Job Title: Flight Attendant

Location: Various United Hubs

Field/Department: Inflight


At United, our flight attendants aren’t just the face of our Airline, they are the heart and soul. Each day they help connect our customers to destinations around the world and to people and moments that matter most, all with a warm and welcoming spirit. You will be a passionate part of our global team and an essential part of countless traveler’s journeys, welcoming them aboard and ensuring that they have a safe and comfortable flight.


As our most highly visible employee, you are expected to prepare and serve meals, snacks, and beverages, as well as conduct sales of food and liquor. We’ll also rely on your physical agility and strength to assist customers as they board and your leadership to maintain order in the event of high-stress situations such as aircraft evacuation, security threats, delays, medical emergencies, severe weather conditions, and turbulence. Flight attendants at United are expected to display exceptional interpersonal skills, exercise good judgment, and be able to resolve conflicts with grace.

Caring happens regardless of our customers’ dispositions or challenges. There will be moments where you are expected to remain calm and positive even when our customers are not.


21 years of age or older at time of application

High school diploma or equivalent; 2 or more years of college preferred

Professional appearance (e.g. no visible tattoos or facial piercings)

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English; fluently speaking and reading a second language is an asset

Ability to stand, walk, kneel, bend, stoop, stretch, reach, lift heavy objects (e.g. lift luggage to overhead bin; lift window exit), and push and pull heavy equipment (e.g. should be able to push/pull beverage cart up to 250 lbs.)

Ability to pass vision, hearing and middle ear function tests, ten-year work history review, criminal background check, physical exam and drug screen

Benefits and Compensation:

Compensation for this role is paid at an hourly rate for hours flown or credited (First-year pay of $28.32 + $2.00 reserve override per flight hour + per diem – top pay $67.11 per flight hour).

Additional compensation for language skills, lead positions, and international trips.

Bonuses for meeting customer satisfaction, arrival and departure targets, and rewards for perfect attendance.

Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), vacation, and sick time.

Flight privileges:

you, your family, and your friends can fly anywhere in the world on stand-by.

Start date: Immediate