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Become a Flight Attendant - Los Angeles

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"Providing Service Straight From the Heart" - this is what we offer to our passengers, and what our Flight Attendants proudly deliver. A Cathay Pacific Flight Attendant is a very special person: a trained safety officer, a caring team player and an ambassador for Hong Kong.

It's definitely not a regular, "uniform" job. Since the founding of our company in 1946, we now serve over 90 destinations worldwide. Yet our goals - anticipating and responding to passengers' needs quickly, together with a genuine concern for their safety and comfort, have not changed. We are constantly seeking very special people to join our distinguished team.

Join the team that has made Hong Kong's own airline an international leader in the aviation business. We need talented and committed service minded people who can apply their own special skills to help keep us flying high. A Cathay Pacific Flight Attendant is a very special person: an ambassador, a safety expert and a caregiver. If you've always dreamed of a high-flying career, here is your chance. Join the team. Share the dream. 

Perhaps you are one of the multi-talented people we need to provide our passengers with our excellent level of safety,comfort and service. We're looking for individuals with a warm, caring and pleasant personality who can demonstrate empathy in service with people from a variety of cultures and countries. If you are service orientated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, this could be the job for you. You'll make long-lasting friendships on your way to becoming an important member of our team. 

Our intensive training program covers the technical and service aspects of flying. The practical sessions in an aircraft mock-up will teach you how to think and react quickly and turn problems into opportunities. In addition, the training will enhance your interpersonal skills and help you to grow as a person. 

To become a Flight Attendant with Cathay Pacific:

  • You must be educated to high school level or higher
  • You must have US citizenship, Permanent Residence or the right to live and work in the United States
  • You must be 19 years of age or above with a minimum overhead arm reach of 81.9 inches
  • You must be fluent in English and one Asian language such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi or Japanese
  • Previous experience in the service industry is preferable

To apply, please send your resume quoting "Application for Flight Attendant - LAX Base" to: LAXBase@cathaypacific.com

We Care About You 

Cathay Pacific, our primary focus is on safety and customer service. We operate one of the youngest fleets in the airline industry - over 90 aircraft, including the most advanced models made by Boeing and Airbus. In order to become completely conversant with all aircraft technical and safety procedures, new Flight Attendants will begin by undertaking an intensive 6-week training programme. Practical sessions take place in an aircraft mock-up. Each team of flight attendants must not only perform numerous routine technical and safety procedures before every take-off, but also review all passenger-service related tasks, and ensure that all necessary items for the flight are on board and properly stowed. Flight Attendants practise dealing with all kinds of passenger-service situations, including every possible emergency contingency. After joining our team, you will learn how to think on your feet, be sensitive to the needs of others, and to quickly turn problems into opportunities. 

More importantly, the demands of the job and the multicultural team environment contribute significantly to your personal growth. You will also make long-lasting friendships with colleagues from all over the world. In addition, the skills you develop in problem-solving and building teamwork will make you even more mature and independent. This kind of personal development is truly invaluable. To provide "Service Straight From the Heart" means always responding to passengers in a warm, friendly and professional manner. Can you keep smiling and appear professional at 3am? Are you eager to go to work when everyone else is going to bed? Can you remain calm when you encounter difficult situations and demanding passengers? Are you prepared to work on public holidays, during weekends and special occasions? If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, this could be the perfect job for you.

A Career that Goes a Long Way 

At Cathay Pacific Los Angeles and San Fransico Cabin Crew bases, our cabin crew fly our California to Hong Kong route. Your flying schedules are calculated in flying hours, for which you receive hourly rates and overtime, and we provide hotel accommodations and outport allowances while you are away from home. 

After gaining experience in working in Economy Class, Flight Attendants move on to serve in Business and First Class. Promotion is based on individual performance. 

Your career follows this path:
Flight attendant - Flight Purser - Senior Flight Purser - Inflight Services Manager. 

In your career as a Flight Attendant, you become entitled to a range of benefits, including competitive pay based on flying hours, and 21 days of annual leave. You also become eligible for discounted travel, medical coverage, retirement benefits and participating in comprehensive insurance schemes. Plus, you get to explore a world of amazing sights and experiences when you fly with us!

To apply, please send your resume quoting "Application for Flight Attendant - LAX Base" to: LAXBase@cathaypacific.com