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April 2008 Hiring Forecast

Hello friends!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who stops by this site in response to an ad, because of an internet search, or from a bookmark you flight attendant jobs

made during an earlier visit. Your support means a lot to me.

Second of all, I’ve decided to publish a monthly update to cover current hiring trends as this is the easiest way for me to reach everyone without repeating the message again and again. Starting with this post, I’ll be updating the community with airline related news, information that should be accurate, fresh, and interesting. Expect fresh reports within the first five days of the new month with the occasional revision done throughout the month.

Without further delay I offer to you the following:

Delta

is hiring flight attendants, but only those with bilingual skills need apply. This airline is not in the best of shape and with a merger with Northwest pending, job security will likely become an issue. Still if you are fluent in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, or Mandarin, then this legacy carrier could be right for you. Visit their career opportunities

page for more information.

Yes, Virgin America

has updated their site (and we’ve updated our information) to show that they are once again accepting applications for In Flight Team Members which is their term for flight attendants. Virgin America is on Cabin Managers’ Exclusive List

, our premium group of air carriers who offer superior pay, newer aircraft, and excellent working conditions. Click on Careers when visiting the Virgin America site and search for the job on their site.

Continental Airlines

is hiring flight attendants, one of the few legacy carriers in a position to expand. If I wanted to work for an established air carrier, I would include Continental on my list. Starting pay is low, but they are a good business.

Quite a few regional air carriers are hiring, bucking the trend of most national and international airlines. American Eagle, Trans States, Pinnacle, Republic, Mesa Air Group, Chautauqua, Atlantic Southeast, Colgan, and SkyWest are among those that are currently hiring. Just remember that the pay is usually quite low and in many cases you’ll be the sole flight attendant onboard.

For people wanting to work overseas, both Emirates and Etihad are worth considering. Silverjet has had some financial problems, but they are hiring crew to be based in Dubai.

Porter Airlines is hiring for crew

who will be based in Toronto; they initiated service to New York (EWR) on March 31st.

Finally, there are a handful of air carriers who fly exclusively charter. Omni Air International

has bases in Baltimore, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Las Vegas and the air carrier has a pair of open houses

scheduled for this month.

That’s it for April — if you have comments or questions, hit the reply button below and I’ll do my best to answer you as soon as I can.

Addendum

— I removed information about Skybus which was part of my original report. Just today (04/05) I learned from Bobbie Sullivan

that the airline is ceasing operations, citing high fuel prices and a slowing economy as chief reasons for going out of business. In addition, Bobbie pointed out that three other air carriers are also going or gone: Aloha Airlines, Champion Air, and ATA Airlines. Clearly, if you want to be a flight attendant these days high fuel prices and a sour economy could upset your plans.

For those of you who have been recently furloughed please accept my good wishes as you begin to plan your future.

Corporate Flight Attendant | Hartford

The following opportunity for a trained and qualified corporate flight attendant is available with Bombardier:

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Flight Assistant position is responsible for the safety of passengers (customers) and all cabin passenger services, in accordance with Bombardier policies and Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Flight Attendants work in an environment subject to varying climatic conditions, including positive and negative G-forces induced by turbulence and varying levels of cabin pressurization. A combination of standing, stooping, twisting, pulling, pushing, and lifting may be required during any given duty day. The Flight Attendant is responsible for performing all duties as outlined in Bombardier Flight Operations Manual.

Routine In-Flight Service Responsibilities

  • Can be required to carry and/or store passengers’ carry on bags of varying weights.
  • Must be able to push open/pull closed the main cabin door, which weighs up to 130 pounds.
  • Must be able to lift supplies weighing approximately 25 to 30 pounds, from floor level to waist high.
  • Must be able to stand and sit for extended period of time.
  • Serve five-course meal service and a variety of hot and cold beverages.
  • Attend to routine owner requests for assistance.
  • Excellent Crew Resource Management Skills

Emergency Responsibilities

  • During an emergency, a Flight Attendant must be able to jump out of an exit, which has a height of approximately 6 feet.
  • Must be able to visually and aurally assess conditions, and verbally provide direction to the passengers.
  • Must be able to open an emergency window exit, which weighs up to 60lbs.
  • Must be physically capable to assist passengers in a water ditching which includes lifting a life raft, which weighs approximately 60lbs, inflating and maneuvering the raft, and being physically able to get in and out of the raft.
  • Must be able to assist ill or incapacitated crewmembers or passengers. This could include removing a passenger from the seat to the floor, administering CPR including the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), or other forms of first aid.
  • Must be able to fight cabin fires and handle various fire extinguishers, oxygen bottles and other emergency equipment as necessary.
  • Must be able to remove incapacitated passengers or crewmembers from aircraft on land or in water if necessary.
  • Inspects work and corrects as necessary to meet the Quality Requirements specified by the customer, the supervisor, and Company specifications.
  • Team player that exhibits the Bombardier values and attributes.
  • Performs all operations in a safe manner and makes every reasonable effort to prevent others from committing unsafe acts.
  • Makes every effort to continuously learn and to train others.
  • Manages time to optimize productivity.
  • Communicates with other team members and supervisors in a clear, friendly, honest and timely manner.
  • Strives to reduce costs.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations
  • First Aid knowledge
  • Culinary Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills
  • 2-5 years Flight Attendant experience with a major airline or 1-2 years experience as a Corporate Flight Attendant
  • College degree preferred

For more information, please click here.