I hate flight attendants,

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Trying to sleep

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#1 Sep 1, 2010
I hate AIRLINES flight attendants, why don't they just move into homes and quit disturbing every one. APARTMENTS are NO places for Flight Attendants

She is up many times at 2 and 3 am in the morning for work and I can hear her on my ceiling getting ready above me.

She comes home at all hours of the night dragging their suitcases up the stairs making noise.

She always starting her car at inapporpriate times disturbing my sleep.

She is very anti social in the community.
Trying to sleep

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#2 Sep 1, 2010
The terrible thing, is when I sold my condo after relocating....

I thought I was getting away from this noise hassle for a while, as I had a Male Flight Attendant in the condo above me and it was even worse as his dog was a holy terror on the night when ever he left.

Call me blessed with my luck.
Rationality

United States

#3 Sep 1, 2010
Trying to sleep wrote:
The terrible thing, is when I sold my condo after relocating....
I thought I was getting away from this noise hassle for a while, as I had a Male Flight Attendant in the condo above me and it was even worse as his dog was a holy terror on the night when ever he left.
Call me blessed with my luck.
That is some really bad luck!!!
Rationality

United States

#4 Sep 1, 2010
Trying to sleep wrote:
I hate AIRLINES flight attendants, why don't they just move into homes and quit disturbing every one. APARTMENTS are NO places for Flight Attendants
She is up many times at 2 and 3 am in the morning for work and I can hear her on my ceiling getting ready above me.
She comes home at all hours of the night dragging their suitcases up the stairs making noise.
She always starting her car at inapporpriate times disturbing my sleep.
She is very anti social in the community.
Well my niece is a flight attendant, and she had a long time career with an airline until it went out of business. She was making decent money about $55,000 a year after 10 years and working her butt off flying extra flights.

Now she is making just under or right around 20,000 working her butt off, has lost the house and also her youth. In case you all are not aware, in the airline industry you do not go back to making what you originally made when an airline goes out of business, or merges and is closed down.

Try and have some sympathy for these folks.....
Hmmmm

United States

#5 Sep 1, 2010
Why don't YOU buy a house? FAs, Pilots are rotating in and out on a regular basis.
OKIE_USA

Irving, TX

#6 Sep 1, 2010
Rationality wrote:
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Well my niece is a flight attendant, and she had a long time career with an airline until it went out of business. She was making decent money about $55,000 a year after 10 years and working her butt off flying extra flights.
Now she is making just under or right around 20,000
They don't think about the "real world" when they vote to strike. Not just F/A's. Men and women have shut down manufactuing in this country because they wouldn't accept $30.00 an hour. Now they are greeters at Walmart.
Huge Lay offs

United States

#7 Sep 1, 2010
OKIE_USA wrote:
<quoted text>They don't think about the "real world" when they vote to strike. Not just F/A's. Men and women have shut down manufactuing in this country because they wouldn't accept $30.00 an hour. Now they are greeters at Walmart.
NO she is not a greeter at Walmart. She is flying as a flight attendant again thankfully...

... she got rid of the last two useless boyfriends who though professional university educated too, were not supportive of her career, and the first was out right physically abusive. I am just concerned as no female should be subject to this abuse she went through, but I am proud of her for not sticking it out with him just to live an economically very comfortable lifestyle as she once had.
stew4united2

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#8 Sep 1, 2010
Trying to sleep wrote:
I hate AIRLINES flight attendants, why don't they just move into homes and quit disturbing every one. APARTMENTS are NO places for Flight Attendants
She is up many times at 2 and 3 am in the morning for work and I can hear her on my ceiling getting ready above me.
She comes home at all hours of the night dragging their suitcases up the stairs making noise.
She always starting her car at inapporpriate times disturbing my sleep.
She is very anti social in the community.
...and yet, she would risk her own life to save yours. Show a little appreciation, she's not throwing all night parties or playing loud music...she's going to work...something millions of Americans would give anything to do.
RWG

Dillsboro, IN

#9 Sep 1, 2010
POWER TO THE SKY HAGS !
Renting SUCKS

Houston, TX

#10 Sep 1, 2010
I used to fly for United as a Flight Attendant. I needed to live in a safe part of town so I rented a room from this dirty old man. He used to look thru peep holes into my room, go thru my stuff and then when he put something in my food and I started waking up with my door to my room open and my sheets tossed aside I said enough and left.
The WORST part was the family above my room. They were loud they would stomp hard early in the am and late at night. They flooded my room twice by messing up their dishwasher. They were horrible people who had NO consideration for ANYONE. It was at THAT point I vowed to NOT live in multi-occupant dwellings again! EVER! Trust me dude as annoyed as you are at her there are probably two others twice as annoyed with you.
Trying to sleep

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#11 Sep 1, 2010
I personally thought people in the airline business such as flight attendants made a liveable wage.

It kind of makes sense now that she doesn't own a home if they make as little as that as you can barely pay the rent here with that salary.

She did say this was her 3rd airline in the last 2 years when I saw here at the mailbox once.
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#12 Sep 1, 2010
I have never seen a group of people who is so quick to point out how little they make, as if they were some sort of Joan of Arc.(O.K, pilots) The pay starts low in many professions, so what? Sure starting pay is higher if you are a cop, nurse, lawyer, pharmacist etc. but the investment in training and schooling is much higher.

At my airline we have senior flight attendants making over $100K/year. Some of the real work-a-holics make even more than that. The days off and travel are good as well. The mid-level ones make $40-50K. All that is required for entrance to the profession is good looks and a high school degree. Some have a college degree but it is not required. The basic training for safety duties only can be accomplished in two weeks. The other two or three weeks revolves around service issues.

Being a flight attendant is a great job. I fly with gals and guys who had other jobs in the professional or corporate world and walked away from them to join the "Air Circus". Less pay but more fun and a lot less stress and you get to "see the world".

BTW before the F/A's out there jump on me (in the not fun way), I have been married to a flight attendant for 22 years.

BTW#2 ER Doctors, nurses, plumbers, policemen, EMT's and donut makers come and go at odd hours too!
stew4united2

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#13 Sep 1, 2010
OldCapt wrote:
I have never seen a group of people who is so quick to point out how little they make, as if they were some sort of Joan of Arc.(O.K, pilots) The pay starts low in many professions, so what? Sure starting pay is higher if you are a cop, nurse, lawyer, pharmacist etc. but the investment in training and schooling is much higher.
At my airline we have senior flight attendants making over $100K/year. Some of the real work-a-holics make even more than that. The days off and travel are good as well. The mid-level ones make $40-50K. All that is required for entrance to the profession is good looks and a high school degree. Some have a college degree but it is not required. The basic training for safety duties only can be accomplished in two weeks. The other two or three weeks revolves around service issues.
Being a flight attendant is a great job. I fly with gals and guys who had other jobs in the professional or corporate world and walked away from them to join the "Air Circus". Less pay but more fun and a lot less stress and you get to "see the world".
BTW before the F/A's out there jump on me (in the not fun way), I have been married to a flight attendant for 22 years.
BTW#2 ER Doctors, nurses, plumbers, policemen, EMT's and donut makers come and go at odd hours too!
Well said, Capt...and truthfully spoken for the most part. I, for one, have never known a F/A who brings home 100k...not to say it can't happen...40k-70k is more realistic today.
Gosh get me that job

United States

#14 Sep 1, 2010
Try 20,000 - 30,000 for those under 10 years with an airline. Please if there is a 100 k let alone a 35k flight attendant job out there. Please please please point me in that direction an I will quit this 5 year gig I have been on tommorow!
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#15 Sep 1, 2010
Our top F/A's make $60/hr plus international override plus override for being pursers/ISM's, plus foreign language pay plus commission on duty-free sales. They could fly 120+ hours a month and still have 16 days off. I know one guy who flies 200 hours a month. Yes, I think he is crazy but he is always a pleasure to work with. Don't know how he does it.
Yes, these are exception cases and very senior people but still more than one might think. BTW, I am talking gross pay. Everyone's tax situation is different.
stew4united2

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#16 Sep 1, 2010
Gosh get me that job wrote:
Try 20,000 - 30,000 for those under 10 years with an airline. Please if there is a 100 k let alone a 35k flight attendant job out there. Please please please point me in that direction an I will quit this 5 year gig I have been on tommorow!
Yes...20-30 is correct for junior crew at the majors. I was speaking to top out rates. Some airlines have held up better than others in terms of work rules and pay. Airlines vary widely in both gross pay and working conditions.
OKay but

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#17 Sep 1, 2010
OldCapt wrote:
Our top F/A's make $60/hr plus international override plus override for being pursers/ISM's, plus foreign language pay plus commission on duty-free sales. They could fly 120+ hours a month and still have 16 days off. I know one guy who flies 200 hours a month. Yes, I think he is crazy but he is always a pleasure to work with. Don't know how he does it.
Yes, these are exception cases and very senior people but still more than one might think. BTW, I am talking gross pay. Everyone's tax situation is different.
Yes but your top flight attendants with 35 years seniority...

what about the ones with 13 years at a major that goes out of business and has to start over again.... you are comparing strawberries with turnips. You obviously are pointing out a very small .05% of the industry who may be so blessed and fortunate.

The other 99.5% whose luck took them to place like TWA Braniff Pan
Am or Eastern, among many others.... well they are not so blessed now are they.
jay

Orlando, FL

#18 Sep 1, 2010
CAL flight attendends are gay. lol
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#19 Sep 1, 2010
jay wrote:
CAL flight attendends are gay. lol
You obviously know from sleeping with them.
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#20 Sep 1, 2010
OKay but wrote:
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Yes but your top flight attendants with 35 years seniority...
what about the ones with 13 years at a major that goes out of business and has to start over again.... you are comparing strawberries with turnips. You obviously are pointing out a very small .05% of the industry who may be so blessed and fortunate.
The other 99.5% whose luck took them to place like TWA Braniff Pan
Am or Eastern, among many others.... well they are not so blessed now are they.
Yes, it is unfortunate when ANYONE loses their job. What is your point? This would be true in ANY profession. There are highly paid mid-level executives who went from six figures to welfare. Life is not fair. The fact is that there are many thousands of flight attendants who make a very good living and who are smart enough to stay around. Turnover is not very high in the industry, so it must not be such a bad job. Airline people are not the only ones who have suffered in recessions, mergers or acquisitions. What do you want, some sort of constitutional guarantee that you will always have a high paying job and never get laid off? Not going to happen.

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