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Alaska Air Hiring/Interview Questions

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:17 pm

Got a few questions, if there is anyone out there who can offer some advice:

I am applying to interview with Alaska, as they are now hiring for flight attendants. And seeing that I just got pre-qualified (I passed their online test that they had me take) I was able to pick my interview slot, however I am not ready for that because I don't think that I can make the interview date, as I may not get the time off from work to go back to Seattle for a week on such short notice...

Putting that aside...

What do I need to bring, how should I dress, and are there any tips for such interviews with Alaska that could help me out?

Another question...what is the training like for a flight attendant job? Are the benefits and pay worth it?

Thanks in advance...
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RE: Alaska Air Hiring/Interview Questions

Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:22 pm

Hold on a second you live in fukuoka and are going to work for Alaska?
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RE: Alaska Air Hiring/Interview Questions

Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:29 pm

Hey there,

First off, congratulations on getting an interview slot. I just finished my own Interview recently with ExpressJet, aka Continental Express, and although I didn't make it this time, I did receive a ton of great advice and pointers that ultimately helped me on what to expect. Here a link to the thread I had a few weeks ago:


There are some good links and possible questions in there mostly. A lot of the info I gained on there can be applied to just about everyone wanting to enter aviation. Be prepared for all the odd questions too, such as what I had:

You're preparing the cabin for flight and the pilots ask to have some coffee, so you put some on cause you're interested in having some as well. So you put the coffee on and you also have customers coming down the jetway and taking their seats. so what do you do first? Help the customers put away their luggage, prepare the cabin for flight, or get the pilots their coffee?

Just remember, Crew safety F I R S T

That was the only weird question that I had and apparently, its a common one for this year, since a few others that made it to the second interview with me had a variation of it too. Another thing is to be pertinent in showing up and in answering, and ALWAYS smile and courteous. I didn't make it on any fault of my own, but I did learn a lot from the whole experience and will be much better prepared for the next time I too have an interview. Best of luck and as always, let us know how things turn out, for better or worse!

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RE: Alaska Air Hiring/Interview Questions

Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:04 pm

I live in Fukuoka, but I am moving back to the states. The interview slot that I can get doesn't work with my work schedule and I can't get the time off to make it, so I will try for a later slot of they offer one.

Thanks for the advice and the link. Lots of good help there. Not sure how far I will get in the process, so we'll see.

Any advise from any AS employees? Or would that spoil my candidacy?
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RE: Alaska Air Hiring/Interview Questions

Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:43 am

I don't work in the inflight department, but one thing is a constant with Alaska Airlines no matter where you're interviewing:


Alaska Airlines frowns on tardiness, and arriving even 30 seconds late for an interview with them will have the same effect as pulling down your pants and taking a crap on the interviewer's shoes.

Be prepared to have answers to questions like, "What does 'professionalism' mean to you?" or "Give me an example of a goal you set and achieved." Emphasize your work ethic and willingness to learn and you'll do fine.
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