2003 marked the 77th anniversary of the first flight attendants
77th Anniversary Edition available today!
77th Anniversary Edition
Did you know that the lesser–known charters, regional airlines, and corporate flight operations are currently hiring flight attendants even as the big airlines make headlines with staff cutbacks in the wake of September 11? With competition for flight attendant positions more intense than ever, the Flight Attendant Job Finder & Career Guide is your most valuable guide to starting or reviving your career as a flight attendant.
Mr. Tim Kirkwood,
I would simply like to commend you for your awesome approach to the flight attendant lifestyle. I am referring to your book that we call the BIBLE of the INDUSTRY!!! Your comprehensive information has helped FEED countless flight attendant friends of mine. We are all very grateful for the time and enormous effort and energy that you put forth in helping us achieve our goal and fulfilled dream of becoming aviation safety professionals.
I have worked at a regional airline for 2 years. Personally, I knew that I needed growth and found an opportunity with another airline through religiously following the tips in your book. As a "seasoned" flight attendant it is so easy to become “set” in your ways, however you helped remind me that the "game" starts all over when you decide to move on.
I thank you for your frankness. I thank you for continuing to be a great person who has helped DEMYSTIFY the Industry and bring common sense to the process. Thank You 1 Billion Times Over!!!
Jeremy M Thompson
Get paid to fly the friendly skies of United or any of the other 73 U.S. and Canadian airlines as a flight attendant. Still considered one of the most glamorous professions, flight attendants are key personnel for airlines because they are in such close contact with the flying public. The skies cannot be friendly without flight attendants who possess the right attitude and aptitude for the job. But the competition for this job is fierce. Each year, only ten percent of all applicants get hired. You need an edge, and this book gives it to you.
“This book is truly a "Bible" of the field….
What youll learn:
A veteran of 27 years with TWA, flight attendant Tim Kirkwood has written the definitive guide to entering and staying in his profession. Youll learn:
American Reference Books Annual 2004 Review
Although the nightly news reports regularly on airline staff cutbacks, the author the Flight Attendant Job Finder & Career Guide claims that lesser-known regional airlines and charters are continuing to grow and recruit qualified flight attendants. For those looking to get into this industry this work is a must-read. A flight attendant since 1976, Kirkwood discusses everything from getting hired and finding the right company, to what one needs to know to thrive as a professional flight attendant.
The beginning of the work provides information on how flying has changed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, where flight attendants can find jobs now, what skills one needs to succeed on the job, how to get hired, flight scheduling and one's “typical work week,” and aviation lingo. The second half of the book is a directory of U.S. and Canadian airlines, which provides information on the type of airline (scheduled, charter, or both), application (e.g., whether there is a fee, how long an application is retained, interview types), languages required, height and age requirements, base pay, uniform costs, training information, union information, and contact information (address, telephone number, and website). Kirkwood concludes the volume with a list of additional references on careers, job-seeker resources, and professional organizations.
This work is a must-read for anyone looking to get a job as a professional flight attendant. Kirkwood offers an insider's view of the field and openly shares his experience and expertise with new applicants. This work is highly recommended for career collections and public libraries. — Shannon Graff Hysell
Click here to see the complete Table of Contents of this new edition.
Tim guides you through all the ins and outs of the application process, as well as a typical threeday trip. Because the airline industry is so volatile (during the six months it took to produce this book, a dozen airlines went out of business and six new ones started operations), we offer free updates on this web site by clicking here.
77th Anniversary Edition available today!
How to get the book:
Available directly from the author Tim Kirkwood and at Amazon.com.