Job Details

Requisition Number 19-1603
Post Date 9/5/2019
Title Flight Attendant
Department In-Flight
City Honolulu
State HI
Part-Time No
Part-Time Weekend No

Aloha and mahalo for your interest in the Flight Attendant position with Hawaiian Airlines!

We will have a recruitment event taking place in September 2019; please see the Flight Attendant recruitment informational page located on our careers website.

Interview Dates are as follows:

Phase 1: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Phase 2: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Phase 3: Monday, September 30, 2019 - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Class Date: Monday, November 4, 2019

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must have a current resume pasted into your profile that indicates the month and year (MM/YYYY) of your employment history; attachments will not be reviewed. Failure to do so may result in you no longer being considered.

Individuals who previously attended training for the flight attendant position are eligible to be considered for the position after 5 years have passed from their initial training date.

There are two requisitions open for this position. If you are proficient in speaking, reading and translating Japanese, Korean, French, and/or Samoan, please apply to our Language Qualified Flight Attendant position (requisition #19-1604).

The primary function of Hawaiian flight attendants is to ensure the safety of our guests while aboard Company aircraft, by being physically and psychologically capable of performing in the event of an emergency. In addition, flight attendants provide our guests with a consistent and prescribed level of customer service in the aircraft cabin during flight while providing an unsurpassed Aloha experience.

Flight Attendants work in a fast-paced environment; they must be able to handle emergency situations and must be able to deal effectively with all types of personalities in an attentive and pleasant manner. Hawaiian Airlines reserves the right to modify or eliminate duties or requirements of the position consistent with business necessity, collective bargaining agreements and in accordance with applicable law.

Flight Attendants work in an environment subject to varying climatic conditions, variable positive and negative gravitational loads induced by turbulence, and varying levels of cabin pressurization. In addition, flight attendants are required to stand for up to four to seventeen hours, during which time stooping, twisting, and pulling and pushing cabin equipment may be necessary.

Flight attendants do not work a typical five day, forty-hour workweek. Instead, they are generally scheduled to be on duty for one to six days, followed by days off prior to beginning another duty period. During duty periods, flight attendants spend their time away from home and are provided with overnight accommodations. Most flight attendants work approximately 75 or more flight hours per month, which most closely equates to a standard, full time work schedule.

Job Duties

  • Pleasantly greet and direct guests to their assigned seats and answer flight related questions
  • Provide a never-ending Aloha experience as well as a high level of customer service while aboard the flight
  • Be pleasantly responsive to guest inquiries and requests
  • Provide Food and Beverage service consistently and as prescribed by procedure
  • Wear the flight attendant uniform in the manner prescribed by the company on a consistent basis
  • Serve as brand ambassadors for Hawaiian Airlines and always represent the principles of aloha, malama, and ho’okipa.
  • Have sufficient visual and aural capacity to communicate, comprehend and implement written and verbal instructions in English
  • Assist guests with stowing carry-on luggage in overhead compartments or underneath cabin seats
  • Secure and unsecure main cabin doors, requires power grasping
  • Demonstrate use of safety equipment (e.g., seat belts, oxygen masks, and life jackets) and emergency procedures prior to take-off
  • Re-stock beverage carts as necessary by lifting beverage or liquor kits weighing between 12-35 pounds/5.4-15.9 kilograms from floor level to waist high, or from shoulder level to waist high
  • Push and pull beverage carts weighing up to 250 pounds/113.4 kilograms, which may require 40-45 pounds/18.1-20.4 of push/pull force to maneuver
  • Serves meals on trays or in containers (each weighing about 2 pounds/0.9 kilograms) and beverages to guests and flight deck crew during flight
  • Collect and reconcile payments for various onboard products such as; alcoholic beverages, meals, duty free sales, etc.
  • Administer first aid, if necessary
  • Make written and verbal reports of emergency/safety incidents occurring during flight
  • You will be required to work during some Holidays/Birthdays/Special events until your seniority allows you to do otherwise
  • Assist ill or incapacitated guests and fellow crew members
  • Evacuate the aircraft in heavy, dense smoke during a cabin fire
  • Handle and operate oxygen bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Remove and lift emergency cabin windows (weighing up to 60 pounds/27.2 kilograms)
  • Jump down the emergency slide from height of approximately 24.5 feet/7.5 meters

All of the job duties, including the emergency duties, outlined above are essential functions of the flight attendant position. This position is not eligible for a visa sponsorship, such as an H-1B visa, by Hawaiian Airlines.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old at the time of application
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States; this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship, such as an H-1B visa, by Hawaiian Airlines
  • Must have a high school diploma, or GED equivalent
  • Must be able to relocate to the state of Hawaii or the continental United States
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English proficiently
  • Must have a vertical Reach of 82 inches
  • Must be in possession of a valid passport and be able to secure applicable visas for travel to countries served by Hawaiian Airlines
  • Must successfully complete an FAA-approved, unpaid eight-week intensive training program provided by Hawaiian Airlines
  • Must demonstrate strong customer service skills and the ability to effectively diffuse and resolve difficult customer situations
  • Must be able to work effectively with other colleagues to deliver a high level of customer service to Hawaiian Airlines guests
  • Must be able to secure and unsecure main cabin doors, requires power grasping (counter-balanced doors weigh between 91-126 pounds/41.3-57.2 kilograms)
  • Satisfactorily complete annual FAA-approved re-certification provided by Hawaiian Airlines
  • Must possess the ability to learn and maintain current knowledge and competency of emergency procedures in accordance with Hawaiian and FAA’s Regulations
  • Must present a professional image. May not have visible body art (including tattoos), facial, multiple or upper ear piercing, gauge piercings, or extreme hair color or style while in the Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Uniform and while in any physical position in public areas
  • Must be able to be present to work alternative schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to work in climates and locations across the globe and work variable shifts
  • Must be able to fly at high altitudes
  • Must be able to lift and store carry-on baggage and items (weighing between 18-35 pounds/8.2-15.9 kilograms) to overhead bins or underneath seats, and remove items from overhead bins or underneath seats for guests
  • Must be able to push and pull beverage carts, weighing up to 250 pounds/113.4 kilograms, which may require 40-45 pounds/18.1-20.4 kilograms of push/pull force to maneuver
  • Must obtain a tuberculosis (TB) clearance
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test*
  • Must possess the legal right to travel from all countries served by Hawaiian Airlines
  • Must possess travel documents that are valid throughout all phases of training and employment

*DOT regulations, 14 CFR part 120 identifies this position as performing safety-sensitive functions. You will be required to undergo DOT pre-employment drug testing to determine the presence of Marijuana, Cocaine, Opioids, PCP (Phencyclidine) and Amphetamine prior to any offer of employment or transfer into this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of direct customer experience in the hospitality or airline industry, OR four years of customer contact and customer service issue resolution with the general public in industries such as retail, education, health care, and/or professional services
  • College education or degree
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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