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Other Flight Attendant Requirements

Position Description

Applicants also must be eligible to work in the United States if they're applying with a United States based airline; Canadian airlines require applicants to be eligible to work in Canada. In addition to the minimum requirements listed above, airline recruiters look for a variety of desired qualities and experience in an applicant. There appears to be a trend toward hiring more mature, well-rounded individuals.

Typical Requirements and/or Experience

A flight attendant stresses the importance of self-confidence: To be a flight attendant you need to be independent because there's really no supervision once you're on the aircraft. You have to be self-motivated and outgoing and friendly and patient. By all means, stress on your application any experience in public relations. This can include previous work as a waitperson or bartender, sales clerk, telemarketer, counterperson, retail sales person, or any of a variety of similar jobs. Don't forget any volunteer work, such as working for a political campaign, school committee, church, fraternity or sorority, or community service program. As with other entry-level airline positions, applicants should write a cover letter requesting an application from the airline. Most hiring is done at the home office of the airline. Make sure to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your typewritten letter describing the position you're seeking.

Education

A four-year college degree is extremely helpful and may be required by some airlines in the near future. Experience working with the public is a great asset. It shows the airline that you can deal tactfully with passengers and have good communication skills, both of which are crucial for work on board an aircraft.

Wages and Benefits

Salaries and benefits can vary. For an updated look at salaries in the aviation industry, view the Avjobs.com Salary Report.

Outlook for the Future

The aviation industry has gone through periods of tremendous success and innovation, and periods of intense challenges. Today, aviation plays a critical role in our economy and the future of aviation will depend on business and personal travel, aviation fuel costs, and government subsidy and intervention.

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Training

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Miscellaneous

As with other entry-level airline positions, applicants should write a cover letter requesting an application from the airline. Most hiring is done at the home office of the airline. Make sure to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your typewritten letter describing the position you're seeking.

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