Delta in Need of a Few Good Bilingual Flight Attendants
October 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM
Delta might not have the fun factor of JetBlue or Virgin America, but they sure fly to a lot more destinations. So if you’ve ever dreamt of being a global flight attendant now might be a great time to consider a career up in the air with Delta. It’s more than just serving drinks and reviewing safety information, and you might just need to shell out some cash for a copy of Rosetta Stone.
Make sure you have some pretty strong stuff on your resume, because since Delta opened their website in search of new flight attendants they’ve received over 80,000 applications. The carrier is bringing back some workers from furlough, but they’re still looking for even more new blood for their crew. Now’s the time to update that LinkedIn profile you forgot about, and to delete those embarrassing pictures off that other social network.
The only downer is that you probably won’t get rich; however, the flight benefits are what make the paycheck a little more bearable. After 12 years experience you’ll probably hover around $40,000 per year as long as you work at least 75 hours a month, but that leaves plenty of other hours per month to fly around without being tethered to the beverage cart. Interviews started last week, so make sure you get your stuff submitted as soon as possible.
For now Delta has plenty of English speaking professionals to serve the friendly skies, but they are looking for those fluent in languages such as Arabic, Cantonese, French, Swedish, Greek, and Hungarian. We though we made the right decision to take Spanish in high school, but now we feel like we kind of missed out by not studying Swedish instead—IKEA expertise apparently does not count.