Flight Attendant

At United, we recognize that one of our greatest assets is our people. The rich diversity of ideas, experiences, cultures and lifestyles represented by United employees is what makes it possible for us to create a truly flyer-friendly experience for our customers. This is what differentiates us from our competitors. We offer everything you need to build the career you have always wanted, and your search for a great place to work ends here at United.
The flight attendant position involves many skills, including the ability to multi-task. Flight attendants perform important safety, security and service-related duties as well as interacting with a diverse group of customers and fellow employees. Delivering great customer service isn’t simply about what you do, but how you do it. At United, our flight attendants are guided by four service principles to deliver a flyer-friendly experience for our customers: Be Predictable, Be the Solution, Be Gracious, Be the Brand. Join our team, and help us share our flyer-friendly brand with travelers around the world.The primary duties of the United Flight Attendant include:

  • Ensure customer safety and comfort while delivering a consistently gracious service
  • Ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations
  • Prepare and serve meals, snacks, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages and conduct onboard sales of food, liquor and duty free items
  • Assist customers and respond to onboard medical situations
  • Provide leadership and maintain order during high stress situations including aircraft evacuation, security threats, delays, severe weather conditions, and turbulence, etc.
  • Maintain a professional, composed public image while complying with United grooming and uniform standards
  • Maintain a lifestyle free from alcohol abuse and illegal drug use

Successful traits:

  • Remain friendly, polite and committed to delivering exceptional customer service
  • Exercise good judgment and display exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Are dependable, punctual, and display a strong work ethic
  • Accept personal responsibility for resolving conflicts
  • Exhibit refined communication skills and maintain a neat, professional appearance while adhering to United’s uniform and grooming guidelines
United Airlines
Career Type: 
Customer Service
San Francisco International Airport
Rate Per Hour: 
$20.49 – $21.76

Competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision insurance programs as well as vacation and sick time + Optional enrollment in our 401(k) program


  • Per diem of $1.95-$2.50 per hour for all trips
  • Reserve pay guarantee of 78-83 hours per month
  • Additional compensation for use of designated language skills, position override (lead/purser and galley positions) and international trips

Additional benefits:

  • Industry discounts on air travel, car rentals, hotels, cruises, electronics and more.
  • Explore the world with your friends and family through the employee travel program, offering nearly 5,000 daily flights to over 350 exciting destinations on 6 continents.
  • Rewards for perfect attendance.
  • Monthly bonuses for meeting customer satisfaction, arrival and departure targets.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Secondary education or college preferred.
    • Must possess basic computer literacy and math competency.Must have at least two years of direct customer service experience.

      Must read, write, speak and understand English. Foreign languages are a strong asset.

      Must possess and maintain a valid United States passport or foreign passport with applicable visas and eligibility to work in the United States.

      Must pass the FAA-required ten-year work history review, a criminal background check, complete DOT fingerprinting, physical exam,  drug screening and submit to random drug and alcohol testing throughout their career.

      Must complete and pass a pre-employment examination revealing no physical or mental limitations that would impair ability to perform routine or emergency duties (with or without a reasonable accommodation).

      Must pass a rigorous six week training program.

      Must be able to travel freely within the United States and without restriction to all countries United serves.



      Must fall within the height range of 5’0” and 6’3” without shoes.

      Must be height and weight proportionate for specific aircraft dimensions.

      Must pass a vision test (each eye must be 20/40 or better corrected).

      Must have normal middle ear function and pass a hearing test.

      Must push and pull beverage/meal carts (150-250lbs); lift liquor kits (up to 43lbs). Must be able to lift emergency window exits (up to 60lbs); open emergency doors (91-126lbs)



      Must accept assignment to any of United’s flight attendant bases and cover your relocation costs

      Must live within driving radius of your assigned base

      Must have access to reliable transportation to and from the airport



      Must be willing to work on reserve status.

      Must be available for duty assignments on a 24 hour basis.

      Must be willing to fly domestic and international flights and be away from base for up to six days at a time.

      Must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays and extended hours.



      Must purchase the initial set of uniform pieces and luggage (approximately $720 with a payment plan)


How To Apply: 

Apply directly online at: http://united-flightattendants.jobs/

Posted Date: 
March 28, 2016
Filing Date: 
Open until filled
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