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Delta Is Hiring 1,000 Flight Attendants by January 1, 2020

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by Tim Wenger Aug 28, 2019

2020 could be the year you finally take to the skies full-time. Delta Air Lines is hiring 1,000 flight attendants for next year as part of its Flight Attendant Class of 2020. If you will be 21 by January 1, 2020, are eligible to work in the United States, and your passport and other travel documents are current, you could spend the rest of your career flying around the world.

Ideal candidates have at least a high school degree and experience in personalized patient or customer care. Applicants need to be fluent in English as well as in one of the following languages: Danish, Czech, Dutch, Greek, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Korean.

Also, maybe don’t plan a trip to a Colorado dispensary before applying. Successful candidates must pass a Department of Transportation drug test and background check, and must also be able to relocate to a base if necessary. Of course, applicants must be comfortable with spending a lot of time away from home whether working domestic or international flights — but that’s the ultimate goal anyway, right?

Once hired, plan to spend six weeks in training at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters. Be ready to sacrifice standard comforts like holidays and weekends off, a consistent set schedule, and ample rest — this job requires some flexibility.

If this sounds like a dream job, apply through Delta’s website. And if you have some reservations about becoming a flight attendant, read more on the reality of being a flight attendant to know what to expect.

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