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OpenSkies, Courtesy Of British Airways, Is Hiring


OpenSkies Is Here!

A new airline is getting ready to take flight: OpenSkies

, a division of UK flag carrier, British Airways is now in business.

The airline is a direct result of the Open Skies agreement reached this past March between the European Union (EU) and the United States, allowing European airlines to fly from a destination outside of their home country to the US. Previously, flights had to originate in the country where the airline was domiciled as “cabotage” rules forbid this practice. Given that the 27 EU countries are operating somewhat like the 50 states of the US, this move makes sense.

Open Skies (the agreement) isn’t perfect as it allows US air carriers to fly to points within Europe while denying similar access to European air carriers stateside, at least for now. That may change in the future, but the US is trying to protect its ravaged airline industry from outside forces who could wreck the economy.

For flight attendant prospects, OpenSkies (the airline, that is) could present a wonderful opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something that has a promising future.  Thanks to the backing of British Airways, OpenSkies has a chance of making it where others have failed (i.e., MAXjet Airways, Silverjet, and EOS Airlines).

Is OpenSkies hiring? Absolutely! In fact, we can share the following information about who they are looking for in a candidate, but we urge you to visit the airline’s career page

for more information. Here are some of the highlights of the position:

Cabin Crew

Who are we looking for?

Flight attendants who:

  • have a passion for giving excellent customer service
  • love working in a team
  • possess great communication skills
  • want to help shape a new airline
  • are friendly and approachable
  • ideally have a bilingual capability

In addition we have opportunities for suitably qualified Flight Attendants to become Team Leaders who:

  • Have a minimum of 12 months recent flying experience as a flight attendant
  • Can lead and motivate a team
  • Can create the environment for service excellence

Why join OpenSkies?

  • Have the opportunity to deliver a pri cemium product and service style
  • Being in at the start of a exciting new premium international airline
  • Great opportunities for career advancement
  • No reserve lines – everyone gets to fly immediately
  • Paid while you are training in London at the OpenSkies training school.
  • Elegant, designer uniform – Free initial issue.

Enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package consisting of:

  • Per diem expenses
  • Generous vacation and holiday benefits
  • Worldwide Staff Travel with British Airways
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits

How do I apply?

We are recruiting Flight Attendants in the New York area in late June and July. If you are interested in joining our team, complete our on line application by clicking here

Once you have passed this initial online screening you will be invited to attend an interview. We have a number of dates scheduled for interviews in New York

and you will be able to book yourself onto an available date that suits you. Be prepared to spend the whole day with us.

Are You A New Yorker?

Of course, if you already live in the New York area, then that is an advantage for you. If you don’t, apply anyway, but be prepared for getting yourself to the Big Apple and spending the day with the airline.

Best wishes — we’ll post more information here as it becomes known.

Emirates Announces Houston Open Day

Successful candidates will be based in Dubai

Emirates Airline, the world’s seventh-largest airline, will be holding an Open Day

in Houston on June 27th. Open Days are information sessions where prospective flight attendants can meet members of the airline’s Recruitment Team.

Emirates GroupDr. Bobbie Sullivan of Cabin Crew News

shared this information to Cabin Managers recently; thank you Bobbie for your head’s up!

Cabin Managers previously noted that Emirates

was adding San Francisco to their list of North American gateways. Emirates already flies out of Houston, providing non-stop service to Dubai. The airline held a pair of recruiting sessions in Canada earlier this month and we fully expected that some sort of US recruitment would also be arranged. It has and we’re happy to share the following information with you.

June 27th Open Day Details

Open Day commences at 9:00am sharp and interested applicants are required to present an updated resume together with a full length and a passport size photographs in business attire. The Open Day will take up a large part of the day, depending on the number of candidates.

If you are successful at this stage you will be required to attend a further selection day during the course of the week.

Open day details:

Open Day: June 27, 2008 9:00 am


Intercontinental Houston
2222 West Loop South

Houston, Texas 77027


– Minimum age 21 years at the time of application.

- Minimum arm reach of 212cms (on tip toes), which enables you to reach emergency equipment on all aircraft types.

- Educated to at least high school standard.

- Fluency in written and spoken English (fluency in another language is an asset).

- Medically fit to meet aircrew requirements.

- You must be the sort of person who has the natural ability to provide excellent service within a team environment.

We realize that being based overseas isn’t for everyone and some might object to living in an area of the world where their personal rights are curtailed. Dubai is considered by many people to be one of the most open cities in the Muslim world, embracing some Western customs and accommodating many different cultures.

Spend some time on the Emirates website to familiarize yourself with the company and research the United Arab Emirates and Dubai to discover what that area of the world holds for you.

Finally, if you are planning to attend Open Day DO NOT ARRIVE LATE

or you will not gain admittance to the event!

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