Delta’s Hiring 1,000 Flight Attendants in 2019

Aug 14, 2018

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Reading this at your desk job, longing for adventure? Would you describe yourself as a “dedicated, service-oriented professional who loves to be on-the-go, help others and enjoys variety in their work?”

If yes, Delta may well be the right next employer for you.

The carrier announced Monday that it’ll hire more than 1,000 new employees in 2019, the majority of which being flight attendants — arguably one of Delta’s most competitive job roles. In 2017, more than 270,000 candidates applied for around 1,700 open flight attendant positions.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Here’s what Delta requires of all applicants as a minimum:

  • High school degree or GED
  • Ability to work in the US
  • English fluency
  • At least 21 years of age by January 1, 2019
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

According to Delta, the best resumes will include:

  • Experience at Delta, its subsidiaries or another airline
  • More than one year of work experience
  • Experience in roles involving customer service
  • Experience in a role requiring specialized safety training and/or care of others
  • Education beyond high school
  • Fluency in a language other than English: These applicants are considered for “Language of Destination” flight attendant roles, which offer additional pay as well as special responsibilities​

If this still sounds like your dream career, take a look at the job description on Delta’s website. And if you’re interested in learning more, Delta recently launched a 12-episode YouTube mini-series called “Earning our Wings.” The series follows five newly hired flight attendants through “a day in the life” of the airline’s eight-week training program at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters, which includes CPR, extinguishing fires, water evacuations and Delta One meal presentations.

Delta isn’t the only carrier desperate for more team members in the sky: Virgin Atlantic posted an open call for flight attendants in May, and Emirates is hiring flight attendants in Dubai.

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