Delta Air Lines is preparing to hire its new class of 2020 flight attendants.
The airline is looking to hire 1,000 new flight attendants for training, beginning next year.
In order to apply, candidates should be eligible to work in the U.S., at least 21 years old by Jan. 1, 2020, have fluent English and current travel documents.
But if you want to make your application stand out even more, Delta is specifically looking for candidates who are bilingual (specifically in Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, German, Italian, Japanese or Korean, in addition to English). An ideal candidate should also have at least one year of experience in “personalized customer service, patient care or similar role.” Those who have worked “ensuring the safety and/or care of others,” and have a degree beyond high school are especially valued.
If selected, candidates will have to complete a Department of Transportation drug test and background check. They must also be willing to relocate bases if necessary.
Though being a flight attendant has its perks, the job is not always as glamorous as it may seem. It’s a physically exhausting job and people hired should expect to “work flexible/extended hours with short-notice schedule changes.”
Those who are hired will undergo six weeks of training at the Delta base in Atlanta before continuing onto the skies. If you’re curious, here’s a sneak-peek look at what typically happens during one airline's six-week training sessions.
Applications and more information are available online.
But before you apply: learn what flight attendants wish you knew about their job and what a typical “day in the life” of a flight attendant actually looks like.