Just in case you missed it,
here are the notes from the February 2014 free webinar. The March webinar is
scheduled for Thursday, March 13. Please
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A little about me~ I’m Abbie Unger. A wife, mother, writer, former flight
attendant and owner of FACC. In 2006, I began my career as a fa with
United.I was fired after only a few
weeks due to a scheduling mishap but I had the opportunity to fly to Japan, Germany and SFO
before that happened. By the time I was fired, I knew I was meant to be a fa. I immediately begin to
apply at other airlines and five weeks later, I was offered a job with
Continental.I later took a fa job with
PSA Airline (US Airways Express) where I was promoted to Instructor. As a FA I
have traveled to Barcelona, Guatemala, Mexico, NYC, England, Paris, and too
many other places to name here. About 2 1/2 years ago, I decided to hang up my wings when I
had my first child, but my husband works for Southwest, so I still take full
advantage of his flight benefits and other interline discounts.
I believe if you have a dream to become a fa, that’s not a
and I am passionate about helping dreams come true.
I wrote an eBook with everything you need to know to get an
interview and land the job.
This question is asked in every interview, so I’m sharing my
answer with you.This answer is
different for everyone, but it should highlight what you can offer the company
instead of focusing on the airline can offer you. (I love to travel.)
“I want to be a flight attendant because I enjoy being
around big groups of people, the hustle and bustle always energizes me. I also
enjoy the feeling I get when I’m able to solve a problem for someone.As a fa, you have the opportunity to make
someone’s day. People come onboard and they are angry or sad or afraid and I
with a kind word, their whole experience can be changed.And some people come on happy because they
are visiting family or they just got a new job and as a flight attendant I can
give them a high five and be happy with them."
Airline news: Mesa Airlines has had a bad reputation over the last 10 years or
so.They have the worst work rules, their airplanes are old and they have almost gone out of business several times.BUT, I believe Mesa is turning over a new
leaf and they are worth considering.They
are out of bankruptcy and doing well finically.They are updating their old planes and even ordering brand new ones.They are ramping up hiring to fill up these
new planes, so reserve time will be short. They fly all over the US and have
some pretty good layovers. Click here to apply with Mesa Airlines.
This is wrong! Airlines require makeup as part of their
uniform guidelines so please wear makeup to your interview.It needs to be tasteful, daytime makeup and
not clubby, sparkle paint.And wear
lipstick.Not gloss. Not Lip Smackers. Lipstick.
A lot of times people try to act professional and they come
across as corporate, stuffy, stand off-ish and buttoned-up.This is the opposite of how you want to act.During your flight attendant interview,
please be warm, engaging and welcoming. The advice should be “use good manners”
not “be professional.”
No way. DO NOT BE YOURSELF. Be your best self!Take the best parts of your personality and
show them off.You don’t need to show
them everything about you.
Did you know I offer career coaching just for future flight
Coaching is so beneficial. A FA interview is an interview
like no other.The questions are different,
the style is different, the entire format is different. Each coaching session
lasts about an hour and is accomplished using skype. I will ask you all sorts of
FA interview questions like “Why do you want to be a FA?” or “Tell me about a
difficult situation you encountered.” Or even “If you were an animal, what kind
would you be?”We will discuss your
answers and I will give you valuable feedback so you will know if you are
heading in the right direction, using the STAR format or if you need to think
of a new example.
Another benefit of coaching is it helps me to become more familiar
with your life and your story which will enable me to give you better advice as
you make decisions.
We had a great time talking, learning and answering
questions during this month’s Flight Attendant Career Connection webinar.But if you missed it, don’t worry here are a
few of the things I covered.
I offer one on one flight attendant career coaching and I’m
running a Christmas special: two coaching sessions and my eBook Looking
Skyward for $45. Click here for more info.
Yes, American Airlines and US Airways have officially merged.From the outside they look like they are one
airline, but they are not operating as one airline quite yet.For two airlines to operate as one they have
to come together, establish new policy and procedures, operation and evacuation
techniques, and the unions must sign off on new work rules, pay scales and a
whole lot of other corporate stuff. So….it can take a while.Our inside information says American and
USAirways have been working together for a while to get make these changes and
they will be flying together soon.
That being said, both American and USAirways are hiring
flight attendants.Go and apply with
both.Don’t count USAirways out just
Apply, Apply, Apply:
We already covered why you should apply with both American
and USAirways.And Delta is hiring,
too.But where else?Most of the regional airlines are hiring
flight attendants right now.These
airlines are usually not household names and they operate as express carriers
(USAirway Express, Delta Connections).To find these airlines, go to the mainline website (Delta, American,
Usairways, United) and search, within the site for express carriers.You should be provided with a list of
regional carriers.Visit each airline’s
website and apply if they are hiring.The more hooks you have in the water, the greater your chances of
catching a fish.
*****Breaking News 12/13/2013*****
PSA airlines just announced a purchase order for NEW
PLANES.They are planning on hiring 400
flight attendants.They are a wholly
owned subsidiary of USAirways which means their employees are USAirways employees
and can fly for free anywhere USAirways flies!What are you waiting for?????