Choosing the right Flight Attendant Program is the most important decision you can make. We founded the Accelerated Flight Attendant Program business model in 1998 and do it better than anyone else.
Things to watch out for:
Accreditation: Only programs 300 hours or longer can receive accreditation from the US Department of Education, and you don’t need a 300 hour program to prepare you for becoming a Flight Attendant. Being accredited by the Better Business Bureau is NOT the same thing.
Online Only Programs: There are some serious downsides to online only programs. There are some things that simply cannot be learned online and need to be experienced hands-on, like fire suppression training, emergency evacuation drills, emergency equipment safety briefing demonstrations and the bonding, camaraderie, peer support and networking that develops when you are in an in-class setting. Our experience has shown that in-person classes far better prepare you for your future career.
Certification: Only an airline can FAA certify your airline training – and that’s the only certification that counts.
Guaranteed Employment: Be wary of any program guaranteeing you a job. Only the airline can hire you.
Money Back Guarantees: If a program is offering a money back guarantee, look at the fine print very closely. If something looks too good to be true, it usually is.
Confusing price structures: You should be able to know what you will be paying up front, in easy to understand language.
Use of Stock photos: Most websites use some stock photos, including ours. But some use them to make it look like they have equipment they actually don’t have. Query any school to make sure they really have the equipment they appear to have. What you see in our videos and Gallery photos is what you get!
Length of Program: Any program longer than 4 or 5 days is overkill and will be teaching you more than you need to know to get a job as a flight attendant and prepare you to go on to your airline’s training.
Current Flight Attendants on Staff: Having current Flight Attendants on Staff ensures the training can be kept up to date with the latest industry changes. You should ask.
Triad Aviation Academy prides itself on being honest and transparent on our website, in our advertising and in all we do. Integrity is very important to us!