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Are you good at Instagram?
Okay, don't answer that. Whether you have 10 followers or 10.2k, British Airways is interested and could potentially take you for a trip to photograph their next advertisement.
The contest is a partnership between British Airways, TimeOut, and The Telegraph to send 10 Instagrammers to 10 of the destinations British Airways serves from London-Gatwick Airport for a 3-day stay (with a per diem for meals!) and a lesson with a professional photographer.
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If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Would you enjoy the sunsets on a beach in Phuket? Maybe you’d prefer a diet of pasta and Chianti in a Tuscan village? For those wanting to experience life in another country, it can be difficult on pesky 30- or 90-day tourist visas. Do you really feel as if you experienced life in another city, or even country, based on these limited days? That’s not even enough time to learn how to properly order two Big Macs—one without tomato and one easy on the dressing—in a new language.
Operating outside of these visas can be difficult. Stay beyond those days and you risk deportation and the possibility of never returning to that beloved country. So, for those itching to get out of America, here are some spots where obtaining an extended visa is quite easy.
Oh, and we’re not talking about student visas or the like. If that were the case, you could easily relocate to Vietnam as an English teacher. These countries allow Americans to easily uproot and emigrate.
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So earlier this year—like way back in January, wow—we heard about an airline launching under the Eastern Air Lines brand. Well it looks like they must have some funding in place; as it appears that things continue to move forward. Now they’re looking for some people to join their planes, so if you ever thought about scoring a flight attendant position now might be the time.
Sure the route network will be limited at first, but getting your foot in the door might just lead to big things further down the line. There’s a form to fill out before hand, and we’re sure updating that resume is probably a good idea as well. If things go well there’s going to be a hiring event on November 22.
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If you've fantasized about traveling the world and helping wildlife without breaking the bank, DreamJobbing has the gig for you.
The website has teamed up with The Tourism Authority of Thailand to offer an intrepid traveler the chance to become a wildlife volunteer and aid in Thailand.
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Australia may be home to the "Best Job in the World," but with the ups come the downs, and Oz now also offers positions for what seems like the worst job in the world: "Cabin Baggage Officer" for Jetstar.
Working for an airline may be a dream job to some, but you'll want to steer clear of starting this low on the ladder; Cabin Baggage Officer is a brand new position designed to enforce carry-on luggage rules and charge any applicable fees directly to the passengers, at a point when travelers think they're already good to go. Our friends at Australian Business Traveller elucidate the Officer's responsibilities:
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At some point during your travels, you may actually think about making travel your job. It's a good idea, really, if you don't end up stuck behind a desk with the exception of the usual ten days of annual vacation leave.
Luckily Forbes and Glassdoor.com are here to help with a head-start towards that dream job in travel. They've recently ranked "well-known airlines, hotels, online travel agencies" with the goal of finding out exactly how satisfied employees are with their employer, and "how well (or poorly) their CEOs have fared in the past year."
Ten companies ranked higher than all the others, the ten companies you'd should probably be applying to first:
Opportunities seem to be few and far between if you’re looking to score a job with an airline. Sure there might be some chances to get a behind-the-scenes role pushing papers or filtering spreadsheets, but the up in the air openings only come around every so often. Well that time is now, as it looks like American Airlines is preparing for an influx of resumes and applications.
Flight attendant positions are now available from the American Airlines careers site, so now’s the time to put the finial touches on your application and click submit. They’re looking for flight attendants with some foreign language experience—everything from Finnish to Chinese—but if you’re only good with English that should be okay too.
It might just be the worst day on the internet—April Fools’ Day—so we’re trying our best to give it to you straight.
If you’re looking for a job in the airline industry there’s a company looking for a few good men and women to serve up in the skies. It might not have the prestige of a legacy carrier or an international airline, but you need to start somewhere. That’s why you might want to proofread that resume one more time, as Pinnacle Airlines is getting ready to do a little hiring.
The carrier operates regional routes for bigger airlines like Delta, so your dreams of flying overseas and serving up champagne might be a little far for now. However, there’s plenty of flight attendant positions up for grabs, as well as options for mechanics, crew schedulers, and even accountants. Assorted analyst, manager, and writer positions are available too, as Pinnacle looks to move their home from Memphis to Minneapolis-St. Paul later this spring.
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It takes a special sort of person to be a flight attendant. In the early days of airplane travel, flight attendants were a cross between nurses and bellboys, then the jet era called for them to be glamorous representatives of the airline. Today, flight attendants are recognized as service professionals who often undertake a full career in the skies.
Thailand's budget airline Nok Air is still seemingly stuck in that early jet age mindset, however, as they've just launched a recruitment drive via Facebook, with requirements that read more like Barbie's resume than a job posting.
These ladies don't look rude
Coming off a few days of our own little annual awards, this story might seem like it's part of The Jauntys, but it's most definitely not. In fact, this dubious accolade is nothing any airline would like to display on a shelf in their HQ. Instead, the award for the Rudest Flight Atttendant would make any airline exec sit upright in their seat and pay attention.
Skyscanner, a flight search engine, recently polled their customers on which airline they believed employed the least friendly cabin crew. Before we get to the answer, we need to detail the (very) unscientific survey. The survey group consisted of 1,000 website customers being asked questions about US carriers only.
Perhaps it's the exotic airports or the fun flashmobs and cute videos. Maybe it's the red, Richard Tyler wrap-dresses. It could also be the desire to work side-by-side with the famous Deltalina. Whatever it is, there are a lot of people who think they have what it takes to put air passengers' safety first and still maintain a killer smile. That's what we deduce from the recent job post from Delta, which garnered a staggering number of interested responses.
The airline geared up a recruiting drive to add about 300 new flight attendants to their already massive work force. Little did they know that their human resource department would be working overtime when they began to get about 2 applications every minute. In the first week, 22,000 eager flight attendant hopefuls threw their name in the hat for a coveted job at 36,000 feet, and the listings aren't even closed.
Just the other day we were going on and on about American Airlines and how they’re looking for plenty of flight attendants. That’s still the case, but now the carrier is also looking for a few good men and women to sit up front in the cockpit.
American Airlines is very much trying to reduce costs and what not as part of its bankruptcy, and there’s ongoing discussions between the airline and the pilots union. However, even with all this stuff going on, it looks like American wants to hire around 2,500 brand new pilots to fly passengers to here, there, and everywhere. Around 1,500 of them would be replacing retiring pilots, so it’s not like they’re just firing people in hopes of scoring lower paid employees.
As American focuses more and more new routes to additional international destinations there’s clearly a need for more people to fly the planes. Right now there’s about 7,500 pilots serving aboard American Airlines, so if you ever wanted to be one of them now’s the time to do so.