Delta gives inside look at flight attendant training

Source: Delta Air Lines

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Source: Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is giving an inside look at flight attendant training in a series of online videos, as it recruits for 1,000 flight attendant openings.

A video on the first day of flight attendants' eight weeks of training features a prospective flight attendant saying, "It feels like the first day of college. You don't know anybody."

Another video shows a "personal image consultation" session, where flight attendants' style and appearance is assessed. One trainee is called out for not wearing a wristwatch. "It was a total fail, and I've got to figure out how to bounce back from that," he says.

The next video shows emergency training, in which flight attendants have to evacuate a smoke-filled plane and go down a slide.

"Airline emergencies are extremely unlikely, but we as flight attendants must be prepared," said a Delta trainer.

It's not the first time an airline has taken a "reality show" approach to show off its flight attendant training.

In 2005, Denver-based Frontier Airlines was featured in a reality show called "Flight Attendant School" that aired on the Travel Channel. It starred flight attendants in training who spent seven weeks of a summer living together in a Colorado house.

— Stay up to date on the latest news on Atlanta airline travel by following  Atlanta Airport News Now  on Facebook.


Delta hiring 1,000 flight attendants

Delta to roll out new uniforms across airline next May

Delta flight attendant uniforms through the years Delta is showing what its flight attendant training involves in a series of online videos.