Flight Attendant Career Guide
Endeavor Air Flight Attendants MUST BE WILLING TO RELOCATE
to any of our crew domiciles which consist of Detroit, MI, Minneapolis, MN, and Queens, NY (JFK).
Flight Attendants will be assigned a domicile upon graduation of Initial
New Hire Training. Domicile assignments are based on the operational
need of Endeavor Air so Flight Attendants may be asked to relocate to a
new area initially even if he or she currently lives in one of our
College courses or a degree as well as
customer service experience is preferred. A High School diploma or a
GED is required.
The FAA requires FBI finger printing
for all applicants being considered for a crewmember position. If
you have been convicted of a criminal misdemeanor or felony within
the last five years you are not eligible for a crewmember position
due to Canadian Immigration Regulations; if the conviction was
between the last five to ten years or if there is more than one
conviction than you must complete the Canadian Criminal
Rehabilitation process prior to being considered for the position.
Endeavor Air Flight Attendants must be 21 years of age at the
time of interview.
Any tattoos should be covered and not visible at any time.
To become a flight attendant at
Endeavor Air, your height must not exceed 6' with shoes due to the
internal size of our aircraft. For your safety, there are no
exceptions to this requirement. Your height will be measured at the
time of the interview. Your vision should not exceed 20/40
Endeavor Air Flight Attendant should possess
the confidence and excellent decision making skills needed to
provide leadership and direction to the passengers. You may be the
only Flight Attendant on some flights so it is important that you
are able to work alone as well as with another Flight Attendant. You
must be able to perform all required job duties and have the mental
capacity to follow instructions and read documents.
The Flight Attendant position will require you to be physically fit.
As an Endeavor Air Flight Attendant, you will be standing, reaching
overhead, walking, pushing, pulling and stooping while performing
your duties. You may be given a physical agility test on your first
day of training. All Flight Attendants must be able to stow a 45 lb.
Flight Attendants will work in confined spaces with exposure to the following; nuts, animals, latex gloves, perfumes, cleaning solvents, fumes, dust, pet dander, etc. Flight Attendants with allergies must be able to effectively manage them in order to work in this environment.
Flight Attendants should have the ability to walk and fit comfortably down the aircraft aisle while facing forward, fit quickly through the over wing exit and sit in the 15" wide Flight Attendant jumpseat without modification or a seatbelt extension.
Endeavor Air operates flights every day of the year which will require Flight Attendants to work a rotating schedule with variable hours that include holidays and weekends. Flight Attendants need to have the stamina required to work up to 16 hours in a day with frequent change in climate and weather conditions. The Flight Attendant position requires travel on a constant basis with exposure to air turbulence, dry air, varying noise levels from aircraft engines and working in confined spaces.
Flight Attendants must have excellent communication skills with the
ability to converse with the passengers and deliver the onboard
announcements in English in a clear, polished and professional
Flight Attendants will be responsible for the
internal cleaning of the aircraft at outstations as well as
following the required guidelines for stocking and maintaining the
aircraft galley and lavatories.
If Flight Attendants
have been furloughed from another airline and should you be hired at
Endeavor Air, you will be required to submit a letter of resignation to
your current airline employer and provide a copy to theEndeavor Air
Airlines Training Department.
Flight Attendants are
required to have a current and valid passport with the ability to
travel freely in and out of Canada and Mexico. Your passport,
Drivers license or State ID, Social Security Card and Work Visa, if
applicable, must all be issued in the same first and last name.
The offer of employment is contingent upon successful
completion of FBI fingerprints and background results, drug testing,
motor vehicle background results, physical agility test and
successful completion of Endeavor Air Initial New Hire Training program.
Flight Attendant Benefits
Endeavor Air offers a very generous and competitive benefits package.
Most benefits begin 90 days after your date of hire.
- Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- 401K Program
- Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
- Accidental Death & Dismemberment
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
For more comprehensive up-to-date Benefits information, please go to:
Once hired and registered, you, your spouse
and dependents will receive unlimited free space available domestic
travel privileges on Endeavor Air. We also receive exceptional
travel privileges with most major carriers based on space available
travel after 6 months of employment.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT ORIENTATION AND INTERVIEW EVENTS
To apply for a Flight Attendant position click on the "apply" tab on
this page. This will guide you to our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.
General Information for an "OPEN HOUSE" Event
Doors will close promptly at the time posted for the
event. No one will be admitted after the start time. The length of
the "Orientation and Interviews" will depend on how many applicants
attend. The interview process could last late into the evening.
Please plan accordingly.
For events beginning at 9AM,
sign-in for the "Orientation and Interviews" will begin at 8:00AM on
the day of the event.
*** No Invitation is
required for an "Open House" Event ***
General Information for an "INVITATION ONLY" Event
Interviews will be scheduled in advance of the event. You must
register 30 minutes before your scheduled interview time.
*** You must receive an invitation to attend an "Invitation
Only" Event ***
An employment application and resume must be sent to the recruiter
and reviewed prior to a candidate obtaining a scheduled "Invitation
When attending an "Invitation Only" Interview Event, Please
bring the following documents with you:
- A current and valid United States Passport.
* A valid
passport from another country is acceptable provided you also have
a current and valid permanent resident card.
- A current and valid Driver's License (not required for the New
- A resume.
- A completed original Employment Application
Endeavor Air does not provide travel or lodging for those attending an
"Invitation Only" or "Open House" Interview Event. All expenses are
the responsibility of the applicant.
Please review the
job requirements in the
Flight Attendant Career Guide prior to attending any Endeavor Air Interview Event.
All interviews are subject to time and location changes.
Please check back periodically for confirmation.
Flight Attendant Reserve Schedule
What does "being on reserve" mean?
Reserve means that you are "on call" and should be available for
work during assigned "reserve" blocks of time to work trips that
need to be covered due to sick calls, vacation, etc. While on
reserve you must be checked in at the airport and ready for duty
within two hours of being contacted.
It is very difficult to commute while on Reserve. It is highly
recommended that you relocate to the city that you are assigned as a
domicile. All of your trip assignments will begin and end in your
While on reserve, you may be away
from home for up to six days a week and scheduled to work up to 13.5
hours each day. The time spent on reserve varies depending on the
growth within your domicile. You could be flying frequently
throughout the month and still be considered on "reserve status".
While on reserve you may be sent to another domicile to "sit"
reserve at that location for a number of days and then be returned
to your assigned domicile.
Once you graduate from
training class and pass your Initial Operating Experience (IOE), you
will be placed on immediate "reserve" status in your designated
domicile until you are able to actively bid from the next months bid
You will likely work holidays, weekends and
birthdays in the early stages of your employment with the airlines.
Flight Attendant Salary/Pay Scale
After you successfully complete Initial New Hire training, you are
guaranteed 75 flight hours as a reserve. Whether you fly 1 hour or
75 hours, you are paid for 75 flight hours.
Flight Hour Rate
Starting Salary (0-1 year) = 17.26 per flight hour
*Salary increases per union contract
In addition, you are paid $1.40 per diem for every hour you are on
duty away from your domicile. On average this is an additional
$3,000 per year.
Line holder schedules average 90
hours per month. Line holders may drop or trade some assigned trips
with approval, although they must fly a minimum of 68 flight hours
Endeavor Air offers competitive compensation packages.
Flight Attendant Training
Location and Length of Training:
Initial New Hire
Training is held in Eagan, MN. The Flight Attendant training
is 3 1/2 to 4 weeks including holidays and weekends, with two non-consecutive
days off. Classroom instruction times will vary and can last up to 10 hours per day.
Flight Attendant Training Compensation:
- Inflight trainees will receive a stipend of $400 upon the
successful completion of new hire training.
- Holiday and per diem pay is not applicable while in training.
- All travel will be provided to and from training at our CEC in
Eagan, MN; provided the New Hire Flight Attendant
lives outside a fifty mile radius from our training centers.
- Transportation to and from the airport and hotel will be
- Lodging - double occupancy will be provided at a designated
hotel for Initial New Hire Trainees living outside a fifty mile
radius from the training center.
- Meals not provided.
Home Study Packet
You will receive a link to
the Home study packet when you are notified of class placement. YOU
WILL BE TESTED ON ITS CONTENTS THE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING. You are
allowed to re-take a failed test once. Further failure will result
in dismissal from training. You must be prepared for class!
Topics Covered at Training:
You will be
trained on the CRJ200 and CRJ 900 Aircraft, Emergency Procedures and
Evacuations, First Aid and CPR, Self-Defense, Hazardous Materials,
Security, Federal Aviation Regulations,Endeavor Air Policies and
Procedures, Appearance Standards, Inflight Service, Customer
Service, Interpersonal Skills and Special Passenger Handling.
Initial Operating Experience (IOE)
IOE is the second and final phase of Initial New Hire flight
attendant training. IOE will be scheduled immediately following
graduation from initial new hire training. Trainees must
successfully perform all assigned duties of a flight attendant
during the IOE for at least five hours with an Air Transportation
Supervisor (ATS). Once you pass your IOE, you will be placed on
immediate "reserve" status in your designated domicile until you are
able to actively bid from the next months bid pack.
Seniority is determined by your date of hire (the day of
graduation from Initial Hire Training). Provided the candidate
successfully completes their IOE.
Domiciles will be assigned at the beginning of Initial Hire
Training. However domicile assignments are subject to change and are
based on operational needs as well as company seniority. If a
different domicile is preferred you may submit a transfer request
six months after being awarded a permanent employment as a Flight
Attendant in a domicile.
- Uniform deposit $50.00 (Money Order or Cashier's
- Hotel Deposit for Incidentals (i.e. movie rentals, room service,
etc.) *credit card required
Flight Attendant Uniforms and Appearance
An Endeavor Air Flight Attendant must maintain a well groomed,
crisp, clean and polished appearance at all times while in uniform.
The Flight Attendant uniform represents Endeavor Air
and identifies crewmembers to the traveling public. As
front line service providers, Flight Attendants have the most
visible impact on our passengers therefore a Flight Attendant's
entire appearance should reflect a crisp image.
first uniform and all accessories are paid by the employee. New Hire
and Probationary Flight Attendants purchase the uniform by either a
cash lump sum payment, or by payroll deductions at a minimum of
$30.00 per pay check, or a combination of both provided:
- The Flight Attendant makes a cash deposit of 10% of the items
- On a Flight Attendants six month anniversary of his/her
seniority date,Endeavor Air will credit the Flight Attendants
remaining balance with 50% of the cost of the original purchase.
Flight Attendants will receive an annual uniform allowance on
his/her seniority date.
The uniform must always be
clean, pressed, brushed, neat and in good repair. As a
representative of Endeavor Air you will be expected to follow
all uniform and appearance guidelines. You may not have visible
tattoos, facial, multiple or upper ear piercing or extreme hair
color or style. Make up is to be compatible with skin color and
appropriate for daytime business wear. Colors are to be conservative
and natural in appearance.