The Professional Flight Attendant Academy is closed to new customers! Please, read carefully…
We are closed to new customers but will continue to work with current and past customers of ours. We’ve become too busy with other larger projects, we’re sorry to stop offering our services. If you were considering using us to refine your interview skills but didn’t reach out in time, please do check back to this page as we will be offering free information to help prepare you for the flight attendant job interview. You don’t have to spend 2,000.00 to get a job interview, you can do that on your own. The difference is knowing what to say, and what NOT to say. Save your money, you’ll need it to pay your bills when you eventually go through the UNPAID 4-9 week flight attendant training class, depending on the airline that offers you a job.
A fool and his money are soon parted – don’t be that person. If you choose to pay 2000.00 for a flight attendant class, you’ll eventually learn all but one or two other students in that class didn’t go to a flight attendant school.
Check back in a few weeks for updates to the website for free information to help you get hired. Your bank account will thank you!
Check out our Airline Requirements course to give you insight on what to expect, and what the airline expects of you.
The Professional Flight Attendant Academy is like no other!
We focus on one thing, coaching you to improve your interview skills so you can do well during video and face-to-face interviews. Your resume gets you in the door, how you perform during the interview is what gets you hired! That’s why we don’t waste time with safety demonstration practice, airport codes, or the history of the flight attendant. None of that so-called “training” gets you a job offer. Only one thing gets you a job offer, and it’s acing the interview. We use Facetime, Google Duo, or Skype to do our virtual interview.
Our recruitment and interview coaching, which comes with 90-day free access to our online courses, can be bought at any time and only begin when you say, “let’s start!”
The minimum required
The basics in order to apply for a job as a flight attendant: 19 years or older (but some airlines require 21); no criminal record. Driver license (not 100% but most expect this – 3rd party transportation isn’t guaranteed to be on time). You can fit in their jumpseat. Have a current passport. A right to work in the USA. No drug dependencies (if you use them, it’s best to be more than 30+ days clean – they WILL drug test you!). Tattoos – check the airline’s policy. Some allow visible tattoos, many do not. If they say no visible tattoos, they mean it. They will check you. As a heads-up, if you said you don’t have tattoos and then in training they see you have them, you”ll most likely get removed from training because you lied to them and violated their no tattoo policy. It’s harsh reality. Remember, they’re looking for people to represent their multi-billion dollar brand image, it’s not all about you. It’s not personal, it’s just business. You MUST be willing to relocate. If you answer “not willing to relocate, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get an interview. This list is based on what most airlines expect of their applicants.
Regardless of the above, we encourage you to apply for whatever airline(s) you want to. This information is to help you understand what airlines are looking for. They are the decisionmakers, we’re just sharing known information on expectations of many airlines. Often, airlines won’t tell you why they rejected your application or didn’t offer you a job. If you get rejected, it’s possible it was due to one or more reasons listed. That’s just the basics to even be considered for an interview.
To call or not to call, that is the question
If you want to refine your interview skills and responses, and learn what to expect during in-person group events, call us. If you’re looking for a flight attendant school to waste your money on, please call other businesses, not us. Our customers know all they need is some polishing of their interview responses.
How we help you
Interview coaching can be done in-person if you live local to Phoenix/Scottsdale, or virtual if you prefer. Anywhere else in the USA, it’s done virtually using Facetime, Google Duo, Skype, MS Teams, any of the video platforms.
- During an initial call, it’s casual chat and we’ll ask you one or two basic questions to see if you would benefit from our services. If we think you’re already good with your responses, we’ll tell you and suggest you don’t use us as we don’t want people to unnecessarily waste their money. Yes, we do tell potential customers “we don’t think you need our services.” Integrity and honesty matters to us. If you still want to use us after we tell you we don’t think you need us, we’ll gladly work with you to refine your responses and also prep you for the group interviews. You decide what you need or want. You know yourself better than we do.
- Prior to the interview coaching session, you’ll send us your resume so we know about your employment background.
- You’ll tell us which airline(s) you are most interested in a few days before the coaching session.
- Day of coaching session: we talk about your work experiences for about 10 – 15 minutes so we know more about you, your career goals, your expectations in the job search (where you prefer to live, type of travel interested in, long term or short term career) before we begin. Pre-coaching time does not count toward the interview coaching hour.
- During video coaching, you are evaluated on your responses, how you articulate yourself, voice pitch, your body language, and overall appearance. We give you constructive feedback on how to improve each area, if needed.
- We want to hear from you after your interviews to know what you were asked and how you responded. We’ll be able to help you know whether you answered appropriately or could have given a better response.
- Most customers only need 1 – 1 1/2 hours to be well prepped. If you want to go longer than that, it can be arranged.
- As part of the interview coaching package, you’ll receive access to 14 courses PLUS 5 digital downloads.
Should I go to a week-long school or only go for interview coaching help?
You’re interested in flight attendant schools, but you’re not too sure what’s the right thing to do? It’s very easy to get tricked into spending your hard-earned money on something that sounds helpful but really isn’t, especially when you read, “Recruiters! Fast track! Job placement! Tons of fun! Graduation certificate!”
So you can decide what’s best, pick the path that sounds most like you, and learn the differences in approaches to having a successful interview! One path helps you develop better interview skills, the other helps the school’s bank account. Choose wisely!
I’m lost, someone help me!
Going to a flight attendant school for a week is the right thing to do to get a job offer, I think. I’m really not sure. I don’t know what I should do, so I’m going to tell schools “take my hard-earned money, please!” If this sounds like you, find out what awaits!
I’m confident and know what’s best for me!
I’ve called around and have a good idea of what I need and what I think would be a waste of my time and money, but need a little more information. I want to make the decision for myself, so please tell me what I need to know to make an informed decision. Thank you! If this sounds like you, go down this path!
Why should I pay for flight attendant interview coaching when there are thousands of YouTube videos available about how to prepare for the interviews?
While it is true that there are thousands of videos on YouTube providing flight attendant interview tips, do any of them provide you feedback so you can improve? They don’t, obviously. It’s all one-way information, and not all of it is good. Some videos teach pretty wonky, weak, and sometimes weird “answers” to interview questions. Recruiters know when they’ve got another YouTube self-help video candidate with canned answers that don’t give them insight into who you are. That’s what they’re trying to find out, who are you?
What we do is evaluate everything about you and tell you what you’re doing right, what needs improvement, and what you’re doing wrong. This includes your responses to expected questions, your appearance, body language, diction, and more! We coach you on how to respond to the interview questions based on your work-life experiences, so recruiters get to know who you are and not hear the typical, “this is my dream job! I’ve always wanted to do this, I’m a people person, I love taking care of others!” Those are not the ones that receive job offers.
Pre-COVID, major airlines would receive between 100,000 – 150,000 applicants, but only hire 2,000 – 3,000 people for the year. That means on average, they offer jobs to around 2% – 3% of those that applied. Right now, competition is ever more intense with fewer airlines hiring, and only occasionally. While our interview coaching is focused on getting hired as a flight attendant, the interview skills gained will help you when you interview for any other job, whether it be in aviation management or in a completely different career field. It’s an investment in yourself and your future.
Is flight attendant interview coaching the golden ticket to getting hired?
No business, no flight attendant school can guarantee you get offered a job; only the airline offers jobs. But… getting one-on-one coaching to improve and polish your interview skills will increase your chances of receiving a job offer.
Here’s Donald then, and now.
Back in the mid-1990s, Donald worked many IOM flights departing from Moscow. This young child was emigrating with her family from Russia, leaving everything they had behind to start a new life in the United States. The other photo is of Donald today, an aviation safety expert, presenting at the IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference in Bangkok, Thailand to over 300+ attendees from 107 airlines around the world!
We don’t expect every customer of ours to write a review, but we sure appreciate it when they do. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences! Plus, one other thing we offer you that other schools don’t: your privacy. We love hearing about your experience and your successes getting hired! But you probably don’t want your name and photo attached to a flight attendant prep school for the rest of your aviation career. We help get you to the jumpseat; your new skills made your flight attendant career takeoff!
All most people need is individual coaching services for typically one to two hours maximum to help you where you need it most, preparing for the interview. The cost for that time? On average, only between $199.00 – $299.00 total! Fill your mind with interview skills that are useful throughout life without emptying your wallet. We help YOU prepare for the interview so airlines say to you, “Here’s a conditional job offer!”
Experienced Interview Coaches
Our lead coach worked as a flight attendant, flight attendant instructor and Director of Inflight. Donald has screened resumes, interviewed, hired and trained flight attendants around the world for over 25 years. Looking for proof it helps? Donald’s most recent customers were hired by Delta Airlines!
Learn how to answer the anticipated questions you will be asked during the interview. We coach you on the questions you’ll be asked, what you should say and how to say it, based on your work history to make you stand out among the other candidates. They want to learn about you, not hear all those canned, rehearsed answers!
What to expect?
Donald gives you personalized, one-on-one attention to prepare you for job interviews. We also give you, as part of the coaching package, a customized webpage with free online courses to help you practice for the interviews, improve your resume, and other downloadable content to help you be well-prepared in advance!
We Love Our Students
Our success comes from YOUR success! We help prepare you into the best candidate possible based on your past work history and situations you’ve been in. You’ll sound natural, feel confident about yourself, and sell yourself to the recruiters. Best of all, you won’t sound like a rehearsed YouTube video watcher.
We’ll get you that interview!
Anyone can apply for a flight attendant job, but it’s a lot harder than you think! We prepare you for every step of the way to get you an interview and get hired. Our course developer and instructor, Donald Wecklein, has been involved in the hiring and training of flight attendants worldwide. Look for yourself at his qualifications, on LinkedIn.
Meet Our Course Developer, Donald Wecklein
Donald worked as a flight attendant for 8 years, has been in flight attendant management and hiring for over 20 years, and says his flight attendant years was the most fun time of his life. Now, he uses his knowledge of what recruiters expect and created our academy for job interview prep. How does he know what they want? Donald was one of those recruiters that you’re trying to impress! He screened countless resumes, conducted open house and one-on-one interviews, and selected and trained hundreds of aspiring crewmembers around the world. Want to get that job offer from an airline? Come to someone that knows what they’re looking for!
Airline types – what they do and which suits your needs
Aircraft orientation and familiarization
Routine of flight
Understanding door/slide operation
- Airport codes, USA and international for Major and Regional Airlines
24 hour clock and why it’s used
Time zones – what you need to know
Things to know while you’re in training