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Flight attendants?

Do you need experience or qualifications? What are good companies to apply with. Are there height and weight requirements? Does it pay well?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • My ex was a flight attendant. No specific experience or qualifications. There aren't height/weight requirement per se, but it does say something about being height/weight proportionate and your height has to be average (there ARE specific requirements for height to make sure you can reach all of the safety gear, but I don't remember what they were, just that it wasn't stringent). Pay depends on the company you are with and your seniority. First year you may only make like 17,500 (that's what he made his first year). You have to live where the company has a base (for American the only places that "newbies" can get in is like NY, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, maybe one or two others). Once you have seniority to pick your flights and some years behind you, you can make around 35-60 depending on how much you work and whether you will do overnights or not. (Overnights where you are away from home make MUCH more money!)

    Answer by missanc at 3:55 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Also, the larger companies like American pay a lot more than the smaller airlines, but it's harder to get hired on by them as well. He went through 6 weeks of training and only like 1/3 of the people that started with him in his class actually ended up "graduating"

    Answer by missanc at 3:56 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

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