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User currently offlinea340crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8060 times:

I see that DL is hiring f/a's (as previously discussed) where are the f/a bases? I also saw on the DL site that is says most new f/a's will be based at JFK. Do reserve f/a's do both domestic and int't (europe, asia, ect) flights or are reserves split into domestic and int'l.

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User currently offlinedeltal1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9317 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8049 times:

Quoting a340crew (Thread starter):

ATL,CVG,SLC,NYC,LAX,MCO,MSP,DTW,MEM,SEA,HNL,SFO,FLL and i think that is it. (oh and the Asia bases, HKG/BKK/KIX/NRT I believe)

Quoting a340crew (Thread starter):
Do reserve f/a's do both domestic and int't (europe, asia, ect) flights or are reserves split into domestic and int'l.

Delta does but doesn't have reserve. They do whats called A Days which are days you work reserve and everyone gets A days. (IIRC they more years you get the less A days you get per month)
And International everyone can do International(AFAIK), but IIRC only ATL/NYC/LAX/DTW are 777 bases.



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User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1615 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7791 times:

Also, as of October 1st they will no longer accept accplications from non-language qualified applications. They said they have received over 200,000 applications for 12-1500 positions. THey will continue to accept applications from people that are LOD's (that's Language of Destination). But keep your ears open--what they say today can change tomorrow.


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User currently offlinerainbird From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7642 times:

Quoting deltal1011man (Reply 1):
. They do whats called A Days which are days you work reserve and everyone gets A days. (IIRC they more years you get the less A days you get per month)

Everyone does not get a-days. The amount of FA's required to have a-days vary from month to month and base to base. You can expect, as a new hire, to receive 6 a-days in addition to your scheduled trips. Your 6 a-days (reserve days) will be in a block of 2- 3 a-day blocks or 1-6 a-day block.


User currently offlinebhmdiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7341 times:

All new hires will be going to JFK.

User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3203 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7278 times:

Quoting deltal1011man (Reply 1):
ATL,CVG,SLC,NYC,LAX,MCO,MSP,DTW,MEM,SEA,HNL,SFO,FLL and i think that is it. (oh and the Asia bases, HKG/BKK/KIX/NRT I believe)

There is BOS and ORD base also.

As for the bases in the Orient - NRT, KIX, ICN, HKG, PVG, SIN, MNL, BKK

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 4):
All new hires will be going to JFK.

To be accurate, it's NYC base. You can start and terminate your trip in any of the 3 airports - LGA/EWR/JFK.



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User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1615 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7043 times:

Add TPE to the list of Pacific bases as well as PEK.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7024 times:

Quoting bhmdiversion (Reply 4):
All new hires will be going to JFK.

And that is not 100% accurate. It's all based on bidding and seniority. It is thought that (based on historical trends and where they plan to increase staffing) that pretty much all positions will end up being out of the NYC base. However, if for some reason, a ton of existing F/As put in for NYC bids, it would open up places elsewhere.

Quoting deltal1011man (Reply 1):
Delta does but doesn't have reserve. They do whats called A Days which are days you work reserve and everyone gets A days. (IIRC they more years you get the less A days you get per month)

Pre-Merger Delta has A-Days. Pre-Merger Northwest F/As most definitely has reserves. What happens going forward will depend heavily on whether or not the union stays or goes.


User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6989 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 2):
They said they have received over 200,000 applications for 12-1500 positions.

Wow, that is a lot! After that jetBlue FA had left the aircraft on an unconventional way, I remember seeing all these discussions, articles and opinions how unpopular this job has allegedly become. Looks like the myriad of applicants thinks otherwise. Then again, a job is a job and pays the bills.

[Edited 2010-10-02 13:57:08]


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User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6512 times:

So I tried searching for the original discussion of Delta F/A Hiring, with no luck. Has anyone heard anything from them yet? I know someone that was referred by a Delta employee and he said they already flew him to ATL and has offered him a spot in training. Not sure how true this can be. He told me that it was not a group interview session, but a one-on-one interview. Either way I don't care, I just want a shot at getting in!


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User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 5):

There is BOS and ORD base also.

I'm pretty sure DL closed the ORD F/A base back in the 1980s or early 1990s.

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 9):
So I tried searching for the original discussion of Delta F/A Hiring, with no luck. Has anyone heard anything from them yet?

I applied and I haven't yet. I got an e-mail that said please be patient as there are a lot of applicants but we really want you to come down to an interview in ATL. This was about a month ago and my application is still under review. Apparently the only candidates that got called to ATL for interviews have language certifications. Obviously this makes the most sense.



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User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6446 times:

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 10):
I applied and I haven't yet. I got an e-mail that said please be patient as there are a lot of applicants but we really want you to come down to an interview in ATL. This was about a month ago and my application is still under review. Apparently the only candidates that got called to ATL for interviews have language certifications. Obviously this makes the most sense.



Well you got more than I have. I have had 2 phone interviews, second one on Aug 26th. Then I was finally able to finish my online application in mid Sept. But that is as far as I gotten. I did apply for Spanish Speaker so hopefully that helps too!



The sky is my limit
User currently onlinenwa757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6411 times:

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 10):
I'm pretty sure DL closed the ORD F/A base back in the 1980s or early 1990s.

There is a PMNW base there.


User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6389 times:

Quoting nwa757boy (Reply 12):
There is a PMNW base there.

REALLY?? News to me. Learn something new everyday.

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 11):
Well you got more than I have. I have had 2 phone interviews, second one on Aug 26th. Then I was finally able to finish my online application in mid Sept. But that is as far as I gotten. I did apply for Spanish Speaker so hopefully that helps too!

Hang in there. Apparently they are super busy and didn't anticipate the flow of applications that they received.



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3385 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6292 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 2):
They said they have received over 200,000 applications for 12-1500 positions.

Not to be pedantic, but that number was for all divisions, not just IFS.

Quoting nwa757boy (Reply 12):
There is a PMNW base there.

I thought that one was just temporary, and has now closed again? No?



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User currently offlineericaasen From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6074 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 14):
I thought that one was just temporary, and has now closed again? No?

No. There is a FA base at ORD. I'm not sure if it's PMDL or PMNW, and don't really care much. But it opened recently, or was open with DL I don't remember. I do remember that it sparked off a new round of rumors of the NRT flight coming back.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6027 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 14):
Not to be pedantic, but that number was for all divisions, not just IFS.

That's correct. The number I saw that was for IFS was north of 60,000 but cannot remember the exact number right now. The rest is ACS (above and below wing, customer facing cargo, reg. cargo, and res) for those who are interested.



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User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5972 times:

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 9):

Hiring is a long process at Delta Air Lines. It took about three weeks before my background check cleared after my face-to-face interview. Also, it took a few weeks before I got that face-to-face interview. Realize that they have to go through thousands of applications before making a decision. Constantly call the recruiting company so that way you might be able to snag a phone or face-to-face interview when they weren't necessarily looking at your application. That's what I did, and it deemed to be successful  



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User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

Quoting SkyPriorityDTW (Reply 17):
Hiring is a long process at Delta Air Lines. It took about three weeks before my background check cleared after my face-to-face interview. Also, it took a few weeks before I got that face-to-face interview. Realize that they have to go through thousands of applications before making a decision. Constantly call the recruiting company so that way you might be able to snag a phone or face-to-face interview when they weren't necessarily looking at your application. That's what I did, and it deemed to be successful



It has been very tempting to do that. But I don't want to seem needy. I've assisted with the hiring at my current job and we had this one guy that called almost everyday and it was VERY annoying. I don't want to seem like him!



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User currently offlineiairallie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5804 times:

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 11):
I did apply for Spanish Speaker so hopefully that helps too!

Doubtful. Spanish won't give you any edge it is way too common. None of the airlines I worked for ever hired for Spanish speaker FA's even though one of them had a huge South American presence. But good luck anyways!


User currently offlinedutchflyboi From Netherlands, joined Apr 2008, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5677 times:

Quoting iairallie (Reply 19):
Spanish won't give you any edge it is way too common. None of the airlines I worked for ever hired for Spanish speaker FA's even though one of them had a huge South American presence.

According to the memo that we got, Dutch, Spanish and Japanese LOD's are in the most demand, so it will give an edge up.


User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5441 times:

Quoting dutchflyboi (Reply 20):

Awesome! thanks! I will just be patient!



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User currently onlinenwa757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5429 times:

The CHI base is still opened and has about 100 or so. It's a PMNW base. All domestic flying.

User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5337 times:

Can you be a new hire and be based out of JFK and still live in DTW? Or do you have to movve to the NYC area?

Chuck


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 23):
Can you be a new hire and be based out of JFK and still live in DTW? Or do you have to movve to the NYC area?

You can live anywhere and commute into the NYC base for work. It is the F/As responsibility to find a way to get from DTW to NYC to work though.

One of my good friends lives in Vegas and is based out of MSP - she often finds herself having to ride the jumpseat to get to/from work.


25 flyboi4life : That is what I plan to do until my lease is up here. Then its who knows where!
26 flyibaby : I speak Afrikkans, which is very very similar to Dutch - it is infact a dialect of Dutch dating back to when they colonized South Africa. Would DL ac
27 nwa757boy : As long as you pass the LOD test, Language of Destination, you will be Dutch Speaker.
28 flyibaby : Cool. Is that an online test as part of the application, or is it something given over the phone or in a direct interview?
29 max999 : A friend who works at Delta told me that Cantonese and Hebrew speakers are in very high demand. He also said that they often don't staff Dutch speake
30 dutchflyboi : It might be true that most Dutch people speak and understand English, that is not the reason why they are not being staffed. There is a shortage of D
31 nwa757boy : Not enough Dutch speakers to staff the AMS flights. When you think about it, there is BOS,NYC, DTW, MEM,MSP,SEA and PDX, and ATL. That is a lot of Du
32 dutchflyboi : It's done by phone. You dial a number, and a pre recorded question will play, you have up to 45 seconds to answer. There are 3 questions.
33 nwa757boy : When did you take the test?
34 dutchflyboi : about 2 weeks ago
35 DTWPurserBoy : NW closed the ORD base years ago. DL opened a temporary satellite base and NW did the same with a temporary ATL base. Until the representational elec
36 panamair : Frankly, Delta needs to re-think their LOD program. As it stands today, it is quite restrictive and many LOD FAs drop their languages once they feel t
37 DeltAirlines : It was my understanding from friends that while going for a cabin seat is all about seniority, listing for the jumpseat was first-come, first-serve a
38 DTWPurserBoy : That is technically correct on the PMDL side--however on the PMNW side we can list 10 1/2 days prior. If there is a second jumpseat you can request i
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