Recently, I wrote about the benefits of working for a small airline. I have been very grateful for my flying experience, but it is all that I know. I wanted to learn about what the opposite is like, and I thought it would be appropriate to share the counter perspective with readers.
My friend Bri, who is an absolute sweetheart, flys for a large, mainline carrier, and writes Journeys From A Jumpseat, a blog about her flying life, graciously agreed to share her perspective. So, whether you have always wanted to be a flight attendant, are simply curious about the job, or really don’t care, I hope you can learn something new.
Flying is a good life, but also a tough life.
Be sure to check out my eBook titled, ‘How-To Land A Job As A Flight Attendant,’ for those that are want to know about the application process, and how to begin your flying career. AND, please follow Bri’s Blog!!!
When Kara asked me to write the counterpart to her ‘Benefits of Working for a Small Airline’ post, I was ecstatic. I immediately started thinking of all the incredible things about my airline and being a flight attendant. But, many of those things can be achieved whether or not you’re working for a small or large airline. I have talked with flight attendants who have gone from a mainline carrier to regional and are happier that way. I have also spoken to regional flight attendants who would love to go mainline. The job is the same, but the experience can be very different. When pursuing a career as a flight attendant, I was open to both regional and mainline carriers. My ultimate goal was to fly for the airline that I currently work for, but I would have been happy with any carrier. Looking back, I’m grateful I ended up getting to work for a large airline. Here are some of the reasons why…
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