You’ve likely heard the story of the fed up JetBlue employee who had a mental meltdown and ended up losing his job. Dealing with a very demanding public can drive anyone a little crazy.
However, if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a flight attendant, here is your chance. U.S. Airways is currently seeking service-oriented individuals interested in a flight attendant career.
Their corporate goal—to be recognized as the global carrier of choice—mandates that their employment selection standards reflect the same ambition. Your purpose as a flight attendant would be to provide leadership, direction and assistance for the safety and comfort of passengers while working independently and as part of a team.
Principal duties and responsibilities
- Provide exemplary customer service to all aspects of the cabin
- Actively seek to ensure the safety and comfort of customers
- Ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations
- Assist passengers and fellow crew members during emergency situations
- Provide special assistance to passengers, including stowing luggage in overhead compartments, emergency medical aid, and wheelchair assistance
- Prepare/serve meals and beverages; sell onboard liquor, duty-free items, and other items
- Write detailed reports pertaining to flight incidents, discrepancies
- Interact with a wide variety of people from a broad range of culture
Typical physic al demands
- Some physical exertion such as pulling, pushing, reaching, bending, standing, walking, and light lifting of passenger bags and catering nee
Typical working conditions
- Airport operations in all types of weather
- Long periods of standing and talking
- Airport ramp operations are noisy and can be hazardous without due caution
- Extensive travel; must be able to spend consecutive nights away from home
- Alternative work schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays
- High school diploma or GED equivalent
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Direct customer service experience
- Competent in handling difficult situations, problem solving and complaint resolution
- Able to read and speak English fluently. Second language is preferred.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software
- Must comply with uniform guidelines and present a professional image.
- Ability to push or pull moveable carts, which weigh as much as 200 lbs.
- Ability to lifts objects weighing up to 35 lbs., such as galley stowage bins and carry-on baggage
- Minimum height 5’2 without shoes; maximum height 6’2 with shoes
- $19.71 per hour