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Flight Attendant Jobs Washington DC

Major airlines are required by law to provide flight attendants for the safety and security of the traveling public. Although the primary job of the flight attendants is to ensure that security and safety regulations are followed, attendants also try to make flights comfortable and enjoyable for passengers.

Peterson Miles Corporation
(301) 749-9200
6188 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD
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Human Resources, Admin & Clerical, Service

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BI Techniques Inc.
(585) 802-5292
8501-B Barrington Court
Springfield, VA
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Information Technology, Service, Internet & New Media

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Elegant
(571) 265-9819
6021 Ticonderoga Court
Burke, VA
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Service

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Contract Support Solutions
(301) 263-4283
11006 Veirs Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD
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Service

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THG
(202) 271-1113
12607 trumbull drive
upper marlboro, MD
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Service, Other

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Contract Support Solutions
(301) 263-4283
11006 Veirs Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD
Main Industries / Positions
Service

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THG
(202) 271-1113
12607 trumbull drive
upper marlboro, MD
Main Industries / Positions
Service, Other

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Peterson Miles Corporation
(301) 749-9200
6188 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD
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Human Resources, Admin & Clerical, Service

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BI Techniques Inc.
(585) 802-5292
8501-B Barrington Court
Springfield, VA
Main Industries / Positions
Information Technology, Service, Internet & New Media

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Elegant
(571) 265-9819
6021 Ticonderoga Court
Burke, VA
Main Industries / Positions
Service

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Flight Attendant Jobs

Nature of the Work

Major airlines are required by law to provide flight attendants for the safety and security of the traveling public. Although the primary job of the flight attendants is to ensure that security and safety regulations are followed, attendants also try to make flights comfortable and enjoyable for passengers.

At least 1 hour before takeoff, attendants are briefed by the captain—the pilot in command—on such things as emergency evacuation procedures, coordination of the crew, the length of the flight, expected weather conditions, and any special issues having to do with passengers. Flight attendants make sure that first-aid kits and other emergency equipment are aboard and in working order and that the passenger cabin is in order, with adequate supplies of food, beverages, and any other amenities. As passengers board the plane, flight attendants greet them, check their tickets, and tell them where to store carry-on items.

Before the plane takes off, flight attendants instruct all passengers in the use of emergency equipment and check to see that seatbelts are fastened, seat backs are in upright positions, and all carry-on items are properly stowed. In the air, helping passengers in the event of an emergency is the most important responsibility of a flight attendant. Safety-related actions range from reassuring passengers during rough weather to directing passengers who must evacuate a plane following an emergency landing. Flight attendants also answer questions about the flight, and help small children, elderly or disabled persons, and any others needing assistance. Flight attendants may administer first aid to passengers who become ill. Flight attendants generally serve beverages and on many flights sell precooked meals or snacks. Prior to landing, flight attendants take inventory of headsets, alcoholic beverages, and moneys collected. They also report any medical problems passengers may have had, the condition of cabin equipment, and any lost-and-found articles.

Lead, or first, flight attendants, sometimes known as pursers, oversee the work of the other attendants aboard the aircraft, while performing most of the same duties.

Work environment. Because airlines operate around the clock and year round, flight attendants can work nights, holidays, and weekends. In most cases, agreements between the airline and the employees' union determine the total daily and monthly working time. Scheduled on-duty time usually is limited to 12 hours per day, however flight attendants can be scheduled up to 14 hours per day, with somewhat greater maximums for international flying. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that flight attendants receive 9 consecutive hours of rest following any duty period.

Attendants usually fly 65 to 90 hours a month and generally spend another 50 hours a month on the ground preparing planes for flights, writing reports following completed ...

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