Louann Giambattista was long known by co-workers for her love of pets. And in many offices, bringing your pet to work is gaining acceptance. But the flight attendant at American Airlines -- who owns a dog, gerbils and hamsters -- saw her reputation take a nosedive when three colleagues claimed to have seen her... Read More »
What is the worst job in America? In a troubled economy, where unemployment is high and the employed are overworked and underpaid, the competition is surely stiff. But each year CareerCast.com, the employment website, ranks 200 professions in America to come up with the answer.
The list is based on five... Read More »
Drinking yourself into a turbulence-resistant slumber is a ritual of many frequent fliers. But a handful of off-duty British Airways flight attendants apparently partook a little too liberally, reports Britain's The Sun newspaper. The employees purportedly chugged bottles of champagne and wine, and began... Read More »
The allure of routine travel to exotic locales makes a career as a flight attendant especially appealing to many job seekers. So much so, in fact, that more than 20,000 people recently applied with American Airlines to fill just 1,500 flight attendant jobs, prompting the airline to largely quit accepting new... Read More »
As with so many mature industries in the U.S., it hasn't been easy being an airline employee in recent years. Industry consolidation, layoffs, the rising cost of air travel, and service cutbacks have hampered profits and taken a toll on employee morale.
The latest of those is American Airlines, whose parent,... Read More »
By David Koenig
DALLAS -- The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs -- 15 percent of its workforce -- as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection.
The company aims to cut labor costs by 20 percent under bankruptcy protection, and will soon... Read More »
By Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder Editor
On a recent flight, just before takeoff, the pilot told us passengers that we could listen to the control tower conversation by tuning in to one of the audio channels in our seats. I put my headphones on and listened to the back-and-forth between air traffic... Read More »
By Annie Favreau
Taking a career break to wander the world sounds pretty good. But getting paid to globetrot is even better, right?
Well, yes and no. Here are the pros and cons for seven of the best travel jobs that caught our attention: Read More »
This article originally appeared on OnlineDegrees.com
By Jessica Hanley
Some jobs are famous for their perks: CEOs get to use the corporate jet, Google employees can see a chiropractor on site, and snowboard company Burton gives employees a free season pass to a nearby resort. But you don't need to be the... Read More »
Are you looking for a job in the aviation industry? Here's a little-known fact for you. On August 19th America celebrates National Aviation Day. You won't find a greeting card dedicated to this event but it's been observed on Orville Wright's birthday since 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed... Read More »
Kathy Sweeney was a flight attendant for 12 years. She grew up in an aviation family; her mom flew professionally and her dad flew for pleasure. She grew up with airplanes but never had a desire to work for the airlines. However, after feeling burned out in the retail industry and having a friend recommend she... Read More »