Delta Air Lines Flight Attendant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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Flight Attendant Interview

Accepted Offer
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Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, GA) in January 2014.

Interview

Applied in early Oct. 2013

Got a call back first week in January 2014
Was told I needed to have passport to proceed further did that.
Got a second call back the following week and was asked 4 questions.

What to do if a passenger appears intoxicated?
What to do if a child was asleep on the floor while the fasten seat belt sign is on?
How would you handle a passenger in a situation where the food item they wanted was not available?
How would you handle a child running down the isle?

Then I was asked 4 more questions on that same call

A time you went above and beyond for a customer?
A time when you persuaded others to do something new?
A time when a co worker was being unfair or dishonest?
How would you deal with a difficult customer... and how did you handle it, what was the outcome?

I got a call back the next day and was invited to a face to face interview for the following week.

About 60 of us met at 7:30 am in the lobby of delta facility.

*REMEMBER TO SMILE THE WHOLE WHILE AND INTERACT WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN* Also please dress neat and business like do not wear a suit that is to tight have nails done and look sharp.

You go across the street to another building where you are met by about 20 experienced Delta Flight Attendants and a few HR people who line the walls of the room.
You are then serenaded by the crew totally awesome! then led into a room where you will introduce yourself and tell if you speak another language and what work you are currently doing.

We were divided into three groups A, B, and C. I was in B group.

Each group had designated areas to go

-Watch video of life as a FA
-Fire side chat where you ask questions have your picture taken and measure for over head reach and jumpseat fit.
-Then the face to face interview

You will alternate to each area until everyone has had a chance to go to all areas
remember to use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action & Result) method when answering interview questions, always smile and be upbeat! These are some questions they may ask or questions simular to these. There are two interviewers in the room and the are writing the whole time you are talking. But don't be alarmed they are listening carefully.

Describe to me a time you overcame a problem at work? How did you handle it? And what was the outcome?

What do you do when a co-worker works at a slow pace?

How did you handle working with a co-worker you knew did not like you, how did you handle it?

What are some of your strengths? And worst faults?

Describe a conflict that you had with a manager, how did you handle it? How was it resolved?

If a co-worker was removing things from the aircraft would you confront them or tell management?

Why would you make a good Flight Attendant?

What do you know about the company?

Create a PA Announcement for couple celebrating their 50th year anniversary

After that they gather all the groups together in the meeting room and conclude the process by saying they will contact you via email to let you know if you are hired which they do do, however if there are candidates that have stood out they keep them behind and explain that they have additional information they need to get from these people. They called six names and I was one of the six asked to stay behind.
We were offered the job and whisked away to HR to complete some paperwork.
Fingerprints done and given a training date.

It is now Feburary 2014 and I have a week and a half to go before I begin training in March and I am super excited! I hope this info helps you as it did me when I researched the Delta interview process and as you can see it worked. I am hope this can help you as it has helped me to be 100% prepared.

Interview Questions

  • Create a PA Announcement for couple celebrating their 50th year anniversary   117 Answers

Negotiation

None I excepted all terms and conditions.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Delta Air Lines.

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    Flight Attendant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, GA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I applied on the 5th of November and got an email immediately after telling me to complete an online assessment.The next time I heard from them was on the 17th informing me that they had selected me to move forward to the next step in the selection process, which is a recorded interview. I then got a third email on the same day, the 17th, containing a link to the video interview that needed to be completed within 3 days. I completed mine on the 19th and got a confirmation email thanking me. Be sure to keep this email saved.
    I received a fourth email on the 26th at 10am informing me to keep my passport handy as they would be contacting me in the next week to 10 days between 9am and 9pm then they called me on the same day, the 26th, from an unknown (Private) number at 3pm to inform me that I would be attending a face to face interview in Atlanta. The person who called gave me a brief overview of what to wear and what to do, then asked for my passport details and told me to expect an email containing more details of available time slots and directions to the interview facility in Atlanta.
    Three days later, on the 29th at 1pm, I received a fifth email with 6 time slots. I was supposed to reply within 24hrs,listing the dates in order of preference. After I replied with my 7.30am Thursday selection, they sent me a seventh email on the same day at 7pm confirming that my interview had been scheduled for the 4th.
    On December 1st, I received my flight tickets in two separate emails, making these the 8th and the 9th emails. On the 2nd at 11am, I got the 10th email with attachments that contained hotel information (expense not covered), driving directions and required documentation, but then later on at around 12.30pm, I received a second call that my video interview had not been completed despite the fact that I had already done so and gotten a confirmation email. The caller advised me to send the confirmation email as proof to an email address he provided. I'm guessing they figured the video thing out since they never got back to me to ask me anything further.
    On the day of the interview, we were about 50 interviewees in the lobby dressed professionally. Then, a flight attendant came in and gave us see through packets to put our resume, applications, passports, and any other ID docs in. Each person was assigned one of three groups; A, B or C. I was in C.
    The process began in a different room. It was up to us to walk up to the flight attendants and engage in conversation. They don't tell you this, but they want to see you work the room. I talked to everyone and everybody, both flight attendants and my fellow interviewees. Not once was I not smiling and I tried to remember everyone’s names. After that, we settled down. The interviewees sat in the middle of the room while the FA's stood surrounding us. They then had a little dance presentation to showcase their fun side. We were all clapping, laughing and singing along, and if their goal was to get us relaxed, it definitely worked for me!
    There were three parts: Destination Delta, Fireside Chat and finally the Face to face interviews. Each group of around 15 people was rotated every thirty minutes.
    At destination Delta, we each introduced ourselves then the flight attendant in charge talked about Salary, Uniforms and the flight attendant lifestyle at Delta.
    At the Fireside Chat, the flight attendant in charge had placards with different questions and he would hand one to each of us so we could read out loud and answer. We were also led out one by one to do the reach test, jump seat fitting and to have our pictures taken.
    During the face to face interview, I had a HR representative and a Flight attendant asking me the questions. The most crucial thing at this time is to know the STAR=Situation, Task, Action, Result format of answering questions. They also have a chart on the wall that you can glance up to in case you get lost in your narration, and they give you a note pad to scribble onto. There were a total of 6 questions.
    After everyone was done, we sat down again and the FA's stood surrounding us, then the person in charge made the announcement that the day had come to an end. She also said that everyone should be able to hear back from them in seven to ten business days, but also added that some of us would be hearing from them on that day. She then called fifteen of us and told us to stay behind but didn't tell us why at first. Later on, after all the others had left, she said it was for a survey. I was a bit shocked when she asked "We were wondering if you would like a conditional job offer”, then all the other Flight Attendants started clapping, and I realized that we were the few who had been chosen to receive a CJO!!

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    Flight Attendant Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Delta Air Lines in February 2015.

    Interview

    I had applied for the non-billingual Flight attendant position for Delta airlines in January 2015, I had received the email and went through the Web interview, Phone interview and then got invited to Atlanta for the F2F interview. The whole process for me took about a Month. In order for you to readily go on with the interviews and hiring process, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT for you to have your passport... YES, you are just being interviewed, but, if you have NO passport, YOU wont Move along the hiring process..
    As for Interview day, It goes the same as everyone had posted.
    You meet in the general lobby area alongside all the other candidates. Realistically, the interview starts when youre waiting in the lobby.. Be SURE to interact and mingle with everyone. THEY ARE WATCHING YOU!! Be positive and be jolly.
    After that, they bring you upstairs to the Skyline social room, where you will enter seeing many flight attendants lining the room. YES they are just flight attendants, and YES THEY ARE YOUR INTERVIEWER!! They will be the one interviewing you.. Go around and TALK TO EVERYONE.. take time and get to know them a little more than just their name.. THEY ARE WATCHING YOU!!!
    Then they will gather everyone and welcome you all..
    Then they will break you up into your designated groups A, B, C...
    I was in the Rotation A. so I had my interview F2F first.
    Interview time. BE honest, be humble and be Genuine!! TELL the truth and GO INTO DETAIL!!!
    they want you to speak of your experience, and GO INTO DETAIL!!
    I cannot stress enough how important it is to go into detail..
    Throughout the whole F2F interview time, they are looking down and writing. They barely give eye contact.
    It is also important to answer using the STAR method to all of your questions. Remember GO into DETAIL!! Explain...
    Then the next part of the interview was Destination Delta.
    In this part of the interview, You will be asked to stand on the STAR in the front of the room and state 4 questions about yourself. STAND ON THE STAR! I cant recall how many people not Standing on the star... LISTEN and stand on the star. :) Then you will talk about the job itself. Here they will be brutally honest about the first year as a flight attendant! Job code, Uniform standards, pay, Bases, training etc....
    After this then you will all convene back into the main room in which you all entered in. They will let you continue socialize.. STILL continue to socialize...... At this time, the Main interviewers are meeting with some of the flight attendants to see who they wanted to give the CJO, Conditional ob Offer...
    They gathered everyones attention, and announced about 10 people to stay after to process paperwork... After that they thanked everyone for coming in today and told them to watch for their emails in 5-10 business days. Then they were to be taken back to the airport.
    The rest of the 10, went over to HR for fingerprints and pre-employment paperwork...

    The whole Interview day was AN AMAZING experience.. The DELTA team ensured that you were comfortable throughout the whole day!

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    Flight Attendant Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Delta Air Lines (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Most of the reviews on here are fairly spot on. I finished the F2F today and was one of the 12 that were offered at the end of the day.

    I flew to ATL from NYC and after we landed, I introduced myself to the first class FA from my flight. When I told her I was there for the F2F she lit up and was so sweet. I asked her for advice and she really said to just be yourself. Don't worry about messing up and do your best. She ended our convo by saying that by me showing interest and introducing myself, she was confident I would get hired. This gave me a lot of confidence.

    I flew to ATL from NYC and after we landed, I introduced myself to the first class FA from my flight. When I told her I was there for the F2F she lit up and was so sweet. I asked her for advice and she really said to just be yourself. Don't worry about messing up and do your best. She ended our convo by saying that by me showing interest and introducing myself, she was confident I would get hired. This gave me a lot of confidence.

    I found myself fairly well prepared by pre writing up some of my scenarios. I didn't study them but thought that if I pre wrote them out the morning of, they would be fresh in my mind. I also gave a quick read through the Delta Wiki page for some background and history. This HELPED.

    I don't need to go over the initial meet and greet because everyone repeats it. I was very friendly and always smiled but I never interrupted anyone and always waited for a chance to introduce myself. At some points I felt as if I couldn't break into any group convo's so I went to the refreshment bar so that I wasn't just standing there not doing anything. I'm not someone who likes to feel forced into fake hello's so I just did my thing and was genuinely nice and friendly to those that seemed open to receiving it. In that sense I don't think I stood out that much.

    Since I was in group A I was one of the first to have my 2 on 1 interview. I have to say that it went great. My two Delta employees were very nice and made me very comfortable. They offered a note pad for me to take notes and even though I didn't think I needed, I used it only because they stressed that it was available. I wasn't afraid to ask them to repeat the scenarios and I did pause for a few moments to really gather my thoughts. By doing this, I believe it helped me achieve the STAR answers they were looking for. In my mind, I felt I was rushing through my stories and when I would finish I would ask if that was enough or if I covered everything on STAR. They really liked that I asked and stated that they would let me know if I had not covered enough. The 6 questions went by SO fast. At the end they asked if I had any questions. I told them that I felt weird because I knew I was suppose to be asking them questions, and that I thought about it the entire flight there but I could honestly not think of anything that I was super curious about. They actually gave me two questions to ask the FA's in case I had a chance further in the day. This really helped!

    Fireside chat was great. I was able to give a great response on the history of Delta. I made it short and sweet and added a personal touch to it.

    The rest has pretty much been explained.

    Some final things to point out (and I'm not sure if this helped me get picked)
    but I did not wear Blue/Navy/or Red. I chose a grey suit with a lavender shirt. Nice black tie with black shoes, polished.

    Don't be pushy, controversial, never slouch, always seem alert and listening and don't interrupt. I never tried to take attention away from anyone and although the FA's that are there constantly make fun of each other, I never tried to get in on their jokes. I notices a few of the candidates do so and it didn't seem to go over so well.

    I also tried to listen to the candidates back stories (where they were from, their hobby's or current jobs) and later in the day spoke to those I felt I had a common experience to share with.

    They chose 12 of us at the end of the day and I have to say that ALL of us were different.
    Two were current FA's for another airline
    and 1 guy currently worked for Delta in another position.
    I overhead people say that they were only picking young people but this is definitely not true.
    I think they want a certain person who stays calm, isn't showy, but can leave an impression.

    Overall this was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I've never felt so welcomed and happy to be apart of a group of people.

    I actually teared up a bit while waiting for my flight home.

    I'm so happy to have been picked and can't wait to receive my date for training!

    Congrats to all those who have made it and to those who haven't keep trying! Thank you Delta!

    Interview Questions

    • Don't ask the FA's about how much they travel or what cool places they have been. Ask them things like "Whats your most memorable flight experience." "How does your body adjust to being 30,000 feet in the air all the time. Do you start to feel different?" "How excited are you to be moving up in seniority after we are all hired?"   13 Answers
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    Flight Attendant Interview

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Delta Air Lines.

    Interview

    Applied in March 2015, was asked to do an interview online 4/10 my status still reads under review does anyone have any insight. My account also stated withdrawn from consideration but that also has disappeared.

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    Flight Attendant Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Delta Air Lines.

    Interview

    Applied online about three weeks ago and recieved an email on April 8th stating I had been chosen for a video interview. I completed that the same day and recieved a confirmation email. I am still waiting to here back. I am hoping to here back soon. I'm getting very anxious!!

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    Flight Attendant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    Process was just as everyone described, which helped me prepare well. Best people I have ever met for an interview and it was a wonderful experience. Only 6 people from both groups advanced to CJOs. Completed HR paperwork and fingerprinting. Went for drug test within 2 business days. Waiting on all checks to come back favorably to obtain training date.

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    • Name a time a manager expected you to be unethical. Name a time you went above and beyond for a customer.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. I accepted all terms.

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    Flight Attendant Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Delta Air Lines.

    Interview

    I have not yet had my F2F. I have just gone though the video portion and the language review for French speakers. I applied in early January and almost immediately received an email that my application had been forwarded to the talent acquisition team and would be contacted shortly. About 3 weeks later I received an e-mail to do the online interview. Once I submitted that it was probably another two weeks when I received the invitation to do the language assessment. I completed the language assessment on Saturday and received a call from Delta yesterday (Monday) I missed the call but they left a message saying they would call back today. Fingers crossed!

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    • Tell us about a time when you saw an employee doing something that they should not have been doing. What was the situation and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
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    Flight Attendant Interview

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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I applied at Delta and was flown into the Atlanta HQ about a week and a half after I applied. They start by having you give them your paper work (passport, application, school records etc). We went into an upstairs room and they split us up into 2 groups. Group one did the f2f and group two listened to a description of the job. They also had us stand on a star and state some information. Be modest, and speak loud with a smile, and stand on the star. Basic following directions. After that our group did the f2f. Typical questions. They tell you that day if you get a CJO. Do not let them fool you with hope that you may get an e-mail offer. The main manager told us "jokingly" that they had three spots open, and they only kept three people. I think that was rude of them to do. They didn't do it discreetly. They announce to the whole room who made it and give everyone who didn't false hope.

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