For the second time in less than six months, Delta Air Lines has reopened flight attendant recruitment.
When the Atlanta-based airline last launched its recruitment window for new hire flight attendants in August 2021, more than 35,000 applicants applied in the first week.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian declared last week that the airline would soon be through the worst of the Omicron variation increase.
The fact that Delta has reopened flight attendant recruiting is just another indicator of confidence in the future demand for air travel, particularly international air travel.
“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.”
Delta said before the outbreak that getting into an Ivy League institution was simpler than landing a job as a Delta flight attendant. Although the labor market has changed, there is still a lot of rivalries.
Delta’s flight attendant training program is six weeks long and takes place in the airline’s Atlanta headquarters. New hire flight attendants train six days a week to earn their wings.
Unlike American Airlines, Delta pays new hire flight attendants for the duration of their training.
Despite the fact that Delta does not have a blanket vaccination policy, all new hire personnel must show proof of having completely vaccinated against COVID-19.
The airline is particularly interested in hearing from candidates who are fluent in one or more of the following languages: Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Czech, Danish, or Japanese.