American Plans to Hire Largest Group of New Flight Attendants in Over a Decade
American Airlines today announced plans to bring more than 1,500 new flight attendants onboard over the next year. American will begin the process of recruitment and hiring in November, with the first new-hire class beginning training in January 2013.
The overwhelming response by current flight attendants to the company’s recent voluntary separation options, combined with an aggressive training schedule during the transition to the newly established flight attendant contract, led to the ability to welcome new flight attendants to American. This is an exciting step forward and an opportunity for American to look for candidates to join the current team and help deliver the best onboard experience and represent the new American.
“For the first time in over a decade, American is seeking to add more than 1,500 new flight attendants who we believe will bring new perspectives to the airline,” said Lauri Curtis, American’s Vice President – Flight Service. “We value our flight attendants and appreciate the important contributions they make to our company every day. We look forward to welcoming new faces and working together to bring a fresh energy to our team, while at the same time giving current flight attendants the opportunity to move up the seniority list and reducing the number of current flight attendants who have to serve on reserve.”
The airline will post the job openings in November, at which time eligible candidates can visit aacareers.com and submit their interest. American intends to start the selection process for new-hire flight attendant candidates in early December, with the first class starting its training course in late January.