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any flight attendants?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by captainron62, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    I retired in 2010 from a government job, been looking for the right thing to keep me going for a second career. Long story short have an interview Thursday with United Airlines in TX. I have read a bit and I know its not a cake walk and the odds are not very good, but just wanted to hear if anyone has any thoughts about the training, schedule, pay etc.??
     
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    Mainline, or a United Express company (ExpressJet?)
     
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    Continental/United Air
     
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    Sorry - only know someone on a regional who swears never again.

    Good luck w/ the interview!
     
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    do it

    if you get a chance go inflight!!!! my wife works for west jet airlines in canada. part time, she works 8 to 10 days a month. lots of time for travel. idont know what the pay scale is in the usa but here she makes over $45 per flying hour and 5 bucks perdium 4days out is $5 x98 hours. and lots of cheap flights and great deals on hotels. give it a try hope you will like it. we go to vegas about 3 time a year, hawaii, mexico and great cruise deals too
     
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    WestJet FAs had* the best deal of any North American domestic flight attendants I can imagine...although in my books they tend to earn every penny of salary and bonus and every ounce of respect they receive.

    United, after going through bankruptcy to re-align compensation, currently finishing up a merger and going through some serious turmoil at the Houston hub, will not be as rosy a place to work at. How that translates to being an FA there...? I know that you don't get much for pay @ UA until your 6th year - I assume the union contract is online if you want to look it up. $20/hr x 85 hours $1700/month, if those are the going rates. And the per diem is maybe $2/hr for UA, not $5.

    *FAs just had their salary structure levels decrease 10% - their hourly wage was a little too high compared to the competition. Still seem to be pretty happy - must be that annual bonus.
     
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    My last flight on Southwest, a male flight attendant claimed to work 170 hours month and said he made $90k last year. I was thinking that was way too much $ for a flight attendant, but great for him if it's true, as he had some debts he was trying to pay off.
     
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