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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Flight Attendant

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  1. No for real it’s long, I applied in February didn’t hear back till May, took my video interview in May and 2 weeks ago they told me this Friday they were flying me out for an at least 4 hour interview, if I decide to take the job I will be in training away from home without pay for a month

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    1. If you decide to take it I wish you safe travels and much success!

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    2. no pay so how you suppose to live for a month WOW

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    3. Yeah it depends on which company…but certain companies compensate you well to start so it’ll make up for lost time. It’s definitely A PROCESS

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    4. xoNecole.com says:

      Thanks for sharin!

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    5. 4 hour interview. My gosh. What a long process. But if you love to fly guess it’s worth it.

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  2. Lauren says:

    I’m currently a flight attendant, but no one mentioned living in CRASHPADs it needs a article of its own.

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  3. Mahogany says:

    Next week I will be starting my 17th year in the aviation industry with the same airline. I started making $19 an hour, now I make $64 an hour. I did not finish college (currently working on my degree now). If you can stick with it, the career can be very rewarding. I have spent New Years in Rome, Italy to Hartford, CT. I have seen the Swiss Alps to the shores of the Pacific. However, if this is something you want to experience, do your homework about the specific airline you are applying for and go for it. The one thing that I can encourage you to do is to be, “open to the airline way of things.” If spending holidays with your family is important and being off for your birthday every year, this is not the career for you. If applying for a US carrier, don’t worry about “fitting an image.” Present yourself professionally in conversation and appearance. A few thoughts from a plus-size-pretty-in-the-face-but-thick-in-the-waist-bald-headed-flight attendant.

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  4. Shoy Barrett says:

    I wanted to be a flight attendant for a long time until I realize that training is away from home, in addition they may not pay your for training depending on the airline and then when you do fly in order to make a decent check you have to be gone almost for a long time as you get pay more when you’re actually in the air. I changed my mind.

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  5. Chile! Yes because I am one… this quote is factual ““Some people say it’s easier to get into Harvard than to become a flight attendant.” one month of being crammed with safety training will do a number on you

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  6. AMB says:

    I did 6 weeks training with no pay. They provided lodging and food. The pay isnt great and they dont adjust your pay according to where youre based. The best bet is to live with roommates, especially when youre a newhire. I like my job though, i def dont do it for the $$$

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  7. That first quote is wrong. That specifically is referring to being hired by delta.

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  8. DND says:

    American is currently hiring. 6 weeks unpaid training. You only get paid for the time in the air, so if you’re stuck at the gate for a long time for weather or something, that’s unpaid time. It’s also a challenge health wise. It can compromise your immune system as well as your internal organs. After a period of time, you can’t donate blood or be an organ donor.

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  9. Elon Sare says:

    This was spot on!

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  10. I like this article. Very true . 😫👌

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  11. JetBlue is actually hiring frequently

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  12. I loved being a flight attendant. None of what I did surprised me. Come on, it’s a job in the air. Of course you are going to be gone for long periods of time. That’s why in the earlier days, you couldn’t be married, have kids or be past a certain age or weight. Now that they’ve opened the criteria up more, people are complaining. Smh

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  13. Gabby Elcock says:

    How do you know me so well?

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  14. Frost says:

    If it’s hard to become an American flight attendant, I can only imagine how difficult it is to work for an international (in particular Asian) airline. Those airlines require that not only are you bilingual, but you also have to fit their physical aesthetic: slim, tall, and attractive.

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  15. Surya says:

    Yes training is unpaid y’all! & yes I strongly suggest that you have a second gig. It’s really hard unless you save a few racks or have your family’s $upport. I graduated a few weeks ago. I could have not done it without my mom/sister! This career is about passion, if you’re looking for a cash come up this isn’t the job for you. You truly have to love it or you’ll be miserable & you won’t make it a year

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  16. Lesa says:

    I got through to the ifnal interview with Emirates but in the end did not get it. Make sure you know how to swim!!!

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  17. Jojo says:

    I work for Delta. Paid training. Interesting but challenging working for the airline PERIOD.

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  18. T.W.H. says:

    I’m currently a Flight Attendant and I will say it’s an experience!! But I personally always have to focus on safety and emergency procedures. Although it is a cool job, it can be life threatening as well so I always try to remember I am there to keep and help the passengers stay safe!

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  19. taylor says:

    Police training should be this intense!!!!!

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