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Old 26th May 2005, 07:35
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Angel age on cabin crew

Hi folks
just a small wondering...
does anyone know if it's possible to start a career as cabin crew ones you've hit the age of 30? I just turned 30 and am thinking of applying for Emirates...
I have worked within the hospitality sector for 10 years, am a trained swimmer, worked in reception on cruiseships and ferries, speak 5 languages, have a certificate in first aid training from the red cross, have certificate of safety training from the ships and i have lived on 4 different countries....
Do you think they would mind that i'm not 21? Does anyone know anyone who started flying late?

Thanks for answering!
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Old 26th May 2005, 08:33
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Hi!! I am not sure about EK, but I know for a fact that your age wouldn't be a problem for BA at all. There are lots of boys/girls who have just started here who are much older than you (I mean late 40's!!)
Give it a try!!!

Good luck

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Old 26th May 2005, 11:04
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I guess it depends on the airline.... At Australian Airlines we had a guy in our last training school who was about 50... Had not flown before
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Old 26th May 2005, 14:05
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Started my cabin crew career and training at 53 years and 4 months!!!!!
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Old 26th May 2005, 14:35
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Monarch have no upper age limit.

One young lady age 46 just started with us.
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Old 26th May 2005, 18:13
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As a Cabin Crew Trainer - give me the more mature people anytime!
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Old 29th May 2005, 11:04
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Talk to Continental: they had a female cabin crew no. 1 who was 68 the other day......
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Old 29th May 2005, 14:37
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Reminds me of seeing a group of mature ladies at CDG.I thought,oh bless,they're having a nice day out from the local retirement home.Imagine my surprise,when it turned out they were US Airways cabin crew for flight to Philly!!!.Hey,age is only a number,right?.
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Old 29th May 2005, 17:53
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i flew with a guy the other month who at that stage had only been flying about a month and he was in his late 40's and was a farmer who wanted a complete career change!!!! Unfortunately though, he's still dealing with a lot of pigs, haha! I don't know about Emirates though? i've heard they won't hire "older" people?

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Old 29th May 2005, 23:42
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TCX take people up to 60 as cabin crew
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Old 30th May 2005, 00:59
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Sixty eight is nothing, I ran into one that was seventy nine!
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Old 30th May 2005, 09:13
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I, at the age of 25, was the oldest girl at the EK assesment yesterday. Very off-putting!
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Old 30th May 2005, 11:12
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30 Is fine..I got in with them at 29 but decided not to in the end..its not like you dont have good experience anyway..
go for it..x
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Old 31st May 2005, 16:41
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I was 34 when i started flying and one other lady was 42 on my course - I prefer to fly with older crew much more fun ! ;-)

EK do have an upper age limit - try the European Airlines much better to work for in my opinion...

good luck
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Old 1st Jun 2005, 22:06
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Hi Marie,
dont know how you will go with EK, but, given your experience,i would definetely try Etihad Airways.
The very best of luck to you!!
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Old 2nd Jun 2005, 21:54
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Lie about your age
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