car payment back home. That's 2 months of rent and car payments, plus the money they say we need to have while in training. I really, really want to work for AA, and I am going to apply. I guess I'll just have to have faith and hope for miracles! How about you?

Hey Pamela!! I attended ticket counter/gate agent training for AA in February of this year, and it was a 4 week training class. I only brought $200 with me, and left with just shy of $50. So, it is possible to live off of essentials. :) Granted, I had to relocation expenses, but I have had some friends recently graduate from AE flight attendant training, and they have found crashpads for $150-$200/month. Like you said, have faith! I don't know if you are Christian or not, but God will not lead you astray. If he presents you the opportunity to go to training with AA, He will make sure everything works out!! Hoping for the best for you (and me haha)!! Feel free to Email me if you have any questions, or need anything!! (raycecar_22@hotmail.com) Best of luck to you and everyone else!!

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Metamorphysis

28 months ago

Again,....ladies and gentlemen, could you PLEASE STOP abbreviating and realize that there are those on this blog who are very new to this field. So when you mean RSV, please do it like this: RSV (reserve). Let's be considerate of others. :)

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SWAFA in Arlington, Texas

28 months ago

My God, you really are whiner aren't you

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Bay21 in Alexandria, Virginia

28 months ago

Metamorphysis said: Again,....ladies and gentlemen, could you PLEASE STOP abbreviating and realize that there are those on this blog who are very new to this field. So when you mean RSV, please do it like this: RSV (reserve). Let's be considerate of others. :)

I do apologize for your frustration about the airline terminology shorthand, however these are the correct abbreviations that will be used throughout a forum dedicated to those who wish to become a F/A. Its important to probably do some research about the industry and pick up on the keys words that are frequently abbreviated like, (RON:Remain Over night, LOD: Language of Destination) before the interview. Before you know it, it will all become second nature to you once your in the industry. Hope this helps!

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Pamela in Santa Monica, California

28 months ago

WannaFly in North Sioux City, South Dakota said: Hey Pamela!! I attended ticket counter/gate agent training for AA in February of this year, and it was a 4 week training class. I only brought $200 with me, and left with just shy of $50. So, it is possible to live off of essentials. :) Granted, I had to relocation expenses, but I have had some friends recently graduate from AE flight attendant training, and they have found crashpads for $150-$200/month. Like you said, have faith! I don't know if you are Christian or not, but God will not lead you astray. If he presents you the opportunity to go to training with AA, He will make sure everything works out!! Hoping for the best for you (and me haha)!! Feel free to Email me if you have any questions, or need anything!! (raycecar_22@hotmail.com) Best of luck to you and everyone else!!

Hey, RayceCar! Thank you so much for your info, advice, and well-wishes. I really am grateful for your enthusiasm and generosity. I am Catholic/Christian, more spiritual than anything else. Yes, I do believe in a Higher Power, for sure, and I believe things will work out for both of us, according to a higher plan. We just have to keep moving, and keep being grateful! All of us do. Thank you very much again!

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LilLily in Los Angeles, California

28 months ago

Metamorphysis said: Again,....ladies and gentlemen, could you PLEASE STOP abbreviating and realize that there are those on this blog who are very new to this field. So when you mean RSV, please do it like this: RSV (reserve). Let's be considerate of others. :)

If you plan on doing this as a career abbreviations are going to become your LIFE and you cannot depend on an obscure flight attendant board on indeed.com to hold your hand. It takes TWO seconds to google "RSV flight attendant" and you will have your answer. Before you know it you will be fluent in flight attendant. ;)

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WannaFly in North Sioux City, South Dakota

28 months ago

Pamela in Santa Monica, California said: Hey, RayceCar! Thank you so much for your info, advice, and well-wishes. I really am grateful for your enthusiasm and generosity. I am Catholic/Christian, more spiritual than anything else. Yes, I do believe in a Higher Power, for sure, and I believe things will work out for both of us, according to a higher plan. We just have to keep moving, and keep being grateful! All of us do. Thank you very much again!

No problem Pamela!! I am Lutheran, but also more spiritual than anything else. :) You sound like an awesome person, and I believe AA would be proud to have you as a FA. Heres to hoping that we both obtain our dreams, and maybe work a flight together!! Best wishes, and stay in touch!!

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fa4ever in Mesa, Arizona

28 months ago

oh guys come on now we are all suppose to be a big team and help each other. I would strongly appreciate if someone does not know something let them know it is all a learning process and how can you learn if you dont know. If anyone wants to know about american or eagle let me know, I would be more then welcome to help you out to assit you with the hiring process or standards that they have. I have been a employee of AA in the past and know the process and for eagle as well. So guys stick together. Let me say this, it all starts here and make friends help one another, help each other in traning and god knows you could be workng the same a/c on eagle or American! I will not tolerate any negative energy from anyone against other cause I like to help people and isn't that what the f/a position is all about. I think if you can not help each other here how in the world you going to help a fellow crew memeber or passenger for assistance. I am not trying to be the hule of the hound, but trying to keep this simple and easy, to the point. I have been a flight attendant for many years and would help each and everyone of you, to succeed in the process, training and on line ( meaning a schedule flight attendant with a schedule) to succeed and be professional. I know it is tiresome, but worth it for the wait, I have waited as well along with most of you. Be there for each other and things will go well for all of you..let me know If I can help you at jarehead1264@aol.com. no question is stupid and yes I use to be a instructor, so please contact me wth your comments r concern. rh

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Metamorphysis

28 months ago

LilLily in Los Angeles, California said: If you plan on doing this as a career abbreviations are going to become your LIFE and you cannot depend on an obscure flight attendant board on indeed.com to hold your hand. It takes TWO seconds to google "RSV flight attendant" and you will have your answer. Before you know it you will be fluent in flight attendant. ;)

I do understand that these abbreviations will be part of every FA's life, I'm only asking that you all explain them so that those who are new to this don't feel left out of the conversation.

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