I have been working at ExpressJet Airlines full-time (More than 5 years)
One of the highest paid regional airlines starting at 19 an hour with an 80 hours a month guarantee and 1.85 an hour per diem. Also the benefits! Travel for free domestically on various carriers, great medical, dental, vision, 401K, ltd, flex vacation, and life insurance benefits. Discount airfare for a confirmed seat (instead of stand by status), and super cheap airfare when flying internationally.
Long hours, sometimes short layovers, start as a 24 hour reserve with a 2 hour call out window. No reciprical jump seat agreement with United. Federally regulated rest rules differ from pilots. Not really a live able wage if you are supporting yourself financially. Seemingly no accountability of flight attendants for airplane conditions after working a flight (messy planes, disorganized).
Advice to Management
Support! The staff needs support through operational changes such as base closures and line reductions leading to returning to reserve status. Also from bad industry press/surly passengers.
I applied online. I interviewed at ExpressJet Airlines (Atlanta, GA) in April 2017.
basically the way as described on here by other people. applied online, was then sent an invite to interview in ATL. had to get my own flight and hotel. had to bring resumes, id, and criminal background form sent in the invitation.
check in at 630am. you give them your documents, if you don't have them you get turned away. presentation about company at 7am. then everyone introduce themselves and a fun fact as well as answer a question or scenario that you are given. then everyone gets a f2f interview. if hired they let you know that day and they send you for your background and drug screen that day. I start training May 1st
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