"The teachers were amazing. They taught me everything I needed to know."
~Katieann (OH) Graduated 6/6/14 - Hired as a Flight Attendant at PSA Airlines (US Airways/American Airlines carrier)
My Experience at The Travel Academy....
"Ever since I was a young girl, I have always been fascinated and amazed by the men and women who adorned the skies in their perfectly pressed uniforms, serving and taking care of passengers . Secretly, I always wanted to do that one day. So as I graduated with a four year degree I found that it was the perfect time to finally pursue my dream. That’s when a friend told me about The Travel Academy.
By far, The Travel Academy has been the greatest and most valuable experience I have had in the race to reach my goal of being a flight attendant. The program at this academy was very concerted, and everything that is expected of you is discussed beforehand so you know exactly what you are going into. The faculty adds to the unique nature of the program. They are really there to guide you and to clear any doubts that you have about anything. I was also blessed with friends that were both encouraging and motivating to one another, and the 10 week program really gave me a lifetime of memories. I would recommend The Travel Academy to ANYONE!!"
~ Gincy C. (graduated August, 2013)- Hired as a Flight Attendant at GoJet Airlines (United/Delta Airlines carrier)
"I genuinely love the experience I had here. All the instructors were so helpful and professional. I made the best decision by coming here. I met a lot of great people that I will cherish memories of forever.
~ Dinees T. (graduted 6-6-14)- Hired as a Flight Attendant at Mesa Airlines (United Airlines/US Airways carrier)
"...was a dream come true. This school taught me so much about everything in the travel industry such as cruise lines, flight attendant, geography, Sabre, and travel agent. The mock open house and interview questions really helped me for the real deal with different companies. I learned a lot about being a professional. Before coming to this school, I was not even close to looking or acting professional. I know I have matured and grown a lot from coming here. My family and friends have seen a totally different side of me. I'm more cofident and happier than ever before. I would have never thought I could be this close to my dream. Thank you, Travel Academy!"
~ Nicole R. (graduated 6-6-14)- Hired as a Flight Attendant at Mesa Airlines (United Airlines/US Airways carrier)
"...was wonderful! I learned so much, made amazing friends, and GOT HIRED!"
~ Emily M. (graduated 6-6-14)- Hired as a Youth Counselor at Norwegian Cruise Line
"Thank you for hosting me at the Travel Academy today on behalf of American Cruise Lines. ACL holds your facility in very high esteem, and it’s easy to see why.
You have assembled a fantastic staff that was more than willing to accommodate any request I had. The students at your facility are certainly receiving a high quality education that is sure to help them in the years to come. Needless to say, I came away extremely impressed."
~Blaine B.- Recruiter from American Cruise Lines
...has been amazing overall. The academy has opened my eyes to all the wonderful opportunites in the travel industry. I am more than satisfied, and I will be recommending The Travel Academy to any and everybody. It was the first step to the rest of my life.
~ Teri H. (IL)
...was amazing. I have been wanting to attend since 2011 and finally got the courage to come. I learned a lot of helpful things and met some amzing people along the way. I almost wish I would ahve done the 300-hour course so I could be here longer.
~Avery G. (OH)
...gave me opportunity after opportunity and opened up more doors than I thought it could have. Because of the Academy, I am on my way to an open house I am well prepared for. I loved every moment of this journey.
~Shavon P. (PA)
...has been amazing overall. I came here expecting something different, and it exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this school. It helped me build my confidence and knowledge of the travel industry. The staff was great and very helpul.
~Tahnee Y. (CA)
I came to The Travel Academy to become a flight attendant. I found so much more- family, friends, love, and the opportunity to learn and make an amazing difference- not only in my life, but also in the lives of those I come into contact with. I am truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful place and to study side-by-side with such loving and caring people.
~Abdullahi S. (MN)
...Was the greatest I have had in my life. I came [to The Travel Academy] with nothing, but now I am leaving full. The Travel Academy has given me a whole new outlook on life, and for that I'm grateful! I have made many friends from different countries. Whoever is considering [attending], what are you waiting for?! Do it! See you in the skies!
~Tammy M. (WI)
...Was worth waiting for. I have never felt as confident and comfortable anywhere else as much as I did at [The Travel Academy]. I'm really going to pass this name on to many for the rest of my life and come back to visit and give my testimonial to new or "to be" students. The Travel Acadmy has truly felt like a family. I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. Thank you all!
-Ken R. (MN)
Dear Mr. Armstrong,
As a current student attending The Travel Academy, and a graduate in the next two weeks, I wanted to send you an e-mail personally thanking you for this once in a lifetime opportunity you have given me.This whole experience has been nothing but a good one that kept getting better day by day.
As you know, I had some obstacles I had to get through in order to come out here. Before I knew it I overcame them and I was on my way, prepping myself for what lied ahead. Residing in New York and never once visiting Minnesota nor knowing much about it, I was quite nervous. To make things worse, I never lived with strangers and knew this was going to be my first challenge before the first day of school started.
For not knowing anyone and at one point feeling alone, I can happily say everything worked out perfectly never thought within a ten week period two strangers would turn out to be two of the greatest people I have ever met as well as ones I personally consider great friends. I look forward to the relationship that we will continue to have over the years.
Another great thing that happened while I was out here was getting offered a job at Albany International Airport back at home. I still do not know to this day if it was the job offering that was exciting or the way I landed it. I was online checking out Albany Airport's job listings, and decided to make a phone call for a position I was very interested in. I called the airport for more information regarding the job, and the gentleman said, “I am sorry ma'am, but unfortunately we are receiving a lot of phone calls at the time regarding this job, so if you could call back once a week maybe then we will be able to help you out, or with another position." Rather disappointed, I responded saying " Thank you, I will be calling you back, and just to give you a little information about myself, my name is Ashley Lomio, and I am currently a student at The Travel Academy." He then responded back in utter excitement, " WHAT!? REALLY!? IN MINNESOTA!?" I answered back saying yes, and before I knew it I was told to call him as soon as I was home visiting and he would meet me as soon as I called!
Not only has your school helped me gain knowledge of the travel industry, the teachers were also there to guide and help me as much as they possibly could along the way. I truly believe your staff is an invaluable asset to your academy and I will continue to appreciate them, as well as you for all of your support.
Ashley L. (NY)
I am forever grateful to have had Attended The Travel Academy. After I graduated in 2010 I was quickly hired on with Colgan Air as a flight attendant. While working at Colgan Air I gained a new family, and many memories. After having a experience in regional airlines I wanted more, I applied to JetBlue Airways a year later and enjoyed flying all over the U.S. and all over the Caribbean. JetBlue was a fantastic company and I would recommend it to anyone, but I had the itch to travel more and do more. I took two years off and flew all over the mid-west in a Cessna 172 piloted by a friend I had met while flying commercially (I even got to take a few flight lessons myself!). From there I left the U.S. to start a journey in Central America, where I resided in Panama City, Panama and continued to travel, explore, and create everlasting memories. I have been back in the U.S. for three months and have received an offer from Republic Airlines flying under Chautauqua Airlines. I am so excited to learn, grow, and experience more.
Attending The Travel Academy was not only beneficial to me but my experience has changed my mother’s life as well. Although she did not attend The Travel Academy she was so inspired by my experience that she decided almost two years ago to change her life and do something amazing. She became a flight attendant with Chautauqua Airlines as well. Myself and my family owe it all to The Travel Academy for without them, my office would surely not be in the sky, I would not have all the experiences, memories, and lifelong friends that I do now. The Travel Academy doesn't just help you to find a new 'job' they give you all the knowledge and help to change your life and make it the best it could possibly be. Thank you very much for all of my success and experiences. I've loved every minute of my life since attending!
"I wanted to give a big thanks to The Travel Academy and especially to the great staff. They were all so helpful and caring while I was there in January. I made life long friends and still keep in touch with both the academy and classmates. The academy most importantly taught me how to be professional and what this industry expects of us. I had two job offers before I graduated and took a flight attendant position with Mesa Air Group. I was more than prepared for training thanks to the academy and breezed through it. I am now working for the biggest airline in the world American Airlines as a flight attendant. I appreciate how much the staff cares for their students and they really prepare you for success. Thank you all so much!".
-Ari S, Arizona- Currently a flight attendant with American Airlines!
Robert B, Florida, accepted a flight attendant position with Delta Airlines! Previously, Robert was a flight attendant with Go Jet Airlines, a regional carrier for US Airways | Delta Airlines. Robert is a great example of the free lifetime placement assistance graduates of The Travel Academy receive. We work with you until you are hired, and then again when you want to advance your travel career!
"I have never experienced so many butterflies flying around my stomach during the five hour drive to my new home in Eagan, MN. I was completely stepping out of my comfort zone moving to a different state and to a place where I knew absolutely no one. The apartments we stayed in are extremely accommodating and it is impossible to not make a new friend or two with so many Travel Academy students running around. I am so grateful for the many beautiful people I got to meet, all from different backgrounds who are all so eager to learn and help one another out. Three weeks into the program I was presented an amazing opportunity to fly out to Chicago and interview with Norwegian Cruise Lines working aboard Pride of America a cruise ship that sails around Hawaii 365 days a year. A week after my interview I had received an email congratulating me on a job and I was hired for a higher position than I even applied for! I was so ecstatic and I could never have accomplished this without the help from the staff of The Travel Academy. The teachers are so involved in helping out each and every student to achieve their dreams. The opportunities are endless and I highly recommend this academy to anyone who wants to pursue a career in the travel industry."
~ Samantha T., Oshkosh, WI
"As your most recent attendee and graduate of your academy. I wanted to extend my gratitude for all that was given to me in this 300 hour/ 10 weeks of training. My tuition fee does not compare to all that I received through the wonderful Instructors who are fountains of knowledge, encouragers and motivators. They believed in me from day one and I felt it through their smiles every morning coming in to class, asking me how I was doing on a daily basis and if I had any concerns, questions or comments about anything that I could go to them at any time. I loved coming to class every day and was sad when I would miss class due to illness. I was respected, given the attention I needed, I was encouraged and they did not doubt my success.
Housing was a great experience; the apartments were clean, warm and inviting. Meeting and living with my roommates was a great match because we all got along so well. Our daily interaction and conversations were a delight due to that we were all from different parts of the US and one from Puerto Rico, what a great bunch we were. Thank you Katelynn for your attention to my needs at the apartments if I had any, and thank you for making me feel at home.
Mr. Armstrong, I appreciate your attention from my initial registration process to when I came into your office bombarding you with more questions and concerns as I arrived at the academy. Thank you for making me feel at ease and helping me understand my concerns. You were kind, gentle and the best part of our time was when I walked out of your office feeling more confident about being your student at The Travel Academy."
~ Nora C., California
"As a young boy, I've always had big dreams. While searching for a "flight attendant" school on Google I came across one of the most amazing blessings in my life, The Travel Academy. To say that The Travel Academy has helped me in succeeding to make my dreams a reality is an understatement. The Travel Academy has given me so much knowledge and a new found confidence for this new chapter of my life I am about to embark on. From the incredible instructors to the office staff and even the housing staff, every single person employed with The Travel Academy really wants you to succeed. Every day, no matter which employee I run into they always greet me with a smile and an optimistic attitude. Not to mention I feel as if I have a personal relationship with everyone employed with The Travel Academy. Or maybe it's just me, because they make every single person feel like family. They really take into consideration that you are far away from home and succeed at making you feel comfortable. I could go on and on about how helpful this program has been. I am currently a student and I will be graduating in a couple of days on November 15, 2013. I have already had two job offers while being here. On the Norwegian Cruise Line and the other as a flight attendant for GoJet Airlines. Today in class I received a phone call from Delta Airlines letting me know that I now have an interview with them. Needless to say, the opportunities here are endless. Without The Travel Academy, I know for a fact I wouldn't have secured myself two job offers in the travel industry. I would 100% recommend this to anyone interested in the travel industry. I can't wait to start my new adventure in the travel industry and I owe it to The Travel Academy. I thank every single one of you for giving me an endless amount of opportunities. I will always be grateful!"
~ Michael C., KY
"I just wanted to update you on my job status. I have had two interviews this week so far and have two more tomorrow & Friday. Monday I was offered a position as a passenger service agent with Air Serve and today had an interview with Air Terminal Services for a passenger service agent as well . That went great and I was invited back for a second interview for a contract with Spirit Airlines on Friday. Tomorrow US Airways is flying me to DAB for an interview for a gate agent position so fingers crossed I end up moving to the sunshine state. I will keep you updated & let you know Friday afternoon how things went & what my next step is. I just want to say thank you so much for all the help you've given me it's beyond appreciated. I have so many opportunities coming my way & I just have The Travel Academy to thank for that. Hope all is well for you guys. I will be in touch."
~ April K., TX
“My experience at The Travel Academy was a great experience. I was very fortunate to know that there was a school that specialized in the field I wanted to peruse in. The instructors made this experience for me very worthwhile. Having this experience and already have a job offer makes me so fortuniate that I came to attend this school. Though these ten weeks seemed to have gone by really fast, I am truly going to miss it. The instructors were very caring and you can tell that they really want all of us to succeed. Special thank you to Curt, from the numerous phone calls I have made asking about the school, I was finally persuaded to attend and I am so thankful that I did. I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me achieve my goal of becoming a flight attendant. Thank you again for this amazing opportunity! God Bless!”
~ Adam F., WA GoJet – Flight Attendant
My experience at The Travel Academy was overall very beneficial. Not only teaching me necessary appearance qualities, but also everything I needed to know about the travel industry. From destinations, Sabre, world geography, to airport codes, basic safety for FA’s and cruise lines and so much more! Knowing all this now only makes me a better candidate to future jobs! Coming in only wanting to be a flight attendant and leaving wanting to do it all! It’s incredible. I would like to say thank you to my instructors being the best you could be and offering all the knowledge there was to offer! Without The Travel Academy, I wouldn’t be where I am today nor know as much as I do. The ten weeks went by fast and couldn’t be more proud of myself as I am now. Thank you!”
~ Lisa M., CO Norwegian Cruise Line
Having lived in a small town for twenty years and not having any idea of what I wanted to do with my life, I had to sit down and make a decision. My decision ended up being travel, and at first I didn’t know exactly how I was going to reach my goal, but I knew it was one that I had to accomplish. After hours of looking at different ways to travel, I knew that The Travel Academy was my best bet in getting the best job that I could. So at the begging of September, I packed my bags, hopped on a plane, and made the connecting flight from Valdosta to Eagan. I had no idea what to expect, except that I was going to graduate from a ten week program with my dream job. Through this ten week process, I have learned that it is so much more than getting a job. Between flight attendant training, cruise line training, career development, geography, travel theory, and SABRE; I am leaving with more knowledge about the travel and hospitality industry than I ever thought possible. I can’t thank the instructors enough for how much they have helped me, without them I know that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to have two job offers before I graduated. I believe that if you choose The Travel Academy for your future, you will not be disappointed.”
~ Tanner M., GA
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been very rewarding. Not only have I learned so much and grown as a person, but also met some lifelong friends. The instructors were so helpful and honestly cared about if we learned the material. I would defiantly recommend The Travel Academy to anyone seeking a job in the travel industry. I’m very glad I chose to come and I hate to leave but now I’m ready to start my career, and love to go to work every day.”
~ Paula M., GA American Cruise Lines
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been extremely fulfilling. All of the staff members are extremely professional and welcoming. They also do an outstanding job at knowing their material and helping students understand the material. I have fully enjoyed my time at this organization and I feel highly confident and prepared to start my career in the travel industry.”
~ Nicole W., WV
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been one of the best things to happen to me! I know so much and it will help allot in the future! If it wasn’t for this school I wouldn’t even know where to start on how to achieve my dream as a flight attendant! Everyone here is so kind and positive. This program was worth stepping outside my comfort zone and leaving Michigan and doing things I thought would never truly happen. It became so surreal and a major blessing. Not only being proud of myself, I love that my family is very proud of me too. Without my instructors, family, roommates and my own self-confidence, I don’t know how any of this could have been possible. Thank you so much for everything you guys (TTA) have done. You guys rock!
~ Mercedes H., MI
“My experience at The Travel Academy was very beneficial. I feel like it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I have learned so much about the travel industry that has only made me move excited to start my career in this industry. The staff were very encouraging and helpful, which made me feel confident in everything I did. I can’t say thank you enough for how much support and hard work the gave.
~ Keelie J., AR
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been an experience that I will never forget. I met the nicest people you could ever want to meet and their willingness to help you made me feel grateful. I’ve learned so much since I’ve been here and being older you sometimes think you’ve learned pretty much everything but you haven’t. Everyone was so patient and understanding and exceptional at what they do from the instructors to office staff to maintenance. I’ve enjoyed my stay and I would like to thank everyone for being so kind. I appreciate all you have done for me. Thank you so much!”
~ LaVette M., IL
"TTA has made my dream come true. I am truly grateful to the amazing staff at TTA. I was well prepared when interviewing for Compass Airlines. I came home after graduation extremely satisfied with my accomplishment at TTA. I feel extremely confident, very prepared and excited to move forward in the travel industry. I am also very happy to announce that after graduation and only 4 days after interviewing, I was offered and accepted a position with Compass Airlines. I honestly feel that I would have not of been able to do this without my teachers and assistance of the staff of TTA. Thank you!
~ Irazu B., CA - Flight Attendant - Compass Airlines
"My experience at The Travel Academy was amazing! I would never have known the information that I know now without TTA. Thanks for everything!
~Bria F., VA
"My experience at The Travel Academy was amazing. I felt very accomplished and like I learned a lot. I feel like I would not have gotten the job opportunities that I have here had I not come to The Travel Academy. I'm very thankful for the school and my experience here."
~ Ashley B., AL
"My experience at The Travel Academy has been that I felt very comfortable attending the classes and I learned alot. I am so grateful for the opportunity and priviledge to gain this type of knowledge at such a prestigous academy. I only wish I could have stayed longer to learn more material. I found all the staff and teachers very friendly and kind, also knowledgable."
~ Nova W., FL
“My experience at The Travel Academy was unbelievable. I learned so much in such little time. I can’t thank the staff enough for everything you have taught me or even helped me with. You guys are awesome.”
~ Melissa G., NH
“My experience at The Travel Academy was really fun. I learned a lot of good information and made a lot of new friends. We will stay connected and hopefully hang out really soon in the future! I am so glad I decided to come to The Travel Academy; it really changed me into a more confident person.”
~ Bridget O., IL
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been wonderful, I had so much fun these past 10 weeks. I’m really going to miss everyone I met here and the memories we share. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us all.”
~ Bailey B., MN
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been unbelievable. It is amazing how far we’ve come and how much we learned. Meeting people from all over is just an experience with in itself. Also, making friends and the memories here is something I will not forget.”
~ Alyssa B., MN
“Throughout my journey at The Travel Academy I learned a wide range of important information. From flight attendant duties, SABRE, building resumes, and cruise lines. I believe I would not be where I am today without the help of all the staff at The Travel Academy.”
~ Michelle B., OH
“My experience at The Travel Academy was absolutely great! The instructors were awesome and it gave me a great overview of different jobs in the Travel Industry. I am confident I now have the ability to have a great career in this industry.”
~ Kendra B., IL
“My experience at The Travel Academy was fantastic and one of a kind. I met so many great people and learned allot from kind hearted, hardworking staff. I know that with my experience at The Travel Academy, I will obtain my dream job. The sky is the limit.
~ Miguel V., WA
“My experience at The Travel Academy was awesome! I had lots of fun getting to know my classmates and instructors. I learned so much and I am so excited for my future in the travel industry.”
~Keigan B., MT
“My experience at The Travel Academy has helped prepare me for a career as a flight attendant in ways I never thought possible. I am very thankful to be going into training with a great foundation of information.”
~ Tirzah W., MN – GoJet Flight Attendant
“My experience at The Travel Academy was absolutely amazing. I have learned so much, and made some amazing friends. The instructors help you every step of the way, and make sure you understand the material. Everyone wants to see you succeed. It feels like a great big family here. I would highly recommend coming here if you want to pursue a career in the travel industry.”
~Maggie V., MI – American Cruise Lines
“My experience at The Travel Academy was beyond what I could have imagined. The staff were very helpful and the teachers were phenomenal. The friendships that I made are unlike any other and to The Travel Academy I am thankful. The opportunities that have been exposed to me are extraordinaire. Never did I think I would come to a school, as helpful, prepared, and detailed, like The Travel Academy that would make my dreams become the reality that is process.”
~ stephanie K., TX – American Cruise Lines
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been amazing! I arrived here with one thing in mind and after experiencing all the different sides of the industry, I was encouraged to see beyond my goals. Thanks to their help, coming directly from Puerto Rico and moving to a completely different environment has been wonderful. The Travel Academy has helped me with achieving my goals and providing the knowledge I needed. Thank you so much TTA!”
~Natasha C., PR American Cruise Line
“My experience at The Travel Academy has been wonderful. I have learned so much throughout the ten week course. I learned things that I haven’t known of. With the knowledge I have attained, it helped me choose the right path and I am happy I have made the right decision. I came here thinking of becoming a flight attendant and in the end, my dream is to work for cruise lines from ACL to NCL.”
~Cindy D., NE – American Cruise Lines
"Hi my name is Nikki C. I'm a recent graduate from The Travel Academy. My experience at The Travel Academy was great . The instructors helped us create resumes, cover letters, and practiced interview question with us. Also we has a lot of hands on training in the actual aircraft. I think people who want to get in the travel industry should attend The Travel Academy, because they teach you everything you need to know about the travel industry. I've been hired by Cathay pacific Airways as a flight attendant, and my training will start on 24th of November. And it's in Hong Kong."
~ Nikki C- New York
"My name is Tsengelmaa, but everyone calls me Teggy. I was born and raised in Mongolia. I am so grateful to have come here to The Travel Academy. I made a lot of great friends, learned many things from the staff that I will use in my future career.
I am so glad that I discovered this great academy and the awesome instructors. I will definitely refer the school to my friends. There are so many job opportunities (more than people think) available in the travel industry once you complete your training.
Thank you again for teaching me all the wonderful knowledge, especially Ms. Cindy, Ms. Julie, Mrs. Peggy, Mrs. Jackie and all the helpful staff."
~ Tsengelmaa N., NY
"The 10 week course that I have taken at The Travel Academy was the best decision in my life and worth every penny,. All the instructors are very nice and warm, and caring individuals. I will leave his academy with skills that I will keep with me for a lifetime. I will also leave with some great friends from all over the country! Without The Travel Academy I would have never landed the job with Norwegian Cruise Line on Pride of America, as an assistant waiter. I highly recommend this academy to anyone wanting to pursue a career in the travel industry! A huge thanks to everyone at The Travel Academy for helping me become a successful professional individual!"
~ Logan S., OH, Norwegian Cruise Line- Pride of America
"The Travel Academy has assured me of my future career as either a flight attendant ot travel agent. The teachers here are so nice and caring and give everyone the same amount of attention and concern with the students. The staff and the atmosphere around us is like a family. If it wasn't for The travel Academy, I wouldn't of made the friends I made and also wouldn't have gotten the information and knowledge that I have now. The Travel Academy has made me prepared for my career and made me the proffesional I am today."
~ Jamie T., New York
"When I found this school online while skimming through flight attendant programs on Google, I couldn't believe that I had found everything I was looking for on one page. I found the school literally two weeks before it even started and the staff was more than helpful in getting me started. This experience has been amazing. Being only 18 and freshly graduated this has taught me things about myself that I would've never learned in good ole Carolina by myself. On top of getting all of this wonderful education by these highly skilled teachers, I also landed a job on Norwegians Cruise Lines ship. The Pride of America! Without The Travel Academy I would've shown up to the interview in a t-shirt and jeans with no cover letter or resume and no interview skills at all! These people, the instructors, my fellow classmates, and everyone in between have truly became a part of my heart and I thank each and every one of them for helping me grow and touch dreams that I thought was untouchable. I highly recommend this school to anyone that wants to become a part of the travel industry.
~ Tabatha M. South Carolina, Norwegian Cruise Line - Pride of America
"I know I'm close to graduation because we were asked how we would like our names printed on our certificate and how many people we plan on having attend our ceremony....I am in awe with how fast this entire experience has gone. From learning SABRE (Travel Agent) from fine dining serving, to evaluating an aircraft in less than 90 seconds and seeing the inside of a cockpit, even to learning so many HELPFUL tools about interviewing and common business development skills. I am so thankful for this experience. Not only the school but the friends I've made. So glad I decided to come here and I would HIGHLY recommend this program to people that love to travel...thank you thank you thank YOU The Travel Academy...so blessed"
“So many important things to share about your school and our son Scottie's experience at the Academy. First off the great news. He was offered a flight Attendant position with Mesa Airlines, had his final interview via internet at The Travel Academy, and at the end of the session, he was offered a position.
From a small town of 2,400 people in Wisconsin, Scottie never really fit in, he had a large weight problem going through junior and senior High School, but after losing over 130 pounds, found his way. We live in that Middle west central Wisconsin, everyone hunts, fish, trap, drinks beer, if you’re not in a group, an athlete, you just have a hard time, Scottie, is none of these things. He loves history, music, reading, the computer, old Hollywood, the old movies, Audrey Hepburn, Bing Crosby, Gone with the Wind, musicals, travel, he wants to see the world, and experience and see all the great places he has read about.
My sister has been a flight Attendant with American Airlines, starting her 30th year, she told Scottie last Christmas Day 2012, he would be a great flight attendant, he had the qualities, work ethic, personality to do this job, and she thought he would be great at it. I started researching and came across The Travel Academy webpage. I printed off all of the info I could, and brought it to Scottie, we called and he was signed up and ready to go.
He started class April 29th, 2013. I drove him to Eagan, MN, he was so nervous, never really being away from home alone. We got to the apartments, he met the housing person, she took us to the apartment, and he met his roommate. Scottie was just 20 years old. I could not believe that when I went to leave, he hugged me, bye mom, I love you, didn't even walk me out, that is not like him. I thought he will be so nervous, and scared. Really, I did not get a phone call from him until his 3rd day of class. We assumed he was liking it. He never came home until he graduated the end of May, He took the 120 hour course, took out the loan, which was great for him and us, we didn't have that much cash available, so the financing was awesome. The apartments were beautiful, he did not need a car, the Academy provided a shuttle to school and back, and stopping one day a week to buy groceries. The apartments are in a very nice area of the city. I felt safe, leaving him there.
I cannot tell you what this experience has done for this shy, overweight, not very popular child from Wisconsin. When he came home his confidence, well I could not believe it. The Academy was the best thing he has ever done! Any person considering should I or shouldn't I, do it. It will change your life. He did get an interview, after applying; they flew him to Dallas, on their dime. Sad to say he did not get the job and was very down. The placement director at The Travel Academy has been amazing during this entire journey; she has helped him so much. We learned about the opportunity with Mesa Airlines visiting The Travel Academy. Scottie came to visit and interview.
I also have to say, he had a small class, and that group are so close, he has made lifelong friends, I know it. The group of his friends, about 8 of them, are all employed, 7 flight attendants 1 in the Cruise lines. I believe with Scottie being hired, every one of them has a position in the travel industry and they text almost daily. This school, is the real deal, no parent or family member should be afraid to take their child I have never seen such friendships develop so close and so fast. So it is so worth it, please check out the school. This is a mother who is truly blessed today, my son, is going to be doing a job that he is going to love. Not many people will ever be able to do that!”
Mary M. Wisconsin- Parent of Scott M. Recently hired as a flight attendant with Mesa Air Group.
"Without attending The Travel Academy, I definitely wouldn't have landed my dream job working for Norwegian Cruise Lines. I had the most help and support from the staff. They prepared me for the interview and led me down the right path to help me succeed. It's really awesome knowing that I have instructors right by my side throughout the entire process and I really can't thank them enough!"
~ Jordan W, Illinois."
Was a great one. I learned so much in such a wonderful period of time. I will definitely recommend this school to whoever wants to enter the travel industry. Thanks for all the people who were there to assist myself and my classmates. ~ Marie N., Washington
Awesome. I really enjoyed my classmates, the instructors, the work and getting a job was th