Boys and girls airline appeals age ruling

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Yada Yada, Jun 8, 2006.

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Paging Shillard... :mrgreen:
     

  2. Damien

    Damien Member

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    On a similar topic, can anyone confirm the rumour that UA has a flight attendant in her eighties?
     
  3. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Was this thread started in the playground or moved there?
     
  4. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Hi John. I started the thread in the playground because I felt it was quite frivolous. :D
     
  5. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I had a feeling that the thought police may have deemed it inappropriate for the general discussion area.:)

    Getting back on topic I don't remember the last time I was on a flight and seeing a FA under 30 years of age, most seem to be in their 40's and 50's. I know you guys have been saying that DJ hires yound FA's but certainly have not seen any younger FA's in any of the mainline airlines I have flown.
     
  6. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    I have heard that rumour too, but having flown return UA in F from SYD to SFO four times over the past 18 months I don't think any of the FA's in F are younger than 55. I think it is a seniority thing and you have to have been employed with UA for over 40 years before you get to work in F. I took the kids to Disneyland recently and the age of the FA's in Y showed they were very experienced also.
     
  7. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    JohnK you need to fly SQ more ;)
     
  8. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    The DJ crews are definitely young. But they're also fun. :D

    And they're not sexist in this regard - the guys are young too.
     
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I will when they widen their seats down the back of the plane.
     
  10. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    along with my earlier post ... i really think it would be better if we had bikini girls who can give you a quick shoulder massage as flight attendants ....

    actually, maybe only in business ... yes, that's it, only in business. :rolleyes:
     
  11. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Just can't seem to make that first step onto a DJ flight. It would be nice to be on a flight and have service with a smile instead of the tired old looks I get on QF flights.

    As all my flying is self funded I am trying hard to maintain status or even make platinum so don't want to stray onto DJ flights. Maybe soon.
     
  12. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Keep an eye out on the DJ website. You can find quite low fares from time-to-time, such as $59 SYD-MEL. etc.

    In fact right now is "Happy Hour" on the website (12 noon to 1pm) and they have a bunch of specials on offer:
    Rockhampton ↔ Brisbane $49
    Brisbane ↔ Whitsunday Coast $49
    Brisbane ↔ Hamilton Island $59
    Mackay ↔ Brisbane $59
    Launceston ↔ Sydney $65
    Adelaide ↔ Canberra $79

    All fares include taxes and charges. If you want to try out DJ and compare service, fly with them one way and come back on the Red Rat, and collect a few SC's. :)
     
  13. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Some of these look very good.

    SYD-MEL-LST is $184 on QF, using the above specials 3 return trips on DJ is the same as 1 return trip on QF.
     
  14. Commuter

    Commuter Active Member

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    Somewhat similar to that Hooters Air concept, I guess (but Hooters Air concept was sans shoulder rub and wasn't quite a bikini - a tight T-shirt). :D:D
     
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