When considering a career in the airline/travel industry, attending an airline travel school may allow you to find out if working in the airline industry is for you.
When I considered a career in the airline industry, I decided to pursue one of the various airline travel schools. I attended an airline/travel school in Oakland, CA called, “Aero Career Academy”.
“Aero Career Academy”, was sponsored by World Airways, and SFO Helicopter. This was a 12 week course, 4 days/nights per week.
The cost was approximately $400.00.
During the 12 week course, we were taught how to read the OAG (Official Airline Guide), prepare and write airline tickets
(this was before the internet took over the airline/travel industry), customer service skills, airline security, CPR/First Aid, flight attendant skills, evacuation drills, baggage handling, making reservations for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels, cruises, and even Amtrak.
The goal was, to prepare us to work in a variety of airline/travel positions.
Here are a few airline/travel industry schools, currently in operation:
1. Flight Attendant Express
The Airline Inflight school, is a five day course. Held in Greensboro, NC.
This course, claims to teach information on working as a flight attendant, with a 90% job placement rate.
For more information: Call 336-497-4978.
2. Inflight Institute
The Inflight Institute, offers numerous on line courses for prospective flight attendants.
The Inflight Institute headquarters, are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
For more information: Call Toll Free Anywhere in North America (1-800-908-7578).
Some of the Inflight Institute courses include:
A. Certificate Program
One/Two Flight Attendant Onboard
B; Certificate Program
Multiple Flight Attendants Onboard
c. Certificate Program
Wide Body / Multi-Crew Onboard
D. Interference with Crew Member Training:
This course will give you the information you need to deal with unruly passengers.
E. Aviation Medicine / First Aid
This comprehensive program will cover all aspects of aviation First Aid required by airlines.
F. 737-700 NG (Boeing)
This program covers the Boeing 737-700 NG (Next Generation) aircraft,
the newest and most advanced models in the B737 family of aircraft.
3. Cypress College, located in Cypress, CA, offers a flight attendant certificate and/or degree:
Students at Cypress College have three options:
Basic Flight Attendant Certificate = 15 units
Advanced Flight Attendant Certificate = 36 units (includes those courses completed for the Basic Certificate)
Associate in Science Degree Flight Attendant = Advanced Certificate + General Education Requirements = 60 units
For more information, contact Cypress College: (714) 484-7000.
4. Academics of Flight International. Located in Queens, NY.
Academics of Flight International, offers a 40 hour course (1 week) on flight attendant training.
Tuition: $1500.00. The tuition cost does not include housing.
For more information on the Academics of Flight International: (718) 937-5716.
5. Jet Set Aviation, offers a five (5) day course in working as a “Corporate Flight Attendant”.
Jet Set Aviation offers the five day course in:
Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Hong Kong.
Tuition: $4995.00. The tuition cost, does not include the cost of housing.
For more information on the Jet Set Aviation course: (310) 975-7663.
6. Pan Am Academy, located in Miami, FL, offers a six (6) day course for training flight attendants.
For more information: (877) 394-2118.
7. International Air and Hospitality Academy
The International Air and Hospitality Academy, conducts courses at their campus,
located in Vancouver, Washington.
The International Air and Hospitality Academy, offers a 20 week course, entitled, “Airline/Travel Specialist”.
This 20 week course, includes instruction on: travel/tour agents, airline customer service, as well, as
an introduction to working as an airline flight attendant.
Tuition and Expenses to attend the International Air and Hospitality Academy:
Room and Board: $6000.00
Books and Supplies: $400.00
Other Expenses: $2800.00
Financial aid/assistance is available.
For more information on the International Air and Hospitality Academy: (800) 868-1816.
8. The Airline Academy
The Airline Academy, offers Airline flight attendant/Customer Service training.
The course is taught with on line courses,
as well as a five (5) week, training held at the Airline Academy
headquarters, located in Daytona Beach, FL.
Tuition: $6975.00 (Excluding Housing costs). Financial assistance is available.
Here is a partial list of what you will learn, if you attend The Airline Academy:
1. Airline terminology
3. Official Airline Guide (OAG) and Travel Planner
4. Airline reservations
5. Domestic airfares
6. Domestic airline ticketing
7. International airfares and ticketing
8. Airport Security
9. Introduction to SABRE (The airline reservation system)
10. FAA Aviation Weather
11. Superior Customer Service
12. Airport operations
13. Computerized airline ticket reservations
14. Passenger interaction skills
15. One on One career path development
16. Customs, Immigration, and Dangerous/Hazardous Materials
17. Ticket Counter/Gate Procedures
18. Public Address Announcements
19. Memorizing Announcements
20. Flight Attendant Role Play
21. Resume/Job Application skills
9. The Travel Academy.
The Travel Academy, offers courses for people interested in pursuing a career in the travel industry.
The Travel Academy, is located in Eagan, Minnesota, just south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
For more information on The Travel Academy: (952) 854-7161.
The Travel Academy, offers two different courses:
1. 300 Hour Program:
Ten (10) week course
Tuition $5700.00, plus optional housing $1000.00
2. 120 Hour Program:
Four (4) Week Course
Housing: $100 per week (double occupancy)
The Travel Academy does offer, in house financial/tuition assistance.
Here is a partial list of what you will learn, if you attend the Travel Academy:
1. Airport/City Codes
2. Aircraft Configurations
3. Airline terminology
4. US/International Geography
5. Daylight Savings/24 Hour Clock
6. First Aid/CPR Review
7. Emergency/Evacuation Reviews
8. FAR’s Flight Attendant Regulations
9. What to expect during and after airline flight attendant training
10. Interviewing/Resume preparation
11. Airline Open House Interview Preparation
12. Making PA Announcements On Board
The 300 hour (10 week) course covers four different airline/travel industry careers:
Flight attendant, cruise line, travel agent, and airport ticket/gate/ramp careers.
10. Flight Attendant Prep Academy
9312 E. Raintree Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 599-1123
Our training program includes-
✔HANDS ON INSTRUCTION
✔GENERAL AVIATION KNOWLEDGE
✔AIRLINE INTERVIEW PREP
WE GUARANTEE AN
AIRLINE INTERVIEW!! 😊
It is an EXPEDITED, Fast Track Course , ONLY 7 DAY CLASS.
Monday – Sunday
9:30am – 6pm.
You will receive your Certificate of Completion on Sunday.
Cost: $1999.00 Arizona Residents
$3499.00 Out of State Students