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Delta is one of the largest and most admired airlines in the world. It is the oldest airline operating in the United States. The airline has a global network and offers 15,000 flights to 324 destinations in 57 countries through its Delta Connection carriers. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, one of the top 3 global airline alliances. Delta’s SkyTeam membership means that its frequent fliers can earn and use miles on travel with 19 other airlines. Delta’s customers typically love flying with the airline and its employees typically love working there. The airline has a leading profit-sharing program that has paid out over $5 billion to its employees in cash and other rewards. Delta has several community engagement programs to give back to employees and society at large.

Key Facts

  • Year Founded: 1928
  • CEO: Ed Bastian
  • Airline Type: Major international carrier
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Size: Second largest U.S. airline based on fleet size and third largestS. airline based on passengers carried and revenue
  • Hubs: Atlanta, Tokyo, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Paris, New York, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Detroit and Boston
  • Number of Employees (2018): 80,000+
  • Destinations served: 324
  • Passenger enplanement (2017): 180 million


  • Airbus A330-200
  • Airbus A330-300
  • Airbus A350-900
  • Boeing 767-300
  • Boeing 767-300ER
  • Boeing 767-400ER
  • Boeing 777-200ER
  • Airbus A319-100
  • Airbus A320-200
  • Airbus A321-200
  • Boeing 717-200
  • Boeing 737-700
  • Boeing 737-800
  • Boeing 737-900ER
  • Boeing 757-200
  • Boeing 757-300
  • McDonnell MD-88
  • McDonnell MD-90
  • Boeing 777-200LR


  • ATL
  • BOS
  • CVG
  • DTW
  • FLL/MIA-Co-terminal
  • HNL
  • JFK/LGA-Co-terminal
  • LAX/SNA-Co-terminal
  • MCO
  • MSP
  • SEA
  • SFO
  • SLC | PDX-Alternate Flying Program

Revised: 11/16/2021


Delta Flight Attendants currently do not have union representation. There is ongoing efforts to organize with the IAM.


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Delta Flight Attendant Pay and Compensation Summary (NOT A COMPLETE SUMMARY)

  • Domestic Flight Leader: $3.50/hr
  • International Flight Leader: $3.50/hr Transoceanic Purser (“A”): $5.65/hr Transoceanic Service Leader (“B”): $3.80/hr
  • Language of Destination Pay: $2.25/hr
  • Domestic Per Diem: $2.45/hr
  • International Per Diem: $2.90/hr
  • International Override: $2.05/hr
  • Night Pay None
  • Ground holding pay: $15/hr after 30min
  • Deadhead Pay: 100%
  • Understaffing Pay: $10.50 per actual flight hour for each FA below the required staffing level.
  • Cancellation Pay: 100%-availability is required
  • Paid Holidays: 6
  • Holiday Pay: Less than 13 years: $25, After 13 years:$26.25, After 15 years:$27.56, After 20 years:$28.94, After 25 years:$30.39; After 30 years:$31.91.
  • Drug/Alcohol Testing: None
  • Junior Assignment Pay: 4 hours pay
  • Incentive Pay: Additional 4, 6, or 8 hours of pay based on the length of the rotation picked up”
  • Recurrent Training Pay: 4:45 per day
  • Diversion Pay: Yes
  • Jury Duty: 6/hrs per day

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information.

Revised 11/16/2021

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Delta offers a 401(k) plan for eligible employees with a match up to 6% and a fixed 3% contribution.


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Delta Airline Flight Attendant Minimum Requirements 

  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by January 1, 2019
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand English fluently
  • Willingness to comply with our uniform and appearance guidelines, including tattoos and piercings
  • Ability to obtain and keep current a passport and travel documents to freely enter and exit places where Delta flies
  • Complete a pre-employment Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test, and comprehensive background check, including government-required fingerprint-based criminal history record check
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding role which requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting (i.e., pushing/pulling beverage or food carts and lifting and opening emergency aircraft doors)
  • Ability to sit in an assigned jump seat with seatbelt and shoulder harness fastened

Visit the Flight Attendant Job Preview at Delta Airlines to learn more.

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