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DL Hiring "Language Qualified" FA's  
User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Job Title : LANGUAGE QUALIFIED (LOD) FLIGHT ATTENDANT
Department : FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

Division : IN-FLIGHT SERVICE

Position Type : Full Time

Area of Interest : In-Flight Services & Mgmt

Location/Station Code : ATLANTA

City : Atlanta

State/Region : Georgia

Job Number : 1489
Description : ****LANGUAGE QUALIFIED (LOD) FLIGHT ATTENDANT****

You must be able to fluently read, write and speak English and your language of choice.
You must be able to successfully pass a language proficiency test.

The following languages are being recruited at this time.

Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or GED equivalent is required to be considered for this position. Two years of college or equivalent customer service experience is required. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of a five week training course; maintaining a 90% grade average on written testing as well as successful completion of hands-on competency testing before being eligible to be considered for employment. Basic computer skills and the ability to read, write and speak English are required. Recurrent re-qualification certification annually is required. Basic CPR and first aid is required. Must be able to pass required language testing. Must be willing to re-locate. Must be willing to serve alcohol. Must be willing to perform basic first aid/safety related functions. Must be performing acceptably in current role, and maintain a minimum performance review of “meets expectations”. Must be able to pass a DOT/FAA required drug and alcohol screening. Must be able to pass a FBI background check.

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http://delta.apply2jobs.com/

[Edited 2006-01-28 00:04:52]

30 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

So they're probably trying to get FA's for the international flights. What's wrong with that?

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
What's wrong with that?

Nothing is wrong with it. It's just informational.


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Do u have to be a US citizen ???? it dosn't say here!

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Quoting SKYYBLUE (Reply 2):
Nothing is wrong with it. It's just informational.

Oh, ok, thought you were criticizing DL for it.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

There has been an incredible language skills "drain" as people have taken early retirement. There are many bilingual flight attendants. There are just a few multilingual flight attendants left (of which i am one).


Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Well I speak 5 languages,
but I applied for Inflight Chef at Gulf Air...

Do you need to be US citizen/green card holder?


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 3532 times:

What's great about Delta's new expansion, woudl these FAs go straight out of training onto the new 767 services?
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 3515 times:

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 6):
Well I speak 5 languages,

LA's f/a also usually speak more than three languages easily.


User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

IMO the interesting part is the fact that they're recruiting for Arabic speakers. All the other languages are spoken in countries DL currently serves or is starting service to this summer. AFAIK, though, DL doesn't serve any countries where Arabic is the main/official language. Perhaps this is evidence of an imminent announcement?


F L Y D E L T A J E T S
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Quoting DL787932ER (Reply 9):
DL doesn't serve any countries where Arabic is the main/official language. Perhaps this is evidence of an imminent announcement?

While it could be, it wouldn't be the smartest move to hire people before even applying for the service. If they were rejected, then you're stuck with the added crew you hired.


User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 5):
There has been an incredible language skills "drain" as people have taken early retirement. There are many bilingual flight attendants. There are just a few multilingual flight attendants left (of which i am one).

I guess I am just plain homolingual!  Big grin

Actually 17 years of French and I falied the language test at UA lol


User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 10):
While it could be, it wouldn't be the smartest move to hire people before even applying for the service. If they were rejected, then you're stuck with the added crew you hired.

Perhaps there are routes where they have plenty of Arabic speaking people connecting from Arab countries.



ConcordeBoy is a twin supremacist!! He supports quadicide!!
User currently offlineThestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

so are Delta starting routes to Budapest, Kiev and Lisbon then, and if they are from JFK or ATL?

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8552 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3066 times:
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Quoting Thestooges (Reply 13):
so are Delta starting routes to Budapest, Kiev and Lisbon then, and if they are from JFK or ATL?

I suspect the Portuguese speakers are for GRU/GIG rather than for LIS



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

I think ther's a list at delta.com
JFK-KBP
JFK-BUD
Not sur eif it's JFK or ATL to LIS



What now?
User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

Quoting Thestooges (Reply 13):
so are Delta starting routes to Budapest, Kiev and Lisbon then, and if they are from JFK or ATL?

Budapest and Kiev are being started from JFK. No service to Lisbon, that I know of, but they serve GIG and GRU from ATL, which explains the need for Portuguese.



F L Y D E L T A J E T S
User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Quoting Flyer732 (Reply 10):
While it could be, it wouldn't be the smartest move to hire people before even applying for the service. If they were rejected, then you're stuck with the added crew you hired.

DL has served CAI and other Middle East cities in the past, so it could be just a matter of reopening routes for which they already have the authority. They also may just want to be prepared to start flights into a region in which they already have expressed interest. Finally, even assuming they couldn't fly those routes, it's not as though they're "stuck" with the crew; they could still fly other routes, just not as language-qualified crew.



F L Y D E L T A J E T S
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

Quoting DL787932ER (Reply 9):
AFAIK, though, DL doesn't serve any countries where Arabic is the main/official language.

DL is soon starting ATL-TLV.


User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 18):
DL is soon starting ATL-TLV.

Is that in response to the Arabic language question?  Confused Hebrew is the official language of Israel, of course, and it's the unfortunate reality that most people flying to Arab countries won't be connecting there, given the mutual denial of entry/overflight rights between Israeli airlines and those of Israel's Arabic-speaking neighbors.



F L Y D E L T A J E T S
User currently offlineSRQCrosscheck From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting DL787932ER (Reply 19):
Is that in response to the Arabic language question? Confused Hebrew is the official language of Israel, of course, and it's the unfortunate reality that most people flying to Arab countries won't be connecting there, given the mutual denial of entry/overflight rights between Israeli airlines and those of Israel's Arabic-speaking neighbors.

There are Israelis who are Arabs and speak Arabic.

An Arabic-speaking flight attendent would be useful on a flight to CDG.


User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
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They should hire a few F/A's who can speak Gaelic for the flights to Ireland/Scotland Big grin

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2723 times:
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There are lots of people in ATL that speak Ebonics.


Made from jets!
User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

"There has been an incredible language skills "drain" as people have taken early retirement."
Yeah DL have LOWERED the F/A retiring age to 75 thats why a small amount have taken them up on the offer LOL
The rest will stay on till theyre 80 as normal


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 22):
There are lots of people in ATL that speak Ebonics.

Yo, Dogg yo ass betta be gettin' the f out dat MF do' NOW holmes


25 RJpieces : Yes. There are about a million Israeli Arabs who speak Arabic. Hebrew might be the official language, but all road signs are in Arabic as well, etc.
26 SRQCrosscheck : Charming.
27 Flying Belgian : Do they have enough french speaking FA ? Strange that french wasn't among the list. FB.
28 Hardiwv : Most certainly, since DL operates three daily B767 to Brazil. I took DL ATL-GRU Business Elite last December and was impressed with the effort made b
29 Post contains images Kiwiandrew : or Flemish
30 Post contains images KaiGywer : Wonder if my Norwegian would get me qualified in Danish? We all understand each other anyways
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