The list of airlines that have the most flight attendants in 2018 shows a surprising shift from years past.
It also raises questions about whether there is an inherent bias in hiring employees based on their experience.
“We’re all pretty much the same here,” said Scott Johnson, a consultant who’s worked in airlines for nearly 30 years.
“We have the same job, same salary, same responsibilities.
But when you look at the top 10, we’ve got a whole bunch of airlines who have flight attendants.”
The number of employees hired by each airline rose from 5,904 in 2016 to 6,869 in 2018, according to data from FlightStats, an aviation tracking site.
The data doesn’t distinguish between employees who are trained and hired through job fairs or through training courses.
But the data shows that, overall, the top five airlines increased their employees’ percentage of employees.
For example, Delta had more employees than the next five.
And Virgin America had more than twice as many employees than United.
The airlines in the top ten are the largest and most profitable airlines, which tend to have fewer flight attendants than smaller ones, said Mark Nisbet, chief executive of FlightStats.
The company tracks the number of flight attendants on commercial flights, as well as on charter flights and business jets.
“In general, the smaller the company, the more it has,” he said.
And while some companies may be hiring more flight attendants, others are not, Nisbit said.””
But you have a lot more people in the larger airlines.”
And while some companies may be hiring more flight attendants, others are not, Nisbit said.
“It’s very hard to measure, because you can’t really quantify the impact of hiring a certain number of people at a particular airline,” he explained.
“So we don’t really know what’s going on.”
In a tweet, JetBlue said it has hired more than 11,000 flight attendants this year, which it said is up from just 2,600 in 2016.
It said it is investing in training programs for flight attendants.
But in a statement, JetBuddy Airlines said it hired nearly 10,000 more flight attendant this year than last year.
The airline said it plans to hire a total of 30,000 people in 2018.
Delta has the biggest increase, with about 15,000 employees.
And United says it hired 3,000, up from 3,500 in 2016 and 2,500 last year, according for the company’s job fair.
And it’s not just airlines hiring flight attendants: Charter Airlines, which is also based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has about 4,000 full-time flight attendants across the U.S.
Airlines are often required to provide an online application to employees to determine their level of experience, but Johnson said that often means looking at someone’s resume.
“There are a lot people who have a good job, a great resume, but their CV doesn’t really indicate what they do,” he added.
“A lot of times it’s just not clear.
If you’re looking at their resume, you’re not sure if they actually do the job.”
He said he thinks the flight attendant shortage has an impact on hiring decisions, and that many employers don’t understand the job requirements.
“If you have an experienced person and they have a great résumé, you can probably get away with hiring them, but if they’re not very good, that’s going to be a concern,” Johnson said.