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What does it take to become a floght attendant?

Hello, I'm a sophmore from Boston that is still indecisive about what I want to do after high school. A flight attendant stuck out to me and was wondering what colleges are great for being a flight attendant and what's required of me to become one. What's it like to be one? #college #career #career-choice #flight-attendant

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Sarah’s Answer

Hi Daniella!

Like you, I had always been curious & had wanted to become a flight attendant.

I did attend college & after I was still bartending/waitressing (I did that during college), & had no idea what I wanted to do in my major.

I started doing my research & I am soooo glad that I did, because hands down I will recommend The Travel Academy in Eagan, Minnesota to you as a critical school to excel in your path toward becoming a flight attendant, or even say a travel agent, or working on a cruise ship.

I did the three-month program, but they also have shorter programs.
---I would opt, if you can/would want to, for the longer program because you just learn soo much more & you don't have to cram so much & can actually gather more information.

The school was three months, five days a week, eight hours a day, kind of like school.

Not only did we have flight attendant classes, there were also cruise line, travel agent, geography, how to wite your resume/cover letter, how to present yourself during in-person interviews....
the knowledge I gained from this school was infinite! How in-depth each class was, learning airport codes from around the world made it a cinch once I became a flight attendant.

Airlines would come to the school for interviews, the school would write recommendation letters to any airlines you would apply to, the school would also pay for you to be sent to an interview (I had an interview w/ US Airways back in the day & they flew me to Phoenix, Arizona for the interview & back at no cost to me), there were so many opportunities that most students had a job lined up after graduating (plus it looks soooo good on your resume, plus you need this boost in the industry b/c you are competing amongst thousands).

Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in more information. I would be happy to answer any questions & provide as much knowledge as I can.

Going to The Travel Academy was the best decision I made & it helped me soo much with gaining the confidence in presenting myself in front of people, knowing the questions the airlines ask during interviews, basically preparing you for what "initial training" will be lime ince you get hired as a flight attendant w/ an airline.

---I worked for 4.5 years for Piedmont Airlines which is a regional airline for American Airlines (previously US Airways before they merged).


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Michael’s Answer

Flight Attendant training are always done by the corresponding airlines that hires you because of the types of aircraft you may have to qualify in. Unless there is a general Educational center that teaches flight attendant qualification courses. I would; however, go with the airlines and not spend the excessive moneys on training the airlines will give you in the long run.

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