What would you say to someone who would like to be a flight attendant?
Being a flight attendant means you get to see the world. You get a free hotel while you're working and free flights when you're not. You have a completely flexible schedule - usually you can drop and swap whenever you need. If there is a place you've never been, you can pick up a trip and just go! If you don't want to travel alone, sign up a travel buddy and they can come with you! This job will completely change your lifestyle. I believe it is the best job for me, but I also know it is not for everyone. While this job looks extremely glamorous at times, it is also difficult. The interview process alone is pretty grueling and includes several applications, a video interview, phone interview, and a group interview. Once you make it past the interview process, you are on your way to training for 2.5 months where you will be studying and testing non-stop. You will most likely get based somewhere you are not currently living. You will be gone a lot. Your diet and exercise routine will become much more difficult. If you're ready for weird schedules, crazy passengers, wearing the same clothes over and over, washing your socks and underwear in hotel sinks and constantly being on the move - I would say this job is for you! Traveling the world is incredible, but it also can be stressful and can wear you out. For more information, visit this link:
Ok, you've convinced me! What do I need to do to apply?
The application process opens up a few times a year for a short period of time. If you see Delta is hiring, send me an email and I would be happy to refer you. If Delta isn't hiring and you would like to apply for another airline, just keep an eye out on their website. Most have the option to set up notifications for when their hiring window is open.
What is the hardest thing about your job?
I am a people person through and through and this job can be a bit lonely. I grew up in a pretty small town and I thrive on community. There are a lot of nights I spend alone in a hotel room while my friends are at community group, hiking, or out for dinner and drinks. It's difficult to establish roots anywhere when you are in several locations and time zones during any given week. I make it a point to text/FaceTime my friends but it is still difficult. Sometimes during a trip, your crew will want to go out and explore with you. Other times they won't and you will have to decide to explore or just rest - both are good options. If you are at a large base, you typically fly with a different crew every time. You are with these people for about 3 days and then you don't see them again for months or ever. When you meet new people each trip, it makes it difficult to really get to know people. Thankfully I am at a smaller base and I get to fly with a lot of the same people.
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