Monday, June 29, 2009

Flight Attendant Jobs for Second Language Speakers

If the airline you would like to work for is not hiring flight attendants and you can speak a second language, you may still want to apply. Last year, Delta was not hiring flight attendants. At least, that is what their website officially said. However, if you were to dig deep into the pages of the career section of their site, you would have found that they did in fact have flight attendant jobs for those individuals who were proficient in one (or more) of the following languages:

Arabic
Danish
Dutch
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Turkish
Ukrainian

According to Delta, "The language qualified flight attendant position is responsible for the primary function(s) of the flight attendant position including; facilitating passenger safety, timely pre/post departure, superior in-flight customer service, as well as fluent language translation. This position requires regular overnight travel, willingness to work under flexible scheduling. Complex technical learning across a wide range of subject matter is required to perform this work. "

Another example of airlines "not hiring" is JetBlue. Although JetBlue has not been hiring flight attendants for quite some time, due to their rapid expansion into the Caribbean, the company has been periodically hiring bilingual flight attendants proficient in both English and Spanish.

So if you think you have what it takes to be a flight attendant and can fluently speak one of the languages listed above, or any other language for that matter, you might want to consider applying to the airlines that interest you, even if they are "not hiring."

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