U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-10-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,230 posts, read 47,671,613 times
Reputation: 19735

Advertisements

American Airlines Flight Attendants discuss their lifestyle and culture today.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwruYMg4WM8
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-11-2010, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
5,721 posts, read 8,627,542 times
Reputation: 5822
This is not unique to flight attendants, it's happening in all areas... top level management screws over the workers at the bottom for their own personal gain.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2010, 11:33 AM
 
14,276 posts, read 24,042,546 times
Reputation: 20116
Let's be honest. This is NOT a news piece, it is produced by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the union that represents the American Airlines flight attendants.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2010, 06:00 PM
 
9,830 posts, read 19,602,696 times
Reputation: 7605
Every business involved with unions I have seen is a mess. Airlines no different.

I have talked to a few attendants in my time and they work 8-14 days a month. Not high pay but if they have other interests, it's not bad to have that other time off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2010, 06:09 PM
 
11,976 posts, read 21,594,742 times
Reputation: 11823
Quote:
Originally Posted by wanneroo View Post
Every business involved with unions I have seen is a mess. Airlines no different.

I have talked to a few attendants in my time and they work 8-14 days a month. Not high pay but if they have other interests, it's not bad to have that other time off.
8 days a month? Hardly. Maybe with vacation.

F/A's at my company start out @ $15,000/year with 10 days off a month. After a year it goes up a bit, maybe $17k/year.

Keep in mind SWA is one of the most heavily unionized carriers and also the most profitable. Their pay is also good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
1,854 posts, read 8,752,582 times
Reputation: 2310
Southwest Airlines has the best pay. Here are their hourly wages. PayScale - Southwest Airlines Co Employer Wages, Hourly Wage Rate
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:38 PM
 
2,179 posts, read 4,349,921 times
Reputation: 977
I rented a sublet from an Argentinian woman who used to be a flight attendant in the 70s and 80s for Delta or American (I forgot). I really wanted to be one for awhile, and she said it aint what it used to be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2010, 03:30 AM
 
Location: on an island
13,382 posts, read 40,953,225 times
Reputation: 13245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naomi Manischewitz View Post
I rented a sublet from an Argentinian woman who used to be a flight attendant in the 70s and 80s for Delta or American (I forgot). I really wanted to be one for awhile, and she said it aint what it used to be.
Nor is being a passenger.
Flying's true golden age (60's-70's for me) peaked before deregulation, and 9/11 was the nail in the coffin.
Airfare is cheaper and service has changed.
From the video: "I don't think they appreciate us."
heh
Join the club.
One thing I do sympathize with is that airline personnel now have a tougher time flying nonrev, which used to be a nice benefit for them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-13-2010, 10:45 AM
 
1,780 posts, read 2,171,933 times
Reputation: 5883
Default video

A much better type of flight attendant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_o_xn-q5Zk

And the best video on vintage flight attendants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m38hiZwOX7M

But this is the VERY best: "We've taken the travail out of travel."
And TSA re-installed it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKqQg...eature=related

Last edited by RosemaryT; 01-13-2010 at 11:00 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
4,836 posts, read 10,206,350 times
Reputation: 2512
Everyone has taken hits in the airline industry. And honestly for a job that does not require a college degree and most is costumer service with the rare but real posibility of an emergency their pay as they gain senority really is not terrible. Want to talk about low wages lets talk about pilots first. A bit more important and a bit more difficult of a job than being a flight attendant yet you can find airlines where flight attendants makes more then pilots!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top