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Here's how to apply. 

Talia Avakian
October 23, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to spend your days traveling the world, we’ve got the position for you.

Delta is currently hiring over 1,000 flight attendants for 2018. For those interested, application pools typically stay open for two weeks

The ideal flight attendant should have over a year of experience working in a personalized customer service or patient care role. The top candidates will also have held positions that require ensuring the safety of others, such as firefighters, coaches, law enforcement officials, teachers, lifeguards, and nurses.

Advanced education beyond high school is a plus, while those who are fluent in a language other than English will also be considered for the airline’s “Language of Destination” roles, which offer higher compensation.

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Five of the top selected candidates will be featured in the airline’s "Earning our Wings" mini-series, which will document an eight-week training program to show exactly what it takes to become a flight attendant with Delta. Candidates will be trained in everything from CPR to putting out a fire to conducting water evacuations.

Applicants will need to be 21 or older by January 1, 2018, must have a high school degree or GED, and must be able to work in the U.S. to qualify. Candidates must also have flexible schedules, as the role will involve traveling both during the day and at night.

Flight attendant positions start at $25,000 for new hires, in addition to benefits that include health insurance coverage, a 401K with company match, and, of course, getting to travel to exotic locales.

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