Delta announced a couple of months ago that they were looking to hire about 1,000 flight attendants, which is the first hiring of flight attendants we’ve seen by a legacy airline in quite a while now. While I expected there to be quite a few applicants, I’m shocked to hear that there were apparently over 85,000 applicants for the 1,000 or so open positions.
If that’s indeed true, we better see some really, really good new hires. How long they actually stick around, if they’re that qualified, is anyone’s guess.
I never expected a flight attendant job at a legacy to be more sought after than at Singapore Airlines.