Originally Posted by bigstupidjerk
I am planning on a 4 year aviation degree(probably at UVU/UVSC or ASU East). I am looking for a career in the industry that pays decent(management type) and affords my family paid flights. Would I get this working AT an airport or would I have to work FOR an airline? Thanks!
First, I wouldn't base any career decision on whether or not you would get free flight passes.
Second, be informed that free travel isn't anywhere near what it used to be, nor is there any reason to believe it will continue indefinitely. When you fly stand-by, it is on a space-available basis. Sometimes you and your family will get on and sit next to each other, other times you may have to split up and take separate flights, and still other times you may end up watching your flight leave while you plan on sleeping in the terminal.
My advice: aim for a good salary and just purchase the tickets.