Originally Posted by Sea Ray
The flight attendant gig isn't too bad. I have a relative who flies for AA and the only job I can think of that gets more time off are teachers. She only has to fly about 70 hrs a month and if she decides to fly more she gets paid more. The benefits are huge. She gets 1000s of dollars in benefits. When you stay overnight somewhere they put you up in a decent hotel in a private room with meal money. She and her boyfriend flew for free to Hawaii this Spring. Less than a year ago they went to Europe. Add on health and retirement plus the fact that when you're off, you're off and it's a pretty low stress thing. You don't see much turnover with FAs. Once these folks get in they don't want to give it up.
The difference between AA and JetBlue is probably "union"