At Delta, we move the people who move the world. With an industry-leading global network, Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 306 destinations in 52 countries on six continents. Recognized as the best in the business, our Flight Attendants touch the lives of our 180 million annual customers every day. Keep climbing and join us today with a career as a Flight Attendant. You must be fluent in both English and Mandarin to be considered for the Flight Attendant career opportunity.
Our Ideal Candidate:
You should be a service-oriented professional who loves to be on the go, help others, and enjoy variety in your work. You should be excited at the prospect of solving problems and going the extra mile to leave our passengers with a positive experience that lasts long after their flights have landed. The idea of joining a stable, profitable company, and building a lasting career while enjoying flight benefits that are the envy of the marketplace should excite you!
Key Responsibilities of Our Flight Attendants:
Ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers while providing exceptional customer service, at an altitude of at least 8,000 feet
Participate in preflight briefings and in-flight responsibilities
Provide assistance lifting and stowing luggage
Demonstrate the use of safety and emergency equipment and ensure safety requirements are met
Prepare, serve and sell beverages (including alcohol) and meals (which may include beef, pork, seafood, peanuts, etc.)
Answer questions and assist passengers when necessary, particularly those with special needs
Comfort and reassure passengers’ during the flight when an aircraft experiences delays or hits turbulence
Administer and coordinate emergency procedures or provide emergency care when needed
Respond to and provide clear and accurate directions (verbally or non-verbally) to passengers in the event of an emergency
What You Need to Know:
Delta Air Lines’ flights operate day and night and all year-round; Flight Attendants must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule.
As an industry leader, Delta is proud to offer all employees an appealing compensation package including competitive pay, excellent benefits and worldwide travel privileges.
Flight Attendant compensation is paid as an hourly rate for all hours flown or credited. Additional credits (premiums/incentive pay) are paid for, but are not limited to: Purser, Flight Leader, Language of Destination (LOD) premium pay, drafting pay, incentive pay, and expense reimbursements. Total compensation also includes Shared Rewards (benefits), Holiday Pay and profit sharing (based on company performance).
Flight attendants are paid semimonthly and pay is based on scheduled or actual flight time for each flight segment and/or the applicable credit time guarantee, whichever is greater.
As a Delta Flight Attendant, some factors that may affect your compensation are the number of hours you fly per month, tenure and geographic location.
Before beginning work in the Flight Attendant role, new hires must successfully complete eight weeks of training in Atlanta, Georgia. During this time, participants receive a training wage of $7.25/hr and some meals, as well as lodging for those who don't live in the Atlanta area.
What you need (minimum requirements):
Eligibility to work in the U.S.
Be at least 21 years of age by January 1, 2019
Have a high school diploma or GED
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Ability to speak, read, write and understand English and Mandarin fluently
Willingness to comply with our uniform and appearance guidelines, including tattoos and piercings
Ability to obtain and keep current a passport and travel documents to freely enter and exit places where Delta flies
Complete a pre-employment Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test, and comprehensive background check, including government-required fingerprint-based criminal history record 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
What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications):
1 plus years of work experience in personalized customer service, patient care, or similar role
Experience in a role ensuring the safety and/or care of others
Education beyond high school or GED
Why choose a career with Delta Air Lines:
At Delta, our employees and their families are a top priority, in turn, we offer generous and highly competitive health, wellness and financial benefits help support them.
Employees and their families enjoy We have paid out nearly $5 billion in profit sharing to its employees over the last five years.
We have made it a priority to give back to the communities in which we live and work, for over 80 years in six key areas including environmental sustainability, education, and global health and wellness.
Our CEO Ed Bastian is one of the Highest Rated CEOs on Glassdoor, an award based entirely on feedback from our employees.
You can learn much more about the Flight Attendant role by watching this video and completing our two-part application process, which should take 20-30 minutes. We look forward to receiving your application!
Delta Air Lines is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected status.