Right – now that I’ve had my cry about not getting through to the previous Airline I applied for, I’ve done my research into other airlines and come across one that apparently isn’t so strict on eyesight.
I know someone that works for the Australian Airline and has said that they didn’t check eyesight when she was hired. Or maybe they did, but it wasn’t a big deal if you wore glasses or contact lenses and had bad eye sight.
I checked online on the weekend and found that Qantas is currently hiring for Flight Attendants in my home city too!
Yesterday as I was off work sick, I filled out all the application forms online and sent them through to Qantas.
I think as I’ve already booked & paid for my First Aid Course next week (for the previous airline) I’m going to go ahead with it and get the certificate anyways. It cost me $240 and I’m not sure if I can cancel it so I may as well get it in-case I get through with Qantas and they need me to do the course too.
I’ve found heaps more information online about Qantas.
They’re a pretty big Airline in Australia but unfortunately since I live in New Zealand (no they’re not the same place as some people in America think) then they don’t fly to many destinations from here.
From Wellington they only fly to Sydney and Melbourne.
I know it’s not very exciting but it’s a start!
I’m hoping that one day my partner and I will move together to Australia and I can work for Qantas there. Their main base is in Sydney and from there they fly Domestically to Darwin, Broome, Hobart, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Hamilton Island, Brisbane and the Gold Coast (all cities in Australia)
They also fly to New Zealand which would be nice to come back and visit family if I had the chance.
However, Brisbane, Perth & Melbourne are also options of places to live as they fly all over from there as well.
I thought Air New Zealand had all the cool destinations until I read where Qantas fly’s to!
They fly to London, Dubai, Bangkok, Shanghai, Singapore, Johannesburg, Santiago, LA, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Noumea, Nadi and Honolulu. Most of these destinations are based from Sydney so hopefully I can end up there one day 🙂
I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much though. I’ve only just sent my application through and I may not even be invited to the Recruitment event, let alone get through to the final stages.
It’s hard when you live in little ole’ New Zealand and we have basically three airlines you can apply for. If you don’t get through with one, you only have 2 others to choose from.
If I don’t do Flight Attending, I’m not sure what else I want to do.
Does anyone have any ideas for me?
I love Travel (hence the blog), but I don’t really want to sit behind a desk all day, I’d love to get discounts off travel or accommodation, I love people, I’m very out-going and bubbly and I’m really good at researching (according to my boyfriend) If you tell me you’re going to NYC or Bali I can usually find out what tours are there, when the best time to go is, what airlines fly there etc etc. It sounds like I should just be a travel agent shouldn’t I? They just always seem so stressed and under pressure to hit targets all the time…
Anyways, so those are my plans so far.
If I hear back from Qantas I’ll let ya know!
Please send positive thoughts my way