Two years ago, Kylie Pierce submitted two online applications.
One was to become a flight attendant with United Airlines, and the other was to become a contestant on The Bachelor.
She had just moved back to her home state of South Carolina to be closer to her boyfriend. However, the relationship ended shortly after her move.
“I’ve got to get out of here,” Pierce, then 24, remembers thinking.
She told herself whichever application was successful was her new path forward.
Within two weeks, she heard from United. They wanted an interview.
How This Twentysomething Became a Flight Attendant
Pierce earned a parks, recreation and tourism management degree from Clemson University. After graduating, she managed a clothing boutique in Louisiana. But other than a ton of customer service experience, she didn’t know much about flight attending.
“I’ve always been fascinated with planes and have loved flying,” Pierce says. “It’s something I’d …