Top 5 American airlines to work for


top 5 american airlines to work for

You may or may not be looking to the other side of the pond for your next aviation career move, but if you are, you could end up spoilt for choice.  Some of the worlds biggest airlines are based in the US and this sizable market share brings true career diversity.  In this article, we’ll look at what we believe to be the American Airlines Top 5.

Here they are; they are in no particular order:

Southwest Airlines


With its HQ in Dallas, Texas, Southwest airlines employs around 50,000 people across the whole of its operations and is reported to make around 4,000 flights a day.  An aviation giant, the great thing about Southwest Airlines is that it truly offers the A to Z of aviation job opportunities.  If you are looking for an aviation job, it therefore makes sense to have this US airline on your radar.  No matter whether it’s pilot jobs, aviation maintenance jobs, aviation management positions or any other aviation career you’re after, with such a huge presence, this employer is likely to have its ear to the ground constantly in the search for top candidates.  With a mission for their employees to work hard, be creative and to have fun on the job, it appears to be a great place to work too.  Boasting free travel as a privilege, a casual dress code, profit share, a 401k match and a comprehensive health care package, you really owe it to yourself to check this employer out.


Jetblue Airways


Jetblue Airways Corporation, or jetBlue as it’s more commonly referred to is an American low-cost airline and ranks in about 5th place in the US in terms of size.  With its HQ in Long Island City and its main base at John F Kennedy International Airport, it’s well positioned for anyone prepared to accept an international commute.  With flights covering almost 100 destinations in the US, Mexico and the Caribbean as well as Central and South America, is takes Virgin America head-on in terms of competition.  Although it has been in existence for less than 20 years, jetBlue is aiming to make its presence felt by “bringing humanity back to air travel”.  When it comes to jobs, ranked among America’s Top 10 Employers on Forbes’ 2016 list of America’s Best Employers, it would seem logical to have jetBlue on your list of possibilities if you’re on the search for any sort of aviation job.  With a comprehensive benefits package that covers the full spectrum of airline and aviation career possibilities, from aircraft engineer, cabin crew, customer support, ground operations to airline pilots, jetBlue is certainly worthy of consideration.


Delta Airlines


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Delta is a major US airline that operates around 5.5 thousand flights a day.  With an international base that spans 64 countries and 6 continents, it’s no surprise that Delta is on our list of Top 5 American Airlines to work for.  The oldest airline in the US, Delta’s history can be traced back to the early 1920s and was more recently hailed as the world’s biggest airline by passenger numbers.  Not surprisingly, Delta airlines has an ongoing and diverse range of aviation career opportunities.  From flight attendants and inflight services personnel to aviation pilot jobs, Delta promises staff a really comprehensive global travel package as well as health and wellness, financial and lifestyle incentives to make your aviation career journey with them as pleasurable and rewarding as possible.


United Airlines


United Airlines or simply United as it’s often referred to is an American airline that runs out of Chicago.  Hailed as the world’s biggest airline by destination and second biggest by scheduled passenger numbers, it is particularly active in the Asia-Pacific region.  Again dating back to the 1920’s, it comes as no surprise that this aviation giant has its fair share of vacancies on an ongoing basis.  Covering all bases from ground to maintenance, to food and flight services and pilots, United is currently going through a reinvention process and a job with them could open up a whole host of exciting opportunities.


American Airlines


Texas based American Airlines (AA) operates a significant domestic and international aviation network.  The largest airline by fleet size and income and the second largest by destinations served, again, this giant offers a whole host of recruitment possibilities.  Part of the Oneworld airline alliance, American Airlines enjoys close collaborations with British Airways, Iberia, Finnair and Japan Airlines.  Offering real career diversity as well as a significant range of benefits, American Airlines is worthy of a place on your job search list, no matter whether you are looking for an aircraft engineer’s position, an aviation pilot job or an airlines management career.


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