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Fly with us: A guide to becoming a United flight attendant

By The Hub team, May 12, 2016


At United, we take the process of hiring flight attendants very seriously. We want our employees to possess a passion for excellence and a love for flying that we all share, and finding them starts with recruitment. Our process is rigorous but fair, and we have an incredible team of current flight attendants tasked with hiring the next generation. Here's a quick look into how we go about recruiting new crews.

Recruitment: For flight attendants, by flight attendants

United's flight attendants are instrumental in the recruiting and hiring of new flight attendants, visiting more than 30 college and university campus job fairs every year. We also feature cultural and community outreach to recruit a wide variety of multicultural candidates. Our own flight attendants are not only involved in the recruitment process —they are also instrumental in training new hires as well.

Interest: It takes a passionate soul

If you have a heart for customer service, love interacting with more than 1,000 people every day, are polished enough to wear the same uniform style every day and jet lag doesn't bother you, consider applying to start a career as a United flight attendant.

Applying: Don't forget to fill out an application

If you've met a flight attendant at one of our job fairs or simply have always had a passion for service, flight and teamwork, the next step is to apply. Complete the application online and get yourself started on the path toward a job at United Airlines.

Video interview: You're in for the first round

Once you've applied to work at United, your application will be put through a selection process. Once selected, the next step is an on-line video interview, which will be reviewed by a member of our recruiting team.

One-on-one: Show you're qualified to fly

After successfully completing the on-line video interview, you'll be flown to one of our airport hub destinations for an in-person interview. If successful, you'll be offered a conditional job offer to attend initial training.

Training: Once you're in, let the fun begin

In your training you are not only tested on your customer service skills but also if you can successfully learn and perform all of United's safety procedures and work well with others. The training lasts six weeks and includes learning operating and safety procedures for seven or more aircraft. Once the six weeks are completed you'll be well on your way to flying with United Airlines.

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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