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Postby donno » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 2:43 pm

singaporegrrl wrote:
donno wrote:All the ex FAs are from international airlines for example SIA and Emirates??

How old are they?? I heard western airlines recruit old applicants, even 50 year-olds..

Passengers will die of heart attack!!


Yep they do recruit mature applicants there. They need to look presentable of course. An American friend of mine told me he know someone who just joined an airline last year and she's around the age of 40.


are you sure?? I've seen grandmothers of Western airlines working as stewardesses!! And they definitely not presentable..eww...my friend once on SIA and a stewardess age about 40 year-old wanted to wake him up. He screamed out loud because of the stewardess' scary face.
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Postby Plavt » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 3:37 pm

singaporegrrl wrote:
Yep they do recruit mature applicants there. They need to look presentable of course. An American friend of mine told me he know someone who just joined an airline last year and she's around the age of 40.


This is nothing unusual on western airlines, I mentioned in the SIA thread that British Airways for example has no upper age limit for cabin crew applicants nor can it refuse employment on the grounds of sex or marital status (sex discrimination act 1975).

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Postby superpinkystar » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 4:40 pm

from what i heard and read on the papers.United Airlines went into a crisis in 2001 after the 911 incident. they started retrenching people and closing offices in the region. i had a friend who was offered to be a steward in the early 2001. however, he rejected the offer because he had a better job offer. 6 months later, the 911 incident happened.so they started retrenching people.

so it has been 5 years since they started recruiting asian people on board. the salary i heard was being paid in US. not sure bout it though.
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Postby Quasimodo » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 5:17 pm

Haven't they been in chapter 11 for quite a few years now?
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Postby magrit » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 3:21 pm

hey paige n vivi,

just curious.... when u applied online did u girls attach a pic of urself? cuz when i applied i dun remember having the option to do tat..... also are u girls experience FAs? :)

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Postby vivi » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 5:36 pm

magrit wrote:hey paige n vivi,

just curious.... when u applied online did u girls attach a pic of urself? cuz when i applied i dun remember having the option to do tat..... also are u girls experience FAs? :)


Hi, I did not attach a pic of myself but my resume have my photo. Im not an exp FA. Just went for the interview today. Out of my group of 16, 14 of them were either ex-UA crew or ex-SIA crew with two still currently in service. Hmm...all 14 got into the 2nd round with me and the other guy didnt. So i guess they are looking for exp crew. :cry:

Most of my group members are in their 30s.
The interview process is quite casual BUT do remember to attend in formal dress code. One girl was rejected as she was in a spaghetti dress and boots :roll:

For the first 15min, the panel of four will give a brief background about UA and each of us is given a short passage to read with one question for eg: what do you think is excellent customer service? OR tell us about an unforgetable flight experience. Everyone will get a different question. If you pass this round you will go for the 1-1 then you will attend the 3rd round within the next few days.

Paywise is about 34k p.a. Training will be conducted in US for 5 weeks and another 2 weeks in asia for flight training. Hope it helps. Good luck to those who are going for the interview. :wink:

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Postby dreamhaze » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 6:47 pm

hihi vivi,who are the inetrviwers?from sg or us?


[quote="vivi"][quote="magrit"]hey paige n vivi,

just curious.... when u applied online did u girls attach a pic of urself? cuz when i applied i dun remember having the option to do tat..... also are u girls experience FAs? :)[/quote]

Hi, I did not attach a pic of myself but my resume have my photo. Im not an exp FA. Just went for the interview today. Out of my group of 16, 14 of them were either ex-UA crew or ex-SIA crew with two still currently in service. Hmm...all 14 got into the 2nd round with me and the other guy didnt. So i guess they are looking for exp crew. :cry:

Most of my group members are in their 30s.
The interview process is quite casual BUT do remember to attend in formal dress code. One girl was rejected as she was in a spaghetti dress and boots :roll:

For the first 15min, the panel of four will give a brief background about UA and each of us is given a short passage to read with one question for eg: what do you think is excellent customer service? OR tell us about an unforgetable flight experience. Everyone will get a different question. If you pass this round you will go for the 1-1 then you will attend the 3rd round within the next few days.

Paywise is about 34k p.a. Training will be conducted in US for 5 weeks and another 2 weeks in asia for flight training. Hope it helps. Good luck to those who are going for the interview. :wink:[/quote]

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Postby vivi » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 7:10 pm

hi hi. It is a panel of 4 interviewers. All are recruitment managers representing different areas namely Chicago, Boston, Tokyo and Hongkong. :)

All from US not Singaporeans.
Cheers
vivi :wink:

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Postby dreamhaze » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 7:28 pm

were u all told to reach the 208cm?are u a ex fa oso?



[quote="vivi"]hi hi. It is a panel of 4 interviewers. All are recruitment managers representing different areas namely Chicago, Boston, Tokyo and Hongkong. :)

All from US not Singaporeans.
Cheers
vivi :wink:[/quote]

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Postby vivi » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 7:44 pm

dreamhaze wrote:were u all told to reach the 208cm?are u a ex fa oso?



vivi wrote:hi hi. It is a panel of 4 interviewers. All are recruitment managers representing different areas namely Chicago, Boston, Tokyo and Hongkong. :)

All from US not Singaporeans.
Cheers
vivi :wink:


Yes we are told to reach the 208cm marked by a masking tape. Nope im not an ex-FA. :)

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Postby dreamhaze » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 7:58 pm

can tip toe right?any idea if there is any more interview?coz i'm not called up :(


[quote="vivi"][quote="dreamhaze"]were u all told to reach the 208cm?are u a ex fa oso?



[quote="vivi"]hi hi. It is a panel of 4 interviewers. All are recruitment managers representing different areas namely Chicago, Boston, Tokyo and Hongkong. :)

All from US not Singaporeans.
Cheers
vivi :wink:[/quote][/quote]

Yes we are told to reach the 208cm marked by a masking tape. Nope im not an ex-FA. :)[/quote]

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Postby vivi » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 9:54 pm

Yes we are told to reach the 208cm marked by a masking tape. Nope im not an ex-FA. :)[/quote][/quote]


Hi this time round they are only recruiting around 130 FA. The lady told us that there are 2000 plus applications. If you have not heard from them by now, most prob you are not shortlisted. try again when they recruit next time. :)

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Postby Paige » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 10:11 pm

vivi wrote:Yes we are told to reach the 208cm marked by a masking tape. Nope im not an ex-FA. :)
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Hi this time round they are only recruiting around 130 FA. The lady told us that there are 2000 plus applications. If you have not heard from them by now, most prob you are not shortlisted. try again when they recruit next time. :)[/quote]
Dear all UA applicants,
Just for your information.
Below is the link which show where UA will be flying in Asia..
http://www.unitedairlines.com.sg/englis ... iasia.html

Cheers!
Paige :wink:

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Postby sq_boy » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 11:36 pm

Paige wrote:
vivi wrote:Yes we are told to reach the 208cm marked by a masking tape. Nope im not an ex-FA. :)


Hi this time round they are only recruiting around 130 FA. The lady told us that there are 2000 plus applications. If you have not heard from them by now, most prob you are not shortlisted. try again when they recruit next time. :)
Dear all UA applicants,
Just for your information.
Below is the link which show where UA will be flying in Asia..
http://www.unitedairlines.com.sg/englis ... iasia.html

Cheers!
Paige :wink:


WOW, there are over 2000 applicants?? I think I will not be called up for an interview but I wish you all the best, Paige and vivi. Good luck. :)

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Postby magrit » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 7:03 pm

wow! vivi! u must be really lucky to get in despite the strong competition as most of e ppl who went for interview are ex-FAs... so so good luck to u and do update us again when u go for the next round! all e best!!


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