Delta Air Lines has just reopened flight attendant recruitment for the second time in less than six months. The last time the Atlanta-based airline opened the recruitment window for new hire flight attendants in August 2021, more than 35,000 people submitted an application in the first week alone that the window was open.
Last week, Delta chief executive Ed Bastian claimed the airline would soon be over the worst of the Omicron variant surge. The fact that Delta has now reopened flight attendant recruitment is yet another sign of confidence that air travel, and in particular international air travel, will soon be in high demand.
“A career as a Delta flight attendant is one of adventure, passion and, above all else, safety,” commented Julieta McCurry, Delta’s Managing Director – Customer Experience & Learning of In-Flight Service.
“We’re looking for the best of the best to join the Delta family as we connect our customers to the people and places they want to see, with the hospitality and service that sets us apart.”
Before the pandemic, Delta claimed it was easier to get into an Ivy League school than to land a job as a Delta flight attendant. The job market is slightly different now but there is still a lot of competition.
Delta’s flight attendant training program takes place at the airline’s Atlanta headquarters and lasts for six weeks with new hire flight attendants training six days per week in order to earn their wings.
Unlike American Airlines, new hire flight attendants at Delta are paid for the duration of their training course.
Although Delta doesn’t have a wide-sweeping employee vaccine mandate, all new hire employees must submit evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The airline is particularly interested in hearing from so-called ‘language of destination’ candidates who speak one or more of the following languages: Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Czech, Danish, Japanese and Hebrew.
Further details can be found on the official Delta careers website here.
Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.