Reminder: The only way to apply for a job at Southwest Airlines® is through this site. Fees don’t fly here -- we will never ask for any form of payment for your application or training.*
*Destination 225° is a program of Southwest Airlines and there is no cost to apply; however, candidates advancing through the selection process will be responsible for all costs incurred. Read more.
La única forma de solicitar un trabajo en Southwest Airlines es a través de este sitio web. Las tarifas no vuelan aquí: nunca solicitaremos ninguna forma de pago para su solicitud o capacitación*
*Destination 225° es un programa de Southwest Airlines y no hay costo para aplicar; sin embargo, los candidatos que avancen a través del proceso de selección serán responsables de todos los costos incurridos. Lee mas.
See your career soar as a Flight Attendant. Share Southwest Airlines® Legendary Customer Service while providing a safe travel experience, snacks and beverage service, and an excellent cabin experience onboard the aircraft. Friendly announcements, warm smiles, and top-notch Hospitality are just a few traits that factor into being a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant.
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Flight Attendants are eligible for reserve until they are in the top 35% seniority in their base.
New Flight Attendants will most likely be on reserve for 10+ years at any base, but they do not have to sit reserve every schedule period.
Must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application.
Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
Must possess a valid, unexpired passport.
Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent education required.
College coursework or degree would be an asset.
Weight must be of such proportion to height that a neat appearance is maintained and the physical ability to perform all job functions is not hindered.
The ability to, while facing forward, walk and fit comfortably down the aircraft aisle, fit quickly through the overwing window exit, and fit into a jumpseat harness without modification, including closure without a seatbelt extension.
Must be able to lift items up to 50 pounds from floor to shoulder level as required.
How to apply
During an open hiring window, apply to the Flight Attendant job posting on careers.southwestair.com. You are required to apply to an open position to be considered for an interview.
Reminder: The only way to apply for a job at Southwest Airlines is through this site. Fees don't fly here—we will never ask for any form of payment for your application or training.
Haven't found a job that fits your skills and interests? Join our Talent Community, which lets our Recruiters know you're interested in learning about future positions in this career field. You will still need to complete a separate application for that position when it is posted to be considered for employment.
Is any interview prep recommended?
We encourage that you be well prepared for your Flight Attendant interview. We look forward to getting to know you and learning more about your experiences. Please visit our careers page to receive the most current information regarding Southwest Airlines, our Purpose, Vision, and Company Values.
We realize that there are third party services available for hire to assist you in your preparation. Southwest Airlines is not affiliated with any of these services, and unfortunately, we have found some of their information regarding our hiring process to be inaccurate, out of date, and at times, misleading.
If my interview is successful, how do I prepare in advance for training?
If you’re selected to move forward in the interview, successfully complete the Physical Performance Standards Test, and complete the Employment Screening process, we’ll invite you to attend a Southwest Flight Attendant Training Class. During training, you’re required to memorize our Southwest Airport City Codes and our Southwest Public Announcements, word-for-word.
To set yourself up for success at training, we strongly encourage you to start learning the airport city codes and memorizing all of the Public Announcements before attending class. You will be tested on both of these during the first week of training.
Note: Our Public Announcements are subject to change at any time; always check the Flight Attendant Manual (FAM) to find the latest Public Announcements. You’ll receive access to the Preflight Training Packet two weeks prior to training class.
There are many common myths and misconceptions about the Flight Attendant role. Click each "myth" below to learn more about what the role is actually like!
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We bet you've got questions.
Explore our Frequently Asked Questions document to find additional information about expectations for the Flight Attendant role.