Apply to be a Delta Flight Attendant

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Have you ever wanted to become a Delta Flight Attendant? Delta has just began the latest round of hiring for flight attendants so if you’re interested now’s your chance to put in an application.

Typically, they’ll keep the application window open for two weeks, but I’d apply sooner than later as last time they received over 100,000 applications.

Delta Flight Attendants Job Requirements: 

  • Ability to work in the US
  • Be at least 21 years of age by January 1, 2018
  • A high school degree or GED
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand English fluently
  • Willingness to comply with our uniform and appearance guidelines, including tattoos and piercings (read more about that here)
  • Ability to obtain and keep current a passport and travel documents to freely enter and exit places where Delta flies
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment DOT drug test and comprehensive background check, including government-required fingerprint-based criminal history records check
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding role which requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting (i.e., pushing/pulling beverage or food carts and lifting and opening emergency aircraft doors)
  • Ability to sit in an assigned jump seat with seatbelt and shoulder harness fastened

One or More of the Following Will Give You an Edge: 

  • 1+ years of work experience in a personalized customer service, patient care, or similar role
  • Experience in a role ensuring the safety and/or care of others (teacher, military, EMT, firefighter, coach, law enforcement, lifeguard, nurse, Peace Corps, etc.)
  • Education beyond high school

What You Need to Know:

  • Since Delta Air Lines’ flights operate day and night and all year-round, Flight Attendants must work a flexible schedule.
  • The average entry level Flight Attendant earns approximately $25,000 per year with an opportunity to earn more depending upon schedule. Delta’s compensation package is competitive and our benefits program includes health and insurance coverage, 401(k) with a company match, a profit-sharing program, and worldwide travel privileges.
  • Prior to beginning work in the Flight Attendant role, new hires must successfully complete eight weeks of training in Atlanta. During this time, participants receive a training wage and some meals, as well as lodging for those who don’t live in the Atlanta area.

Delta Flight Attendant Job Application Link

Typically their new hire flight attendants are assigned to their junior bases which can include New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Detroit.

For this round of hiring training classes would begin in early 2018, with flight attendants starting before next summer.

Is anyone planning on applying to become a Delta Flight Attendant? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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  1. SFO is so senior it’s been closed to new F/As for years. Others would be: CVG, BOS, FLL, MCO, and LAX.

    Atlanta is so huge it can always support new hires. Because of the pay and cost of living, NYC is very unpopular and difficult to staff. It has high turnover, and many new hires flee at the first opportunity.

  2. I forgot HNL.

    Because of the Asian flights, DTW is quite popular. Even as a newbie you have a good chance of bidding or picking up long haul flights to complete your monthly hours.

    If you get stuck with LGA, you’ll find yourself doing multiple legs per day on short flights like ATL, MCO, BNA, RDU, or MSP.

  3. Hi!
    I am currently in the process of applying with Delta. I was wondering if SLC would be open to newbies? This is where I live and i was hoping I could start there, But if not, I would commute. Would that be a good move to make?

    Also, do they have any preferences where LOD flight attendants start at? Pertaining to their assigned base?

    Would you know what the benefits and responsibilities LOD FA’s have?

    Thank you in advance,

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