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Does anybody know of an airline attendant program where you will be guaranteed a job?

Asked by cfranzcakes (6points) November 21st, 2010

I was interested in being a flight attendant as a future job since the training is quick and I love to travel, plus I also speak another language or two. My parents said they would pay for any training if I can find a program that will guarantee me a job, not a job interview. Can anybody give me any advice on this?

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gtreyger's avatar

Join the military. There is a job where you’ll be a flight attendant on generals’, congressmen’s and executive branch rep’s planes. Yes, even AF1 has a flight attendant, and that flight attendant is in the military. Any airline will swipe you up after getting that kind of credentials!

bob_'s avatar

While enlisting in the Air Force would indeed guarantee you a job, it’s not that easy. See here, here and here.

ETpro's avatar

@gtreyger I am not sure that AFSC can be locked in ahead of enlistment. It’s under a special category called SPECIAL DUTY IDENTIFIERS. The AFSC is 8A000—Flight Attendant. If you are interested in that route, @cfranzcakes, you can certainly ask an Air Force Recruiter if they can test you for it and lock it in for you before you sign up.

I don’t know that any training program can guarantee a job. Even one run by an airline would reserve the right to wash out a student mid-course if they were not cutting the grade. I suspect any for-profit school claiming to guarantee a job after graduation is given to overstating claims, and thus might not be a good bet as a school. There has been a recent upswing in state Attorneys General taking for-profit schools to court over false promises. One was telling convicted felons they could guarantee them a job as a Texas Corrections Officer when the state of Texas specifically forbids convicted felons from holding that job.

YARNLADY's avatar

Call the airlines and ask them for a job training class that leads to a job. When I was that age, they had their training schools in Denver, and each airline trained their own stewardesses, who graduated directly into jobs, but that was in the 1960’s.

BarnacleBill's avatar

There is no such thing as a guaranteed job. Even if you take the classes that cost $25,000 to learn to fly a 747, it doesn’t mean anyone will hire you.

That being said, you best bet is to interview with an airlines, and find out what their hiring criteria is. Most of the flights I’ve been on lately, the flight attendants are in their 30’s and 40’s. You might find this website helpful.

JLeslie's avatar

The way I understand it you interview with an airline, they hire you and train you, not the other way around. Airlines sometimes have open calls for hiring. Do you live near an airport that is a hub for an airline?

andrew's avatar

@cfranzcakes Which languages do you speak? I may have a lead for you.

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