By Talia Avakian
July 31, 2018
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If you’ve ever dreamed about having a career that lets you fly around the world on a regular basis, you’re in luck: Delta and United are both currently hiring flight attendants.

Most positions are for bilingual candidates, though United also has general flight attendant openings in Chicago.

Those who speak Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, or Portuguese, in addition to English, can apply for United's bilingual positions, which are also based in Chicago. 

Meanwhile, Delta is also hiring flight attendants based in multiple locations who speak Dutch, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Hebrew, or French in addition to English. 

Candidates applying to either airline will need to be at least 21 years old, be able to work and travel in the U.S., and have at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. 

United's positions also require a minimum height of five feet and a maximum height of six feet and three inches, at least two years of experience in the service industry, and the ability to pass both hearing and vision tests. 

Delta's candidates may not have visible tattoos or piercings, must have a "natural" hair color, and are required to limit jewelry to small earrings, one necklace, and no more than three rings. Having at least one year of service industry experience will also give you a competitive edge with the airline. 

United's positions start at $27.22 per hour, with annual increases up to a cap of $67.11 per hour. Benefits include 401K enrollment and travel benefits for employees and their family and friends. 

Benefits with Delta include compensation packages with competitive pay, worldwide travel privileges, and health and wellness coverage packages. 

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