jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7366 posts, RR: 51 Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 18190 times:
We're hiring for FA's starting in the new year. No numbers on how many we're hiring but we're hearing about 1000 more or less. They've opened up a link on the careers page:
Click the link below http://www.deltajobs.net/flight_attendants.htm
Lost of opportunities to be based on both east and west coast bases, which is abnormal on many levels.
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6876 posts, RR: 11 Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 18019 times:
I don't think it will actually be posted until they are ready for the flood of calls they will receive on their 1-877#
DL has been doing a lot fo hiring as of late. For below wing in Atlanta alone, their target was about 100-200 people. Nationally they were trying to get about 1000 people for 120 and 125. Heard something in the range of 33,000 apps system wide for 1000 positions.
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Super80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1655 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 17787 times:
"While specific positions will have unique requirements (see individual job descriptions), you must possess at least a H.S. diploma/GED equivalent, be at least 18 years of age, and possess current authorization to work in the U.S. to work at Delta."
What's the specific age minimum for flight attendants at DL? I know it's 19 at AA and MQ, and 21 at OO and EV.
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bsteph From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 54 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 17608 times:
Hello - do think they would hire a disgruntled lawyer or would I be "overqualified"? (I mean that in the nicest way possible - my mom has been a DL F/A for years and I have tons of respect for the job).
flyerboy1990 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 15430 times:
Eventhough I'm starting a nursing program in a few days, I have always wanted to be a flight attendant. Unfortunately it isn't acceptable to my family. If I weren't going back to school, I would totally apply.
So there have been several numbers floating around. Exactly how many are they hiring? Wouldn't they open it up to current employees before the public?
jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7366 posts, RR: 51 Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 15198 times:
Quoting nwaesc (Reply 1): Also, lemme just be the first to call BS on Joanne Smith's claim of 100,000 applicants. Yeah, yeah, I know she indemnified it by saying "possibly," but still...
Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 9): I have a buddy who just got hired onto OO as an FA and is really hoping to get on with DL. He's all sorts of nervous about the 100,000 number but methinks it seems a bit unrealistically high, too
Not really. United had over 13,000 online applications submitted the first day they opened up for FAs in 2005.
Quoting bsteph (Reply 12): Hello - do think they would hire a disgruntled lawyer or would I be "overqualified"? (I mean that in the nicest way possible - my mom has been a DL F/A for years and I have tons of respect for the job).
Well, as long as you are in a positive state of mind and don't let on being disgruntled, you're never overqualified. It's entry-level
Quoting Sean-SAN- (Reply 16): How sad.. 100,000 people vying to make $20k the first few years to sit resv in DTW or NYC. It's amazing what is considered a good job these days.
Well, considering it's a lower wage job that comes with a benefits package
cokepopper From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1150 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14934 times:
I believe it is around 800. I would be very surprised if
they get more than 100. Of the 8 that I know who were
voluntary furloughed not one will be coming back. They
have moved on and are happy. One put himself through school
and is now a Pilot.
SNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1514 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 14584 times:
I am going to throw my application in there and see what happens... Would have loved to worked for Northwest, but I will be happy to work for Delta.. However I am very nervous about the fierce competion EVERYONE is bound to face...
pqdtw From Netherlands, joined Aug 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 13915 times:
What need does she have to over-inflate the expectations? This is an internal memo, and as such, not for the general public.
This is an awful economy. People are jobless right and left. Sitting reserve in NYC or DTW sure beats the hell out of working a fast food job or low-paid retail. If the job were so bad, why would I only be slightly more than halfway up the seniority list after 23 years!?
And beside that, if people get hired on, they will likely NOT be hired under the Northwest contract, which has a straight reserve system. Those hired under Delta work rules would be subject to Availability Days, which currently would be around 6 per month. That means that you have a schedule, except for six days per month when you are "available" or on reserve. Not a bad deal.
My outlook on this: we will have a pool of very qualified applicants this time around, and Delta will be able to choose from among the best. In times past when the economy was better and well-qualified applicants were accepting higher wage jobs in other sectors, we took on some personnel that just shouldn't be in the customer service industry. I'm excited to get some new blood in after all these years!
25 NWBOS: Hmmm, I wonder how they will handle seniority/pay issues with PMNW employees who wish to transfer to Inflight. There's bound to be a few...
26 DTWPurserBoy: It is YOUR life, not your family's. See how much they hate it when they are riding around on family and buddy passes. Go for it! I have been a f/a fo
27 nwaesc: I'd say that is a common denominator across all the work groups here. Thanks for the info. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out. It's not
28 FlyASAGuy2005: 21 That's not how DL's 'reserve' program works if you can even call it that. New hires will have a schedule but there are a certain amount of days/mo
29 ItalianFlyer: I wonder if this addition to staff has anything to do with the upcoming AFA representation election (whenever that happens) Yes, there are operational
30 nwaesc: Why ItalianFlyer I can't imagine DL would *ever* do something like that! LOL.
31 Surprise: Umm not very likely. First of all the vote will probably be no later than the middle of October unless the AFA files for a delay. And even if it is l
32 mayor: I guess it might look like it, but they also can't shut down, operationally, just because it might look like they are "stacking the deck".
33 nwaesc: Actually, it's irrelevant; none of these new hires will be able to vote. Recalls are another story...
34 ItalianFlyer: Thank you...that was/is my gut feeling..but in the age of twitter and internet based consiiracy theories (not to mention jumpseat chatter)....it is b
35 dutchflyboi: Delta just came out and let everyone know that they are starting with the recall of furloughed flight attendants. see news report: http://www.reuters.
36 FlyASAGuy2005: Seems like a second language will be a definate plus for anyone's application. I know many times, call centers for example, they will say specificall
37 caleb1: Will the LAX base be open to new hire Delta FAs?[Edited 2010-08-20 17:00:58]
38 TOMMY767: Oh that would be insanely great. I feel like most of the hiring would be out of NYC, DTW, MSP, ATL.
39 Super80DFW: I HIGHLY doubt LAX will be open for new FA's seeing as how it's a very senior base. I'm sure FA's at other bases that want LAX would bid and make the
40 Transpac787: MSP and ATL can actually be relatively senior, especially for international. I can almost guarantee the lion's share of the new hires will go to NYC.
41 FlyASAGuy2005: I knew on the DL side, ATL, MCO, SEA, and SFO (not particular order) were pretty senior with all the others at right about the same and NYC at the bo
42 TOMMY767: At least with the NYC base you can live in Jersey which is cheaper than living in the city and originate trips out of EWR, LGA, or JFK. Rather conven
43 Transpac787: That's exactly why people hate it, as it were Convenient for a few, a baffling ordeal for most
44 deltal1011man: CVG and LAX also (at least back in 96....yea long time I know) were pretty senior.
45 FlyASAGuy2005: Make me actually wonder if fear has caused migration from the CVG base.
46 deltal1011man: I wouldn't think so. IMO just ride it out and hope that maybe you get a better break than Dallas, if not.....hello DTW
47 oswegobag: With the number of expected applicants, I am sure that it would be a great advantage to have prior flight attendant experience, fluency in foreign lan
48 DALMD88: Sounds like it, but not even an issue. These new hires will not even be in trainning when the vote takes place. They are not even DL employees until
49 mayor: The second is probably true. When I hired on with DL in '71, there were several people in my orientation class that had been to "airline schools". Tu
50 flyboy80: I personally can't wait for DL to start hiring, Im 23 and going on four years of flying at a regional airline and it's time to make this an official c
51 FlyASAGuy2005: I think they will target a mixture of prior experience and those with no F/A experience. Bingo.
52 DeltAirlines: Agree. While having some past F/A experience is good, it definitely is not a make or break factor. There are plenty of other people with different ex
53 nwaesc: Sidebar: Is their DOH then retroactive to their initial date of hire, or the date they complete the class?
54 mayor: Don't know how it works for the F/As, but in our ramp class, our DOH was just that....the date we hired on and not the completion date of the class.
55 david21487: The date of hire (and the new in-flight seniority date for company transfers) is the date that the initial training class begins.
56 flyboy80: How long is initial training for Delta? I imagine you are certified on the majority if not all of the combined fleet so I imagine that can get quite l
57 david21487: It's been increased from six weeks to seven.
58 FlyASAGuy2005: Not sure exactly how their training classes work but I know F/As are cross utilized. I.E. they can work anything from the MD-88 to the 767 so I think
59 airtechy: Maybe Delta needs to have an early out type program. That would move some of the very senior ones off the payroll and thus off the voting rolls. This
60 nwaesc: Thank you. Bummer for those that have to wait awhile or class to start, though. I'm not 100%, but I think PMNW F/A's "revert" to the initial date of
61 flyboy80: Any Delta FAs have information pertaining to monthly guarantees, starting salary range, minimum days off for DL, and any other useful job information.
62 Super80DFW: Starting pay: $19.10 per hour (same for domestic and international) *last checked* Per diem: $1.85 per hour domestic, $2.50 per hour international Mi
63 jetjack74: My DOE on my ID badge in August 1(It was on my NWA badge as well), But our "seniority date" is the date when I began IT many years ago. If the PMDL F
64 mayor: Well, I'm speaking of back in '71. My first day of class was also my first day of employment. I did my interviews the week before and they called me
65 flyboy80: I can't believe the starting pay- there must be more to this story. I assume that Delta has an internal contract wtih management for their pay and wo
66 FlyASAGuy2005: Start $20.67 After 1 year $21.49 After 2 years $22.96 After 3 years $24.84 After 4 years $27.37 After 5 years $29.43 After 6 years $34.65 After 7 yea
67 Atlwest1: T my carrier you start off at 19.50 and by the end of year one you are at 23. You have to remember these new flight attendants will be reserves no li
68 flyboy80: Thank you for something Useful! Im asking questions regarding DL specifically- I've been a flight attendant for four years- part of my interest in th
69 FlyASAGuy2005: This is te only part I can answer. As stated DL's reserve system is a bit different. You will have hard lines built in already so you sort of know wh
70 aloha73g: http://nwaafa.org/docs/policy/Delta%...ork%20Rules%20Jul%206th%202009.pdf Courtesy of the NWA AFA here is a copy of the Delta In Flight Policy Manaual
71 flyboy80: Maybe a Delta flight attendant can clarify something for me which Is confusing in their policy manual. It states that they are paid on the 15th and la
72 aloha73g: My guess would be that they are referring to 45 hours as the 50%, meaning the monthly average is closer to 90 hours... -Aloha!
73 flyboy80: Im sorry, I should have worded that better. It proclaims that each check contains half of the minimum monthly average (which is 45) therefore half is
74 aloha73g: From my reading of the policy manual and the included example, each paycheck includes 2 components 1. 22:30 for THIS MONTH 2. HALF of: LAST MONTHS ho
75 flyboy80: Thanks Aloha I agree with your calculations- However the minimum is significantly lower than most carriers. I guess this is "more" reasonable as their
76 Delta737: They are indeed hiring flight attendants soon. I am running a job fair in October which they will be at and they're expressing heavy interest in doing
77 Delta2ual: Your line will have 6-9 reserve days (called "A" days). It will also have trips on it for a total average which changes monthly. Normally, it is arou
78 flyboy80: Or those A days built in a single block, or are they scattered?
79 FlyASAGuy2005: The jobs are finally out. All the F/A positions are on deltajobs.net As I suspected, they are looking for bilingual personnel. Arabic Cantonese Czech
80 TOMMY767: Just applied. I filled out online application and they also told me to call the greatjobs hotline for some sort of supplement to the application. I'v
81 FlyASAGuy2005: It's becaue of the call volume. Sort of like during IROP and EVERYONE is call the reservations line, it is hard coded to stop taking calls if the wai
82 TOMMY767: Thank you! They told me to call an 877 number before after I filled out the survey and submitted the resume. Is the next step like a telephone pre-sc
83 FlyASAGuy2005: Yes, its pre screening. Lasts about 10 minutes or so. If you get a check in the box for everything they will set you up for a phone interview with on
84 TOMMY767: ASA, I sent you one back. Things went well.
85 flyboy80: I tried filling out the online application after I submitted my resume however it won't let me... It just amazes me how popular these jobs are!
86 FlyASAGuy2005: The next thing after uploading the resume should have been the assessement. Did you complete that?
87 flyboy80: Yes, I filled out the assessment, it did the little congratulations on the next step thing and told me to complete the online application and then cal
88 Delta2ual: I never had A DAYS because I was based in NYC with 14 years. I believe in NYC they have some lines with 6 A DAYS together because they have some 6 da
89 LoveTheSkies: Since Delta doesn't have a reserve program like other airlines, we don't have a guarantee per se. We all hold schedules and our lines are usually bui
90 TOMMY767: I'm hearing that face to face interviews are still being determined but are trying to be set for late september/early october. The first training date
91 Acey559: I just applied. I figured that while I'm waiting for something to happen with my (lack of) pilot career, I'd rather be flying around than loading bags
92 lightsaber: Have you seen the job prospects for recent high-school and college graduates? If for no other reason than to have *something* on the resume, it would
93 FlyASAGuy2005: The referal has to be on file before you start the process. That's how the the guidelines is written. No worries though, I haven't found the rererall
94 flyboy80: Yeah I messed the referral requirement up quite a bit as I evidently applied before he had put it in, through my own fault had no knowledge that was t
95 lightsaber: I'm sure we're not the only ones curious. How do you crash a job application server? That is a lot of resumes! All make sense... although I would hav
96 san88: Just applied! lets see how many applicants there going to get.
97 FlyNWA727: I applied yesterday for both the FA position as well as the customer service position, as I saw they were hiring for those in my area, as well. I am b
98 m11stephen: What is the height limit to be a DL F/A? I'm 6' 3" so I'm to tall for some carriers. Thanks
99 Mexicana757: Good question, I think you are a hitting the height limit. I got the same thing, still waiting for the call. But I bet they have many applicants, tha
100 bobnwa: Delta places a great deal on spelling and grammar. Suggest the word too instead of to. Make sure everything you send them is perfectly written.
101 cokepopper: Not too tall for Delta. As long as your feet are flat on the floor while sitting in the jumpseat.
102 mayor: I was travelling on an ASA Brasilia, once and there was a F/A on it that had to cock his head to the side to be able to walk down the aisle. He was de
103 MIASkies: Wish me luck! just applied and waiting on a recruiter to call me! I passed the initial online assessment...
104 RoseFlyer: How many Dutch speaking crew do they put on flights to AMS? I can't imagine many since if I remember correctly all announcements and signs in AMS are
105 panamair: On PMDL flights, it's generally 2 Dutch LODs when possible (1 in Business, 1 in Economy). Sometimes on the BRU flights, as they don't really have too
106 m11stephen: Thats great news! Thanks! I'll definitely apply when I'm done with college.
107 FlyASAGuy2005: Can never have enough Dutch speaking F/As with the amount of flights they have in and out of AMS!
108 m11stephen: I just measured myself and I'm actually 6' 4". The height limit at Compass is 6' 4" yet I don't understand why carriers like FL and CO have 6' 2" hei
109 etops1: You can't even get on Deltajobs.net if you tried. There are so many people trying to apply the sever has crashed .Crazy.It goes to show how many peopl
110 FlyASAGuy2005: Their file is actually always open. Know someone personally who applied for the heck of a not too long ago and was called in for an interview.
111 jetjack74: On the PMNW crews, zero. Since the english fluency of the dutch is so widespread, it was never really considered as part of our LoD programme, so we
112 iliribdl: Can someone explain a bit how bidding happens once you're hired, and how many days on average you work a month? (not counting the 6 ADAYs, if that is
113 david21487: I don't believe Delta has a maximum height. I'm 6'4 and I know someone who is 6'6. I don't have any problems unless I'm working on the B757 with the
114 m11stephen: Great! Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it!
115 LoveTheSkies: We have a preferencial bidding system, which means you set your preferences (wheighing them by assigning points) according to your priorities. The co
116 retrolivery: So I passed the online assessment the other day, and was given the "a recruiter will be contacting you shortly" message following my successful comple
117 CMB320: I applied right after the position was posted online. There was such a flood of applicants they were having trouble with the server. I was prompted t
118 Mexicana757: Yea, I got the same message as you, I have yet to get a call from a recruiter. I did my my assesment last Wednesday. I'm sure they're probably busy w
119 PanAm747LHR: Stephen, don't you worry. I'm 6'3" and I've been flying for 4 years now. You won't have a problem. (I hope, since I've just filed my application as w
120 FlyASAGuy2005: Which LOD position did you apply for or did you chose non-language and listed what you were fluent in in your application?
121 PanAm747LHR: I applied for German first, not sure if I'd be able to send in an application for all of them. But when I went to apply for the Spanish position, it
122 m11stephen: I'm actually 6' 4" now! Lol I grew since the last time I measured myself! What carrier do you currently work for?
123 PanAm747LHR: I'm flying for a Delta Connection carrier now, so if I can fit on those planes, then we can certainly fit on the mainline aircraft! Previously, I've
124 m11stephen: I don't understand airline height policies! Compass has a 6' 4" limit while QF has a 6' limit! If I could work a E175 I think I would be able to work
125 Flyboi4Life: So has anyone heard anything yet from Delta? I really want this! I applied on the day they posted it on their website (Aug 24th) and so far I have had
126 TOMMY767: I haven't heard anything yet either and I'm as far as you are (two telephone 'interviews' and completed the online application.) I'd be patient as wo
127 Flyboi4Life: Thanks! Good Luck to you too! A friend that flies for AA told me this afternoon that he has a friend that applied as well. And she got in the male so
128 TOMMY767: Perhaps she applied for one of the bilingual positions and they have a separate application?
129 Flyboi4Life: In that case I should get something too since I applied for the Spanish Speaking position. During my interviews I asked about it and they said that i
130 Mexicana757: I have yet to hear from Delta myself. I applied a day after you Flyboi4life, I have done the assessment test and filled out the application, but no c
131 FlyNWA727: Delta is sending me mixed messages. I applied for two positions within Delta, one of them being a FA position, and I never spoke to a soul but I event
132 FlyASAGuy2005: What i've 'heard' is that they would be making phone calls for F2F slots this month with them to commence towards the end of the month but most likel
133 TOMMY767: Good to know and I'm hoping for the best. I'm contemplating moving back to NJ for a little while to help family out. Is there any way to let DL know