Location: FL - Orlando Job Type: Other
Base Pay: N/A Required Education: High School
Bonus: Required Experience: Not Specified
Other: Required Travel: Road Warrior
Employee Type: Full-Time Relocation Covered: Not Specified
Industry Airline - Aviation
National Airlines, based in Orlando, FL operates scheduled and on-demand charter services worldwide. Together with sister company, National Air Cargo, National offers integrated freight forwarding and customized cargo and passenger services utilizing National's DC-8s, 757-200s, and 747-400 aircraft and specializing in over-sized, time sensitive, and special handling requirements.
National recently began a five year partnership with Fluor to fly daily charter passenger service between Dubai and Bagram, Afghanistan. As a result National is seeking Flight Attendants to work 20 days on and 10 day off flying every other day.
Flight attendants are primarily responsible for ensuring the security and safety of the flight passengers. In addition to ensuring the safety of the passengers, however, flight attendants are also responsible for making passengers comfortable.
Flight attendants must perform some of their duties before the flight ever takes off. At least one hour before the flight departure time, they are briefed by the commanding pilot regarding weather conditions, flight length, and any other special issues concerning the flight. Flight attendants also make certain the plane is properly equipped with first aid kits and supplies such as beverages, food, and other amenities.
Announce and demonstrate safety and emergency procedures such as the use of oxygen masks, seat belts, and life jackets.
Answer passengers' questions about flights, aircraft, weather, travel routes and services, arrival times, and/or schedules.
Assist passengers in placing carry-on luggage in overhead, garment, or under-seat storage.
Assist passengers while entering or disembarking the aircraft.
Attend preflight briefings concerning weather, altitudes, routes, emergency procedures, crew coordination, lengths of flights, food and beverage services offered, and numbers of passengers.
Check to ensure that food, beverages, blankets, reading material, emergency equipment, and other supplies are aboard and are in adequate supply.
Conduct periodic trips through the cabin to ensure passenger comfort, and to distribute reading material, headphones, pillows, playing cards, and blankets.
Direct and assist passengers in the event of an emergency, such as directing passengers to evacuate a plane following an emergency landing.
Prepare passengers and aircraft for landing, following procedures.
Greet passengers boarding aircraft and direct them to assigned seats.
Heat and serve prepared foods.
Announce flight delays and descent preparations.
Walk aisles of planes to verify that passengers have complied with federal regulations prior to take-offs and landings.
Administer first aid to passengers in distress.
Inspect and clean cabins, checking for any problems and making sure that cabins are in order.
Inspect passenger tickets to verify information and to obtain destination information.
Operate audio and video systems.
Prepare reports showing places of departure and destination, passenger ticket numbers, meal and beverage inventories, the conditions of cabin equipment, and any problems encountered by passengers.
Reassure passengers when situations such as turbulence are encountered.
Verify that first aid kits and other emergency equipment, including fire extinguishers and oxygen bottles, are in working order.
Flight attendants will fly between 50 and 75 hours per month. Hours may be irregular, requiring attendants to work at night, on weekends, or during holidays. Flight attendants are always away from their home bases.
Attendants' work involves exposure to many types of people, places, and cultures. However, the work can be strenuous. They are on their feet almost constantly, must complete many tasks quickly, and must deal with disruptive passengers or turbulent flights. Still, they must remain professional and pleasant in all situations.
Valid passport with the ability to periodically train in the United States
A high school diploma or its equivalent
College degree in an area of concentration including people-oriented disciplines, such as communications, psychology, nursing, travel and tourism, hospitality, and education preferred.
Foreign language skills a plus
For their international flights, some of the major airlines prefer candidates who can speak two major foreign languages.
Must be poised, tactful, and resourceful people who can speak clearly and interact comfortably with strangers and remain calm under duress.
Applicants with previous experience in dealing with the public are preferred by airlines. Additionally, airlines usually have age, physical, and appearance requirements.
Applicants usually must be at least 21 years old
Must be able to pass a thorough background check
Extensive standing, walking, sitting, lifting occasionally in excess of 50#s, crouching, twisting, and travel by car and aircraft.
National Airlines provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.
Big. Heavy. Ugly.
Doesn’t matter how large, heavy or ugly your cargo shipment is, National specializes in moving the oversized and awkward. We’ll move mountains if necessary.
Whether delivering assembly line parts for a corporate entity, mission-critical supplies to benefit the American warrior, or warm blankets for children in need, National is always responsive and able to anticipate the customer’s wishes.