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A grand congratulations to Northwest/Delta Flight Attendant Joan Crandall

A grand congratulations to Northwest/Delta Flight Attendant Joan Crandall

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Old Aug 12, 19, 4:15 pm
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A grand congratulations to Northwest/Delta Flight Attendant Joan Crandall

A grand congratulations to Northwest/Delta Flight Attendant Joan Crandall! Joan is celebrating her 60th anniversary! 60 years of flying. Joan is only the second FA after Bob Reardon of reaching this milestone at the company.

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Old Aug 12, 19, 4:50 pm
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So with all that seniority, what routes does she fly?
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Old Aug 12, 19, 4:52 pm
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So with all that seniority, what routes does she fly?
Which ever ones she wants.
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Where is she based?
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She wouldn't happen to be DTW based and speak German would she?

Congratulations regardless!
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Ok, i'll be "that guy" First off, congratulations with a long successful career, now retire. There is absolutely no way this woman is saving me, i'm 6'04" and pushing 255. I hear all the time the slogan "I'm here to save your ..., not serve it" How is a F/A who is pushing 80 years old going to save me if I become incapacitated and need to be evacuated in a crash of some sort. Not to go off in a different direction but there should be a maximum age for F/A's just like there is for pilots.
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So with all that seniority, what routes does she fly?
maybe she just says, "all lines are mine"
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So with all that seniority, what routes does she fly?
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A grand congratulations to Northwest/Delta Flight Attendant Joan Crandall! Joan is celebrating her 60th anniversary! 60 years of flying. Joan is only the second FA after Bob Reardon of reaching this milestone at the company.

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so is she #1 on the list of seniority?!?!
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Wow, what an accomplishment!

I'd love to know her preferred routing.
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Ok, i'll be "that guy" First off, congratulations with a long successful career, now retire. There is absolutely no way this woman is saving me, i'm 6'04" and pushing 255. I hear all the time the slogan "I'm here to save your ..., not serve it" How is a F/A who is pushing 80 years old going to save me if I become incapacitated and need to be evacuated in a crash of some sort. Not to go off in a different direction but there should be a maximum age for F/A's just like there is for pilots.
This. I was on DL147 from ATL-SCL one day last week, and one of the FAs had to be pushing 80. It could have been Joan (didnt see her name tag). She was so frail, hunched over and couldnt stand up straight. Before boarding, when the crew arrived at the gate, she pulled out her badge to open the jetway door and she couldnt even open the door....the gate agent had to help her open it.

All for celebrating milestones, but there should absolutely be a minimum age for FAs. There was no way this woman would be saving anyone; God forbid something ever happens. Someone would be saving her.
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All for celebrating milestones, but there should absolutely be a minimum age for FAs.
There certainly is a minimum age for FAs. Id guess 18 years old.
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There certainly is a minimum age for FAs. Id guess 18 years old.
I'll apparently have to make myself a tad more clearer. There should be a cutoff age where you are no longer allowed to be a flight attendant. That age should be 62, once you hit 62 it's mandatory retirement.
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Was the FA position ever meant to be a 60 year career.
Ive also experienced those who I cant believe are there for my safety.

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I'll apparently have to make myself a tad more clearer. There should be a cutoff age where you are no longer allowed to be a flight attendant. That age should be 62, once you hit 62 it's mandatory retirement.
To be honest I don't think that having a maximum age really makes sense, and in some jurisdictions might be considered discriminatory.

I think the litmus test should be can the person do the work? It looks like the AA requirements are as follows:

Position requires some physical exertion such as pulling, pushing, reaching, bending, walking and light lifting
Long periods of standing and speaking
Airports ramp operations are noisy and can be hazardous without due caution
Extensive travel, must be able to spend consecutive nights away from home and endure all climates
Alternative work schedules including evenings and weekends
Ability to push or pull moveable carts weighing in excess of 250 pounds
Ability to lift objects up to 35 pounds such as galley stowage bins and carry-on baggage

The Delta careers website is not loading for me at this moment, but their requirements should be similar. The question is: can the oldest crew member physically do the job? If so, why not?
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