The mandatory retirement age was the first thing to go.
But you don't need a law degree to get your foot in the jetway door.
And if you can't survive on $18,000 a year, most new hires' salary, don't even think about applying.3.
SEE MORE: How America wasted $8 billion rebuilding Iraq" data-reactid="17"SEE MORE: How America wasted $8 billion rebuilding Iraq These days, as long as flight attendants can do the job and pass a yearly training program, we can keep flying.
As for weight restrictions, most of those disappeared in the 1990s.
It seemed like a glamorous life in the skies, a “supermodel in a uniform”, out of the 9-5 box, great pay, jet setting to exotic cities like Paris, Rome & Tokyo without paying a single dime.
Five Star Hotels, extra money to splurge on beauty products & fine fashion, not to mention perpetual flirting from the male species.
(Travel benefits don't kick in until we're off probation.) But the most surprising violation is flying while ill: If we call in sick, we aren't allowed to fly, even as a passenger on another airline.
It's grounds for immediate dismissal." data-reactid="19"Newly hired flight attendants are placed on strict probation for their first six months.
As we like to say, flight attendants must be willing to cut their hair and go anywhere.